6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Real Simple’s mission, through its 19 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
Strike an effortlessly casual, put-together look with this white buttoned shirt, which feels lightweight and manages to make any wearer look much more fashionable. It even pairs well with almost anything—think tucked into a skirt, over a dress, or draped over jeans.
To buy: $128; nordstrom.com.
From a sweat-session to a trip to the pool to happy hour, this breathable Merino wool dress will keep its wearer feeling refreshed and looking well-dressed all day long. The material resists wrinkles, and the side panels offer a slimming effect while helping to keep you cool.
To buy: $70; smartwool.com.
Trade in those flimsy, must-be-replaced-every-summer sandals for these supportive ones, which have a footbed designed to channel water away from feet (so they can’t be lost in a puddle or a sudden wave) and memory foam details for an always-comfortable wear.
To buy: $60; harimari.com.
With on-trend cut-outs in the back (and still plenty of support), this sports bra can go from yoga to brunch without breaking a sweat. Wear it with an open-backed shirt to show off the straps, or even wear it to the beach or pool for a bathing suit top you can’t use. (It’s so cute, no one will ever know it’s not part of a bikini.)
To buy: $30; blanklabelactive.com.
Cut whole pineapples into slices worthy of a fruit platter or centerpiece with this easy-to-use tool. The slicer will even leave the shell or husk neatly hollowed out, so it can be used as a serving bowl or cup.
To buy: $20; uncommongoods.com.
For another method of splitting checks, vacation rentals, gas, and more—one that keeps all your info private, so you can pay a street vendor or garage sale cashier without sharing your name or picture—try Mezu, a person-to-person payment app that creates a unique code for each transaction. Share the code, make your payment, and move on, privacy intact.