It's no secret that Rachel Zoe has high style standards. Everything from her boys' backpacks to her husband's off-duty attire undergoes close scrutiny. This attention to detail is one of the skills she credits for her iconic styling career. When it comes to the Box of Style, she applies that same meticulous curation process, sourcing items that are not only trend-forward but well made and versatile for the modern woman. "I want my members to feel a little more glamorous, every day," says Zoe, who sat with us to unveil every item in the Summer 2019 edition. Here, a few of the reasons she loves each piece.
The Missoni Towel
There are a handful of European luxury brands that Zoe holds dear, and Italian house Missoni is one of them. Her home is stacked with an enviable selection of dresses, cardigans, throws and towels in the brand's iconic zigzag patterns. For Summer 2019, a brightly patterned Missoni towel that can be used poolside, for picnics or days at the beach, was at the top of Zoe's list. She loves them so much, in fact, she can often be seen enjoying an early evening cocktail with one draped around her shoulders.
The Danielle Nicole Crochet Bag
Crochet is one of Summer's biggest trends, and adds a handiwork, wanderlust vibe to any ensemble. "I wanted a style that would look as great heading to the office in the city as it would strolling a French vineyard," says Zoe. The result is Danielle Nicole's black crochet bag, which features wooden top handles and a crossbody strap. And unlike many crochet styles, this one boasts a lining so you won't lose your keys through the wide-weave design.
The Glo Skin Beauty Oil Free SPF 40+
You're undoubtedly spending more time in the sun during the summer months, so protection is even more important than usual. "I'm always looking for oil-free formulas I can layer under makeup, and this paraben-free, PETA approved formula does exactly that," says Zoe. In fact, Zoe loves the line so much, she included a wider selection of Glo Skin Beauty items in the Box Of Style Marketplace so members get access to exclusive discounts on some of their other cult products.
The Machete Lucite Earrings
Summer 2019's statement earring trend is inarguably lucite. The lightweight material looks luxe-yet-unexpected, and pairs as well with casual daytime ensembles as it does with eveningwear. "I love a rich tortoise, but I know for summer it's fun to have a fresh white too, so I'm giving my members the option to choose one or the other," says Zoe. The soft white opal recalls the surface of a seashell, while the tortoise evokes the glamour of vintage sunglasses. Either way, you'll wear them on repeat.
The Cult Brow Gel From Benefit
The struggle to maintain a polished beauty look in sweltering summer temperatures is real. "A groomed brow, hydrated skin and oversized sunglasses are my high-summer beauty essentials," says Zoe, who typically splits her vacation time between the Hamptons and Malibu. If you're in and out of the pool or ocean, or enduring a scorching commute, you can be calm in the knowledge your arches will stay put with the help of this cult brow gel. Oh and it's the clear formula, so you don't have to worry about matching it to your brow color.