Celebrating Summer Style in the Hamptons
A sojourn in the Hamptons is an annual pilgrimage for the who’s who of the yachting life and each year the dress code requires an element of the classic generously spiked with the updates of the season.
This year, we’re envisioning reimagined whites, nautical stripes and sophisticated summer dresses that reflect the elegance and style of the Hamptons.
Using neutrals as a base – rich creams, crisp whites and soft beiges – we’ve incorporated the colors of the season – accessories in striking orange, canary yellow and more to bring your looks to life.
Pieces from Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Fendi and more served as the inspiration for this very Hamptons style guide.
Zuhair Murad has captured the flowing look you should be going for when spending evenings on the sand enjoying cocktail receptions. The plunging v-neck is both sweet and scandalous with its lace design, and the inserts in the maxi skirt give a cheeky glimpse of your legs. Style your hair in beachy waves and choose a pair of jewelled flats to finish this look.
Looking for a sundress with a stylish twist? Chanel’s Cruise 17/18 collection brings lightweight and comfortable designs that give a fabulous silhouette – note the belted waist and wide shoulders – with frayed edges that add movement to each step. The knee-high gladiator sandal is back – choose a bold color and step out in style.
To celebrating the brand’s 5oth anniversary and creative director Tomas Maiers’s 15th year with the label, Bottega Veneta created the insanely chic BV15 – a limited edition pair of sunglasses. Each pair features handwoven measures of the brand’s iconic pattern making these sunglasses immediately identifiable to those in the know.
Whether you travel to the Hamptons by land, sea or air, don’t compromise on style when you travel. Alexandre Vauthier’s ready-to-wear Fall 2017 collection provides you with everything you need to look glam while on the move. A tailored pair of cropped, high-waisted trousers teamed with a loose sweater, heels and some fabulous accessories are all you’ll need.
We adore this babydoll summer dress from Fendi’s Resort 2017 collection. Made from cotton, the rich colors and graphic wave pattern of this dress make it not only a suitable choice for summer in the Hamptons, but a sensible choice: if that can be said of a mini summer dress with tulle underlay. Team it with the matching cropped leather jacket which will keep you warm on chilly eves without ruining the line of the dress.
We couldn’t resist this nautical themed gem from Carolina Herrera’s Popelin collection. This cleverly constructed garment wraps around the body and is held in place with an invisible zip closure at the back, creating a flattering silhouette as the dress nips in at the waist and flares at the hips. Pockets are a definite bonus in any summer dress, and the crisp white and blue stripes are more than fitting for a Hamptons vacay.
A lightweight sweater is a no-go item for evenings in the Hamptons and Carolina Herrera has provided a luxury version that is seemingly made just for this occasion. Throw it over your shoulders as you head out for the evening, or wear it with a pair of chinos or white trousers to achieve the ultimate in yachting gentleman chic.
Long lunches and lazy afternoons are the order of the day in the Hamptons, so cuff your jeans, slip on your sneakers and a t-shirt and get to it! The Keeping Up with the Bakers collection from English label Ted Baker has a range of preppy and comfortable items that can be stylishly mixed and matched with little effort.
Ralph Lauren has long been the go-to brand for yachting style for years, and the 2017 summer season is no different. Tailored white trousers are an easy item for gentlemen to style up or down with a collared shirt or a classic polo shirt with a splash of color. We love the addition of the rope style belt.
Tod’s beautifully crafted slip-on shoes are made from brushed leather with a rubber shoe and decorative stitching and are a great item to have on hand for relaxed brunches and casual evening events. Slip them on with jeans, chinos or shorts for elegant yet informal style.