Hamptons Style

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As we begin penciling summertime fun into our buzzy calendars, we’re turning our sartorial gazes Out East, where wardrobes scream with ease, breeze, and the inimitable Hamptons chicness not found anywhere else. And so, with best-dressed days ahead, our shopping carts are brimming with pieces ready to do it all—from morning coastline walks to alfresco afternoon cocktail sips. 

Transitioning a wardrobe from winter to summer is no simple feat—and taking the leap from city to shore can be all the more daunting—which is why we’ve already done the homework for you. Scroll on for a très chic lookbook that will take you from Manhattan to Montauk, and everywhere in between.

Under-the-Sun Musts

Any Hamptons style guide would be incomplete without a beach-ready ensemble—especially one ready to make a colorful splash. Whether you’re chasing after little ones or worry-free lounging up on the dunes, a one-piece swimsuit is always a good idea—not to mention one with a trending label. Enter, this bright orange Hunza G seersucker number, which works wonders in crashing waves as much as it does under umbrella shade. Though, if you can’t be under umbrella shade, some Dior tortoise acetate frames and a multi-colored Acne Studios bucket hat will keep you company. Take your ’fit from beach to boardwalk by throwing on our hot pink Silky Wide Leg Pants and an oversized Il Sogno beach tote because let’s face it, you’re no average Hamptons chicster.

Cocktail-Ready Date Night Glam

East Enders are known far and wide for their relaxed approach to glamor, and our shopping carts have already taken note. To prove it, we’ve enlisted a gilded lineup of accessories and jewels ready to shine in even the most dimly lit of eateries and taprooms. As for our Hamptons date-night approach? Take a polished classic that’s ready to be glitzed up, like our butter yellow Silky Essential Slip Dress—a certified winner time and again. Spice up your yellow moment with a strappy pair of Gianvito Rossi metallic leather sandals and a textured Bottega Veneta clutch. Finally, slap on a chunky chain bracelet and an Electric Picks Starry Eyed Ring for good measure, and you’re golden… literally! You and your post-work week glass of wine never looked better.

‘Ready for Whatever’ Uniform

Call the season a vacation all you want, but busy schedules don’t stop for anyone—Summer included! Whether you're tackling a to-do list or squeezing in an afternoon tennis sesh, your wardrobe needs to be ready for whatever the day may bring. Our recs? Pair this Splits59 white ribbed tank with our very own yellow biker short—AKA, the pop of color any Hamptons closet needs—and a cozy Bandier x SN cropped hoodie for the unavoidable grocery store chill. Slip-on a pair of uber-comfortable Tod’s sneaks and an Isabel Marant baseball cap (match alert!), and consider your to-do list done and dusted.

Something Chic for Backyard Soirées 

Some things just fare best in pairs—a blue jean and a versatile button-down, gin and tonic, and a Hamptons summer and alfresco garden soirées. Beginning before Memorial Day and enjoying warm temperatures well past Labor Day, there is no shortage of cocktail hours and birthday parties to attend—which means you need a wardrobe ready to be styled for any occasion. Our Hamptons hint is to pull a standout frock and pair it with a pared-back shoe—or, take our lilac Cut Out Midi Dress and this Giorgio Armani strappy ballerina flat. As for accessories, there’s nothing that screams intimate backyard Hamptons bash more than a simple gold pendant, like this Awe Inspired Aphrodite necklace, and a raffia tote, like this one from Marni. Throw on this denim Ba&sh Azalea Jacket when nighttime rolls around, and you’re destined to be the chic-est party-goer, wherever the summer takes you.