These mid-summer feels encourage late night dips, sea-salted hair, trying new hobbies and slow evenings spent outside with friends over a tasty summer cocktail. There’s no better time to be present and soak up the season — in other words, savor every single moment to its fullest.
Our editors have rounded up what’s at the tippy top of their wishlists from our July shop that’ll help them embrace summer with a fun splurge or smart steal. From gem filled water bottles to the perfect easy coverup you can throw in your suitcase, scroll on to see what items made the cut.
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As much as I love a getaway, my favorite thing about summer is savoring long lazy weekends at home. I’m all about channeling those Staycation vibes with a few new home decor pieces — a chair inspired by French Riviera beach clubs, a gorgeous new coffee table book, and bar cart perfect for serving up a fresh batch of Spritzes will make me never want to leave my house. – Camille Styles
I’m all about 2 things in the summer: comfort, and entertaining at home. With only 6 weeks left to go in my pregnancy, these are feeling more important to me now than ever before. The next month and a half, I’ll be spending 90% of my time at home prepping for baby and organizing, (the nesting is REAL y’all!), and hanging in my backyard by the pool. Since I’ve retired my cutoffs and mini dresses (‘till next year!) I’ve been on the hunt for cute accessories that will help spice up the mumu uniform I’ve been sporting all summer — hair scrunchies, sunglasses, necklaces, hats, and summer bags go a long way in turning frumpy into chic! – Kat Fluor
My picks for this month were inspired by our theme of “savor”. I would truly eat every meal straight off a grill if I could, so I want to pick up a copy of Elizabeth Orsini’s From Garden to Grill, which is all about plant based grilling. As a travel editor, I’m always collecting little travel sized toiletries from the fun hotels I visit. Malin + Goetz make some of make favorites, so I’d like to treat myself to a bottle of their Vetiver perfume. And I was just revisiting this photography collection that showed in Austin a few years back, which inspired the pick for the camera. – Jenn Rose Smith
While living in Paris a few summers ago during a heat wave I noticed two things: 1. every smart Parisians’ summer arsenal includes a facial mist and 2. they tend to set aside the all-black ensembles in favor of embracing a hint of color and simple stripes. I’m a neutral loving girl through and through, but there’s something about this summer in particular that’s making me reach for something a little more peppy. I’m loving the chance to inject a bit of color into my days, whether that’s through a breezy wrap skirt or playful hand towel, plus I can’t live without this rose facial mist! And while my baby bump most likely won’t let this adorable onepiece get any action until next summer, it’s just too cute to pass up! – Hannah Zahner
While my June was full of travel, I’m hoping to spend July focused on enjoying summer at home. That means I’ll be getting creative about ways to bring vacation vibes into every day life, like the outfits I wear and the food I make. I’ve had my eye on a headband from Lele Sadoughi for a while now, and if I can ever come to a decision on color and pattern, I think I’ll finally be ready to pull the trigger on this fun accessory. We’re also looking forward to finally utilizing our smoker grill over the next couple months, which means fancy sea salt is a must for finishing off those hot-off-the-grill dishes. – Chanel Dror
If I had to point to one product that has changed my skin dramatically this season, it would be Sunday Riley Luna Night Oil. The Retinol ensures you’re getting the anti-aging benefits but it’s not too harsh or drying. When it comes to my summer style, nothing is more important to me than comfort. So far this summer, this pair of sandals has taken me through miles of walking in Charleston, Chicago, and NYC with no blisters in sight and this perfect coverup checks all the boxes. Easy to throw on with no zipper or buttons? Yep. Can work as a nighttime outfit? Check. Under $75? Done. Another summer fave are these earrings: they evoke the ceramic jewelry trend without breaking the bank, and the neutral coloring goes with pretty much everything already in my closet.
– Caroline Pinkston
This summer I’ve made three goals: drink more water, protect yourself from the sun, and use the grill! I don’t love drinking from plastic water bottles, so when I found this glass water bottle (that’s so pretty with the gems at the bottom) I had to have it. Although I would love to be tan in summer, I’m very fair and the sun and I don’t get along, so I’m always trying to cover up, especially my face. That’s where big hats come in and this hat is sure to look cute with all my summer outfits. Pizza is my favorite food, so when I found a pizza oven that goes on the grill, I knew I’d be accomplishing my third goal easily! – Rachelle Shuttlesworth