When spring rolls in, heralding summer — which, in the blink of an eye, will grace the calendar and our lives — our spirits start to soar, especially after the relentless winter that pummeled Gotham. Feeling gleeful on the inside, we seek out togs and accessories for the outside that reflect our inner joy. Sun and fun, they just naturally go together. Here are some brightly colored summer “supplies” that can help you set that cheerful, sprightly mood.
The ideal getaway duffel for July 4th aboard your yacht or dinghy, Paul & Shark’s “Nautical Flag” weekender, measuring 11” x 23” x 10”, is constructed from a durable polyester with leather trim, in a sporty marine-themed print. $925. 667 Madison Avenue (61st Street); 212-452-9868; paulshark.it
The stylish “Veronica” straw-braid chapeau, from Whitworth Hats, features an eight-inch-wide, wired brim; a built-in ultraviolet protection factor of 50+; and an inner, adjustable sweat band for a flawless fit. It is the perfect way to look chic and still be protected from the summer sun. Solid colors, $350; stripes, $450. 255 West 36th Street (Seventh/Eighth Avenues); 917-435-5076; whitworthhats.com
Delman Shoes always seems to design a line of must-have models and this season, among the many beauties offered, is “Lithe,” an all-leather charming flat. With its scalloped, feminine throat/topline, it is available in sassy and subtle colors for summer: Mint, blush pink, cantaloupe, misty blue, a hot metallic, and of course, black. $298. To locate a retailer, call 866-237-3406; delmanshoes.com
From Solstice Sunglasses, a Jimmy Choo design, “Lu/S,” is awash in a cascade of crystals and studs, against an acetate base in a gentle lavender shade. $395. 500 Fifth Avenue (42nd/43rd Streets); 646-679-4888; solsticesunglasses.com
The fabric of the “Plato” shirt in an “exploded” and textured gingham was inspired by yard goods in the Thomas Pink archives. The 100%-cotton shirt, cut in Pink’s slim fit, features a two-button cuff and is available in seven striking colorways, including this stunning lilac/white. $195. 520 Madison Avenue (53rd Street); 212-838-1928; 63 Wall Street (Hanover Street); 212-514-7683; thomaspink.com