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You’ve got a dedicated swim drawer that’s bursting with bikinis and a bevy of caftans and breeze-weight cover-ups—you even have a dress for that wedding you RSVP’d to back in 2019 (yep, it’s finally happening). Whatever summer essentials you don’t have, we’ve covered below.
If you’re lukewarm on the frayed cutoffs you once loved, here are five nondenim alternatives—ranging from pleated and polished to perfect-for-a-Netflix-binge—to pull on now.
RISE AND SHINE
With heart-shaped earrings, a high-shine pendant, or herringbone chains wrapped around your wrist, you, too, can go for gold this summer.
BEST FOOT FORWARD
There are pool-friendly flip-flops. The foam ones you don’t mind getting wet. And then there are sumptuous leather slides and sandals, elevated by buckles and braided straps, to slip on once you towel off.
Sweetly scalloped edges, cool asymmetrical cuts, and practical one-pieces for wrangling little ones or diving into the deep end—these suits are pool’s gold.
Fact: You can never have too many tank tops. Soft and slouchy or sexy and curve-hugging, these shoulder-baring staples will serve you well for seasons to come.
Is it even summer if you don’t swish around a dinner party—or an art fair, or a polo match—in a pretty floral dress?
HANDLE WITH CARE
The importance of a beach-friendly bag cannot be understated; these open-weave iterations are as chic as they are easy to shake sand out of.
How to create an Instagram-worthy setup: Step 1) Ditch the folding chairs you’ve been lugging around since that (one) time you camped at Coachella. Step 2) Upgrade to Riviera-inspired loungers, plush towels, and plenty of shade.
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