46 Summer Essentials for 2023
Since Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, I decided to put together some summer essentials to get you ready for the season. They can also give you a few ideas for Father’s Day and the Fourth of July too.
If you need a little cover from the sun, this linen-cotton blend beach shirt is the perfect option.
If you need a new swimsuit this summer, this Double Keyhole One Piece is an amazing price. It’s also available in black and burnt orange.
Add some South of France vibes to your terrace or even your fire escape with this Teak Sling Chair.
Upgrade your beer tub to this Rattan Beverage Tub for your soirees this summer.
Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons highlights lovely designed houses in the Hamptons not the most expensive.
This Set of Four Jaipur Napkins would make a lovely hostess gift for a fan of blue and white.
Save your face from the sun with this chic Wide Brim Beach Hat.
If pale blue is not your shade, this Ruched V-Neck One Piece Swimsuit comes in 14 other colors.
Pull this white Eyelet Hem Midi Skirt on with your swimsuit for an easy summer outfit.
Add Gingham Espadrilles from Spain to finish off any summer outfit.
If you are invited to a pool party or a beach house, bring a stack of these Striped Towels as a thank you gift.
Retire your bamboo flatware and replace it with this Five-Piece Oak Place Setting for a summer refresh.
The L.L. Bean Boat and Tote was created in 1944 to carry blocks of ice but now it can carry your sunscreen and towel to the beach.
This Girls Lobster Dress is so cute, you’ll wish it came in adult sizes.
If you can’t get to the Hamptons, you can cook like you are with The Hamptons: Food, Family, and History from Ricky Lauren.
This Portable Gas Grill is perfect for small outdoor spaces this summer.
These Boys Lobster Stripe Swim Trunks are perfect for the Hamptons or a trip to Maine.
Don’t worry about your kids or guests dropping these Seashell Tumblers by the pool since they are shatter-proof.
Add a pop of color to your blue and white summer ensembles with these Red Espadrilles.
Add a pretty pop of pattern to your summer table with this Poppy Vines Tablecloth.
It can often be chilly at the beach so be prepared with this men’s Cotton Piqué Crewneck Sweater.
Get your man out of his cargo shorts with these Textured Shorts.
Grab this White and Navy Coated Canvas Weekender when you are invited away this summer.
Peek behind the hedgerow in Hamptons Private from Assouline.
This La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is the sunscreen I stock up on every time I go to Paris.
This Grosgrain Ribbon Trimmed Straw Hat would look good in the city or at the beach.
Be the hostess with the mostess or best dressed guest in this Meadow Print Taffeta Side Cutout Midi Dress
This Teak Beach Chair has backpack straps so you can keep your hands free for wrangling your kids on the walk to the beach.
Or forget the chair and just take this Beach Blanket for everyone to lay on.
Use this Seagrass Large Cage Carafe for water on your summer table or on the beside tables in your guest rooms.
You’ll be made in the shade with this chic Beach Umbrella.
Bring this Supergoop! PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 as a hostess gift or leave it by your door outside so everyone is covered this summer.
I have these Birkenstock EVA sandals in every color. They are the perfect casual summer shoe.
If you really want an insight into the Hamptons, I highly recommend Philistines at the Hedgerow. It has some great stories. I feel like I need to reread it this summer.
Keep drinks from sweating all over your guests with a set of six Seagrass Cage Wide Tumblers.
Bring the South of France feeling to your table with this Avignon Blue and Marine French Tablecloth.
This Striped Wide Bow Sunhat is pretty and packable for all your summer trips.
I grew up wearing Tretorns and I feel like this might be the summer to bring them back.
I would buy Ralph Lauren Beach Towels for all the teenage boys.
I can’t say enough good things about Rue de Vernueil tote bags for summer.
Gift this Set of Four White and Watermelon Scalloped Napkins with sliced watermelon for a sweet hostess gift.
Gift your hostess a bottle of Hermès Nail Polish and you will definitely be invited back next year.
This cute Beach Smocked Baby Outfit will have everyone oohing and awing.
Save this Backgammon Set for rainy days or play it by the pool.
No one ever has enough condiments so why not fill this chic Raffia Condiments Holder with them and bring it as a hostess gift.
If you got a little too much sun, pick up some After Sun Delight to sooth your sunburn.