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8 Last-Minute Pick-Me-Ups for Summer

You’ve got a dedicated swim drawer that’s bursting with bikinis and a bevy of caftans and breeze-weight cover-ups—you even have a dress for that wedding you RSVP’d to back in 2019 (yep, it’s finally happening). Whatever summer essentials you don’t have, we’ve covered below.

SHORTS STOP

If you’re lukewarm on the frayed cutoffs you once loved, here are five nondenim alternatives—ranging from pleated and polished to perfect-for-a-Netflix-binge—to pull on now.

  1. Ephemera Shorts
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  2. Bondi Born Shorts
    BONDI BORN Shorts goop, $350
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  3. Suzie Kondi shorts
    Suzie Kondi shorts goop, $115
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  4. Kule shorts
    KULE shorts goop, $68
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RISE AND SHINE

With heart-shaped earrings, a high-shine pendant, or herringbone chains wrapped around your wrist, you, too, can go for gold this summer.

  1. Laura Lombardi Earrings
    Laura Lombardi Earrings goop, $120
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  2. Jane Win Necklace
    Jane Win Necklace goop, $278
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  3. Sarah Chloeband
    Sarah Chloe band goop, $148
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  4. Laura Lombardi Bracelet
    Laura Lombardi Bracelet goop, $80
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  5. Laura Lombardi Necklace
    Laura Lombardi Necklace goop, $84
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BEST FOOT FORWARD

There are pool-friendly flip-flops. The foam ones you don’t mind getting wet. And then there are sumptuous leather slides and sandals, elevated by buckles and braided straps, to slip on once you towel off.

  1. Birkenstock Sandal
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  2. St. Agni flats
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  3. Loeffler Randal Slides
    Loeffler Randal Slides goop, $250
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  4. Staud sandal
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Adult Swim

Sweetly scalloped edges, cool asymmetrical cuts, and practical one-pieces for wrangling little ones or diving into the deep end—these suits are pool’s gold.

  1. Solid & Striped Swimsuit
    Solid & Striped Swimsuit Matchesfashion, $188
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  2. marysia Swimsuit
  3. marysia Swimsuit
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  4. Gigi C Swimsuit
    GIGI C one-piece goop, $145
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  5. Jade Swim Swimsuit
  6. Jade Swim Swimsuit
    Jade Swim Top and Bottom goop, $90 each
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  7. Marysia Swimsuit
    Marysia maillot goop, $379
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THINK TANK

Fact: You can never have too many tank tops. Soft and slouchy or sexy and curve-hugging, these shoulder-baring staples will serve you well for seasons to come.

  1. G. Label Bernadette Sweetheart Bustier
    G. Label Bernadette Sweetheart Bustier goop, $295
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  2. Monrow Tank
    Monrow Tank goop, $76
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  3. Toteme Tank
    Toteme Tank goop, $120
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FINE PRINT

Is it even summer if you don’t swish around a dinner party—or an art fair, or a polo match—in a pretty floral dress?

  1. Natalie Martin maxidress
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  2. Cara Cara dress
    Cara Cara dress goop, $495
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  3. Natalie Martin dress
    Natalie Martin dress goop, $313
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  4. Mirth Sundress
    Mirth Sundress goop, $288
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  5. Mirth dress
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HANDLE WITH CARE

The importance of a beach-friendly bag cannot be understated; these open-weave iterations are as chic as they are easy to shake sand out of.

  1. Cult Gaia tote
    Cult Gaia tote goop, $498
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  2. Medina Mercantile Basket
    Medina Mercantile Basket goop, $60
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  3. Bembien Bag
    Bembien Bag goop, $260
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BEACH, PLEASE

How to create an Instagram-worthy setup: Step 1) Ditch the folding chairs you’ve been lugging around since that (one) time you camped at Coachella. Step 2) Upgrade to Riviera-inspired loungers, plush towels, and plenty of shade.

  1. Lack of Color Hat
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  2. goop x Electric Sunglasses
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  3. Baina Towel
    Baina Towel goop, $80
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  4. Business & Pleasure Co. beach Chair
    Business & Pleasure Co. beach Chair goop, $249
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  5. Business & Pleasure Co. Umbrella
    Business & Pleasure Co. Umbrella goop, $299
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