Recent developments happening in the world has lead most Americans to vacation at home during these uncertain times. As history would have it, at the turn into the 20th century city-dwellers would vacate their city homes for beach and lake houses. At that time, the USA coined the term vacation.
I am well-aware that many other nations follow the English and prefer to employ the term holiday, nevertheless, the USA prides itself in being delightfully creative – perhaps why we still use vacation to this very day.
The nature of vacation has changed in summer 2020. For example, in the past, a vacation meant that we were absent from the workplace. Whereas today, while on vacation, it is considered normal to remain on-call in lieu of being unreachable.
In a word, technology has changed the impact on human life. Rapid transmission in communications is at the forefront of almost everything we do. I for one am always telecommunicating and remaining plugged-in whilst on vacation. It is part of our lifestyles now. Case closed? Not yet.
This summer, be mindful that your wardrobe is required to appear up-to-date more than ever! Why? Instagram, that’s why. These days, many people are posting images and video of us and them.
Henceforth, I am presenting to you here a bevy of fashion and beauty products from beauty, to bags to swimsuits, to footwear… in order for you to take the leading role (prior to planning your vacation) during chic social engagements and fun in the sun.
Enjoy your vacation America. Lord knows we all need it this summer!
Rethink the way you wear one piece bathing suits with Onia’s eye-catching Scarlett One Piece, featuring an ultra flattering strapless silhouette with minimal back coverage and a daringly high leg. Featuring Onia’s newest novelty fabric, a textured material with discreetly subtle ribbing and a fine woven appearance, the suit allows for added versatility with ties in the front and back that can be adjusted for fit and style preferences. The Scarlett One Piece retails for $195 USD and is offered in shades Della Blue and White.
The Balmain BBuzz bag is the go to bag for Summer. The adjustable and removable suede shoulder strap makes this purse easy to take from morning errands to dinner with friends. $1,795
This Brooks Brothers Red Fleece ‘Pleated Chiffon Dress’ is the best women’s product for Summer 2020 because the airy chiffon give this retro-chic dress an ultra-elegant vibe. This pretty pastel dress features a modified bateau neckline, pleats at the shoulder, a removable self belt and a fluttery pleated skirt. Price: $138
A golden touch that’s totally Patou! As part of an ongoing collaboration with Le Coq Sportif. White low top sneakers with black Jean Patou signature on the side and embroidered Le Coq Sportif logo at the back. Rounded toecap. Lace-up style with “Bocca della Verità” embellishments in colored brass. Price in USD $550
This Golden Goose ‘Chieko dress in silk with ruffles” is the best women’s product for Summer 2020 because dress has hems with raw edges and a fusion between evening wear and urban wear. The sensual V-neck is softened by the feature ruffles on the sleeves along with pearl buttons on the cuffs and collar. Price: $630
Python heel, $1495 Available for purchase at select Dolce&Gabbana boutiquesCustomer Service Number: 1-877-70-DGUSA
Since launching its first body product in 2019, The Body Cream, the fan-favorite skin care brand Augustinus Bader has expanded its body skincare category with The Body Lotion and The Body Oil. While enjoying the sun this Summer, these are the perfect products to add to your skin care routine as they’ll protect your skin from damage by serving as the ideal pre and post-sun care choice. They will also provide your skin with the necessary hydration needed as well as significantly improve your skin’s texture. Price in USD The Body Lotion 100ml – $95 The Body Oil 100ml – $95
The Pavé Butterfly Initial Anklet from Adina’s Jewels combines some of this Summer’s hottest trends all into one stylish accessory. This 90s inspired piece has made a serious comeback this season as a simple way to dress up any summer footwear, and the kitschy CZ-stone adorned butterfly charm and bejeweled initial pendant of your choice make this a statement piece worn alone or ultra fashionable added to your favorite anklet stack in true retro style. The Pavé Butterfly Initial Anklet retails for $68 USD.
We all dream of extraordinary journeys, journeys to discover new dimension of life and different ways of living and the goal of each trip requires a stereotype of clothing that our society has built in detail and in which we take refuge with security. The CIVIDINI’s choice for FORBES.COM in the picture above is a best-seller from our SS20 Collection: a look classic yet contemporary, very cool indeed, which will take you from a busy day in the office to a relaxing evening out, feeling yourself always comfortable, effortless appropriate, stylish and at ease. Skirt: $1,310.00 USD Top: about $378.00 USD
With summer travel restricted this year, Hublot has created a watch to transport its wearer to the sparkling beaches of Mykonos and Saint Tropez. The relaxed fit of the fabric strap perfectly executes Hublot’s vision of the Art of Fusion – combining materials to create an elegant and sporty timepiece. The brand has mastered its patented ceramic, a highly technical material resistant to wear. The serene sky blue created in this ceramic recalls the clear air and ocean breeze that allows the wearer to refresh. $21,500
The Alexander McQueen Jewelled Satchel bag is not only iconic staple for the house but also for the everyday woman’s wardrobe Price: $2,190
As change of the people’s consciousness to sustainability, so pearl is in trend again. Because pearl necklace is eternal classic item among women from different aspect, MIKIMOTO pearl necklaces is a family heirloom, from generation to generation, from mother to daughter. Yasuhiko Hashimoto CEO Mikimoto America Price: $460,000.00 USD
Luminous Tinted Moisturizer is the first Adaptogenic and Pre + Probiotic infused moisturizer to hit the market: It combines the best in beauty and skincare and is available in four shades that cover the brand’s extensive 40 shade range. The tinted moisturizer is just what your skin needs this summer, helping to reduce inflammation, protect against stressors and nurture your skin flora. Also launching is the new patented Custom Application Brush, which is key to achieving the custom “beauty cocktail” we’re all searching for: Both products are $39
Handmade in Southern California, the Black Canvas Aurora Mule is sophisticated with a touch of whimsical. Perfect for showing up to a summer hangout with friends and a stellar transition piece to jump start your Fall wardrobe. Dressing up jeans or accessorizing with florals, the Black Canvas Aurora Mule’s versatility is only limited by the wearer’s imagination. – $595
Whimsical tones with compelling design, THYM, a luxury brand by Beirut designer Rebecca Zaatar, just launched an online shop featuring the latest Summer 2020 Collection plus statement jewelry designs, available for worldwide shipping. Characterized by its feminine cuts and vibrant color palettes, THYM designs are made for the modern, versatile woman, embodying the essence of contemporary luxury. (from $150 to $1950)
Life is hectic. The art of meditation requires us to be in the moment. The CIGA Design J Series is designed to inspire inner calm by replicating its own take on a zen garden worn on the wrist.The unisex watch is intricately inspired by Karesansui, also known as “Japanese rock gardens,” or “Zen gardens.” Each layer of the watch represents a realm of Zen. The watch’s core layer represents the essential core of reality, the middle layer represents a deeper understanding, and the outer layer represents the outward form of reality. Other striking design elements include Karesansui lines on its silicone strap, a floating hour hand, and an X-shape equal length hand that breaks traditional time reading to create different visual effects. The watch is made with Japanese Citizen Miyota movement and recently won a 2020 Red Dot design award for its packaging – the ninth Red Dot Award for the watchmaker. It is available for $369 USD.
Nikko and Laki, the two design cats realized by the Italian design-brand Chorustyle, aim to bring prosperity and happiness to those around them. The two felines are elegant design objects that can furnish any ambient with charm and positivity. Little size: 700,00 USD, Mid-size: 1.125,00 USD Big-size: 1.850,00 USD
A delicate silk ribbon is a refined and lightweight touch to add to any outfit this summer, and this delicate and striking mulberry silk twill tie by artist turned designer Giulia Peyrone is the perfect piece to complete your warm weather look. – Price in USD: $160.00
A great style this summer for N.Peal, this luxuriously long cardigan is made from our Superfine cashmere using a very fine 100% cashmere worsted yarn. Featuring two small patch pockets, a ribbed hem and small side splits, wear this long cardigan over trousers or throw on over shorts once the sun goes down for an elegantly casual outfit. Shown here in Royal Blue, a deep jewel of a tone, very smart and sharp. 100% Superfine Cashmere. $345.00
Crafted from the brand’s all-new European pebble grain leather known for its iconic texture, now with a more lightweight and irresistibly buttery feel. Pare down what you need for everyday life whenever you reach for this petite Dooney & Bourke Pebble Grain Domed Crossbody bag. Also features a crisp Vachetta leather trim and jewelry-grade hardware. Retail price: $198.00
RE:ERTH believes that healthy skin is beautiful skin and created their Multi-Targeted Elixir, which is Mochi skin in a bottle. This lightweight serum absorbs in 10 seconds and leaves zero residue. It also reduces dark spots, brightens and rejuvenates skin and leaves it feeling firmer and healthier. Price: $85
An LA-based surf and lifestyle brand, spent weeks working with PPE manufacturers to create a product that will protect both the community and the environment, as well as give back to local hospitals. As a surf brand, Vast cares about protecting our oceans. Globally we are using 129 billion face masks and 65 billion plastic gloves every month since COVID19 started. The masks use the VAST Aquaterra surf tee fabric for the inner lining due to the moisture wicking, anti-bacterial, anti-rashing, and non-clinging properties. The masks currently retail for $30 and come in Khaki with four color options for trim: Black, Coral, Teal, or Navy.
Drawing inspiration from the rich history of the Realismo Magico era, Sita Abellan’s ‘Let the Moon Glow Belt’ from her latest Lilith S/S 2020 jewelry collection is one of the hottest pieces of the summer. The sun & moon imagery combined with Sita’s signature snakes anchored to loose gold chains make for a perfect ornate addition to any swimwear or evening apparel. Lilith has been seen on the likes of Billie Eilish, Kim Kardashian, J. Balvin and more. $266
Marrakshi Life: The Round Collar Wide Leg Jumpsuit, crafted by slow-fashion Marrakech based brand Marrakshi Life, is handwoven in gorgeous Bissara and Navy Double Pinstripe. This casual yet chic jumpsuit fits high waisted with an adjustable drawstring waist, the perfect lightweight piece to make a statement this summer. This jumpsuit, like all garments produced by the brand, are handwoven and tailored, made to order, in their Marrakech atelier. Price in USD: $495.00
The square-toe is back and Bruno Magli takes on this vintage-inspired trend with the Luce crocodile-embossed leather open-toe mule sandal with wrapped heel. It comes in a few hues that’s perfect to incorporate into your summer wardrobe. Also features cut-out detailing on the strap. Made in Italy. Retail price: $350.00
This ‘Baja East “Labeled” Cropped Crew in White’ belongs in every off-duty wardrobe, with luxe cotton fabrication and raw edge hems. This is the perfect summer staple to stay stylish and comfortable. Price: $150
The Razor Kit will ensure smooth, beautiful legs throughout your entire vacay. The razor that feels like an extension of one’s arm as it glides over curves, with a slight weight to it for optimal control. While similarly priced razors are made from plastic, Athena Club’s handle is made from anodized aluminum (the same material used for a MacBook), the core is made of fiberglass (which is used to build airplanes and boats), and it’s covered in UV-protected silicone for a non-slip grip. The US-made, patented stainless steel blades and five-blade cartridges are equipped with skin guards to help prevent razor burn and irritation, and are surrounded by a vegan, water-activated hyuralonic acid-infused serum that conditions skin, never gets too gooey, and can even replace shaving cream. Available in 5 fun colors – coral, sky blue, midnight, rose, glacier white and onyx – you can find a razor to perfectly match your bathroom decor and personality. ($9)
Coming straight from Ray-Ban Music Factory, DROP 001 Limited Edition is a special release starring the New Wayfarer. A style inspired by the original Ray-Ban Wayfarer design from 1952, the New Wayfarer has evolved endlessly since its birth thanks to its modern shape and iconic status. This marks the first time that Ray-Ban has dropped a limited edition style exclusively on Instagram for $194.
The bucket hat is back! You can now stay on trend with the cotton Sergio Tacchini bucket this summer. This hat reinterprets a retro accessory and is made from cotton twill for breathability and comfort. Now a wardrobe essential, the hat features Sergio Tacchini-branded taping around the brim seam for a throwback vibe, while embroidered eyelets offer additional ventilation. – USD $54.00
Print Denim Jumpsuit, This jumpsuit features a straight silhouette with a relaxed fit hitting above the ankle and a fun floral print for a fashionable yet comfortable design. $98.00
Back by popular demand, Shop WeWoreWhat’s restock of their fan-favorite Basic Linen Overalls comes just in time for all of your end-of-the-season outfit needs. Perfect over a swimsuit as a coverup or super chic dressed up for a summer night out, these 100% lightweight linen overalls are cut for a relaxed boyfriend fit with front, back and bib pockets, hook-fastening shoulder straps and buttons along the sides in polished metal. The Basic Linen Overalls retail for $178 USD and are available in shades White and Natural.
The sartorial effects of the pandemic are real and it’s become clear, that people are looking for effortless styles that are as comfortable as their slippers or sneakers, yet provide a polished look or a feeling of “getting ready for work”. The Mule has proven to be an everyday essential — the ultimate at-home shoe, with a, slip-on-and-gaux element. Luxe materials, a slight heel, and an oversized bow gives this silhouette a high ROI when it comes to feeling like you “got dressed.” $195
Whether this Hydroquinone lotion is 3X stronger than OTC options. The formula, made to lighten acne hyperpigmentation and melasma, is perfect for any woman looking to evening their skin tone this summer. This product is not intended nor marketed as an all-over lightening treatment for the complexion. Apostrophe’s dermatologists are available to answer any questions about the product and application process. $90 (3 months worth)
Matriark: the retail concept geared to conscious consumers featuring high end fashion and design, fashion and lifestyle products selected exclusively from women-owned companies – recently reopened its doors in Sag Harbor and proudly carries Zero + Maria Cornejo. Zero + Maria Cornejo-Long Nio Dress: A lightweight eyelash fringe-textured long dress features a v-neck, three-quarter sleeves, and a full skirt with seamed waist and geometric folded silhouette. Zero + Maria Cornejo is dedicated to responsible design with local production and a reduction in their carbon footprint where possible. This piece is made in New York City and will be shipped in compostable TIPPA packaging. Price: $1,250 USD
The TOMS Alpargata Indio is made from jute, an eco fiber using fewer chemicals and less water than traditional fibers to grow. Rooted in earth-friendly materials and processes, the Morning Dove Alpargata Indio can easily be matched with anything in your closet and pairs well with summer dresses and denim shorts alike. $54.95 USD
With the Kentucky Derby now scheduled for September 5, Labor Day weekend presents the greatest opportunity to dress up and sport a fancy hat! Hats from Christine A. Moore Millinery will complement any ensemble for your holiday affairs – no matter where you are celebrating. Created by Christine Moore, celebrity hat designer and a Featured Milliner of the Kentucky Derby 146, the featured hat style “Jocelyn,” is a hand blocked, silk taffeta bound, 3 layered sinamay broad brim boater accented with pointed petal flowers and embellished with beaded centers. $825.00 USD
The JENNY BIRD Archie Anklet is the best women’s product for Summer 2020 because it’s truly unlike anything else on the market at this time. A bangle for your ankle, The Archie is incredibly unique in design; a comfortable, structured oval anklet wraps the ankle while opening and closing effortlessly via a custom push closure clasp. Leading Canadian designer JENNY BIRD creates modern jewels for the modern woman. The JENNY BIRD brand has seen significant growth since its launch in 2008, which is due not only to her innate ability to know what women will want to wear next season, but also due to her discerning eye for quality. JENNY BIRD is female owned and led, and boasts a plethora of loyal celebrity fans that includes Celine Dion, Bella Hadid, and Selena Gomez to name a few. $105.00
Constructed in Italy with the finest calfskin leathers, the SHARKCHASER Mini Triangle Flap is handcrafted with the ultimate care and expertise by one of the most prestigious Italian handbag manufacturers, responsible for Christian Louboutin’s leather goods. The bag features an unique radiation-shielding fabric to protect the body from the electrical fields and radio frequencies that our cell phones are constantly emitting. The luxury crossbody has a leather handle for carrying comfortably and an interior pocket to secure all your essentials. This timeless bag is a summer’s must have. Retail Price: $595.00
Be chic in the heat with Anne Klein’s Striped Seersucker Dress. Cinched at the waist, the flattering silhouette. MSR $129
Well Restored Moisturizing Serum —Restore your skin to a well-hydrated state with Well by Caliva’s Well Restored Moisturizing Serum, which offers a simple and naturally-derived formula, including 200mg of broad-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD. Massage onto clean dry skin before moisturizing, or add a few drops to your go-to cream or lotion for a daily boost of CBD. Product Details: 1oz 29ml, 200mg CBD, $49+tax
With summer in full swing and temperatures rising, people are shedding their winter leggings in favor of the trend that everybody seems to be sporting: Biker Shorts. The Wavy Set from ENVT is no exception, as the rich navy hue with white contrasting chevron stripes is a perfect look for your outdoor activities this summer. The wavy bra top is a high intensity sports bra with a supportive rounded square neckline, racer-back design, and a crescent moon cutout for enhanced breathability. The wavy biker short is a high-waist style with a reinforced waistband for extra support, contouring compression fit, and hidden pockets for hands-free movement. Wear the set alone or pair it with your favorite accessories for a casual daytime look. The brand’s trademarked Enavance™ fabric – made from luxury Italian fibers – retains shape, wicks away sweat and odor, offers UV protection, and flexes high-performance stretch to keep you fresh all day. PRICE: $130
Conceived in the South West in the midst of the pandemic, Oldham’s pieces are made entirely by hand and each piece is unique due to the organic nature of the pearls used. The collection is available for purchase at presleyoldham.com for $95-$180
Packed with juicy ingredients (Niacinamide, Vitamin B5, Hyaluronic Acid, and Aquaxyl™), this lab-proven formula is the skin rescuer this Summer season. Designed in consideration for all skin types, including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin, andLAB Hydrating Mask makes it safe and easy to replenish after being out in the sun and can provide skin-relief after frequent use of protective face masks. From a male content creator, he commented “$6 Mask that delivers”. (quote in courtesy of @spence.spends on his Instagram story) 1pc Mask USD $6pc,Masks USD $29.9915pc and Masks (bundle-deal) USD $79.99
The new Sidney Monk Strap Creeper is perfectly in line with current footwear trends. Chunky soles have taken over, and as anyone can see from Instagram, nearly everyone has been shot in platform creepers and other heavy-soled shoes. The trend shows no signs of slowing down, and this new creeper from Dr. Martens presents a fresh take on an already classic shoe by transforming the monk strap a punk makeover with a platform. $190.00 USD
An online boutique platform that is home to over 30 different ethical and sustainable brands that work with artisans around the globe. No Name Just People creates a one-of-a-kind purse that makes for the perfect statement summer piece because of its exquisite vibrant colors and unique design that will undoubtedly elevate your look. USD $160.
The classic scoop neck tennis dress is one of the most under-rated, versatile tennis dresses to date! It performs effortlessly with its light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric. It is non-constricting with regards to having fabric going up to the neck where you sweat a lot which is often found in some of the more modern racerback styles. Ultimately the versatility in having a slightly longer-length flared skirt allows you to take this dress off-court while keeping you cool for the summer and can be layered for early Fall days and nights.- $58.00
Bodewell Shampoo is Dandruff’s worst nightmare. Dandruff is common, but can still be embarrassing. That’s why Bodewell created a special medicated Shampoo with pyrithione zinc that is pH balanced and suitable for all hair types. Bodewell’s Shampoo protects the scalp from dandruff and itch, and is infused with almond oil to wash away oil and flakes. ($18)
Varsity U-Tube Bracelet—The Roxanne Assoulin Varsity U-Tube Bracelet is the perfect summer accessory. Available in numerous styles and colors, this product is versatile in use and can be worn as both a bracelet and an anklet with the addition of Roxanne’s extender piece. If worn as a bracelet, you can wear a single of your favorite style or stack and wear them all. The 5 different style options are bright in color and perfect for summer, but low-key enough to be worn every day. Pricing $75 – $80, dependent on style.
We live in a day where sustainability should be at the forefront of our responsibilities and we are in need of creatives who can adapt accordingly. April Studio’s lovely macramé bags are crafted from 100% recycled cotton and handmade by the Filipino designer April Pesa herself in England. Due to the careful nature of the production, each piece is unique in its own way and quality is never compromised. The collection comes in an array of colours from rich earth tones such as Mocha, to neutrals like Magnolia and playful tones such as Blush and Mint – there is sure to be a fit for every personality and summer soirée to come. Graphite Bag, $61.00
From their newest collection, Kontroll, this Azure Lilac Anorak Half Zip jacket is one of the best women’s products for Summer 2020 because it’ll keep you cozy on those cooler summer night walks or early morning beach runs. You can wear it with anything from shorts, leggings to jeans and a skirt. No matter where you go, you’ll always look ready and stylish with this anorak! Price is $255.
An all-natural, aluminum-free deodorant that works! Hint feels amazing on your skin, glides on smoothly, dries quickly and hydrates with soothing aloe juice. The fresh, eucalyptus lemon, gender neutral scent will leave you feeling confident all day. $10.99 USD
FRAME’s first shoe collection embodies the famously elegant aesthetic of the brand, expanding its ever-growing luxury offering. The collection features seven chic and classic styles – from sandals, mules, loafers and ballet flats – that will take customers to and from where she needs to go. Each shoe in the collection is handcrafted in Spain from the finest Napa leather and offers everyday comfort with wearable heel heights. Similar to designing FRAME’s denim, the brand prioritized comfort and quality as they believe no matter how fashion-forward the pieces are, their collections must be well-made and provide comfort to look and feel great for shoppers.Prices range from $325-395
A sleeveless long crop tailored to fit in all the right places, ADAY’s Cool Down Crop is actually three tops in one. Designed to be worn open, closed, or wrapped with the snap function, you’ll still be finding new ways to wear it long after summer has ended. Made from ADAY’s Cool Weave fabric (powered by brrr° technology), it will literally cool you down as your day heats up. The patented Triple Chill Effect uses cooling minerals to provide an immediate + continuous cooling effect; active wicking to move moisture away for nonstop comfort; and rapid drying to deliver a fresh + crisp experience. It’s machine washable, offers UV protection for UPF 50+, and comes in two chic colors: coconut and forest.($135)
HAN Skincare Cosmetics is introducing this summer’s must-have natural multi-tasking Clean Serum CC with SPF 30+! The unique, clean, vegan and affordable formula helps correct and enhance your skin’s texture and tone. Formulated with aloe vera, coconut and shea butter, this Serum CC offers broad spectrum SPF 30+ UVA/UVB protection while delivering a smooth and even complexion. Price: $32
Vegan solution—Packed with botanical ingredients like aloe, chamomile and calendula. 70% Ethyl Alcohol—Wards off 99.9% of most common germs. Infused with peppermint oil for natural antiseptic. No Parabens, No Phthalates, No Artificial Fragrances, No Carbomer, No Petroleum. GMO free and Gluten Free. Compact spray bottle for no-mess application and easy travel. $4.99 USD