July was made for days by the pool, cookouts with friends and countless hours spent in the sunshine. It’s one of our favorite months of the year as it just has a laid-back and playful vibe. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up a few stylish and summery FINDS. From beautiful beachwear to staple pieces for the home, we bet you’ll find something you just have to have. Here are our July FINDS!
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
Pink crossbody purse
Nothing says “summer” quite like hot pink, and we love the shade of this on-trend color that’s captured in this stylish crossbody purse. It’s the perfect carryall for your essentials, and the hot pink color will absolutely complement your sunkissed tan. Find this, for $28.50, at Secondhand Rose.
Summer calls for a new pair of sunnies. We love this Maho Shades style, called Palm Beach Honey, for their light tortoiseshell color scheme, thick cat-eye frame and feminine flair. Find them, for $145, at Maho Shades.
Velvet pink slides
Yes, please! You simply can’t go wrong with a pair of comfy (and on-trend!) footwear that keeps you cool while adding the perfect touch of personality to any outfit. Don these slides for a girl’s night out, date night or family outing. Just don’t be surprised when every lady you meet is asking where she can purchase them for herself! Find these, for $56, at Chickadee Interiors.
Patterned tassel wristlet
Every bright and beautiful summer outfit deserves an equally vibrant accessory, and we’ve found the cutest wristlet that delivers. We’re loving this one for its beachy details, fun tassel and practical size. Pair it with any neutral outfit to add a pop of subtle, chic summer style. Find it for $155 at a’mano gifts.
Floppy beach hat
Headed to the beach this July? Not without this floppy hat, you aren’t! We love the cute saying and bold black ribbon. Put it on to wear down to the water or with a sundress as you shop around town. Sun protection and an Instagram-worthy photo opp for the win! Find this, for $28, at the Clothes Tree.
Colorful grip socks
We love getting our sweat on at Club Pilates, and it always helps to have new fitness gear to maintain motivation — such as these vibrant grip socks. While you’re burning off those extra summer calories, you’ll find some solace in your fun new footies. Find them for $12 at Club Pilates.
Dusty blue fabric clutch
Sometimes all you need is a good clutch to pull a whole outfit together. Whether you like neutral or bold accessories, you can’t go wrong with this dusty blue clutch that easily holds your credit cards, phone and lip gloss. Find this, for $38, at Birmingham’s newest specialty gift shop, Trove Design Co.
Green fringe earrings
When we’re in a hurry but still want to look glam, we love popping a pair of statement earrings on and we’re out the door. The versatile color and unique beading of this pair brings much-needed interest to an otherwise understated outfit or dresses up your best look! Can we get one in every color possible, please?! Find these, for $32, at The Impeccable Pig.
Animal print and mosaic Fouta towel
A giant beach towel is something you’ll need all summer long, so you might as well find one that’s just as cute as it is functional! Not only is this one large enough to share, but it’s also SO soft and comfortable. Whether you’re at the pool, the lake or the beach, this vibrant towel will definitely be a hit with all your friends and family. Personalize your beach towel with a standard monogram up to 4” for an additional $11. Find this, for $62, at B.Bayer.
Summer hair care
While we love the summer sun, our hair certainly doesn’t. Hair care is important all year long, but with the added stress of the sun, humidity and salt water (or even worse, chlorine), it’s important to add a few more steps to your hair care routine. We’re loving the new summer line by Davines that protects hair from all the damage a day by the water can bring. Find this line, ranging from $24 to $29, at The Collective in Pepper Place.
FOR THE HOME
Greenery dinner dishes
Summer nights were made for cookouts with family and friends, and no celebration would be complete without festive dishware. We love these summer-inspired plates for any BBQ, birthday or simple date night in. Be the “hostess with the mostess” by serving up the most delicious meals on these beautiful plates. Find a set of four, for $144, at Bromberg’s.
Poppy flower garden kit
A favorite summer activity for the whole family is tending to a garden and growing beautiful flowers, plants and maybe even some veggies or herbs. If you don’t have a green thumb, you’re in luck. This poppy flower garden kit is self-watering and virtually maintenance free! You’ll be a gardening pro in no time. Find it for $14 at Wild Things.
Beach-themed tea towel
From witty quotes to idyllic stitching of beautiful views, you can’t go wrong with a summer-themed tea towel or two in your kitchen. Even if your home isn’t on the beach, you can always pretend! Find this, for $14.50, at The Mercantile by Miller.
Watermelon throw pillow
Watermelons are an indisputable summer staple. At parties, you’ll eat them … in your home, you’ll brighten up your couch with the sweet, pink fruit. This throw pillow’s light and bright color scheme will have you feeling like you’re on vacation in no time. Find this, for $38, at Wrapsody.
FROM SB SHOP
Genuinely, G stationery
This adorable set of 25 notecards with envelopes is perfect for sending some good old-fashioned “snail mail” to a friend or loved one. Shop four different styles, including these precious “Hi Buddy” cards, in SB Shop. The set of 25 is $40.