Retail Therapy 2015

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Hot To Trot
The blistering heat and lackadaisical mood that’s about to kick in may result in lack of attention to detail. But actually, this is the time to step out from the shade and show off the flare that has been covered beneath bulky sweaters. Grab a Burberry bee print clutch, $1,295 at Nordstrom, inspired by vintage British book covers and layer on a pair of Fendi Iridia Flash cat-eye acetate shades, $450 at Barneys. The duo punctuates any understated summer evening look with coyness and an artsy twist.


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Island in the Sun

Our little sandbar is home to a plethora of world-class restaurants, museums and shopping destinations, but when the temperature rises it’s time to enjoy what island life is all about. Turkish towels are the end all when it comes to beach day accessories. Emma Breeze by Turkish T, $36, can transform from sand blanket, to sarong, to scarf as needed. Protect “reading material” in the Tejus leather iPad case at Graphic Image, $160. Transport it all in the natural weave of the streamlined Watusi bucket bag, $380 by Eric Javits.


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Whisked Away
When a light and carefree weekend is on the agenda, the packing should match. The simplistic Henley leather duffle, $695 at Gigi New York, is just the right size to house all necessities yet stows away in overhead bins and convertible trunks with ease. Hats are a must for days spent lounging in the sun and Etro’s straw and canvas topper, $750 at Neiman Marcus, has the right amount of vintage-inspired floral embroidery to keep a relaxed cap on things. And Joie Diani flat sandals, $195, in a pewter hue complement any ensemble. The braided bands channel any inner flower child.