3 Pieces to Invest in This Summer

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It’s hard to justify investing in summer apparel when BBQ stains are as probable as upper lip sweat; the ocean swallows sunglasses like a ravenous pelican at low tide; and some clothing — ahem, swimsuits — barely cover our behinds. “$300 for a bikini!?!?” is a phrase frequently uttered at the start of every beach season, and the dramatized horror that follows suit (no pun intended) is understandable. Shelling out three weeks of grocery money for something you’ll wear three months out of the entire year isn’t exactly frugal, but it isn’t idiotic either. Investment pieces don’t always feel good while your credit card is gliding through the machine, but they’re designed to last and make you feel and look like your best self.

So beyond a pool pass and an air conditioning bill, what’s worth spending more than a bottle of rosé on in the summer? We’ve narrowed it down to three pieces: a bathing suit (hear us out), a beach/pool cover-up, and a day-to-night dress.

Invest In: The Swimsuit

While it may feel silly to spend more than $100 on a swimsuit, it’s actually great for the psyche. When you’re gracing the public in next-to-nothing, it’s crucial that you feel amazing. Brands like Lisa Marie Fernandez and Marysia do just that by creating universally flattering swimwear that not only lasts, but feels great on the body, too.

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Left to right: Dolce & Gabbana Carretto-print balconette swimsuit, Solid & Striped Poppy Delevigne tie swimsuit, Zimmermann Swim Belle triangle bikini, Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy stripe bikini.

Invest In: The Beach Cover-Up

Similarly, investing in a gorgeous cover-up may seem indulgent, but when else do you get to wear a floor-sweeping caftan? Feeling glamorous on the beach shouldn’t end with your swimsuit and you deserve to wear something more luxurious than a towel when the sun ducks behind a cloud.

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Left to right: Nightcap seashell lace caftan, Lemlem Freya sheer striped caftan, Natori floral-print lounge caftan, Oscar de la Renta v-neck caftan.

Invest In: The Summer Dress

Finally, a dress that can transition from day-to-night is perhaps the soundest summer investment you can make. The days are longer and seep into the night, which makes the idea of “going home to change” extremely unappealing. So find a dress that feels as appropriate for a backyard barbecue as it does a summer wedding, and if the price tag feels a little steep just close your eyes and swipe the card. Like all the investments mentioned here, we promise it will be worth it.

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Left to right: Caroline Constas Bardot dress, Alice + Olivia Ali crossover cotton dress, Diane Von Furstenberg Prita dress, Kate Spade sea ferns dress.

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