When the seasons shift, our interests, activities and clothing change, too. Summer’s arrival brings a desire for all those must-have products perfect for the warm weather. Area stores and boutiques come to our rescue by recommending the hottest trends for Summer ’16.
Crochet sandals dress up an outfit in a way that flip-flops or sandals can’t—and these T-strap Olivia Miller Footwear Cream Sandals, which have been flying off the shelves, are beautiful and comfortable ($28 at Everything but Water, Roosevelt Field Mall).
With jewelry-inspired Flash Tattoos, you won’t worry about losing your valuables at the beach. These cost $15 to $30 and stay on for four to six days (Josephine tattoo, $22 at Everything but Water, Roosevelt Field Mall).
One-piece bathing suits that aren’t as revealing as a bikini are all the rage this season. This sophisticated JETS by Jessika Allen One Piece Plunge cut-out from the White: The Capsule Collection has a formed waist, crisscross back straps and a low-plunge neckline ($224 at Everything but Water, Roosevelt Field Mall).
Completing an impeccable poolside look, the super trendy Lola Hats Wide Brim Hat is a wheat-straw fedora with freehand top-stitching on the edge of the broad brim and on the mid-crown ($185 at Everything but Water, Roosevelt Field Mall).
Tribal prints are popular this season and this Rip Curl Riviera Fixed Tri Bikini features this gorgeous pattern, plus the top has an adjustable hook with three closures for comfort ($44, top; $39.50, bottom, at Indi Surf Skate, Manhasset).
Meant to blend with your skin tone and be practically invisible, these Tkees Foundations Flip-Flops have been trending for young girls ($55 at Indi Surf Skate, Manhasset).
Personalize all your essentials with a monogram, nickname or the name of your boat or beach house (weekender anchor design leather handle satchel bag, $125; large zip-top Taylor/paw print boat bag, $46; zip-top SBA circle design all-purpose pouch, $26; EF on stripe wristlet, $24; cuff bracelet, $26; keychain, $18; Max and #1 Grandpa towels, $30; at Initial Stop, Port Washington).
Hawaiian shirts are a classic summer look for men and this acid-palm print Vans Ocotillo Button-Down Shirt with artificial wood buttons and a chest pocket has been a top-seller ($48 at Indi Surf Skate, Manhasset).
Your kids relaxing in a pool on this Giant Ice Pop Pool Float by Big Mouth screams summer ($32 at Lester’s, Greenvale).
These tropical RVCA Ashbury Boardshorts put men in vacation mode this season ($60 at Indi Surf Skate, Manhasset).
Easy to slide on and comfortable to wear, these Vans Classic Slip-Ons are a staple for men—and they come in an array of colors ($52 at Indi Surf Skate, Manhasset).
Available in beige and canvas, this California Umbrella 11-Foot Cantilever provides shade to any table, is easy to use and is a must-have for your patio, especially because the Sunbrella fabric is weather resistant, making your umbrella look new every year ($799.90 at Peter Andrews, Williston Park).