From my very first pair of Oshkosh B’Goshs to a recently purchased pair of short Current/Elliott overalls, the ever enduring dungaree has always had a place in my closet. But for some, these contentious bibbed trousers should have stayed behind as just a sweet childhood memory. How do you feel about overalls – yay or nay?
Having lived within reach from the beach for my whole life, I’ve become somewhat of an expert at packing for a summer’s day at the shore. It’s really all about transitional items, from what you’ll need to play in the water, to layout on the sand, and to explore the town. This means I’m never without 5 key pieces : sunnies, sunhat, sunscreen, turkish towel, and a beach friendly bag. My Persol‘s are my go-to sunglasses for many reasons. Not only are they timeless, handcrafted and polarized, there were Steve McQueen’s eyewear of choice. It doesn’t get more classic than that! Seriously though, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to protect your eyes with quality polarized lenses. Then there’s my turkish towel, which is lightweight and doubles as a shawl when the sun sets. Stash that, with sunscreen and a sunhat, into a woven basket bag and you’re officially a happy beach go’er!
A self confessed color junkie, Emma Gale mixes textures from crayons, pencils, feathers and fabric trim to create mesmerizing collages. I love that she draws inspiration from different cultures like beaded guls of Afghanistan, tribal jewels of Pakistan, patterns on a kilims, old Moroccan tiles in a mosque, traditional Lao costumes, and of course, Frida.
Just about everything from Plümo‘s collection of artisanal clothing, made from organic cottons and eco-friendly dyes, is exactly what you’d want to take along with you on that summer getaway. And even if you don’t have any exotic trips planned this year, at least enjoy their incredibly summer sale happening now.