7 Trends You’re Guaranteed to See in the Hamptons This Summer
Summer dressing in the Hamptons isn’t exactly easy. You need to pack items you can wear to the beach immediately after brunch…and then straight to wine tastings after the beach. These seven trends strike that elusive balance between laid-back and chic—and will take you from sand dunes to Sancerre in a snap.
If 2016 was the summer of athletic high-neck styles (which are still going strong), this is the year feminine maillots reign supreme. Look for understated blush hues and girlie details like ruffles and scalloped edges. (Bonus: This look doubles as a killer bodysuit when paired with a midi or high-waisted jeans.)
Leave your all-black everything in the city: Summer is the domain of bold, look-at-me hues. Expect to see sunny yellows (which are surprisingly flattering) and berry tones all over this summer, especially as a modern contrast to florals and lace.
A massive bag is nonnegotiable (you’ve gotta stash your sunscreen, sunglasses, magazines and towels somewhere), but you don’t have to settle for a shapeless tote. This year’s structured, circular carryalls manage to look polished both on and off the beach.
Nothing goes with 85-degree weather like skin-baring tops and dresses. The key to keeping the look elevated? Tempering the exposure with grown-up silhouettes and luxe fabrics. Look for full off-the-shoulder tops in crisp poplin or go Italian Riviera-chic with asymmetry or subtle cutouts.
FLORALS (with Attitude)
Florals are anything but boring this summer, especially in vintage-inspired prints (think Stevie Nicks, if she summered in Amagansett) or kitschy tropical motifs.