Having grown up in the midwest, I have a special space in my heart for lake houses. As much as I love the beach (and I do!), the woodsy environment, deer, and serene lake for canoeing, kayaking, fly fishing, low-key boating and swims to the dock, just brings back happy summer memories. Lucky for me, my husband’s family has a place upstate on a lake that’s perfect for when you just want to chill and not run into anyone you know. But it’s also great for inviting friends up to entertain and family reunions. The beauty of the lake is the attire is as laid-back and effortless as the surrounding nature, so I often pack lots of shorts, tees, flip flops, and easy dresses for summer weekends at the lake. Nothing too fancy or complicated, no heels, and basically just things I can throw on over a swimsuit.