Ultimate Summer Essentials Guide for 2022

Fashion Lifestyle

With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to dust off the cabin fever and embrace the great outdoors. From blazing the rocky trails to the sandy beaches, we’ve prepared a list of summer essentials you’ll be needing for your next seasonal adventure. With these must-have items that are all the rage, you are bound to make this summer the most memorable time of your life.

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Men:

THE PASTOSO UOMO

$288– M. Gemi

Suave, rugged, gallant, chic—that is what these handmade Tuscan shoes are. The Pastoso Uomo is a fine example of M. Gemi’s high-end tailored excellence that easily rivals the quality and elegance of Italy’s most prestigious luxury houses.

CLOOS X BRADY GRAY TONIC EYEGLASSES

$189– CHRISTOPHER CLOOS

In their recent collaboration with Tom Brady, Christopher CLOOS presents a new collection of sleek vintage-designed sunglasses made with Biodegradable Italian Acetate and M49 Mazzucchelli. This particular collection was made with only the highest standards in quality and design as Brady and the CLOOS team had envisioned for the perfect eyewear for men and women.

MEN’S ATHENS SHOES

$129– KIZIK

Ditch the old togs this summer with these shows that will make your feet feel like they’re walking on clouds. Their padded insoles and hands-free technology make walking feel like a breeze.

MEN’S PENNY MOCCASINS

$350– QUODDY

Are you looking for something that can be worn around the house or at a high-end party this summer? Snag yourself a pair of these handcrafted Moccasins with their leather finishing and velvety softness that will have your feet leaving a fashionable impression.

NORDA 001 RZ MEN’S SHOES

$293– NORDA

From Norda’s exclusive collaboration with Ray Zahab, the Norda 001 RZ is the world’s lightest and seamless pair of running shoes made with Bio-Dyneema and recycled Cordura nylon that is friendly on your feet and to the great outdoors. This high-performance trail-blazing design is designed for even the roughest and wildest climates and terrains, truly making itself an extreme shoe.

KO-Z EVRST / BLUE-ORANGE SHOES

$120– DECKERS X LAB VISION

This unique sneaker-slipper is designed to keep your feet protected against the harsh elements this summer from Rocky Mountain trails to the white sandy shores with consistent comfort and ease.

CAMBRIDGE ULTRA PERFORMANCE SUNGLASSES

$220– ROKA

These glasses were designed for the great outdoors, protecting your vision from sunny to overcast conditions. This item is high-in-demand so be sure to grab a pair of these golden shades before they’re all sold out!

Women:

HARMON HAT IN SOUR APPLE

$88– SENSE OF SHELF

Comfy, cute, and sweet, this hand-crocheted bucket hat is all you need this summer. Sense of Shelf is a California-based woman-owned brand producing ethically sourced organic garments and accessories that is easily one of the “it” brands this season.

THE ANNE-MARIE TIP STRIPE BUTTERSCOTCH

$168– SOLID & STRIPED

Classical and simple silhouettes are the trend for this summer’s swimsuits. This stylish one-piece offers comfortable coverage to your beach wardrobe without sacrificing style with its rounded neckline and low-scoop back that adds a little flair to your look. Best paired with a solid-colored wrap or light shawl.

SANDY TOTE

$145– CLARE V.

This woven fishnet beach tote with padded nappa leather handles is both chic and spacious, and a stylish accessory to your beach attire.

LINEN PINTUCK DRESS

$178– VINEYARD VINES

This white linen dress is made for strolling on the beach or for a nighttime outing with its fitted bodice, flowing skirt, and Pintuck detailing on the chest and back of the bodice. The versatile design is for casual and elegant events. With its classic style, this dress is a seasonal favorite that finds itself in every summer season’s essentials.

GO-TO FLATFORM SANDALS

$130– NISOLO

These white-leather Flatform sandals go perfectly with the summer Pintuck dress above or any other outfit in your closet year-round. This is hands-down the perfect summer shoe for your feet with its elevated design and a soft interior lining that make it a comfortable choice. This pair comes with the optional purchase of the NISOLO leather care kit for long-lasting elegant wear.

CLASSIC NEON GREEN TOTE

$838– KIM CIG

Make a bold summer statement that is guaranteed to grab everyone’s attention with this accessory gem. This high-end statement piece can’t be found anywhere else other than the Kim Cig brand that makes your appearance a lasting memory for others.

Lifestyle:

EB10 STEP-THROUGH CRUISE EBIKE

$1,511– SWAGTRON

Go wherever this summer with this vintage style on-the-go eBike designed for all levels of terrain and spontaneous adventures waiting to happen.

FREE AERO RC BIB SHORT

$219.99– CASTELLI

The high-compressed fabric reduces muscle fatigue and injury for the serious cyclist with its functional design that is meant to provide constant comfort, support, and airflow throughout the body.

INFRARED PEMF MAT

$1,095– HIGHERDOSE

With the intense summer heat combined with the stress of your everyday routine, treat yourself to this at-home rejuvenation treatment. This state-of-the-art mat combines PEMF therapy with heating technology for a full-body reset that lifts the stress off your body.

HOOKCUPS

$499– HOOKCUPS

Keeping the boats afloat is not an easy task against the rough water of the season. With this patented product, you can still make those summer memories out on the water without a hitch. HookCups keep the boat connected and floating 18 inches apart from others, allowing it to withstand the tough tides while you hang back with the family.

THE ORIGINAL CUBE

$29.95– CMY CUBES

This compact cubed toy is going to keep the kids and adults entertained for those rainy days in the summer. With a twist and turn, see the array of colors you can create at your fingertips.

VOYAGER

$203– PARKIT MOVEMENT

This recreational chair is perfect for the wild outdoors and with its cooler-chair combo and versatile cup holders, I doubt you’ll be spending the summer indoors anytime soon.

PREMIUM BEACH UMBRELLA IN ANTIQUE WHITE

$299– BUSINESS & PLEASURE

Ditch those tacky beach umbrellas for this chic parasol with its natural cotton fringe trim around the canopy that adds a luxurious feel to your trip to the shore. Both beautiful and practical, the canopy is UV and water-resistant with 98% block out, UPF of 50+, and fiberglass ribs. With its matching carrier bag, relax in the sun with style and safety.

HOPPER M20 BACKPACK SOFT COOLER

$325– YETI

Keep those summer refreshments feeling cool in the mountains or down by the beach with this soft cooler that is hands-free and compact for the day’s adventure.

Wellness:

I HAVE A HOUSE DOWN THE SHORE CANDLE

$45– LITERIE

This candle is the “it” summer scent with its oceanic fragrance that will instantly bring the beach to you, filling the room with ocean salt and sunscreen memories in a single flicker.

SKINCARE KIT II

$184– WAPHYTO

For a truly unique refreshing feel, this toner-and-enriched-cream set will keep your face feeling protected and fresh this season. This product uses 100% natural plant-based essential oils with no synthetic fragrances, colors, petroleum-based surfactants, or phenoxyethanol found in other skincare products.

ROYAL TULIP MOISTURIZING NECTAR TREATMENT

$65– BLOOMEFFECTS

Winner of the 2019 Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Award, this nourishing ointment-to-serum and hydrator replenishes the skin with a smooth formula that is cruelty-free and gentle on your face. It is a healing ointment unlike any other that leaves your skin feeling supple and radiating.

ALL THE AMORE SKINCARE SYSTEM

$149– ALOE ATTIVA

Aloe Attiva is known for their rejuvenating aloe-infused products with this skincare package being one of their top seasonal sellers this summer. This bundle comes with the 4x Powerlixir serum, the 3D Powerhydrator gel cream, and the ph Powerbalance gel cleanser, hydrating up to 72 hours that will leave your skin glowing under the sun.

ULTIMATE DAPPER GENT

$73– WALTON WOOD FARM

Stay rugged and cool in the summer heat with this handsome cosmetic package that will keep him smelling fresh year-round. This set features a selection of popular products from Walton Wood Farm’s signature collection from hand soaps to cologne, along with a special surprise gift inside to make his summer a little more special. 

ZERO GRAVITY RELAXATION CHAIR

$369– LAFUMA

You might not be able to float on the water at the beach this summer, but this zero gravity chair can simulate the feeling right at home. Designed to smooth back pain and offer immediate stress relief, this chair is designed to maximize your relaxation experience.

Culinary:

STAG’S 2019 LEAP NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

$65– STAG’S LEAP

Looking for the perfect drink for a summer picnic? This red wine embodies the season with its red berry, violet, and lavender scent and hints of distinct black pepper and clover. Absorb yourself into this earthy palette of blackberry, red cherry, rose, and tobacco leaf for a complex sophisticated taste. With its crisp tannins creating a fine balance of acidity and smoothness, transport your taste buds to the vineyards of Napa Valley.

SAUVIGNON BLANC

$15– PONGA WINE

If the essence of summer could be extracted and condense into wine, Ponga Sauvignon Blanc is just that bottle. A refreshing palate of citrus-tropical fruit and hints of white peach and sweet grapefruit, this wine is compatible with seafood or any savory delight, especially Pacific oysters. Whisk your tastebuds away to the New Zealand vineyards with its classic aroma and symphony of citrus flavors.

KLYR RUM

$27– CLEAN AMERICAN RUM

Meticulously distilled and filtered over and over, this vodka will easily find itself among your collection of personal favorites with just a lime away from a good time.

2021 JUSTIN ROSÉ

$20– JUSTIN

A dry refreshing taste with notes of crisp apple and herbal, this rosé is made to be part of all your summer memories from the beach to the picnic grounds. This delicate wine with its rich salmon color and fermented palette will find its way to being a household name on your table.

FOOD YOU LOVE COOKBOOK

$37– FULL ’N FREE

Besides being a treasure trove of delicious recipes from salads to chocolate mousses that are savory and friendly to a variety of diets, this cookbook is a personal party planner that provides professional sample menus, menu planning tips, and kitchen essentials that will have you planning the perfect meal for guests or loved ones.

COMPACT SWIVEL CHEESE & TAPAS BOARD

$88– UNCOMMON GOODS

No wine is complete without complimentary hors d’oeuvres. For your next summer event, prepare your charcuterie with elegance with this bamboo swivel cheese board that accommodates your cutlery and bowls. This board comes with complimentary cheese knives stored in its secret compartment and can easily be stored away with its minimal footprint.

By Charlotte Park

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