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A Playlist (and an Outfit) for Your Summer Events

Your schedule is already packed—you’re so popular. The invites keep coming. Another music festival just announced its lineup, which looks pretty great. Plus you have to make time for the beach, backyard barbecues and rooftop cocktails. This summer is going to be amazing, and exhausting.

Your Summer Soundtrack

To help psych you up for it and set the mood at your many events and outings, we’ve curated four playlists with Spotify. Turn them on while you get ready. Crank them up in the car on your way to meet friends. Play them while you celebrate in the sun. These are jams to keep your energy high all summer long.

Rooftop Party Playlist

Drinking margaritas on a gorgeous rooftop deck is one of summer’s highlights. It doesn’t get any better than taking in the view while talking to friends. After you slip into your summer maxi dress and before you start sipping your cocktail, turn on this playlist. You’ll be swaying and singing along as you and your crew soak in the cityscape.

Brunch Playlist

Have your toast with these jams. Brunch with friends is a great way to unwind at the end of the week. Simply slip into a simple (but stunning) wrap dress. Pop a caramelized leek and goat cheese tart in the oven and pop some chill indie rock and reggae on the stereo. A serving of these soulful tunes is just the thing to get your day off to a fresh start.

On the Water Playlist

Whether you’re boating, sunning or swimming, time spent by the coastline is always a relaxing way to pass the afternoon. Just pull on shorts over your swimsuit, slather on some SPF, grab your shades and go. Once there, turn on these seductive tracks while you laze by the water. You’ll find yourself lulled into a blissful state as you lounge on your beach blanket.

Weekend Road Trip Playlist

Gas up the car: summer is prime road-tripping time. Whether you’re crossing state lines or just driving across town, you’ll need something to sing along with. These up-tempo tunes will keep you bouncing in your seat while you navigate your route. Slide on your go-to jeans and a cute tee and buckle up. No map is required.