Your Summer Survival Kit
As the song goes: "Summertime, and the livin' is easy." But shopping for summer looks at this time of the year isn’t always so easy, since stores are starting to stock fall fashions. So whether you’re planning a beach getaway or just want to look smart and sophisticated in the city, you’re in luck: The Shops at Columbus Circle has just what you need to take you through the last days of summer.
At J.Crew, a late-season collection has arrived that is all about stripes. This is the classic bold pattern that originated in Brittany on the coast of France, inspired by sailor’s uniforms and always perfectly in style. J.Crew’s navy-and-ivory peasant top goes with anything — shorts, white jeans, or a flirty skirt. A red-and-blue T-shirt dress is just the effortless look you want in August. And a cotton-blend sun hat is the chicest way to shield yourself from the rays.
Colorful flowers are scattered across everything from dresses to tops to handbags at Ted Baker. Our favorite end-of-summer find is the silk cape scarf, which comes in a range of colors. This super-versatile piece can be worn kaftan-style, over a shirt or a shift dress. Or wrap it around your neck on a breezy August evening.
There’s nothing like a good excuse to buy a new set of sunglasses, and Solstice Sunglasses is the source for the hottest styles. Our pick: Miu Miu’s just-launched line of waved sunglasses, with an Italian-style retro silhouette and logo-etched temples.
Don’t want summer to stop? Pick up a bottle of Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne at Jo Malone. This fragrance captures the season in a bottle, mixing the salty essence of the ocean with the earthiness of sage. Keep wearing it right into the fall, and it will be like summer never ended.