by Erica Sanae

The wind in our hair, sun on our face, and sand between our toes- summer is our favorite feel-good season of the year. When temperatures soar, there's nothing better than heading to the beach and kicking off your shoes to enjoy the warm weather. Here are our fave five pieces that evoke the free spirit of summer.


Recess Dress Code Seaside Sun She Sells Sea Shells Miss Dior Peach Bucket Hat

We love this adorable basket hat by Christian Dior for Miss Dior. Part flowerpot, part bucket, and all fun, this structured straw topper is a cheeky statement-maker. We love pairing this hat with large overiszed sunglasses to complete the incognito beach look, and we would pair with an aqua gingham two-piece.


Recess Dress Code Seaside Sun She Sells Sea Shells Walborg Gold Metal Horn Shell Minaudiere

An avid shell collector knows they need a good basket to hold their bounty. This shell-shaped metal bag by Walborg is perfect to carry your shell stash- or just your daily essentials. We love the sculpted shape, which adds organic metallic shine to any look.


Recess Dress Code Seaside Sun She Sells Sea Shells Cora Jacobs Straw Shell Clutch Purse

A great straw bag is clutch- but a brilliantly hued one adorned with shells really makes a statement. This bold blue straw shell envelope clutch by Cora Jacobs adds just the right amount of beach to any look and is large enough to hold your daily necessities. While our ideal look with this bag would be with a gauzy sundress and sandals while exploring the sandy beaches of greece (a girl can dream!), it works with pretty much anything for that effortless summer je ne sais quoi.

Recess Dress Code Seaside Sun She Sells Sea Shells Kenneth Lane Polished Glass Collar Necklace

This polished glass necklace by Kenneth Lane is like finding a great piece of sea glass- but better. Polished smooth and satisfyingly weighty, all we want to do is run our hands over the glass stones of this collar necklace. Paired with a straw hat and linen blouse, this piece adds shining structure to a breezy look. 


Recess Dress Code Seaside Sun She Sells Sea Shells Rene Caovilla Beaded Suntan Satin Shoe Set

Silky suntan satins are perfect with tanned summer skin. These beaded sandals and bag by René Caovilla  are a sophisticated take on a festive beach party, and were made to accompany your glowing skin. The delicate silhouette of the strappy sandals pair equally as well with denim shorts as a fitted cocktail dress. Be prepared to dance those long summer nights away!