6 books to read for a summer escape

with summer temps ticking up and travel plans on hold, we’re escaping this month by reading. as grace atwood put so well, “it is important to read books with a main character whose perspective is different from your own.” we are sharing a few books on our list, alongside what we’ll be wearing as we explore other places through these stories. 
 
we also want to send virtual hugs to each of you after a difficult few weeks. we’ve started down a path of listening, learning and reforming so that we can move forward as an inclusive brand. for more on our pledge to do better and advocate for justice, please read our latest instagram post.
   
 
1. swing time by zadie smith
setting: from london to new york and west africa
pair with: 

antibes dress in punch

brother vellies selma sandal in eartha

hoop earrings from folklore

 "meredith" sunglasses by transparent

 

2. you me everything by jane costello

setting: hills of the dordogne valley, france

pair with:

corsica

stacking rings by Soko

bembien "nola bag"

sandals by intentionally blank 

cuyana hat

 

3. the vanishing half by brit bennett

setting: the deep south to california

pair with:

mallorca top 

lm white armadillo earrings 

gold ear cuffs by oma the label

zou xou lagos sandals in olive

 

4. such a fun age by kiley reid

setting: modern day Philly

pair with:

mendoza dress

gold cuff by soko

aaks basket bag

beek slides

jade swim one piece

 

5. just kids by patti smith

setting: new york's art scene in the ‘60s and ‘70s

pair with:

woodstock top + short

le specs ivory shades

vans old skool sneakers

clare v. sandy bag

 

6. call me by your name by andré aciman 

setting: summer on the italian riviera

pair with:

antibes dress 

cesta bag 

park story sunglasses

shekudo mules

June 18, 2020 by Kathryn Humphries
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