The summer loafer. Not everyone understands their seasonal purpose, but as an elevated alternative to sandals, they are necessities. They dress up even the floatiest of sundresses and keep feet protected from the streets of New York City. We especially love these from Alexandre Birman. The starlight blue is fresh, and that jaunty little bow gives just the right amount of drama. ($425, bergdorfgoodman.com)
The Mac Coat
We’re trying to stop buying coats. We really are. But leave it to the good people at Another Tomorrow to help us break our resolution. This oversize but still shapely Mac can, and will, improve every outfit. First of all, it’s reversible, with different checks on each side. (Translation: two coats for the price of one.) It’s also made of a beautiful double-face organic cotton that was custom-designed in Italy in accordance with the brand’s living-wage policies. And its carbon footprint is offset all the way to your front door. This might be the time to order the matching pants as well … ($1,690; anothertomorrow.co)
The Wine Bag
Just when we thought we would store our libations in a simple, functional Yeti cooler, Ulla Johnson has to up the game. The designer’s Meadow Bottle Bag fits a standard champagne bottle, but we’ve had success with white and red as well. It’s made of handwoven rattan and endowed with a detachable, insulated lining, while its magnetic fastener ensures ease and a decorative leather tie adds style. It’s ideal for taking along to any and every picnic, but we also love the look of it on the beach. ($295, bergdorfgoodman.com)
We are weeks away from Memorial Day, which means that a new bathing suit is in order. Allow us to introduce you to designer Maygel Coronel, a native of Colombia who knows a thing or two about well-fitting swimwear. The Janus style, in emerald green, is a one-piece, but it’s not something you’d find in a Lands’ End catalogue. The neckline is a bit low, the legs are a bit high, and, best of all, the fabric is quick-drying. ($330, matchesfashion.com)
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