Whether you’ve ventured out through the endless miles of greenery that shrouds Long Island or simply found yourself in a Pinterest rabbit hole scrolling past the manicured lawns and whimsical interiors of the Hamptons, everyone has a crush on the lifestyle attained just 90 miles outside of New York City.
Sprawling estates that hide behind quaint tree-lined streets are just one of the reasons the Hamptons has earned a reputation of luxury and a classic American getaway. But beyond the sisal rugs, pristine white furniture, spacious porches, and uninterrupted ocean views, the Hamptons have created its own sense of style when it comes to fashion. It takes the corporate world of New York City down a notch with the influence of sundresses, light and bright linens, sandals, and everything that makes it easy to sit back and enjoy a chilled glass of rosé. Whether you’re close enough to take the drive out, all the way out on the west coast, or somewhere in between, the Hamptons lifestyle can be brought right into the comfort of your own home and closet. Before you think that the idealistic Hamptons lifestyle can only be attained by some, take a look at some of the simple pieces you can add or simply use as inspiration to kickstart your soon-to-be growing Hamptons-themed wardrobe.
1. Melissa Odabash Reid Embroidered Cotton Tunic ($161) found here
What makes this tunic so perfect to pack into the suitcase is how versatile it can be. It has the ability to easily be dressed up or down and can solely revolve around accompanying accessories. Whether its thrown on over a swimsuit with strappy sandals and a wide-brimmed hat or glammed-up with a pair of tan wedges, this dress really is an ideal piece to bring along on any getaway.
2. Carrie Forbes Ahmed Raffia Sandals ($300) found here
Mimicking the appearance and texture of a sisal rug or woven handbag, there is no doubt that these Carrie Forbes sandals embody just everything so loved about the Hamptons: simplicity, convenience, organics, and understated. They draw attention in the perfect ways through the unique woven raffia palm body and dainty wooden sole. Sandals such as these are a classic option to have to keep by the front door, tuck away in a beach bag, or even pair with a multitude of different outfits.
3. Saint Laurent Classic Linen Bag with Leather ($1,794) found here
While it is not necessary to tote around a $1,700 Saint Laurent bag to live out the feeling of the Hamptons, pulling inspiration from the brown leather and tan linen hues is always a strong start. Because bags like this pair so easily with whites and blues, they’re a huge addition to any wardrobe wanting to take on the role of boho beach bum with confident sophistication. Whether slung over your shoulder or resting easy between your fingers, this bag emits everything easygoing and elegant about the Hamptons in a single glance.
4. Saint Laurent Lily Sunglasses ($245) found here
There is something to be said about the traditional tortoiseshell style sunglasses. While colored lenses have seemingly taken over the sunglass market, tortoiseshell print sunnies are a breath of fresh air, and a relieving one at that. These angled and modular shaped glasses are both classic and contemporary which is an ideal juxtaposition for a place like the Hamptons; rooted in history but revitalized in all the right ways. Paired perfectly with the Melissa Odabash tunic from above or even a sleek white bikini, these chic glasses are a guaranteed head-turner.
5. Victoria Beckham High Waisted Wide Leg Cotton Pants ($270) found here
Despite the sweltering heat that can take over the Hamptons, or really any given beach locale, a light pair of pants are a must when it comes to packing prepared. These Victoria Beckham striped pants are ideal for keeping cool while looking collected. Whether a warm July night or just trying to hide from pesky summer bugs, slipping into these pants can never be a bad decision. Paired with a sharp tank top for a dinner out or edgy bikini top right after the beach, there’s truly an uncountable number of ways to display these pants.
6. Solid & Striped Kelsey Swimsuit ($82) found here
*A moment of silence to appreciate the wonders of one-piece swimsuits*
With that, this Solid & Striped keyhole-cut suit is a clear winner for the beach if you don’t have time to worry about straps, latches, ties, or cheeky adjustments. With a balanced mix of sporty and stylish, this suit makes every beach outing a worry-free, tug-free time. The best part about one-piece suits, and this suit in particular, is that when dry and clean, they double as the perfect bodysuit under any skirt or pants (cough, cough those Victoria Beckham trousers). Light, airy, and affordable, it’d truly be a shame to pass up on a suit like this for any vacation.
7. Steffen Schraut Cotton Blouse with Ruffles ($107) found here
It’s true that most of Hamptons getaways are spent on or near the beach, half covered in gravel-like sand, hair dried with a sea water treatment, and basking in the smell of surrounding barbeque pits. But with the occasional dinner outing, it’s crucial to be able to take off a days worth of fun and festivities and change into something a little more soothing. This Steffen Schraut top is the perfect pairing with white denim jeans or a skirt. With blue and white hues being a recurring theme in the Hamptons, this top allows you to get creative with tons of paired combinations to adjust for your exact scenario!