When it comes to resort style, white is the color that takes center stage, but consider this an excuse for prints and textures to steal the show. Eugenia Kim Jordana hat, $240, is perfect for romping through the markets. The play of zebra printed calf hair beneath the black-beige raffia woven flap on this Jimmy Choo Alba shoulder bag, $2,250, adds the funk. After sipping sunset cocktails, lose the topper and be ready for a night on the town.
Shades of the Season
Sunglasses have long been the “must” accessory for men and women. The style of frame and depth of tint on the lens are just the beginning. While prior seasons have had their ideal shapes, this spring it’s more about the embellishments—metallic inlays are where it’s at. Three options for the fashion maven, sporty chic and red carpet diva, from top: Tom Ford Nina, $549; David Yurman Aviator, $479; and Jimmy Choo Lana, $449. All available at Precision Eye Care, Huntington, (631) 462-2020.
There are three truths to spring wear: white, nautical themes and florals. The trick is to side-step the cliché. Burberry Burlison, $850, is a buttery white leather peep toe bootie that is meant for walking the esplanade, the boardwalk or, when the weather warms, village main streets. Alexander McQueen couldn’t possibly render a “standard” floral clutch. Instead, this De Manta floral-print clutch, $575, is a handheld drama: a single oversized flower pattern folding in on itself with an edgy zipper. Escada hollow-ring leather belt, $550, captures that nautical look but in a new, far-from-salty way. All available at Neiman Marcus.
As an arbiter of luxury, Brunello Cucinelli designs very wearable, classic silhouettes. These Monili crisscross sandals, $1,670, exemplify a classic nude shoe meant for shorts, dresses or slacks, updated with an oversized ankle cuff and chain-link detail. At $650, Lanvin’s tricolor metallic belt is like a piece of jewelry that can complete a look, whether cinching loose dresses with wild patterns or at the waist of tailored Bermuda shorts.