We’ve made our own snazzy selection.
In association with BLOC.
Set & match
Dresses are the one-and-done of the wardrobe department, offering a complete solution that’s so easy to slip into yet somehow makes you look as if you made a major effort. This summer, we’re extending the principle to coordinated separates such as these, which score bonus points for being able to be mixed if you’re not in the mood to match. Dip into dopamine dressing (and decorating, with pieces like this sofa in top-quality fabric with touchable curves in all the right places) while you’re at it, by buying yours in colours, prints and textures that really put a smile on your dial.
FROM TOP Whistleblower shirt, $240; Sweet on Me shorts, $170, hej-hej.co. With Ease shirt, $149, and skirt, $169, essethelabel.co.nz. Berne sofa, $6499, boconcept.com. All available at BLOC, bloc.co.nz.
Home & dry
Speaking of texture, plush towels don’t guarantee happiness, but they come close. This Turkish one is extra-soft and looks so good we hope you’re inspired to use it at the pool, at the beach and at home as well. Swimming towels have upped their game of late and many are now key contenders for bathrooms, where typically neutral schemes can be enlivened with statement designs.
Look & see
Appreciating the artistry of everyday objects is a skill you can hone by taking the time to take notice and by buying well. These stained-glass creations are gorgeous to have and to hold, and even more so when they catch the light, so consider keeping them where their reflected hues can be admired.