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Jenni’s Summer Beach Essentials

When it comes to a day at the beach or pool, I tend to rely on my favorite well-made basics and just a few stylish but useful accessories. I usually start with a classic, minimalist swimsuit like the black two-piece from my collection with Marysia Swim and then just throw on an easy cotton tank, my favorite denim cutoffs by The Great, and a pair of slip-on sandals. Our Buckle Slide is my go-to right now; it adds style and substance to an outfit while still being really easy and comfortable to wear. After that it’s all about sun protection; polarized sunglasses from Garrett Leight and my favorite natural sunscreen in my bag. A big, comfortable towel finishes things off—a good towel can really make a beach day.

Right now, I’m loving one of our new brands, Mayde, who makes Turkish beach towels backed with terrycloth for better padding and traction on the sand, and a cozy absorbency after you get out of the water. Mayde is based in Australia and produces in Turkey using high quality cottons and hand-loomed techniques. The soft striped pattern on their beach towels is also a nice alternative to the bold colors you usually see on the sand, and by the pool they look great draped over a beach chair. XXJKE


Photos: David Kitz

Styling: Kate Brien