Above: Jonathan Adler Luxembourg Horse beach towel ($88)
1. Surf Style
The arrival of South Moon Under underscores Westport’s “beach community” status; it is the first Connecticut location for the fashion-forward boutique that began as a Maryland surf shop in 1968. BB Dakota, Splendid, Joe’s and Free People are just some of the coveted brands to be found here. Trending for summer? Maxi skirts, ’90s-inspired denim jackets and colorful prints.
14 Post Road East, Westport, 203-557-8332
2. Hidden Gem
Unearth the latest jewelry trends and figure out how to make them your own with help from JL Rocks’s style-maven-in-residence, Dori Bomback. In her personal shopper role, Dori will help men pick the perfect present and women spot (or design!) a standout selection from the boutique’s treasure chest of jewels. The current direction of fine jewelry is glamour with an edge, and Dori, with a retail resume that includes Kate Spade, Henri Bendel and Prada, is just the well-accessorized Westporter to lead the way.
292 Post Road East, Westport, 203-454-4541
3. Beach Bold
One way to make a statement in the sand is to sun yourself atop one of Jonathan Adler’s new beach towels. Rich jewel tones of teal and magenta or purple and orange are the perfect backdrop for a sleek swimsuit and guarantee that friends can find you surfside, be it on Compo Beach or Capri.
166 Main Street, Westport, 203-221-4547
4. Go For The Gold
Add a touch of shimmer with A La Plage Nice sandals from Joie. They’re great beachside and pair well with the flowers in bloom at the shop. The brand is introducing beautiful watercolor floral print on silk tops, dresses and even a romper. The versatility makes them as wearable for a garden gathering as for a girls’ night out.
48 Post Road East, Westport, 203-682-0409
5. From The Style Writer
Created to deliver quick peeks at must-own fashion, beauty and home essentials, the new web video series Selective Eye aims to show an item or two per week that you may not have known existed but soon won’t want to live without. True townies will notice that the series is named after the shop on Main Street frequented for all things fashion-forward in the ’80s.