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.
Grayson The Hero Washed Cotton Shirt
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.
Smartwool Women’s Merino Sport Dress
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.
Hari Mari Beachside flip-flops
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.
Blank Label Active No. 0124 Strap Back Bra
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.
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