Taking the Next Step on Valentine’s Day with Blair Brandt

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1. Named for the company’s co-founder, the Shep Shirt is a staple of the Vineyard Vines spring collection. The Shep Shirt at vineyardvines.com; $98.50.

2. Created by Brook and Alex Stroud, the La Matera belts have brought the best in Argentinian design and culture onto the scene here in the states. Oh, and Prince Harry is a fan! The Mendoza Belt at lamaterashop.com; $145.

3. Best known as the pioneer of custom needlepoint belts, Smathers and Branson has ventured into a range of accessories. My favorite is the key fob with the camouflage design—always a conversation starter. The Camo Key Fob at smathersandbranson.com; $28.50.

4. Wherever you are, this Island Company shirt reminds you to escape, travel, and live—or, at least, it can spark a fun daydream. The Island Company Shirt at islandcompany.com; $40.

5. Del Toro, creatively directed by Palm Beach–native and resident of Miami Matt Chevellard, is making classy, luxury shoes with a hip touch. The Nappa Leather Boat Shoe at deltoroshoes.com; $295.

6. Hudson Sutler has brought back to life the old-school, vintage look of the original I-banker duffle bags, refining it with a more casual touch. The Niantic Weekender Duffel at hudsonsutler.com; $120.

 7. Voy Voy (or “go go”) makes shirts that are a great resort-wear option. Featuring bright colors and fun patterns, shirts from Voy Voy include a signature pocket square. The Chichiller Shirt at shop.voy-voy.com; $69.

8. Brooks Brothers needs no introduction—it’s the clear choice for the go-to blazer. The Fitzgerald Fit Two-Button Classic 1818 Blazer at brooksbrothers.com; $648.

9. Strong Boalt is an up-and-comer in the world of bathing suits. Founder Amanda Boalt is a Palm Beach–native who has roots in the Lily Pulitzer family, so her great sense of taste comes as no surprise. The Red Flying Fish Bathing Suit at strongboalt.com; $130.

10. Jack Robie is known for its versatile button-downs, but the line of accessories shouldn’t be ignored either. The Multicolor Gingham Pocket Square at jackrobie.com; $25.

For more information about The Next Step Realty and Blair Brandt, visit thenextsteprealty.com.