Heading out east this summer? Whether jamming out to Ziggy Marley at the trendy Surf Lodge or star spotting at the local IGA (hello @Julianne Moore!), Montauk is the place to be and be seen this summer. There is a laid back charm to this town that can be felt the minute you step off the Jitney. Get ready to shed that work attire and plan for a complete summer style makeover!
Spotted directly from Montauk’s gorgeous beaches, bars and restaurants, we have rounded up some of the hottest fashion trends to help you pack for your weekend getaway. Think Bohemian chic meets Palm Beach.
Maxi dresses are a wardrobe staple for watching the sunset at Navy Beach. We are especially loving maxi dresses in tribal patterns and brightly colored prints. The flowier the better but don’t be afraid to show off some of that bronzed skin – a plunging neckline or an open back is right on trend for the rising temperatures. Choose a maxi in a light-weight jersey fabric for extra comfort. Worn with a pair of simple metallic flats you will ease right in with the locals.
Crochet tops & fringe
Crochet is one of the biggest trends out east this summer because nothing feels better than the breeze of the beach on your skin. We especially like over-sized crochet tops in off-white hues. Throw one on over your bikini and a pair of denim cut-offs for the perfect bathing suit cover up. Then head over to the beach-side Sloppy Tuna to cool off with a delicious cocktail.
We are seeing a lot of fringe this year especially on crop tops and cross body bags. Wear a fringed crop top with a pair of floral printed high wasted shorts for daytime festivities or layer a fringe adorned top over a casual form fitting mini-dress for a night of steamers at Gosman’s Dock. A mini cross-body bag in a bright hue with fringe adornments is an ultra stylish way to carry around the essentials (think camera, sunscreen, lip gloss and cell phone).
Tribal-chic flat sandals
Flats are a fashionistas best friend in Montauk. Don’t get stuck trying to maneuver the sandy, beach-themed bars in 4-inch heels. Instead, style your night time ensemble with a pair of flat sandals in a bright Chinle print or ones with beaded Ikat accents. (Read what fashion’s “tribal” prints are really called @Refinery29). Find a unique pair of flat sandals at the Brooklyn flea market and you will not only be comfortable but you will be the talk of the town. Before you know it the locals will be looking to you for their own fashion makeover inspiration!