When the scene is this laid-back, you want clothes that say easy—with a modern attitude. Cropped jeans or long shorts straddle seasons perfectly, while smart trainers offer comfort and style in one shoe. Layer your top if it’s chilly at the shore, and accent the look with sporty shades and rustic jewelry.
ROOFTOP COCKTAIL PARTY
So everyone else left the city, and now you have Gotham all to yourself (relatively speaking). What you’ll do: Celebrate with a few dozen friends at your favorite rooftop spot. Break out the summer whites, then accessorize with elevated jewelry and an understated bag or cardholder to seamlessly transition to after-dark.
CLAMBAKE AT THE BEACH
A New England tradition, this feast on the sand has become a rite of passage for coastal dwellers and their summertime visitors. Sandals are essential, and so is a colorful ensemble that says party and easy in one breath.