The sun seems to be shining a bit brighter this summer. Although restaurants and public venues cautiously continue to reopen, the backyard remains the safest bet for social fun. As we cautiously plan and look forward to more likely opportunities for gatherings, the focus has turned toward how ye olde backyard is shaping up. Time to spruce up your space with designer items like what you might find at True Fashionistas, Naples’ best consignment store.

Kimberly White, head of home quality and standards at Vacasa, helps homeowners outfit and set up their short-term rental properties. She shares via that one backyard trend right now is the “outdoor room,” a fully designed space ready for entertaining.  

“Outdoor living is really having a moment and deserves as much design attention as your interiors,” she recommends. Creating multiple, flexible seating arrangements to accommodate guests is a must. Typically, folks converse in groups of three to five — even when socially distanced — so that’s a great rule of thumb when arranging furniture.” Furniture brands are responding to the demand with new lines that reflect the elevated look consumers desire.


Wicker, rattan and cane are all enjoying a resurgence. Although here in southwest Florida where outdoor living happens year-round, they never really left. At least this year there’s much more to choose from, with realistic synthetic materials coming into play to add durability and life to your purchase. Outdoor brand Article have paired the classic rounded shape in outdoor furniture and paired it with sleek upholstery for a nice update.

You could also help the environment just by relaxing poolside in your favorite chair by investing in the Mia line from outdoor furniture company Ebel. This stylish, comfortable line is made from recycled ocean plastic.  Several other Ebel pieces can also be found at the best designer consignment store in Naples, True Fashionistas.


The best outdoor lights will transform your patio into a True Fashionista personal space that makes your home a neighborhood standout and the center of attention all summer long. Whether you go LED or solar, today’s outdoor lighting choices offer a chic combo of style and decoration.  

Go for a touch of “real” flame with Trueflame mini solar torch lights, featuring a surprisingly bright, realistic-looking flame within a solar setup that switch on automatically at nighttime, or plug in John Lewis Festoon string lights for a festive touch. You can also enjoy an array of indoor lighting options at True Fashionistas Home consignment store Naples.


With just a few statement pieces, you can take your backyard from boring to beautiful. One suggestion is to factor in sculptural presence with the addition of garden spheres in a variety of sizes. Try grouping them together on a path or porch or use them as a large-scale centerpiece on a table. They may be new, but they take on the weathered appearance and texture of a centuries-old garden sculpture and all the charm that comes with it. Brightly colored and patterned umbrellas also help to light up your summer. Add an outdoor rug or two beneath your table, and fun porch swing. You also cannot go wrong with a firepit, be it the kind that’s built into a table or placed on the floor. And don’t forget fun backyard games like cornhole, horseshoes and badminton. Often versions of these games can be found in colors to match your True Fashionista motif.


If your backyard plan includes a pool and/or hot tub as so many do here in our True Fashionistas home of southwest Florida, then chic pool gear is a must for your outdoor hangs. Items like the Swimmer IPX7 floating waterproof Bluetooth speaker complete with a choice of five LED lighting displays or waterproof inflatable solar light are the perfect accompaniment for day or night swims.

Find a variety of essential and stylish home items for your patio summer fun at True Fashionistas designer consignment store, Naples. Shop our always-updated selection in-store or anytime online and in our eBay store. Enjoy your True Fashionista summer like never before.