Summer Aesthetic Photos plus 10 Ways to Get in the Mood for Summer

summer aesthetic

Let’s get into the mood for Summer!  Today I am sharing the Summer aesthetic plus 10 ways to get in the mood for Summer.

Summer is such a fun time of the year, with all the bright colors, warm weather, and long days.  The Summer aesthetic in photos puts me in an inspired mood.  Spring is over, and now it’s time to enjoy the long days and yummy fruit!  Here are some great ways to get in the “Summer mood.”

Summer Aesthetic Photos Plus 10 Ways To Get In the Mood for Summer:

Here are some ways I get into the Summer “mood” and 20 wonderful Summer aesthetic photos.

summer aesthetic beach

Scroll down to see all the beautiful photos and summer ideas!

Try this Summer Aesthetic Bucket List:

  1. Get Outside, Go to the beach or the park.
  2. Enjoy the Long Days! 
  3. Make Popsicles (see below)
  4. Paint Summer Nail Designs
  5. Go Swimming
  6. Make a Fun Summer Drink
  7. Float Around a Pool
  8. Try Surfing or a Water Sport
  9. Design your Summer Wardrobe
  10. Enjoy Some Summer Fruit
  11. Make a Summer picnic
  12. Go on a bike ride by the beach or lake.

palm trees

Look up from your phone at the sky! Take in all the beautiful trees and clouds or clear blue sky.

We get so used to always looking down.  Either we are looking at our phones or the floor. 

Don’t forget to look up at the beautiful scenery.

summer holiday

Try a vacation to an island destination.

Summer Flower Aesthetic

summer flowers

Stop to smell the flowers! If you like to paint bring your paints outside and capture some beautiful drawings or paintings of the summer flowers.

summer fun

Have fun the way kids do! Actually, play this summer.


Pack lunch and go on a picnic.  This can be very easy but is worth the time to enjoy eating outside.

Bright Summer Aesthetic Clothes

All red summer

Pick out your summer wardrobe and make it fun! Add bold colors and designs.

Summer Aesthetic Nail Designs

summer nails

Pick a really fun nail design for summer.  Get creative and mix different bold colors and themes.

pink and teal summer


Use the Summer Aesthetic to Make a Flat Lay 

Styling a summer-themed flat lay is a fantastic way to capture the essence of the season in a visually appealing and vibrant composition. Start by selecting a clean and neutral background such as a wooden table or a white linen cloth to serve as the canvas for your arrangement.

Gather a variety of summer-inspired props like seashells, colorful sunglasses, a straw hat, tropical fruits, a beach towel, or a mini beach ball. Place these items strategically in a balanced and visually pleasing manner, paying attention to color coordination and varying sizes and shapes.

Consider adding natural elements like flowers, palm leaves, or a small potted plant to enhance the summery atmosphere. Utilize natural light to illuminate the scene and create a warm and inviting ambiance.

Experiment with different angles and perspectives to find the most captivating composition. Once satisfied, capture the flat lay from directly above using a camera or smartphone.

With careful arrangement and attention to detail, your summer-themed flat lay will evoke the spirit of the season and transport viewers to a sunny paradise.

Summer flat lays are fun to share on Instagram and help to get everyone in the summer fun mode.

summer drink

Make some yummy summer-inspired drinks that include seasonal fruit. Mint strawberry lemonade is so good!

heart summer

Take some fun photos! Get creative this summer.

Summer Aesthetic Food

oranges summer

Making popsicles at home is a fun and easy way to beat the summer heat. To start, gather your desired ingredients and popsicle molds. Fresh fruit, fruit juice, yogurt, or even chocolate can be used as the base for your popsicles. If using fresh fruit, blend it with a bit of water or juice until smooth.

For added sweetness, you can mix in some honey or sugar. Next, carefully pour the mixture into the popsicle molds, leaving a bit of space at the top for expansion. Insert popsicle sticks into each mold and place them in the freezer. Allow them to freeze for at least 4-6 hours, or until completely solid.

Once frozen, run the molds briefly under warm water to loosen the popsicles and gently remove them. Now you have homemade popsicles ready to enjoy!

Experiment with different flavors, layering different mixtures, or adding chunks of fruit for extra texture. These icy treats are a delicious way to stay cool and indulge in your favorite flavors all summer long.

beach time

Take a nap!

Naps are not just for kids.  Napping on the beach can be so relaxing, just make sure to have your sunblock on.


Meditate in a calming location.  The summer days are so much longer.

It is nice to take advantage of the warm nights and go outside more.

pool summer drink

Grab a drink and float in the pool!

Sometimes a staycation can be just as fun as a vacation where you go somewhere far.  Find a place with a pool and float around for a day.

Have a party where you make a themed drink.  Using watermelon is always fun!


One of the best summer-inspired drinks is the refreshing and invigorating Watermelon Mojito. This delightful concoction combines the sweet and juicy flavors of fresh watermelon with the zesty kick of lime and the cool minty freshness of mint leaves.

The drink starts with muddled watermelon chunks, releasing their vibrant pink hue and natural sweetness. Then, lime juice adds a tangy twist that balances the fruitiness perfectly. A handful of torn mint leaves is gently crushed to release their aromatic oils, lending a refreshing fragrance to the mix.

Finally, the drink is topped with sparkling water or soda for a fizzy finish that tickles the taste buds. Served over ice and garnished with a sprig of mint and a slice of watermelon, the Watermelon Mojito is the epitome of summer bliss, providing a thirst-quenching, fruity, and revitalizing sip that instantly transports you to a tropical paradise.

Surf Aesthetic

summer aesthetic beach tree

Go surfing or try a watersport.  When we went to Maui a few years ago I decided to take a surf lesson at the end of our vacation.

It was so much fun that I wished I had taken the lesson at the beginning of our vacation so I could have surfed more.

summer aesthetic beach tree

Relax by the pool or beach and read a summer-themed book.

Start saving for and planning a summer vacation months ahead of summer to get in the mood.  Create a summer mood board on Pinterest to plan out your perfect summer vacation.

Think about where you want to go, how much you want to spend, and what you will do.

This way when you are ready to go on vacation it can be very relaxing. 

summer aesthetic beach

Don’t forget to wear a big hat for sun protection!

I hope these summer aesthetic photos helped you to get into the mood for summer.

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