by Maddy Zollo Rusbosin | August 6, 2020

11 Products We Can’t Live Without this Summer

Whether you’re on the hunt for a flattering swimsuit or a pool float you can fall asleep in, find it all in our Summer Made in Florida roundup


Just because this summer can’t include trips to Mykonos or neighborhood barbecues doesn’t mean it has to be a total bust. Whether you’ve made your backyard a summer oasis or you’re taking socially distant trips to the beach, lean into the season with these Florida-made goods. From swimsuits and sunglasses to pool and beach accessories, these styles are sure keep you staying—and looking—cool.


Zariah Grapefruit swimsuit. Photography courtesy of @lagottaofficial

La Gotta (inspired by the Spanish word la gota meaning “drop of water”) is a Miami-based swimwear line offering chic suits in clean, simple neutrals to playful prints and patterns inspired by nature. You can feel good ordering from this environmentally conscious brand that uses recycled threads and water sparingly.

La Gotta Zariah Grapefruit Swimsuit: $140


Kocos swim trunks in men and boys sizes. Photography by Gary James

Between the fit, superior build and tropical prints, the swim trunks from Miami’s Le Club Original are designed to be worn all summer long. The best part? You can match with your favorite little surfer thanks to the “My Father, My Hero” collection that offers matching trunks in kids and adult sizes. 

Kocos Kids: $19 (On sale), Kocos Mens: $27 (On sale)


Do Not Disturb glasses. Photography courtesy of Playhaus Goods

Block out the sun—and any bad vibes—with these oversized sunnies that make a statement, quite literally. Playhaus’ sunglasses let you wear your mood on your shades with sassy sayings around the lenses. Whether you want to assert your “Queen Bee” status or tell the kids you’re on vacation time with the “Do Not Disturb” frames, there’s a pair for every occasion.

Do Not Disturb Sunglasses: $20


Fish Life Tee. Photography courtesy of Flomotion

Give your t-shirt collection a touch of local flavor by adding a few from Flomotion into your rotation. The Florida apparel company specializes in punchy, beach-inspired designs like the “Sunburn Capital of the World” T-shirt. Beware, it might give you a mean farmer’s tan.  

Fish Life tee: $26.95 


Navy +Sand Boho Tote. Photography courtesy of Coastline by Anne Zimmerman

Show off your Sunshine State pride by carrying a canvas bag with Florida’s Gulf Coast printed on it. Each style also comes with a gold heart pin, so you can mark your favorite beach or hometown hangout. 

Florida 2020 Boho Tote: $138–$148


Custom surfboard by Kokomo Surf Co. Photography courtesy of Kokomo Surf Co.

Originally based in Clearwater but recently relocated to Maui, Kokomo Surf Co. crafts custom-made, hollow wooden surfboards. They also offer DIY build kits for the surfers who want control over every curve and fin. Talk about a perfect fit.

Wooden Surfboard Build Kit: $149–$229


Custom stand-up paddle board. Photography courtesy of Bogaert Boards

Love stand-up paddleboarding? Then you’ll really love these one-of-a-kind boards that are handcrafted in Deerfield Beach. Bogaert Boards provide you with comfort, quality, and most importantly, unbeatable style. Each board is made with special UV-resistant resin to prolong its life, and the team will work with you to make all your design dreams come true.

Price upon request


Pacific Blue Kai Cocktail Caddy. Photography courtesy of Advantus Corp.

Your inflatable Flamingo has major competition: Meet Floating Luxuries, a Jacksonville company that makes luxe pool floats like this cocktail caddy, so you can swim and sip spill-free. Don’t be surprised if you doze off in one of their ultra-cushy floats, so don’t forget the sunscreen.

Kai Cocktail Caddy: $79.95


Heart and Sol Muscle Tank. Photography courtesy of Admiral’s Daughter

Floridians who want to rep their home state and give back to several worthy causes should check out The Admiral’s Daughter ASAP. This female- and veteran-owned small business in Jacksonville has tons of breezy beach shirts, coastal prints and even temporary tattoos you’ll love with all your “heart and sol.” Proceeds from the shop support all kinds of important charities from the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Heart & Sol Muscle Tank: $30


Wave on Wave Crossbody. Photography courtesy of Wknd Wyfr

Nothing says summer quite like an eye-catching handbag. Wknd Wyfr, short for Weekend Wayfarer, is an Orlando brand known for their vibrantly colored accessories that make every outfit a little more fun. Just take this statement crossbody that’s hand-loomed. 

Wave on Wave Crossbody: $156


Winter Park tumbler. Photography courtesy of Leslie Chalfont

Missing your favorite spot in Florida? Carry it wherever you go with our new FLA map coffee tumblers featuring illustrations of Palm Beach, Tampa, Winter Park and Naples. The designs are straight out of the pages of Flamingo’s popular travel department, Bird’s Eye View, and hand drawn by artist Leslie Chalfont. These cute 20-ounce tumblers are perfect for keeping your iced Arnold Palmer cold by the pool or beach in the blazing Florida sun. 

Tumbler: $36    

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