10 Summer Must-Haves from a Celeb Style-Setter
Amp up your tabletop, ensemble, and more with fashion and home designer Jenni Kayne's summer collection faves
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This set is so beautiful and I love how the rattan weave came out. We chose elephant grass, which is natural and durable, to adorn the casing of the glasses. There’s a carafe, a tumbler, and a high ball glass, and they all look beautiful on a picnic
table when you’re serving iced tea or a refreshing summer drink.
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I love the subtle stripes on this tablecloth. It really adds a touch of whimsy to the table while still being totally classic. It’s 100% linen, which gets softer the more you wash it—and with all the outdoor entertaining
I plan to do this summer, it’s sure to go through a cycle or two.
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I carry this tote everywhere! I use it as a purse, a baby bag, and a market bag. These bags were woven in Ghana by a co-op of women in the Bolgatanga region, and the handmade quality is truly unparalleled. The two-tone leather stitching on these handles is really beautiful, and I love how naturally tanned vegetable leather wears over time, lending a really nice natural patina.
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Alpaca Summer Pillow
When we released the home collection, the alpaca pillows quickly became one of my favorite pieces. We worked with a cooperative in Peru owned by a mother and her daughters to develop all of our alpaca pieces, and they came out so beautifully. It was important to me to work with a woman-owned company, and their work is incredible. For summer, I wanted a lighter-weight pillow with the same soft touch as the winter version. I love layering these on my daybed
and window seat.
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Alpaca Summer Blanket
Another great alpaca piece. I love being cozy, even in the summer, and this one is a great lightweight throw and adds texture to any setting. It’s got a cotton-like taffeta weave, so it’s not too warm but it still gives a little comfort—perfect for summer nights outside around a fire.
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Decorative Woven Basket
I use baskets for everything in my home, from storing towels by the pool, sundries in the guest bathroom, and wood by the fireplace
. These are woven by the same women that did the market tote and basket bag, and I love how the three sizes can nest together when you’re not using them to store anything.
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Braided Straw Hat
Nothing says summer quite like a straw hat. I love to garden and be outdoors and I love a hat that I can get my hands dirty in and then easily transition to running errands or going out to the market. This is made of a natural braided wheat straw that wears in beautifully, making for a piece that really feels like you’ve lived with over time.
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I love wearing sweaters, even in the summer. The fisherman might be one of our most iconic styles, and in super-soft cashmere, this is the ultimate layer. Perfect to throw on over a slip dress or sundress or tie over your shoulders.
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I loved our espadrille sneakers so much for spring, I wanted to make a summer version. One of my favorite silhouettes, the mule is perfect for slipping on and off when you’re spending time outside on sunny days. Natural linen is such a great summer fabric, and I love the delicate woven jute trim at the sole. I’ll definitely be wearing these well past summer!
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Our first handbag collection was such a success, and I’m so in love with this rich cognac color. I grew up riding horses, and the leather-wrapped rope trim at the shoulder strap is a nod to my love for equestrian style. Those kinds of details are so important to me, it adds something to an outfit without distracting from the woman wearing it.