Team Picks: David's Summer Essentials



Creative Director David shares his favorite summer must-haves and resources for looking good this summer, whether in Midtown, Manhattan or East Hampton, Long Island. 

Birkenstocks in Black EVA $35.00 

These are my go-to summer footwear - perfect for the city or the Hamptons. They're super lightweight and waterproof so you can rinse them off after laying on the beach or after you accidentally step in the murky puddle at the corner of 57th street and 3rd ave. 

SMALL OVAL RING BY STUDIO SOPHIA SOPHIA $35.00

Jewelry designer Sophia Readling creates large colorful rings, necklaces, and earrings from brass and multi colored resin. I love the small oval ring in turquoise; it's reminiscent of southwestern jewelry but feels a bit more modern. The number of color options are overwhelming in the best way possible. 

ALDER NEW YORK NATURAL BEESWAX POMADE $20.00   

Nothing looks more foolish than being all greased up and stuffy looking when you're at the beach, which is why I love our Natural Beeswax Pomade. It's a non-greasy formula that leaves your hair looking neat and tidy but still beach appropriate.

WHITE LINEN SHIRT BY VINCE $185.00

Linen is my go to fiber for the season. Anything linen, preferably in white, makes it into my summer wardrobe. This Vince button up shirt provides the perfect balance between hot weather casual and sartorially savvy. It can easily go from the beach to dinner, and its breathable construction guarantees you won't be drenched in sweat.  

ORLEBAR BROWN NAVY SHORTEST LENgth SWIM SHORTS $225.00

Orlebar Brown makes some of the best swimwear. They offer an extensive selection of colors and lengths, making it easy to find exactly what your looking for. My pick is the navy shortest shorts because as the saying goes: "Sky's out, thighs out!" 

COMES AND GOES PAPER BRAID TRAVELER HAT $148.71

When I was in Tokyo everyone looked insanely stylish. The women were dressed from head-to-toe in designer apparel, done-up hair, and full make-up. The men carried leather bags and everyone wore hats. The most prevalent headwear was the wide brimmed floppy kind, which infiltrated my wardrobe within a few days. Ever since wide brimmed hats have been my go to accessory. 

AMAGANSETT BuOYS TOTE BAG BY IN SEArCH OF GOOD THINGS $22.00

I shot this image of buoys hanging on a fence outside of one of my favorite Southfolk restaurants. In need of a beach tote I uploaded the photo to my Society6 page and now I have the perfect nautical beach bag.