We just got back from the Hamptons, and I’m already clamoring to go back. It’s funny because I didn’t think I would want to spend this summer there, but after a year stuck at home, I didn’t realize how much I needed a change of scenery, how much we all did really, and I forgot how much I love it out there. We used to go out every summer and then I was really pregnant with Charlotte and then the pandemic hit, and we hadn’t been out there in a couple years and I missed it. Now, of course, we’ve gotten bit by the bug and want to return for a longer stint this summer. While I peruse listings, I thought I’d think of all the cute Hamptons outfits I’d pack in hopes I can manifest a house for us to stay in. That’s how the whole manifesting thing works, right? (It’s like fashion math, no?) If you’re lucky to enough to be spending your summer out East or trying to score a last-minute rental like us, I’ve put together a guide for wear in the Hamptons for summer 2021.
I believe when out at the beach, you should feel free to relax your dress code a bit. The key is to be comfy and not fussy. My uniform tends to be cutoff shorts and a striped tee, or a swimsuit and cute cover-up or beach dress thrown over. With that said, it’s summer 2021 and we’ve all been cooped up for over a year, so there’s lots going on — parties, bbqs, pool parties, and restaurants to visit. So I always like to bring pretty dresses that I’ll pair with my favorite white sneakers for daytime and comfy sandals or wedges for nighttime. I find dresses to be comfy and easy to just slip on, which is about all the effort I want to put into getting dressed when we’re out at the beach. I always toss in a couple cardigans and sweaters for chilly nights along with a pair of white jeans. Scroll down for more inspiration for what to wear in the Hamptons for summer 2021.