Chill out with treats, threads and summer fun-makers made to maximize your hot-weather happiness.
With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to revel in that ever-fleeting Seattle sun.
Looking to mix things up a bit? Add any of these warm-weather finds to your repertoire and you’ll be sure to soak up every last ray of sunshine in style.
Summer clothes and accessories should do double duty by looking cool and keeping you cool at the same time.
Effortless dresses in breezy cottons and linens, such as Old Navy’s Linen-Blend Cami Dress (on sale for $25), are easy to dress up or down. Pair it with the Seychelles Nifty Huarache Flat ($90 at Nordstrom), a perfect airy slip-on that’s a win for work or the weekend.
Breezy fabrics and prints for men, like on the J.Crew Short-Sleeve Shirt in Sailboat Print ($59.50), dress up or down, taking you from day to evening with ease.
SUN-KISSED ON THE GO
Whether heading out for a day of play or hanging on the patio for happy hour, having the right tools in your skin-care lineup can make all the difference when feeling your best in the hot summer sun.
To keep skin looking and feeling fresh, try Supergoop! Defense-Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary SPF 50 ($28 at Nordstrom), or locally made Herbivore After Sun Skin Soothing Aloe Mist ($20 at herbivorebotanicals.com).
And for last minute touch-ups and a beachy glow, keep vegan, coconut-scented Rosie Jane Essentials Poppy Cheek & Lip Gloss (on sale for $13 at Nordstrom) at the ready.
FUN IN THE SUN
At the park or on the patio, warm-weather gear that’s functional and cute will have you smiling all the way to September. Keep a cool — and retro — vibe indoors with the Vornado VFAN Vintage Whole Room Air Circulator ($100 at amazon.com).
And nothing says “lazy days of summer” quite like a retro bike: The Schwinn 26” Ladies Perla 7-Speed Cruiser Bike ($190 at amazon.com) makes a statement with its classic appeal.
Take a picnic to go in the Apolis Seattle Market Bag ($68 at Glasswing), with a waterproof lining that makes cleanup a breeze. Add in Soiree Home’s Dimple Stemless Glasses ($50 for two at fab.com), with freezable gel-filled chillers, or the super-cute Pineapple Co. Pineapple Tumbler ($35 at Urban Outfitters), that’s sure to impress.
For party-ready beverages, the Aqua Retro Drink Cooler ($35 at Cost Plus World Market) keeps drinks frosty, while the Foster & Rye Snapshot Flask ($31 at fab.com) is a fun ode to summers past, and makes mixing drinks easy.
Keep yard games at the ready with a beautiful Bocce Ball Set ($150 at Crate & Barrel). And for kid-friendly party fun, an Ice Cream Sandwich Maker ($12 at Urban Outfitters) or Zoku Fish Pop Mold (on sale for $14 at Cost Plus World Market) keeps little ones satisfied.