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Finally, we all feel spring slipping away (arguably the most enjoyable time of year) and with the new season comes a cooler home and a cooler wardrobe.
This month, The Latch editors are stocking up on trans-seasonal wardrobe items, buying this TikTok-viral body of all colors, and revamp our kitchens with new must-haves. We’ve also turned our attention to Father’s Day, but if you want recommendations in that area, you’ll find them here.
If you’re in the mood to indulge, shop all of our August editor’s picks below.
7″ Non-Stick Ceramic Skillet – Sangeeta, Lifestyle Editor
This month I received this frying pan ($29) in turquoise. My kitchen (and my house in general) is very white and features blond wood, so I like to add pops of color with interior decorating and kitchenware. I had smaller fry pans before, but needed a bigger one to cook enough for a dinner party of five, so I got the 10 inch.
Ksubi Playback Karma Jeans — Sangeeta, Lifestyle Editor
I’m obsessed with those straight jeans ($190) I received from Ksubi. I want to have a must-have pair of jeans with every wash in my capsule wardrobe, and I haven’t had a light stone wash yet. Also, I love jeans that sit high and cinch at the smallest part of my waist because they are the most flattering on me, and these definitely tick that box.
Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep – Ben, Thriller Editor
Sorting bottles in the middle of the night is an absolute nightmare. So with my second baby on the way I get a machine that does everything for me ($165, usually $240). No more heating bottles, only to find they’re too hot, then cooling them until they’re too cold.
Aere Accordion Pleated Mesh Dress — Basmah, Entertainment Producer
I saw this accordion-style knitted dress ($160) on my daily scroll on THE ICONIC and I’ve wanted it ever since. It’s currently sold out in my size, but as soon as it’s restocked, you bet I’ll get my hands on it. Being a knitted dress makes it the perfect addition to my transitional wardrobe as spring approaches, plus it looks chic without being complicated.
Puma X Garfield Youth Bum Bag — Joel, cultural editor
This fanny pack ($40) is more than just a fanny pack. It is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. It’s a portable sculpture that I can use to carry my phone. It’s the pinnacle of engineering that features a cat who hates Mondays. It is Icarus flying in front of the sun towards the great unknown. And although he is young in stature, he is doing very well and I love him with all my heart.
Secretlab MAGNUS Desk — Alana, Game Producer
It’s been a while since I last updated my game setup, and I feel like doing it all over again. Also, I needed a desk with built-in cable management because my cat is obsessed with hanging cables. . .
The Secretlab MAGNUS ($679) is fully customizable, with magnetic, modular components that keep everything anchored in place and hidden (read: out of sight). Additionally, you can install an LED light strip on the back, and my gaming setup is extremely low on RGB.
New Balance 57/40 sneakers — Valentina, editor-in-chief
I first spotted the New Balance 57/40 sneakers ($100, usually $180) on home cook and recipe creator Jess Nguyen, who – it turns out – also has a super stylish wardrobe. She wore the multicolor version, but when I couldn’t get my hands on it, I landed on the vintage pink color shown above. They’re super comfortable, didn’t take long to break in (which is rare), and I feel like I’m wearing clouds when I walk. Plus I managed to get them 40% off so they pretty much paid for themselves.
ghd Helios, Hairdryer — Ruby, Beauty Producer
I was on a strict “no buy” for the month of August. But, I also gave the ghd helios hair dryer ($259, usually $310) looks long and lingering for a while – and it’s finally on sale. My battered eight-year-old Parlux keeps getting the job done (with the occasional broken rear vent, hair-shredding episode), but the Helios, with its sleek, lightweight design, powerful motor, and unmatched drying time got me started. call. Will I go the month without buying? Only time will tell.
Sculpting bodysuit Skims — Ange, shopping editor
Shapewear can be a controversial topic, and Kim Kardashian maybe even more so. But in this month’s edition of “I really wanted to hate it but actually can’t live without it now”, I gave in and bought the Skims Sculpting Bodysuit ($116) which took over TikTok. It appears that . . . it is very good. I hate anything that tries to change my body shape or keep me from being comfortable at all times, and this bodysuit doesn’t do any of those things (tick and tick!). What is Is do is make my body feel supported under non-stretch jeans, and instead of “sucking me in”, it smooths my body lines under fitted dresses.
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