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These Are Your Summer Must-Haves

  • Kempt Staff

Must Haves

If you can’t quite put your finger on why things are feeling more summery on Kempt today, we’d like to direct your attention to the left column (you might want to scroll a bit).

We’ve got a fresh crop of seasonal must-haves at the ready for your impending summer adventures. Some can be ordered, while others will require a little creativity and stylishness, but most of all, they’re here to serve as inspiration for the warmer months to come.

Allow us to show you the way to the greatest summer ever.

Drive InDrive-In Theater Tickets: It’s not summer unless you spend at least one warm night sitting under the stars, enjoying a show. (The judges will also accept: a concert in the park, an outdoor theater production or any outdoor movie setup in general.)

BoatsKeys to a Boat: Whether you know a guy, or you’ve commandeered a rental for the day—get out on the water.

SwimsuitA Printed Swimsuit: Now that tailored go-anywhere swimsuits have become de rigueur on beaches and at poolside bars, it’s time to up the ante with a spectacular photographic print from Orlebar Brown.

HotdogA Ballpark Dog: Go to a baseball game. Have a beer (or three). Have a hot dog. Repeat as necessary.

Slip n slideA Slip ’N Slide: Just some good old-fashioned summer fun (and more portable than a rooftop pool).

FlingsA Summer Fling: Luckily, we put together a handy guide on how to update your summer fling game now that school is no longer in session.

HookyAn Office-Hooky Alibi: Some days are just too perfect to be spent indoors, and this is when you’ll need a good reason to head out early—like having to pick up that imaginary child of yours from summer school.

ShoesWhite Suede Bluchers: Like these, courtesy of a collaboration between Need Supply and legendary shoemakers Alden.