9 Items Every Hamptonite Needs in Her Closet This Summer
Packing for the Hamptons is a challenge. You need outfits for myriad scenarios, you need to look effortlessly chic and you need to fit everything into a minuscule rolling suitcase. Not to worry: We’ve pared it down to the on-trend items and classic staples that you’ll wear again and again. Meet your Hamptons capsule wardrobe.
Beach style meets hippie chic with ’60s-inspired sunnies. Snag a pair of round frames (they look good on just about any face shape) and feel groovy from dawn to dusk.
Meet your new super-flattering BFF. The waist-cinching silhouette is casual enough for a day of window-shopping in Sag Harbor and fancy enough for evening cocktails. We’re buying them in made-for-the-Hamptons nautical stripes, go-with-everything black and even leather.
Maillots continue to reign supreme. This summer, expect to see them with cheeky tie-knot details.
Why wear heels when you can wear a teeny rainbow? Striped slides add nautical flair and a bit of pop to any outfit. Plus, you can walk through the vineyard vines without sinking into the grass.
All the style of a romper, none of the bathroom struggles. Snag one in nautical stripes to rock as a beach cover-up or for a day of yachting.
Scalloped edges popped up on swimsuits across the Hamptons last summer, and this time the detailed-edge look goes one step further with crafty-looking rickrack trim.
Frayed Wide-Brim Hat
Your mom has been telling you for years to wear a hat anytime you’re in the sun (and she’s right). But you won’t need a reminder to don this update on the classic Panama, featuring a wider brim with a carefree frayed edge.
If you have to put on something other than a swimsuit, it damn well better be comfortable. You can never go wrong with a super-flattering wrap dress, particularly in an asymmetrical style with a scarf-inspired print.
A Classic Woven Bag
A beach bag is nonnegotiable. This one is big enough to stash your sunscreen, water, sunglasses and everything else you need for the beach, but still minimal enough not to clash with your outfit at dinner.