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Shop ’til You Drop: Looking the Part for Your Hamptons Close-up

Summer is well under way and if you haven’t yet updated your swimwear NIBI-MTK (21 Ocean View Terrace, Montauk) is here to help. The new store specializes in swim, tunics, maxis, cover-ups, vintage clothing, jewelry and beach accessories—in other words, it’s the perfect pre-Ditch Plains stopover.

Pre-beach, work out your gams in Brooks Urban Run Tights (brooksrunning.com). Made of supportive stretch fabric, they’re top-of-the-line when it comes to holding everything in place and can absorb sweat even on the warmest summer days. Ditto for Stance (stance.com), known for their uniquely patterned socks, which are available in technologically advanced styles designed for sports.

Shoe-wise the brand to sport is Athletic Propulsion Labs (athleticpropulsionlabs.com). Their shoes have been causing serious waves ever since word broke that they were banned by the NBA for giving players an advantage. Not only do their shoes give your run-of-the-mill sneakers a run for their money design-wise (even the most sedentary Hamptonite will be inspired by their designs), APL’s internationally recognized, patented technology can actually help improve speed and performance.

While all of the aforementioned items are designed with sweat-wicking properties, checkout Mama Mio’s new Clean Slate Workout Swipe (mioskincare.com), to rid yourself of any excess dirt, sweat or makeup—no water or shower required (i.e. waste no time between Soulcycle and Ruschmeyer’s).

Looking for a place to put your new buys to use? Juja Active, the curated activewear retailer that opened Memorial Day weekend in Southampton, has expanded its retail presence with its first studio outposts at Hamptons Hot Yoga  (2415 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton) and HOT’auk Yoga (649 Montauk Hwy, Montauk).

Josie Maran’s set of Five Argan Oil Infused Hawaiian Body Oil ($35 at Super Saturday favorite, QVC) will also help freshen and relax in between Hamptons activities. Lightly scented with tropical fragrances, these mini skin-soothers will work to hydrate as they perfume your skin.

Now, it can’t be stressed enough, is also the time to load up on sunscreen. We love Soleil Toujours (soleiltoujours.com) for their swanky packaging and because their products are made from natural and organic ingredients that will protect without irritating or weighing down skin. The line is also formulated with anti-aging ingredients to help tackle past damage, while their fast absorbing formulations will make application anything but a chore.

Face and body aren’t all you need to protect now that the sun is out. Protect hair with Alterna Haircare’s Beach Collection (shop.alternahaircare.com). The limited edition collection provides UV protection while combating the damaging effects of the sun, pool and saltwater. The most notable among the line’s products—all of which are Brazilian Mango and Coconut Milk scented—is Summer Sun-Kissed Smooth ($22). The multi-tasking styling cream is designed to control frizz and protect against UV damage while giving hair a subtle shimmer.

For a healthy alternative to a favorite summertime snack checkout Buff Bake (buffbake.com). The brand makes a variety of peanut and almond butters using only clean ingredients. They’re also enhanced with whey protein, chia and flax seeds making them a perfect sweet indulgence as your work on your summer bod.

On the drinking front, did you know that June is national iced tea month? If you’re looking for new summer refreshment idea look no further than the Gardens, a new take on iced tea by Palais des Thés (palaisdesthes.com). Composed of up to 14 fruits, flowers, and aromatic plants, each blend has a high content of fruits and flowers, making them aromatic even if you drown your tea in ice.

Satisfy your craving for new shoes this summer with a pair of Jack Rogers Jellies! The Georgica Jelly is the perfect version of the brand’s iconic sandal, but in a waterproof design so you can wear them to the pool or beach! New this year, the sandal is available in a variety of bright colors. Of course, I had to try the white sandal, as nothing says summer in the Hamptons like an all-white wardrobe. Perfect for hopping from the beach to a soiree. For more information, visit jackrogersusa.com.

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