Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: I go through body scrubs at double the speed in summer, and I rarely care what I’m slathering on. But I just made it a point to pick up The Body Shop’s piña colada-scented exfoliator, because it’s giving back in a big way. For a limited time, purchases made from the brand will help to restore—and protect—a square meter of rainforest in Vietnam. So even if you don’t like piña coladas, I’m sure there’s a cult-classic product lurking on their shelves that you need to stock up on for a good cause (White Musk Perfume Oil anyone?).
Buy It! The Body Shop Piñita Colada Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub, $24; thebodyshop-usa.com
VON HOLZHAUSEN WHITE DRAWSTRING BAG
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: Now that it’s officially summer, it’s time to invest in a nice summer bag (and you can’t go wrong with a white bag!). I’m really into the new Malibu-based bag brand, von Holzhausen. Minimal and modern, these bags are classic and perfect for every day. And an added bonus — a portion of every purchase goes to California women in need!
Buy It! $595; vonholzhausen.com
ALALA Custom Captain Tights
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: As someone who’s more into the “leisure” part of athleisure, I wear workout pants to do everything but actually workout. So the more stylish they are, the better. I recently discovered the brand ALALA, which is made with high-endurance fabrics and has an amazing fit, but above all, looks really cool. And now, you can customize their popular “Captain Tights” and even add a reflective monogram. Perfect for running at night or running to brunch at noon.
Buy It! ALALA Custom Captain Tights, $185; alalastyle.com
KEDS X BIRCHBOX CHAMPION SHOES
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: I’ve long been on the lookout for a cute commute shoe, and I’ve found them! The unique pattern on these contains my three favorite colors to wear in the summer (white, navy and sky blue) so even though they’re printed, I can make them work with most of my closet. They also come in a solid sky blue if that’s more your speed. Bonus: If you’re a Birchbox member, you can get $15 off these!
Buy It! Keds x Birchbox Champion Shoes, $60; birchbox.com
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: Three things are constant in life: Death, taxes, and my refusal to iron anything. There’s no room in my apartment for the equipment. Thus, a steamer is a non-negotiable in my linen cabinet, and I was recently introduced to the Bentley of steamers, which also happens to be super-portable (no more rolling equipment with the tank that never seems truly clean), comes with a few genius features (like a creaser) and has a turbo mode for when you’re really in a hurry (me, every morning). My last excuse to pretend like wrinkles were just part of my aesthetic is finally gone.
Buy It! Conair Turbo Extreme Steamer, $59.99; target.com
SKINNYDIP LONDON BACKPACK
Brittany Talarico, Style News Editor: My favorite part about this backpack (aside from the faux croc finish and tassel zippers)? Its size! It fits so much and looks luxe in person, making it a great buy for the reasonable price tag.
Buy It! Skinnydip London Black Croc Backpack, $60; skinnydiplondon.com
ISA TAPIA STUDDED HEELS
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: Nothing is worse than having an amazing pair of heels that sit in your closet because they’re too difficult to walk in. These Isa Tapia studded sandals are the perfect height — short enough you can run around in them all day, but still give the look of a heel. I love them so much that I bought them in two colors!
Buy It! Isa Tapia “Chantal” heels, $395; bloomingdales.com
WELLECO NOURISHING PROTEIN
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: It’s May, which means I’ve officially, if foolishly, succumbed to this whole “beach body” mentality and am desperately grasping at anything and everything that will make me feel fitter and fast. So basically, my new official motto for summer has become: If it’s good enough for Elle Macpherson, it’s good enough for me. I’ve been drinking her Alkalizing Greens powder from WelleCo. for about a month now and love it, but as July 4th swiftly approaches, I’ve decided it’s time to double down with her Nourishing Protein. Now if the powder’s chocolate flavoring could just trick my brain into believing I’m actually eating a Twix bar.
Buy It! WelleCo The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein in Chocolate, $70; welleco.com
STONE FOX BRIDE X ICONERY NECKLACE
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer/Reporter: There’s usually that one wear-everywhere necklace I never take off the entire summer, and I already know this snake pendant is going to be the piece of 2016. I love that the snake design is different from everything in my jewelry box and that it’s versatile enough to match with everything else in my collection.
Buy It: Stone Fox Bride x Iconery Snake Pendant Necklace, $95; iconery.com