Beyond just self-gifting, the Box Of Style is also a really beautiful gift to send to friends and family we have to be distant from right now. Summer birthdays are going to be a bit different this year, and I can’t think of a more welcome surprise to get in the mail. Each box is seasonal, meaning everything in your box is designed to be worn or used right away. I don’t know about you but I’m a little sick of waiting for things (like a vaccine?), so a little instant gratification sounds just fine to me right now. But let’s get a little more detailed with what you’ll actually find in the summer Box of Style…
The Summer Scarf
It’s hard to choose a favorite, but honestly, ordering the summer Box of Style is entirely worth just getting this gorgeous scarf alone (which also comes in pink!). We all know and love the summer scarf, but this year our summer scarves are taking on entirely new roles (especially this lightweight perfectly-oversized style). You can wear them as a cover-up, sarong, shawl, bag accessory, headband, etc.—there are really endless options. However, when playing around with this particular scarf as a headband, I actually realized it can double as an ingenious face mask as well. Here’s the quick how-to: Fold the scarf in half diagonally, twist the middle and tie it like a headband at the nape of the neck (see images above and below). Whenever you need an instant (and super chic) face mask, you can take the ends of the scarf that are hanging down and pull them up and over your nose and mouth, securing them behind your ears by tucking them into the headband (again, see below). I’m telling you, this might be my best invention ever, because (a) you get a chic headband, (b) you don’t have to worry about forgetting a mask because you’ve got a built-in mask at the ready whenever you need it, and (c) you don’t have to deal with an annoying mask bunched around your neck all day when you’re not using it. Rachel created this scarf with amazing designer Peter Som (it’s a print right from the runway) and in addition to the “meteorite” color I’m wearing, it also comes in the most gorgeous “rose quartz” hue. Whichever color you choose, it’s the perfect size and weight (it’s super breathable!) for using as a mask and of course, you have to love a little subtle tassel action for summertime, too.
The Summer Earring
Ok moving on to the rest of the box: May I ask, who doesn’t love a fun summer earring? Seriously, I want names. Even if you’re just wearing it in your backyard or the mirror to take selfies? (We’ve all done it.) This pair is particularly mirror-worthy, made by Panacea which is a female-owned accessories brand that you can clearly see knows how to design the perfect festive pair of beaded earrings. Someday you’re going to wear these to a pool party with a maxi dress, but until then, wear them to the park. I certainly will.
The Skin Soother
Yes, the Box of Style includes skincare and beauty, too! This box features Grown Alchemist’s Hydra-Repair Day Cream which is a vegan, non-greasy daily facial moisturizer that leaves your skin looking soothed, and is the ideal pre-makeup layer. The formula is hardworking (it contains aloe and rosehip oil among other things) and is the perfect daytime moisturizer for summer.
The Beauty Duo
Everyone looks forward to incorporating a bronzy glow into their makeup regimen in summer, even if it’s just for Zoom purposes. This box includes Kosas’ Color & Light palette—a bronzing blush and highlighter—in “Tropic Equinox.” The universally flattering creamy, blendable formula is cruelty free, and perfect for giving you a natural, summery glow. You’ve probably heard a ton of buzz about the Kosas brand in the last couple years for good reason. Their skin-nourishing, clean, good-for-you formulations have quickly earned them a cult-following so it’s completely nutty that in addition to all of the other products in this box (and we’re not done yet) you can get this full-sized beauty product as well.
Last but certainly not least, the summer Box of Style includes a classic canvas and vegan leather weekender by Henny + Lev. It’s eco-friendly and made from low-impact and sustainable materials. It’s the ideal warm weather carryall, and it’s built to last, so whether you’re using it this summer to tote essentials to the park in a socially distant manner, or next summer for a quick weekend away, it’s built to last and to get you and your essentials there and back, in style. I love that it also comes with a coordinating cosmetics bag. Also, the whole thing makes me feel like I’m on a boat and I like it.
We’re going to experience a brand new way to do summer, and I love the idea of kicking that off in style thanks to Rachel’s exceptional taste and mysterious ability to pack $400 worth of luxury into a $99 box (or $69 if you use discount code BOSSUMMER30). It’s the perfect gift for yourself and remember, if you’d like to give this to someone else as well, all the items are sizeless, so you’ll never have to worry about fit. The box itself is an amazing value on its own, but when curated by Rachel Zoe who quite frankly could dictate my own wardrobe to me and I’d follow her guidelines to the letter, you really cannot find a better style subscription, anywhere.
Stay safe and healthy everyone, and if you need a little pick-me-up amid these socially distant days, there’s a literal box of style waiting to meet you.
Thanks to Box Of Style and ShopStyle for partnering on this post!