Adaptable, waterproof, and endlessly versatile, plastic is the ideal summer material. Sweat and sand are no match for the utilitarian material at the beach, while poolside spills and splashes can be easily wiped away. From chic woven bags and sustainably crafted sandals to classic colorful mugs and an old-school lawn chair, here are the most fantastic plastic products we’re loving right now.
Small Baguette Bag, Truss, $215
I love that you can carry this bag over the shoulder or as the chicest fanny pack of all time.
Heller Rainbow Mugs by Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Design Within Reach, $60 for set of 6
Perfect for entertaining poolside or upping your brunch tablescape.
Large Lime Galaxy Pendant, Ona Rex, $95
The definition of a statement piece.
Planter by Palorosa, Archive, $30
A planter that is durable enough to go from shelf to outdoors in a snap.
Folding Chaise Lounge by Seasonal Trends, Essential Hardware, $33
My summer must-have for both rooftop hangouts and jaunts to the beach.
Slippers, Freedom Moses, $40
Beat the heat in these lightweight slip-ons.
Tiered Side Table, Nobel Truong, $410
This modular shelving system gives me great Lego vibes.
Colorful Magnet Frame, Cannetti, $16
Rainbow-edged frames make your pictures really pop.
This story originally appeared in the summer 2018 issue with the headline “Fantastic Plastic.”