p1000607_1New York Summer is here and most weekends are spent escaping the stress and grime of the city to venture out to the beautiful landscape and beaches of the Hamptons. Every weekend is the same headache of packing lightly but ingeniously. In the Hamptons, sporting a sophisticated, classic, American look and having the perfect outfit to match the perfect occasion is primordial. As it’s quite a departure from our everyday closet, choosing the right pieces can be real tough!

Here’s the 411; a twill blazer or a light jacket for the crispy nights, a pair of black open toe pumps or wedges that will fit any of your outfits, two cocktails dresses for the night and two day sundresses, a black clutch and a day bag. And voila, it’s that easy!

top27This summer, aim for bright colors and romantic florals for a fresh and feminine look. For a comfortable and relaxed weekend style, go for designers such as Tibi, Catherine Malandrino, Diane Von Furstenberg and Missoni. Pair it with wedges when going to barbecues, house parties or polo events to avoid your heels sticking in the grass. For swimming suits, the one-piece coupled with a traditional Morrocan Jellabah is a must! For a perfect fit and silhouette to hang around Sunset Beach, try designers like Soraya, Tooshie, Herve Leger, La Perla and Melissa Odabash for stylish one-pieces.

For the ultimate fashion statement, be sure to accessorize your outfit with big bangles and statement necklaces. You don’t need more than that!

michael-korsAlthough it would be nice, it’s really not necessary to bring your entire closet with you, only a few essentials for the weekend. Remember, packing is about creating the perfect look before leaving and not after when you’re already there. It will save fashionistas some precious time to organize their wardrobe the weekend in advance.

‘Weekend essentials’ checklist:

- A light twill blazer or jacket, theory.com

- Two baby doll /sundress, catherinemalandrino.com

- Two cocktail dresses, herveleger.com

- A pair of wedges, preferably black to fit with everything, michaelkors.com

- One swimming suit, a one piece to be trendy with a cover up / jellabah, laperla.com

- A few bangles and statement necklaces, subversivejewelry.com

- A black clutch

You’re now all geared up for a fabulous and stylish weekend getaway in the Hamptons!

By Naila Chbib, personal stylist and fashion editor of Social Life magazine, nailachbib.com







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