By Julie Davis
If this month’s 90-plus temperatures are any indication of what’s to come — we’re in for a seriously steamy August.
Luckily, we’ve pulled together a list of everything you need to look, feel and stay cool for a sizzling end of summer at the Jersey Shore. From bathing suits to frozen delights, go ahead and get your chill on.
2. Made for Shade
Last year it was aviators, but this summer all eyes are on the Wayfarer shape. Slip on these styles in shades of purple, blue and our favorite, matte green. Oliver Smith Sunglasses, EyeDesign, Red Bank
4. Summer Dressing
The epitome of lazy day chic, slip on this striped maxi dress for a post beach barbecue or a night on the town. Derek Lam Multi Stripe Halter Maxi Dress, Glow, Shrewsbury
5. Play Time
Dive in. This innovative men’s watch not only looks cool, but it’s also completely swim- and sweat-proof. The rubber band makes it plenty durable for those with an active lifestyle. Tissot Seastar, Leonardo Jewelers, Red Bank
6. Precious Metal
Wherever the summer takes you, take this metallic silver tote along. Not only does it look great swung over your shoulder, it’s also roomy enough to hold your everyday essentials plus your beach day musts. MZ Wallace Metro Large Nylon Tote, Tula, Shrewsbury
7. Flower Power
In full bloom are these chic, faux leather wristlets. Available in four colors and made exclusively for Posh Den, they’re a wonderfully decorative accent. Floral Wristlet, Posh Den, Asbury Park
8. Pretty Knotty
This nautical-inspired necklace – created by local artists – ties rope with semi-precious stones like sea glass, shells and pearls. Each one is handmade, which means no two are alike. Hand-knotted Necklace, Esoterica, Red Bank
9. Frosty Delight
Design your own frozen yogurt – it’s the best way to chill out. Pile on any topping – from fresh fruit to Froot Loops – and delight in every last bite. Build-your-own at Let’s Yo, Shrewsbury; Kravings, Red Bank; Yo Mon, Red Bank.
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