A Long Island summer would not be complete without at least one boat ride, a trip to the Hamptons and a series of delicious barbecues. Although not every weekend may be as adventure-filled as a trip to the beach, an outfit inspired by the classic American summer is an outfit as stylish as it gets.
This week’s Fashionisto was spotted in the park looking preppy and polished. The color of his pastel shirt and salmon shorts were reminiscent of long days on the beach and East Coast vacations, and the boat shoes completed the summer look, creating a quintessential preppy look. What slightly differentiated this Fashonisto’s outfit, however, was his T-shirt. The muted stripes added the perfect twist to the plain white T-shirt, and the beachy stripes added an additional hint of color while staying in the same light palette.
When channeling your East Coast prep, remember to play with color for a truly summery look. Light colors and pastels are always a classic staple, but if feeling bold, like this University of Rhode Island Fashionisto, try wearing deeper, more concentrated colors. Boat shoes likewise come in a variety of colors and shades, ranging from the classic neutral to the bold and blue. If in the mood for stripes, like this Fashionisto, J.Crew offers a pair of light, summery shorts, and ASOS offers a crew-neck striped T-shirt that stands out from the classic horizontal striped polo. This Fashoinisto also recommended shopping at J.Crew for a pair of similarly faded shorts.