Summer Edit: Hamptons Style
The Hamptons are all about that laid-back beach style. Not so much the surfer look, but rather a sophisticated take on airy summer attire. It is all about those hues of white and blue, linen, minimal jewellery and of course, the perfect beach bag. The Hamptons style is less boho than Ibiza, more put-together than California and not quite as colorful as you would dress for a tropical vacation somewhere in Thailand. In other words: My personal dream of chic summer wear. Of course, not every one is dressed accordingly and the Hamptons style is definitely not obligatory, but inspired by what I saw, I put together a personal list of cravings for this summer. Pieces that are versatile, easy to combine with existing closet favorites but still strong enough to make a lasting impression on their own.
The Everlasting Days: What To Wear This Summer
Summer has and will always be my favorite season. There is a sense of freedom that comes with long days, hot nights and bronzed skin – right? As much as I love layering up in Winter, dressing for Summer is so much more fun (and easier). All it takes is your favorite bikini, a flow-y dress and a great pair of sandals. Add some highlighter on the cheeks, a neural lipbalm and a hint of mascara and you are good to go. During Summer, less is definitely more in all aspects of the saying. Less clothes, less fuss, less make-up, less accessories. The only “more” is reserved for freckles and those everlasting memories we make summer after summer.
- Bronzed Skin: Nothing screams summer quite like that golden glow. Luckily, nowadays it doesn’t require countless hours of harmful baking in the blazing sun anymore. Instead, we can fake bake to create perfectly bronzed skin without damage. My new favorite discovery is the Chanel L’Eau Tan. Easy to use, no streaks thanks to a gradual tan and best of all, without that typical self-tanner scent we all hate. Better yet, it actually smells heavenly enough to skip the perfume afterwards. Even though I only just started using it this weekend, I feel like I can already see a slight tan coming along. Not to mention how beautiful the bottle looks on my top shelf in the bathroom.
- Light Dresses in White: No matter if it is short or long, silk or linen – there is no way around a white summer dress. Especially in the Hamptons. My favorite long version is this beauty that I wore in Montauk, I love this midi-option under 60€ and this short dress, super similar to the one I am wearing in the photos (mine is from a small boutique in Australia, unfortuntely).
- Wide Legged Pants: You know I am all about that palazzo pant in the summer. Not only are they incredibly comfortable, but they can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. You can wear wide legged pants with a cute bikini top to the beach or add your favorite blouse and golden sea-shell earrings for a more pulled-together dinner look.
- The Beach Bag: The best part about a beach bag is, that it also works without a beach in sight. I purchased this one for the summer and have been using it for weekends in the city or even a hot day at the office. It instantly transforms a simple outfit to a vacation look. Be sure to check out this post about my top 10 beach bags for summer to find your perfect match!
- Simple Sandals: If you ask me, summer is the best excuse for a pedicure every 4 weeks. And to show of those shiny polished toes, simple sandals work best. Don’t compromise on comfort since nothing will ruin a vacation quite as fast as aching feet (trust me, been there). Instead, invest in a good quality pair that is simple and versatile enough to work with 90% of your summer looks. For those other 10%, go with white plateau sneakers (under 100€) or strappy heels (-30% on sale!).
- Swimwear: Last, but definitely not least on the list of summer essentials is the right swimwear. For the past year or so, I have strayed away from patterns and prefer a simple monochrome suit. If you want to stay on trend, be sure to grab a high waisted bikini or one-piece in elegant black or white.