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STYLISH PACKING

What to pack for a weekend by the seaside


STYLISH PACKING
What to pack for a weekend beach getaway

 
 
Paris

YOU ASKED I’ve just booked a beach house for this summer. What on earth do I pack? I’d like to look chic and effortless.

EDITOR You’ll need to pack light, chic pieces for day and effortless, elegant beachwear for night.

 

 

 

What to pack


    


 

    


 

    


 

    


 


    


 

    


 

    


 

    


 

RUNWAY PHOTOS: Anthea Simms

 
 
Head-to-toe brights


 
Head-to-toe brights

Head-to-toe brights have a way of making an outfit look chic and classic in the summer sun. Pair a tie-back halter top with matching shorts and you’re set to stroll the boardwalk in style.

Full-piece swimsuit

 
 
 
Full-piece swimsuits


 
Full-piece swimsuits

Full-piece swimsuits have made a classic comeback. Look pretty by the seaside in a black 60s inspired number. Pack an umbrella to match your suit for a 40s vibe.

Summer hat

 
 
 
Summer hats


 
Summer hats

Summer hats are a must with damaging rays. Protect yourself in style by picking up a fedora. TIP Some of the best ones are found at second hand stores.

Beach cover up

 
 
 
Beach cover ups


 
Beach cover ups

Beach cover ups allow you to jaunt along the beach without worrying about how you look in your swimsuit. Pick up a plain, white cover-up to show off your best asset—your tan.

Wedge heels

 
 
 
Wedge heels


 
Wedge heels

Wedge heels are the hot ticket for shoes this summer. Pick up a pair in white and you’re good to go with any outfit.

Barbeque wear

 
 
 
Barbeque wear


 
Barbeque wear

Barbeque wear should be romantic and also warm enough to keep you from shivering when the sun goes down. A long white blouse paired with white pants looks both effortless and elegant by any beachside standards.

Day dress

 
 
 
Your day dress


 
Your day dress

Your day dress should be light, cotton and fun. Try a bold pattern to stand out in the sun.

Evening dress

 
 
 
Your evening dress


 
Your evening dress

Your evening dress is best short with sleeves. The seaside tends to cool off at night—so a fun A-line dress is your best bet for cocktail hour.

Oversized evening clutch

 
 
 
An oversized evening clutch


 
An oversized evening clutch

An oversized evening clutch will add an elegant touch. The plus? You can pack all of your essentials!

Beach accessories

 
 
 
Beach accessories


 
Beach accessories

Beach accessories will put the finishing touch on your day or eveningwear. Pick up a pair of white-rimmed aviators and a long gold chain or two and you’re set!

Essentials

 
 
 

OTHER BEACH ESSENTIALS
Bronzer
Sunscreen
Thong sandals
Cute beach towel
Canvas beach bag
Manicure and pedicure

You’re all set to hit the Hamptons in style. Bon Voyage!

Click here for what to pack for Paris in the spring!

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