Fashion

New York’s Playground: The Style Sheet for the Hamptons

The Hamptons have a special place in the heart of New York’s most affluent as the seasonal destination of choice. Considering the gorgeous scenery, old maritime charm and delicious selection of restaurants, this string of villages in Long Island makes for the pinnacle weekend getaway for those looking to chill out from the daily grind and slip into relaxation mode. A thriving art scene and miles of quirky antique shops provide a healthy dose of fascinating culture. Rather than an obnoxious, in-your-face extravagance, the Hamptons is all about understated luxury, subtle refinement and good living. However, make no mistake–the Hamptons are a prime spot to see and be seen, so you’ll want to bring your A game in the style department. Below are a few stylish recommendations for some of the activities and experiences you might find yourself in.

Tory Burch

Dockside Lunch

It should come as no surprise that New York City’s summertime playground has a handful of world-class restaurants available at your fingertips. Well-respected chefs emphasize locally-sourced ingredients and freshly-caught seafood to cater to the well-heeled society types that frequent the Hamptons. Many of these establishments feature magnificent views of the gorgeous beaches and oceans, while seasonal plates keep it interesting around the year. Clean-lined and crisp, these Tory Burch Cropped Maritime Pants are a lovely ode to the maritime charm of the Hamptons. The high-waist frame, wide leg and cropped ankles ensure a style that’s up-to-date and fashionable. The pants are complemented gracefully by a button-down white blouse such as this Deveaux Roden Collared Linen Top for a chic spring look featuring classic east coast hues. Balance out the look with this Tory Burch Lee Radziwill Large Satchell, which is spacious enough to hold all of your essentials while providing an impeccable finish. Stilettos are also not a great option due to the uneven terrain of the region, so instead opt for these Jimmy Choo Erin Leather Slingback Flats to take you through the day.

Moda Operandi

Day Trips

Between the gorgeous scenery, dramatic dunes, shingled windmills and riveting museums, the Hamptons are a prime destination around the year. During the colder months, you’ll want to make sure you’re appropriately bundled. This Prada Technical Poplin Jacket features removable lining, front zip fastening and a band collar for all-around warmth. Crafted from technical materials, the weather-resistant jacket is the perfect blend of function and athletic sophistication, emblazoned with a sleek rendition of the Prada logo. Another option is to pair this Prada Hooded Zip Gilet with thermal layers for a streamlined outfit for exploring the Hamptons. It adds an undeniable athletic style, while the high-octane tailoring and sleek overall design ensures you won’t look out of place. Pair the jacket with these timeless Thom Browne Sun Tortoiseshell Aviator Sunglasses, which boast lightweight metal frames and a strong finish. Knitted from cozy cashmere and paneled with a hard-wearing leather, these Labonia Leather-Paneled Cashmere Gloves are a wonderful addition to keep your hands toasty as well.

Ward Whillas

Complete Relaxation

No weekend getaway to the Hamptons would be complete without diving into the outstanding selection of spa facilities and rejuvenating treatments available. Most luxury resorts and hotels have their own oasis of peace located on-site where you’re able to replenish your mind, body and soul in a wonderfully serene environment. Take your pick from signature massages, body wraps, skin care treatments and beauty services which draw inspiration from the blissful surrounding nature. This Ward Whillas Addison Top and matching Dalton Bottom are the perfect spa day essentials. The triangle bikini makes for an elegant appearance, while the technical innovation and high-compression fabric of Ward Whillas are evident in the comfort and contour effects. The gentlemen should opt for these Alexander McQueen Swim Shorts which boast a quick-drying shell and elasticated waistband to maximize comfort while you slip into a deep state of relaxation.

Wine Hour

Between happy hour at the lounge next to the hotel and one of many nearby vineyards, the Hamptons is the perfect place to indulge in wine. For a cozy, sophisticated yet casual and comfortable look, head for this Sally LaPointe Ribbed Cashmere and Silk-Blend Turtleneck Top which is equal parts lightweight and comfortable. The fitted style and impeccable tailoring means you’ll look great in your figure. Tuck it in into these Sally LaPointe Ribbed Cashmere and Silk-Blend Culottes made with a relaxed fit for a stylish look. Statement jewelry is a welcome sight anywhere in the Hamptons so opt for these Katey Walker 18K Gold, Diamond and Moonstone Hoop Earrings for a dramatic finish to a sophisticated outfit. This Max Mara Manuela Belted Camel Hair Coat is the perfect throw-over for almost all occasions that is warm and stylish. The iconic silhouette is timeless and sophisticated and easily-recognizable with its longline style, insulating camel hair and sleek silhouette.

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Braeden Alexander

Braeden Alexander is an explorer with an insatiable appetite for the world and all the exquisite experiences that await. As a writer, he's concerned with the similarities that connect us all.

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