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18 Cool Things JS Editors Are Buying This July

We're not ashamed to admit we've got a thing for shopping, especially in the summer. We could spend hours online searching for that perfect beach dress, swimsuit, stylish pair of sunnies... the list goes on. If you're like us (and we think you are), let our July editors' picks inspire your next splurge.

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Lindsey Olander, Senior Editor

“This summer is heating up in a major way, so light, sleeveless dresses are all I can think about throwing on these days. I love the simple straps on this one from & Other Stories. I’ve also just added Le Labo’s black tea-scented lotion to my morning bathroom ritual—my skin has never felt healthier!”


David Hattan, Photo Editor

“The first thing I’m going to treat myself to this month: some new sunglasses. I’ve been wearing a cheap pair for a while now and I’m due for an upgrade. I’m also picking up this just-released duffle bag from Peak Design. I have a trip to Barcelona coming up, and this expandable pack will be perfect for accommodating everything I buy there. Lastly, I’m grabbing this super easy cold brew kit so I can keep my iced coffee addiction going all summer long.”


Jackie Homan, Editorial Assistant

“This summer, I’m ditching my handbag and wearing this elevated leather fanny pack from STATE Bags in its place—it’s such an easy hands-free option, and it makes any outfit a little cooler. I also have my eye on these Gorjana earrings as an alternative to my wear-everyday hoops; I love the retro look of them. As for beauty, I can’t get enough of Japanese skincare line Kitao, which includes an amazing cleansing cream, essence lotion, and facial cream, all made with superfood ingredients like matcha and chia.”


Gretchen Dorosz, Senior Photo Editor

“I recently bought a few tops from Dôen that I absolutely love—up next I have this feminine summer dress on my wishlist. I’ve also had my eye on these unbelievably cool yet understated Birkenstock x Il Dolce Far Niente Arizona suede sandals for weeks, but to be honest I probably won’t be pulling the trigger anytime soon (because $430!). And since you can never have too many shoes, I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect white sneakers and just decided that these OG slip-ons were the ones. Classic, cool, inexpensive—you really can’t go wrong with Vans.”


Tyler Schoeber, Production Specialist

“July is the first time in months that I finally have nothing planned—I can’t even express how excited I am for some good at-home R&R. During my weekend staycations I’m planning to focus on myself, starting by changing up my skin routine with this vegan tea tree oil from The Body Shop. I’ve used this product in the past and loved it, so I’m excited to get back to nourishing my skin the way I used to. In my free time, I’m also planning on using my fine arts degree (for once) and snapping some film photos with a medium format Holga camera. It’s a really cool transitional piece I purchased after getting a bit bored with 35mm, and I can’t wait to give it a spin.”


Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor

“I have a couple of dress-up events this summer and found this great leopard-spotted chiffon mini dress that I love. It’s so playful and breezy.”


Elizabeth Mullen, Marketing Specialist

“Out of my recent purchases, I’m most excited about these fun red earrings from Madewell—I’m planning to wear them with a simple white tee. I also picked up some new summer workout-wear from Outdoor Voices. I went with the blue and green Plunge Bra and Hunter Warmup Shorts—so cute!”



Kate Reynolds, Senior Product Manager

“I think natural deodorant is too big of a risk. I don’t marinate food items overnight in mason jars. But, recently I succumbed to the crunchiest trend of all time: Birkenstocks. Do I pair these puppies with my best sundress? No. But, you’d be surprised how many Birk wardrobe opportunities present themselves throughout the week. Jumping in the car to grab a coffee on Saturday morning. Taking my mini schnauzer for his evening walk. Ripping weeds out of the garden. Don’t underestimate the power of the comfortable, casual summer sandal.

I also recently got in my car and drove to an actual department store to try on swimsuits for an upcoming weekend at the lake. I wrestled with one-pieces for 45 minutes and on multiple occasions said out loud, “What is this made of? Waterproof tissue paper?” I hadn’t been swimsuit shopping in a while, but it seemed like the quality took a real nosedive off a cliff. Since then, I’ve taken my search online. If you’re a citizen of the internet or a connoisseur of social media, chances are you’ve seen approximately 2,543 ads for Summersalt. Not since Rothys have I been targeted so many times by one brand online. Well, Summersalt’s marketing team can rejoice. Over the weekend, I pulled the trigger on a suit. Why? I saw one ad that claimed the brand has taken over 1.5 million body measurements from 10,000 women to inform their cut. Surely if they’re going to such great lengths to perfect the fit, they won’t use garbage fabric. (Fingers crossed).”


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