A quick beach to bar summer tutorial to help you savor the last few weeks of sand and sun in style. Whether you're on a cozy strip of Cape Cod or a yacht in Greece, the warmer weather isn't an excuse to get lazy, but there's a fine line between looking cool in the heat and looking like you're auditioning for a role in a Miami Vice remake. Opt for relaxed, simplistic comfort over flash during the sunlit hours, then think smooth and casual at night. Go for a subtle nautical vibe that's polished without losing its grit; aim somewhere between Newman and Hemingway.
Striped t-shirt, blue swimtrunks, white shoes is as summer as it gets, and works anywhere. A shawl sweatshirt adds a layer that will double as a pillow once you hit the sand, and you can ditch it altogether when the temps get high enough.
My favorite pieces are my most versatile ones. I could wear this jacket with about 90% of my wardrobe. Pick a jacket and jeans that contrast each other, then throw on a lightweight sweater and a pair of loafers and you're in business. American symbolism not included.
Day: Sweater and Shirt - J. Crew // Bathing Suit - Polo // Shoes - Converse // Watch - Polar // Sunglasses - Ray-Ban
Night: Jacket - Wallace & Barnes // Sweater, Jeans and Belt - J. Crew // Shoes - Cole Haan // Watch - Skagen // Sunglasses - Ray-Ban