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Each week, Team Stylist brings you nine chic buys from independent brands across interiors, jewellery and fashion. Scroll down to find your favourites.

Here at Stylist, we want to make shopping independent brands easier. This is why, every week, we bring you the latest fashion-forward offerings from established and rising indie brands you’ll end up becoming fast fans of in the form of The Drop by Stylist  our marketplace where you can discover all the latest items, as well as make savings, exclusive to us, along the way.

This week, Team Stylist brings you a wide-ranging selection of items that are wonderfully summer-appropriate. If you’re looking for your next pair of go-to gold hoops, The Notable Muse has a pair – with added texture – that you’ll come to rely on. Our bestselling Mila & Eve crossbody is back and this time in the shade of the season: pink. And when it’s time to update your jewellery collection, look to Jack & Freda’s beaded bracelets. Whether it’s fashion, interiors or beauty, there’s truly something for everyone here…

  • The Notable Muse Lola Earrings

    The Notable Muse Lola Earrings
    The Drop: The Notable Muse Lola Earrings

    Look to the ears of Adele, Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé and you’ll find timeless earring inspiration in their oversized gold hoops. Now, the new Lola earrings from The Notable Muse are here to elevate your textured jewellery collection and we couldn’t be happier about it.

    Every piece of jewellery that founders Antoinette and Nadine design is named after one of their muses – and this pair is inspired by one of their favourite sustainability bloggers Rosette, aka @thriftqueenlola. Made from 18ct gold-plated stainless steel, we love the undulating metal texture and your lobes will, too.

    Shop The Notable Muse Lola Earrings at The Drop, £45 

  • Mila & Eve Candy Pink Tassel Bag and Pastel Rainbow Strap with Free Personalisation

    Mila & Eve Pink Crossbody Bag
    The Drop: Mila & Eve Pink Crossbody Bag

    As if we didn’t need another reason to love our bestselling Mila & Eve Sophia crossbody tassel bag, it’s now available in 2022’s must-have colour: Barbie pink.

    Made in Italy using soft, pebble grain leather, the details don’t stop there. With free monogramming available exclusively on The Drop, you can personalise the bag with the initials of your choosing. 

    Want to make more of statement? For an extra cost, add a pastel rainbow strap for an extra injection of colour. Say hello to your new favourite accessory…

    Shop Mila & Eve Candy Pink Tassel Bag and Pastel Rainbow Strap with Free Personalisation at The Drop, £45

  • Jack & Freda Seed Bead Bracelet

    Jack and Freda Seed Bead Bracelets
    The Drop: Jack and Freda Seed Bead Bracelets

    If you’re taking a leaf out of the boho chic playbook, Jack & Freda’s delicate glass bead bracelets are a good place to start channelling the laidback aesthetic. 

    Handcrafted by the brand’s founder Kylie Dunn, they’re the ideal way to dabble in the popular beaded bracelet trend when you don’t want to go all out. Stack them up or mix with your existing collection: the choice is yours. 

    Shop Jack & Freda Seed Bead Bracelet at The Drop, £13

  • Mustard Monday Extra Wide Wire Headband

    Mustard Monday Wire Headband
    The Drop: Mustard Monday Wire Headband

    Whether it’s for a festival or a wedding, a statement headband is the simplest way to add interest to your look. We particularly love Mustard Monday’s wraparound wire headbands for their playful ability to bend the knot’s two ends in whatever direction you desire. 

    Available in five colours and patterns – including the bestselling natural linen – get ready to elevate your outfit and your hairstyle in one fell swoop. 

    Shop Mustard Monday Extra Wide Wire Headband at The Drop, £12

  • Lunar James Sand Dollar – Shell Necklace Gold, Silver

    Lunar James Sand Dollar Necklace
    The Drop: Lunar James Sand Dollar Necklace

    From the outside, you might not think that a sand dollar – a flat species of sea urchin – is necessarily beautiful, but thanks to jewellery label Lunar James and its sand dollar-inspired necklace, you may want to reconsider (especially with an exclusive saving only available on The Drop).

    Available in either a 22ct gold-plated sterling silver or plain sterling silver with a choice of two chain lengths, this dainty pendant necklace makes ‘sea urchin chic’ very much a thing. Wear alongside your other necklaces for a layered look, or keep it simple with a minimalist solo accessory.

    Shop Lunar James Sand Dollar – Shell Necklace Gold, Silver at The Drop, £42

  • Elan Skincare Pure Goodness Body Butter Aloe Vera + Vit E + Ceramides

    Elan Skincare Body Butter
    The Drop: Elan Skincare Body Butter

    If you’ve noticed your skin has suffered after the extended hot spell, it’s time for a hydration hit to get it back on form before the winter culprits of low humidity and central heating start to attack. Enter stage right: Elan Skincare’s Pure Goodness Body Butter.

    Made using a nourishing blend of ingredients including shea butter, aloe vera and vitamin E, it’s also mixed with ceramides to help strengthen your skin barrier and bring its hydration levels back up ASAP. When your hands, elbows, legs and arms are calling out for nourishment, you know what to reach for…  

    Shop Elan Skincare Pure Goodness Body Butter Aloe Vera + Vit E + Ceramides at The Drop, £22

  • Efie Decor Pink Arrow Mudcloth Pillow

    Efie Decor Pink Mudcloth Pillows
    The Drop: Efie Decor Pink Mudcloth Pillows

    If you’ve seen the hype around the Valentino autumn/winter 2022 catwalk and the photos of Margot Robbie filming Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie, you’ll know that pink is the colour of the moment. And if you’re looking to add a pop of colour to your home, interiors brand Efie Decor has just the cushion covers.

    Hailing from Mali in West Africa, the covers’ mudcloth arrow print is a team effort, with the men weaving the fabric, while the women dye it. Made from 100% cotton, and available in two sizes, pile them up on your sofa or bed, or add one for a subtle statement. Barbie would be proud. 

    Shop Efie Decor Pink Arrow Mudcloth Pillow at The Drop, £25

  • Emma Warren Palm Tree Embroidered T-shirt

    Emma Warren Palm Tree T-Shirt
    The Drop: Emma Warren Palm Tree T-Shirt

    You say ‘palm tree’, we say ‘summer holiday’. Whether you’re jetting off to Greece or staying home in Grimsby, Emma Warren’s embroidered palm tree T-shirt will give you all the summer holiday feels no matter where you are.

    Made from the softest cotton and available in five colours, the hardest part will be deciding which one to choose. Wear with boxer-style shorts on holiday, under a classic black blazer for work or with a slip skirt for weekend brunch. Cocktail in a coconut optional…  

    Shop Emma Warren Palm Tree Embroidered T-shirt at The Drop, £20

  • Leo Flowers Himalayan Poppy Paper Flower

    Leo Flowers Himalayan Poppies
    The Drop: Leo Flowers Himalayan Poppies

    Whether you’re having to cut down on your fresh flower habit or are one of those people who always forgets to give their flowers the TLC they deserve, Leo Flowers’ blue Himalayan paper poppies – available at an exclusive price on The Drop – are here to help.

    Made from FSC-certified paper at the brand’s Hackney HQ, each made-to-order flower is handcrafted by founder Jessie, so you know each one is unique. No need to trim their stems, no need to water, no need to worry where to put them… they’re the easiest housemate you’ll ever live with.

    Shop Leo Flowers Himalayan Poppy Paper Flower at The Drop, £35

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