Ready or not, Memorial Day weekend is arriving in T- minus 2 days.While I’m sure we all agree that we can’t wait for freaking summer to start, this week’s overcast and rainy weather is not perfectly pitched for barbecues and hanging pool-side. Undaunted, I’m still determined to dress the part, and a little rain won’t stop the fashion hunter. You never know when you end up at the right party in the wrong threads. That is hashtag awkward. Truth be told, one of my favorite things about summer is going to the beach and undressing to the bare minimum. I love feeling the warm sand under my feet, feasting on chips and guacamole, and staring at the posers with their six-pack abs stroll by. So whether you are traveling oversees, to the Caribbean, or staying local with friends and family, you still want to dress on point. Right? So with my Jitney ticket in hand, I’m heading to the Hamptons with my must-haves featured below. This season, I am inspired to rock these boho chic essentials. Because all you really EVER need at the beach is a bathing suit, (see yesterday’s post right here), a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from those UV rays, a maxi dress to jump into, sandals, and a great book to keep you focused and will illuminate your mind.
Fashion credits: Left to right, top to bottom: AllSaints hat, Linda Farrow sunnies, Zimmermann dress, AllSaints bracelet, The Little Book Of Schiaparelli, Stella McCartney Crochet Falabella, KORS Michael Kors sandals.
AllSaints Hat: You need a straw hat because those sun’s rays are scary. Promoting cancer is something I don’t want to do. Besides anything made by AllSaints is cooler than thou.
Linda Farrow Rose Gold Sunnies. If there is anything I want to update every summer, its a new pair of shades. Retro and slim these shades offer full UV protection and don’t scream “look at me.” Pamper your eyes with these shades.
Zimmermann dress. I call this effortless dressing in a bottle. The ultimate summer dress designed by the Australian designer best known for swimwear, Zimmermann, this dress will be on my body 24/7.
The Little Book Of Schiaparelli. Why wouldn’t you want to read a book about history’s most influential couturiers? This biography complete with beautiful illustrations and photographs highlights the life of this innovative fashion genius.
Stella McCartney Crochet Falabella. This is not your grandmother’s afghan, but rather a crocheted rendition of the homespun insanity that is Stella McCartney. Both dressy and casual, this egg white bag is the ultimate summer grabber.
And finally KORS by Michael Kors orange sandals. These thin comfortable strappy sandals need to be on my feet. All summer long.
Don’t forget to click all those links before the weekend hits. You want to show off your sartorially stylish self, don’t you? As a veteran camper, we used to say, we live 12 months for 2. And don’t forget sunscreen.