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The dog days of summer are officially upon us (even though it feels like it’s been exactly three seconds and also 1,000 years since July). Not to fret: We rounded up all the best things to see, wear, watch and sip this month, so you can relish the rest of summer with your best face-mask forward.

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1. Statement Earrings

Let’s be honest: We’re all living in our pajamas. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look like you at least put a little effort into your Zoom call appearance. Enter: Statement earrings, which have the ability to make you look instantly polished (even when you’re going on your third day of dry shampoo). We love this summery yellow pair, these abstract arches and these whimsical beachy ones.

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2. Smirnoff Ice Original Zero Sugar

These days, we’re all about celebrating the little things, so a tasty, ready-to-drink, zero-sugar option is ideal. This brand-new release of Smirnoff Ice Original Zero Sugar is all that, delivering a balance of citrus and sweet with the same crisp, delicious flavor of the iconic Smirnoff Ice Original, but with less than 100 calories and no sugar.

3. Black Is King by Beyoncé

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of Disney’s The Lion King, Queen Bey’s visual album, Black Is King, reimagines the lessons of the classic film "for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns." If you don’t have a Disney+ account yet, consider this every excuse to finally add it to the family bill.

4. Fancy Kitchen Supplies

From Brightland’s new line of vinegars (to pair with their equally fancy and countertop-worthy olive oils, of course) to these minimalist spice labels (that are, apparently, all over social media), there’s no shortage of cooking upgrades now that we’re all trying to become next-level stay-at-home chefs.

5. Floral Face Masks

Step up your mask game with fun floral prints, like these ones from J.Crew x Liberty of London, aka the more affordable version of one worn by actual royals. There’s also Christy Dawn, Tory Burch, BaubleBar, Jennifer Behr, Zaio...enough to keep things exciting, while also staying safe.

6. Roller Skates

A retro-inspired trend that’s (pardon us) on a roll. The resurgence of retro quad skates (and even inlines) is just one indicator that we’re all looking for fun ways to get outside and stay occupied—while still getting a little exercise. These Moxi ones are on backorder (for now), but brands like Impala and SureGrip are also offering similar options.

7. Matcha Ice Cream

Because your morning cup of matcha on the way to work isn’t a thing anymore, and because we’re all living in a world where comfort food is a necessity. Introducing: Matcha ice cream, which wonderfully marries the herbal nuttiness of matcha with the creaminess of, well, ice cream. From Brooklyn’s Blue Marble to Japanese Maeda-En to health-food store brand Re:Think, there’s no shortage of online delivery options.

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