6 Ways to Let Your Hair Down

There’s something about this month that encourages a bit of youthful abandon. Just as you slip on your flip-flops and parks fill up with pick-up games, we here at Birchbox HQ are not immune to the season’s charms. From mid-afternoon movies to unexpected fashion statements, our editors share their favorite ways to cut loose.

Hop in Your Time Machine

Martin, our Director of Birchbox Man Editorial, likes to kick it old school—we’re talkin’ elementary school. Games like kickball, foursquare, and home run derby are a quick (and inexpensive!) way to reconnect with your inner somewhat wild child—just round up some pals and hit the park.

Throw an Impromptu Dance Party

After a week jam-packed with Tweets and Instagram posts, Birchbox Social Media Associate Sarah needs some help winding down. How does she do it? With spontaneous dance parties in her apartment, of course. A steady stream of the three B’s (Beyonce, Britney, and… Bieber) in the background, Sarah and her roommates dance the work week away.

Pretend to be a Tourist

Tired of the grind? Take a break from your regular surroundings by acting like a newbie in your own city. There’s nothing Birchbox Associate Editor Maura loves more than to tour a new museum or venture to a part of town she’s never wandered through. A simple change in your routine is the fastest ticket to feeling untethered.

Play Hooky

On a summer Friday, Birchbox’s Director of Editorial Operations Bene likes to make like Don Draper and cut out for a mid-afternoon matinee. “A dark theater, blasting AC, big tub of popcorn, and phone turned off. Nothing feels more indulgent and carefree!”

Experiment With Your Style

On days when he’s feeling uninhibited, Birchbox Man Assistant Editor Nate likes to reconnect with his “sneaker head” roots. Though you’ll usually find him in a dapper button down, Nate’s been known to occasionally sport his fresh leather Keds and a pair of skinny jeans. The takeaway: Wear some fancy pants to feel freewheelin’.

Flip Yourself Upside Down

When in doubt, try Birchbox Editorial Director Mollie’s shortcut to feeling carefree: Do a handstand.

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