Summer’s Here!

Fashion May 24th, 2011


June 21 may be the official first day of summer, but everyone knows the season’s real kick-off is Memorial Day weekend.  Be ready with everything you need for the beach or the backyard and points in between.

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We love this Forte Forte menswear style shirt from Weinstein’s, especially when paired with these linen striped shorts from Jules Reid that are aptly named The Beach. Pull the look together with G. Gilbert’s Feliz Leather wide cuff in navy blue python with a stone set in pewter.

The Salt Box swim trunks from Douglas Fir (in both navy with yellow and red with blue) have front welt pockets and a flap pocket in the rear so they do double duty as shorts. Pair them with a classic Hartford blue-and-white striped polo and Tretorn’s Skyma Navy Rip Stop sneaker, and you’re good to go from beach to town.

These Jane superfine cashmere undies from Souchi are way too cool to be hidden. Top them with a ribbed Dries Van Noten tank in black or white from Weinstein’s and be the hippest chick by the pool or at the beach. And don’t forget the lip balm— the Beeswax Natural and Organic versions in cool flavors (our fave is mint julep) from Savannah Bee go on smooth and silky and keep lips from drying out in while you soak up the sun.


About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

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