The Best Bet
This season’s bohemian-chic skirt translates just as well to Connecticut as Capri. Good-bye to awkward, knee-length, overly sequined, patchouli-incense-scented designs. Hello to Muriel Brandolini’s ankle-sweeping, silky 100 percent–cotton tiered skirt. In resolutely minimalist pure white, with hand embroidery that includes just a few silver threads for shimmer, it goes coolly from humid day to breezy evening with a quick but calculated change of accessories ($995 at Barneys New York; 212-826-8900).
Who could bear to keep something as beautiful as Marni’s cami covered up? With its bright pattern and perfectly placed elastic, it’s a great summer top ($175; matching panties, $105; at Barneys New York; 212-826-8900).
KleinReid’s sixties-inspired lamp makes a quiet but impressive statement. It’s a refreshingly tall 46 inches high and gives off a surprisingly warm glow ($1,250 at Nest Interiors; 212-337-3441).
Brookstone’s waterproof gel kneeler is meant for garden use, but it’s so squishy, it would function wonderfully as a cushion for chores like scrubbing the bathtub ($35; 212-262-3237).
Large cocktail rings are always in fashion, and crystal is a budget-friendly way to embrace the trend. Swarovski’s Nepal ring comes in chic colors, including smoky brown and jet black, and is finally available in New York ($255; 212-308-1710).
(Photo credit: Davies + Starr)
How’s this for a summer-house quick fix? Colorful enamel hooks are easy to put up and easy to remove when the rental is over—don’t forget the Spackle ($23 to $38 at Cath Kidston; 212-343-0223).