Hooray! It’s finally here! Memorial Day unofficially kicks off summer and conjures up so many happy childhood memories: watching parades, running through sprinklers, hearing the approaching jingle of an ice cream truck, setting up a lemonade stand, capturing fireflies, riding boogie boards, slurping watermelon, building sandcastles, toasting marshmallows over a campfire, and more.
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And, then, there are the adult summer pleasures: lying in a hammock, going sailing, traveling abroad, aimlessly, stopping by farm stands, sipping cocktails on the deck, perusing yard sales and flea markets, dining al fresco, reading silly novels under a beach umbrella, going to outdoor concerts, tending to a garden, attending all kinds of reunions, driving with the top down. Ahhh…
While the grown-up activities are certainly fun, there is no better time to tap your inner child by wearing something whimsical. How about a skirt covered with pink flamingos, a handbag that looks like a picnic basket, lemon-drop earrings or sandals decorated with colorful pompoms and charms? Starting now, you have 15 weekends to enjoy before Labor Day. So here are 15 finds to put a smile on your face and get your summer started.
1. J. Crew Skirt
2. Soludos Shoes
3. ÊTRE CÉCILE T-Shirt
4. Tory Burch Pants
5. DOLCE & GABBANA Earrings
6. MARY KATRANTZOU Clutch
$350 (originally $500); matchesfashion.com
7. MABU BY MARIA BK Sandals
8. MES DEMOISELLES Dress
9. Sophia Webster Sandals
$263 (originally $375); saksfifthavenue.com
10. Gap Tee
$21 (originally $27); gap.com
11. EUGENIA KIM Hat
12. ANYA HINDMARCH Tote
$479 (originally $795); barneys.com
13. VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM Top
14. Frances Valentine Bag
$228) (originally $325); bloomingdales.com
15. J. Crew Sandals