Tees, hoodies and more from Mel's Drive-In and Lauren Moshi are hot and delicious for summer.
Plus, freshen up your skin with Botnia's California Redwood Hydrosol, make a splash in sustainable retro swimsuits from Seea x Outerknown and unleash your inner Keke Palmer with bold summer shades from Zenni.
Side of fries and a shake to go with your Lauren Moshi x Mel's Drive-In tee?
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San Francisco has long held a special place in its heart for Mel's Drive-In. After all, the original '50s diner/drive-through was born here in 1947. Now you can get those nostalgic feels with a modern twist thanks to an all-American collab between Mel's and Lauren Moshi—a brand known for its original hand-drawn designs, and adored by fashion-y celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker, Emma Roberts and Reese Witherspoon. This new collection of T-shirts, tanks, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jackets and hats stars old-school diner designs, as well 1950s and '60s-era cars and trucks. Perfect for cruising with the top down, obviously. // Shop tees for men and women ($97 to $297) at laurenmoshi.com.
Treat your skin to a refreshing summer spritz: California Redwood Hydrosol from Botnia.
(Courtesy of Botnia)
Launched this week, California Redwood Hydrosol is the perfect summer skin saver. Handcrafted in Botnia Skincare's Sausalito lab, it has one ingredient—ethically harvested Sequoia Sempervirens, which is California Redwood to you and me. In folk medicine, redwood is revered for its natural anti-fungal properties and robust immune system that enhances skin's natural defenses.
The mist was created for all skin types—dry, aging, oily, normal, sensitive—but is especially great for inflamed or acne-prone. How to use it? Simply apply morning and night to clean skin before moisturizing and bask in the glow. Hot tip from Botnia's founder/CEO/ holistic skin expert Justine Kahn: "Store it in the fridge and spritz on a hot day. Heaven." // The hydrosol is $42 and can be purchased online at botniaskincare.com.
Calling all surfer girls! Dive into these (responsibly) made-in-Cali swimsuits from Seea x Outerknown.
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When two eco-conscious surf-centric brands come together with a professional surfer to create a swim collection inspired by the Olympics and other 1970s and '80s sporting events, we're all in. The players in said scenario are Seea, Outerknown and Sage Erickson, respectively. All three are based in the Golden State and know precisely what makes a functional and fashionable suit.
The long-sleeve, high-neck Dara surf suit ($170) is perfect when you need extra coverage. The retro-athletic Games suit ($145) is a flattering one-piece with deep scoop neck and high-cut leg. And the Freestyle top ($90) and bottom ($80) are super versatile. All suits are rated UPF 30+ to 50+, and the fabric is a blend of 80 percent recycled polyester and 20 percent spandex, which reduces water usage and saves resources. Added bonus: Seea provides repairs and recycling for all suits. // Shop online at outerknown.com or at theseea.com
Frame your summer mood with fresh eyewear from Keke Palmer x Zenni.
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Forget about whatever nonsense her partner has to say about her clothing. Crazy talented actress-singer-producer-podcaster Keke Palmer is all about accessories—especially the ones that sit on her face. "Anyone who knows me knows that glasses are a huge part of my day-to-day style...they allow me to express myself through the different moods that make me who I am," she explains. Exactly why she was born to take on her newest role as brand ambassador for Novato-based Zenni.
Her first collection/campaign, Summer Love, features bold, colorful sunnies and Rx glasses reflecting the season—and Palmer's vibrant statement-making style. Whether you're headed to the pool, boardroom, or beachside happy hour there's a frame to fit. We're gaga for these purple aviators. // Shop online at zennioptical.com.