Back to school styles!

I have rounded up my top 5 musts for back to school! Some of these may surprise you and some may be oldies but goodies!! So here we go….drum roll please….

#1 Masks~

This fall no matter what your back to school looks like, we will all be wearing masks!! At first I was against matching my outfits with my masks, don’t ask me why I guess it was because I didn’t want to accept that this was my reality, however it caught on! I’m going for the look and protecting myself!

Obviously matching your mask is not necessary, but oh how fun it is!! I am obsessed with the new LeLe Sadoughi masks!! No matter what masks you choose be sure to have a spare!! I was looking to find different organizers to create a mask bag and came across these favs from Stoney Clover Ln. Of course a zip lock will do, however these adorable organizational bags add a little smile to the day!

#2 Hand sanitizer~

Having a handy sanitizer to put on throughout the day will make this school year as germ free as possible!! Keep them in a pocket or desk drawer. I was over the moon excited when I was introduced to a fantastic Mother and daughter duo from Roslyn, Long Island New York who are the creators of Long Island Sanitzers. Cheryl and Lara Gerstman will work with you on custom labels!!! (Look for the reveal this week on my Insta!!) The smell is lovely, lemon/lime freshness!! Supporting small businesses is something close to my heart!! I hope that you will check them out!!

Another fantastic hand sanitizer that is plant based and smells sweet and subtle is the Megababe company! Their squeaky clean hand sanitizer comes in several different sizes!! I adore the all natural ingredients! Be sure to check out there other amazing natural products!! When you choose to shop local or natural its a win!!

#3 Sneakers~

These are always on the list, and to be honest they usually are first, however with this year there is a shift in what is priority! As a child I always looked forward to the back to school pair of sneakers!! I chose these amazing Eric Michael sneakers from Stada shoes in Northampton Ma. They are so versatile and can be easily paired with a skirt, dress or jogging suit!! I had such an amazing shopping experience with Anna!! If you are in the area check the store out!!

#4 Socks

What better than socks to go with your new sneakers!! Fun socks will brighten your day!! Check these fun socks on Amazon out. Will you be rocking knee highs this fall!?

The knee high socks give such a fun and uplifting, new age look to any dress or suit!! My eye is on these Gucci pink and red socks as well!! The possibilities are endless!! When you are picking out a pair I say go with what speaks to you!! I just loved the yellow and pink combo.

#5 Backpacks

Last and certainly not least on the list is backpacks!! I can remember like it was yesterday how excited I would get to put all of my new school supplies neatly into my new backpack!! This DIY backpack was my husbands old backpack and I just added some bling to it!! (just a little) This was such a fun back pack to put together!! Will you be repurposing this fall or buying new? This Stoney Clover Ln backpack was another top pick on my list!! I adore how you can add patches to really make it unique!!

How does your back to school list look!? Did this list help you!? If so inspire others and use #getahinch and tag me @hinchology!!

Until next style!!

xo,

Nicole

Swim Suit Issue

This may not be the SI (Sports Illustrated) swimsuit issue but it’s MY swimsuit issue!! Swimsuits can be so much fun when you finally find the right fit!!! It has taken me my whole life to know how to accept and love my body!!! I have had a child (my Frankie) which gave me stretch marks (battle wounds as I like to call them) that I am proud of!! Our bodies were meant to be different!! Ever heard ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!?”

That doesn’t mean I don’t adore a cover up! LOL!! They are so easy to go from being on a beach towel in the sand to being in line for ice cream at the Mr.Softie truck!! I absolutely love bright popping colors or embellishments!! This way you are always styling!!

Even though some cover ups don’t always do what they were meant to, cover up, they create a nice layer to have while running to and from the beach or store!! I love to invest in the basics!! Sarongs are so versatile. Tied around the waist as a skirt or crossed around your neck as a dress!!

Look for loose fitting dresses to use for cover ups!! They will give you a fun look and versatility to take on the day!

One accessory that I can’t seem to get enough of this season (and maybe ALL seasons) is turbans!! The ease of just throwing it on for a little hair control is fantastic!! The look is classic old Hollywood!

The secret is in the accessories!! They can make a pair of linen pants look fabulous!!

Accessories are a way to enhance your look! Surfboards are in the category of summer accessories (hee hee)!! A paddle board is also on the list!! Living so close to the water and knowing what a great core work out it is I really would love to invest in one!! For now we will just match our surf board!!

When you are looking to purchase coverups consider that they should be able to take you from a backyard water fight to an afternoon of BBQ fun!! I love to use my LBS (little black suit) with a simple black skirt and change of hats. Again sometimes all you need is some new and fresh accessories to make an old suit look good!

No matter where you go this summer do it in style!!!

You don’t need to buy a whole new collection of bathing suits, focus on accessories like coverups, fun hats and jewelry!!!

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Be beautiful on the inside and out!!

xo,

Nicole