Photo courtesy of Sandra Semburg
Deliciously refreshing ocean dips, clambakes with friends and fam, weekend drives to the Hamptons/Ojai/[insert drivable destination here]—all of these are summer classics. Coincidentally, being prepared for the season—and all its trappings—calls for timeless pieces to suit sun, sand, and sunset. In other words: more classics. Below, the essentials, reimagined for 2021, to get you sorted.
THE STRIPED TOP
Soft, a touch slouchy, and season-appropriate thanks to that breathable cotton knit, this is the nautical necessity you’ll lean on now through Labor Day. Team it with capris (they’re baaack), ankle-strap sandals, and a structured bag during the workweek, then swap in a high-waisted bikini when the weekend hits.