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Summer essentials from Tuscany

From sunscreen to sleek reads, update your summer look with these Tuscan-made items.

Wed 28 Jun 2023 4:23 PM

Survive the hot months while finding your summertime aesthetic. If you know, you know (#iykyk), well, now you do thanks to The Florentine’s Summer Essentials.

Pretty cotton dresses

Sky Maxi Dress by Venezuelan Karen Nuñez. Ph. Taiza Rossini Photography

The Sky Maxi Dress by Venezuelan native Karen Nuñez, who founded Florence-based fashion brand Karey in 2020, is inspired by the vibrant and tropical essence of the Caribbean. While the cool cotton fabric and playful frill sleeves embody a sense of femininity, the cerulean hue reminds us of the wide-open Tuscan skies.

Man bags

Men are embracing the Renaissance immersed in nature and whimsy, which is why we’re doing a shoutout for Il Bisonte’s newly released i-Phone case in forest green vintage vegetable-tanned vacchetta leather. It’s green every which way.

Stylish sunnies

Who doesn’t have a cotta (crush) on Antica Occhialeria’s prime-time, handcrafted-in-Florence glasses. Established in 1956, these green Funis 50 sunnies couldn’t be more 2023 with their fresh perspective on summer living in Tuscany.

Fresh reads

Beach reading can look swell too. Florence’s beloved bookstore Todo Modo recently launched a book imprint with covers by Muttnik Studio and a fresh font called Laica. The classics have never been more tempting. Plus, they’ll look good on your deckchair.


Always remember what your mamma said: look after your skin. Munstermann Florence has been doing just that since 1897 with their normal, medium and high protection sun cream as well as much needed after-sun lotion. Made with coconut oil, walnuts and carrots, your skin will be nurtured.

Keeping time

Never lose track of time with the Elba-designed Locman Amo watch. Deeply feminine, the automatic movement means punctuality is guaranteed, while the steel or rose gold case (and even natural white diamonds in the priciest version) are the embodiment of class this summer and beyond.

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