Stylish men and women around the globe know that the right accessory can change your look in an instant. Whether you’re sporting a classic watch, a great bag, or a piece of jewelry that commands attention, the perfect accessory can boost your confidence while making your look more cohesive. In fashionable enclaves like the Hamptons, having the right accessories this summer can make all the difference, allowing you to rub elbows with the who’s who of this Long Island locale and keeping you looking and feeling cool from the sunny beaches of Sag Harbor to social functions in Southampton.
Before you hit the Hamptons this summer, make sure you look through your closet in your home and have some of the following accessories packed.
A great bathing suit
Even if you’re no sun-worshipper, a great bathing suit is essential for anyone hanging in the Hamptons this summer. Whether you’re spending time riding the waves on East Hampton’s Main Beach or just taking a stroll on Coopers Beach in Southampton, a fashionable and practical bathing suit will keep you comfortable and looking chic all summer.
A hat that does double duty
Waking to warm sunshine outside your window is one of the best parts of spending summer in a beachfront locale like the Hamptons. However, the sunburn that often accompanies those long summer days spent outdoors is not exactly an accessory anyone wants to be sporting. Fortunately, a fashionable oversized hat can help keep the sun off your face while infusing any outfit with a little extra style.
A bag that holds everything
Running back home between activities can eat up a huge amount of your time, thanks to that infamous Hamptons traffic, so it’s always in your best interest to have your essentials within arm’s reach when you head out for the day. A roomy tote or cross-body bag can help keep everything from your sunscreen to your stilettos on hand when you’re not sure where the day will take you.
The perfect summer shoe
One of the best things about the Hamptons is the walkability of many of its town centers, making it easy to leave the car at home when you want to spend a day exploring. While all that walking is undoubtedly a good thing when it comes to keeping your legs toned, it does mean that strappy stilettos and sky-high wedges might not be the best footwear choices when you’re heading out for the day. Save room in your suitcase for a pair of show-stopping heels, but make sure you’ve also packed a pair or two more suited to walking around town, like Gucci’s comfortable Princeton loafers for a casual lunch or a pair of stylish Brother Vellies slides for days when you’re heading out for cocktails after a day at the beach.
A pair of statement earrings
There are few accessories that can take a look from day to night like a great pair of statement earrings. Long tassel earrings or delicate chandeliers can easily turn that sundress into something that looks party-ready in an instant. Luckily, this is one accessory that has major impact without commandeering too much room in your purse.
Whether your style is off the runway or off-the-rack, the right accessories will have you feeling confident and looking cute in the Hamptons all summer long.