The Summer Accessories You Never Knew You Needed

Living in a country as hot as Singapore means our closets are permanently summer-ready, but it’s safe to say that we’re always itching to spruce up for the season. Here are a few more ways to get yourself in the summer spirit.


‘Tis the season to look cute, stay hydrated and help out the environment while you’re at it. The new Starbucks Summer Buoyage collection has been launched, and it’s just as delightful as the merchandise that was released earlier this summer. Staying true to the nautical theme, these new additions are just asking to be brought along on your summer adventures.



Additionally, in collaboration with Pared Eyewear, Starbucks presents an Asian-exclusive summery collection. Inspired by the stylish sunglasses created by Pared designers from down under, this pink and blue collection of drinkware, serveware and lifestyle and travel essentials is bound to turn a few heads. Check out the entire Starbucks x Pared Eyewear collection below.



All merchandise is currently available at Starbucks stores island-wide.
The Starbucks x Pared Eyewear Luggage Charm and Lunch Bag are only available in select Starbucks outlets.


Are you stuck in summer classes or perhaps back-to-back meetings? Well, kikki.K’s Make It Count collection is sure to brighten up your desk. Featuring a diverse array of both weekly and monthly 2019/2020 diaries, wall calendars, bonded leather diaries and planner refills, there’s no better way to get organised.



Whether you’re planning out what to do on your next vacation or just jotting down your daily to-do list, you’ll find something that suits your fancy with the Make It Count collection. From elegant, leather-bound diaries to adorably-designed notebooks perfect for doodling, there’s bound to be something for everyone.


Take a look at some of the pieces in the collection below.



Available online and at kikki.K boutiques.

The Paper Bunny

If you haven’t heard of homegrown brand The Paper Bunny yet, you’ll be hopping with joy when you take a look at what they have to offer. With a variety of goods simply radiating good vibes, they’re stocked to get your summer spirits up.


Drinking Buddy Water Bottle ($29)


While they have a huge selection of products, including bags, tees and stationery, we’re definitely gravitating toward their notebooks. These sleek notebooks are light enough to be carried on-the-go, but substantial enough to be used for anything, whether you’re looking to start a new bullet journal, prepping for your next school semester or even just hoping to get a quick sketch in during your commute.



Another summer essential would be their thin water bottles, which are almost the same size as their A5 notebooks! Holding up to 420ml, we predict that one of these BPA-free bottles will be your go-to drinking buddy.



Available online and at The Paper Bunny stockists.


Speaking of homegrown brands, here’s another one that is probably already on your radar. Founded by our very own 2019 February/March digital cover girl Christabel Chua (a.k.a. bellywellyjelly), kāi has a bunch of novelty bags and pouches that will have you looking fruity-fresh.


L-R: Grapefruit Pouch ($59.90), Kiwi Pouch ($59.90)


Made out of vegan PU leather, these adorable bags and pouches will give your outfits a fun pop of colour and definitely make a great conversation starter! A few variations of these bags and pouches have already sold out, so get hold of them before they’re all gone.



Available online.


If novelty’s what you’re looking for, Smoko’s probably your best bet. Their website is littered with charming clothing, accessories and home decor — you might have a hard time resisting the urge to add everything to your cart.



Their original lights, however, are by far the most enticing product they have to offer. With quite a few variants available, inspired by beloved staples like bubble tea and even a giant dumpling, you could most definitely get a different Ambient Light for every room in your home, or maybe even every desk in your office! These adorable lamps will keep you company when you’re stuck indoors this season.

Available online.

Instant & Analog Cameras

Is summer ever really complete without a ridiculous amount of snapshots? While you’re already going to be documenting your summer highlights on social media, why not try something a little more old-school?


Polaroid OneStep 2 Viewfinder i-Type Camera in Summer Blue (Limited Edition) (€129.99)


We’ve rounded up a few of the most summer-appropriate instant and analog cameras that’ll not only capture you looking good, but you’ll look even better while taking those vacation pictures. Lightweight, convenient and wistfully adorable, your summer won’t be complete until you have one of these colourful cameras by your side.



The Polaroid, Instax and Lomography cameras are all available online.