Retail Therapy July 2012
Published: Monday, June 25, 2012
Challenge, endure and sculpt that perfect summer body outside on the open road. Forgo the gym for miles of winding pastoral trails, but come prepared and do it in style. The Garmin Forerunner 310XT ($300) is a convenient fitness computer, GPS and watch in one that tells you everything a runner needs to know—complete with stylish orange details. Match your watch with the orange soles of Nike’s Lunaracer mens sneakers ($90), Socks: Thorlos 84N runners ($10) keep you cool and pad your feet with a no slip fit. And for female running partners, Saucony’s Mirage 2 sneakers ($90) are the perfect complement in blue. Hydration is always at hand with the Amphipod Profile-Lite ($40) and your music plays constant motivation without getting in the way, thanks to Griffin’s Streamline Ultimate Sport armband ($30). (And Johnny.) —Oliver Peterson
Bag of Tricks
Summer is officially in full swing. Dashing from poolside to evening cocktails will be second nature come Labor Day. Keeping essentials on hand at all times will make for a seamless transition, no matter what your next social pit stop. From protecting your skin to freshening up for a night on the town, make sure your little bag of tricks has everything you need. Shown here: Milly cosmetic case ($75), Vichy luxurious protective oil SPF 30 ($30), Trish McEvoy SPF 15 lip balm ($28), Hampton Sun super hydrating face cream SPF 15 ($40), La Prairie soothing after sun mist ($85), Tru Salon UV primer ($16) and beach spray ($25) for hair, Emilio Pucci tropical silk scarf ($330). Remember, the devil is in the details and the little things go a long way: Motif hand and face wipes, Riviera hair clip duo, Elle tortoise bobby pins, Big Wonder styling comb and Hot Tools compact mirror.
This is your chance to outshine even the brightest summer sun and still keep those soft spots covered. Espadrilles are making a big comeback this season as are all things reflecting nature’s beauty. Brian Atwood’s bronze metallic striped wedge ($659) will keep your silken pedicure protected. Complement any chic shore-bound ensemble with a Stephen Dweck white rose quartz necklace ($395) and top it off with Eric Javits’ bow-detailed sun hat ($375). The simple mix of sea and style will make you a surfside superstar.
Photos: Luke Hanscom
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