With warm weather seemingly here to stay, you had best line up the wardrobe to match it. And that doesn’t just mean stuff that functions beautifully; it’s gotta look great, too. What better way to catch the eye of a summer fling, after all? Thankfully, the following items will serve you well on both fronts at the beach, the boardwalk, the backyard BBQ and beyond…
G-SHOCK G-STEEL GSTB100D-1A ($400): Don’t let that pretty face fool you—G-SHOCK’s latest timepiece is more than ready for adventure. Shock resistant, solar powered and water resistant up to 200 meters, this watch will keep ticking no matter where you take it. And Bluetooth tech that acquires precise time info via an internet time server ensures you’ll never be late for a hot date.
Tenth Street Hats Miami Vice Cap ($35): A broad brim shields you from the sun, while a bold pattern not only gets you noticed, it also puts those around you in a relaxed and festive mood. Therefore this tropical-themed polyester snapback fits the bill, so to speak.
Native Eyewear El Jefe Sunglasses ($109): Sure, these shades ooze retro style. But that’s not all. The most innovative and advanced polarized lens on the market provides unmatched UV protection and blocks up four times more infrared light than regular polarized specs. Translation: You’ll not only look sharp, you’ll see sharp, too.
Mack Weldon Board Short ($98): These boardies may rock a camouflage pattern, but you’ll be anything but invisible in them. The quick-dry, four-way stretch fabric team up with the drawcord and left/right side tabs will keep you comfy and confident from the morning surf session to the evening bonfire.
Reef HT Prints Flip-flops ($35): Stand your ground in these stylish sandals, which boast soft nubuck uppers, a contour EVA footbed with anatomical arch support and grippy molded outsoles. That’s just the combo you need to stroll, strut and casually crush all comers in a “friendly” game of cornhole.
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