It's not possible to make it through summer -- or the rest of the year -- without the perfect white T. Gap has it this season for $12.50. With a slim stretch fit, higher neckline and shorter sleeves, it works with the shortest of shorts, under sweaters, at the gym or with your favorite suit. Since the T works with everything, you may want more than one. Other colors? But of course: sand, black, coffee, summer clay and blue smoke.
Available at Gap stores nationwide.
Summer of love
Summer's here -- so stash away your heavier winter fumes for something new and light. Maybe even one with a little spice? Try Sui Love, Anna Sui's new fragrance.
It's all about bottled love. Love fuels desire, says Sui, and it's what inspired her to create her new scent.
Sui Love is a mix of floral and fruity notes, including Italian violet, passion fruit and Egyptian jasmine. The butterfly shape of the bottle is Sui's signature design symbol -- used throughout her clothing lines, accessory collections and even in her boutiques.
She hopes her fragrance will bring out life's most romantic and passionate moments. And who wouldn't like a summer filled with both?
Available at www.sephora.com and Anna Sui boutiques nationwide ($38.00 for 1.7 ounces and $49.00 for 3.4 ounces).
Looking at life through rose-colored glasses
Life is looking rosy these days, thanks to Tommy Hilfiger's new eyewear collection.
In keeping with his tradition, Hilfiger continues to incorporate athleticism and hints of vintage prep in his designs -- even those for sunglasses.
This season's pink and purple wrap shield lenses ($45) look great on the beach, bike path or tennis court. His rose-colored frames and matching lenses are ideal for bopping around town or strolling down a country lane.
But don't think for a minute that these pretty pink shades will provide you with any real protection from the sun's bright UV rays. They are for looks only.
Available at major department stores.
The perfect pale
Trends come and go -- especially in nail colors. Remember the minty-green and blue hues from a few seasons ago?
With summer comes a large array of new colors, and despite all the hot offerings, warmer months call for the classic standby: a perfect pale nail.
It is strongest in the palest of pinks, blushes and nudes, with a cream finish. Our favorites include:
* Chanel's Natural Pink #87 ($16)
* Clinique's Gloss-wear Nail Enamel in Buffy ($9)
* Cover Girl's Nailslicks in Peek a Boo Pink ($2.50)
* Alchemy's Nail Potion in Astralagus($10). Call 800-793-LIFE to order this one directly.