I am going to Annapolis this weekend for a very dear friend’s bachelorette party (I wrote about meeting her here), and we’ll be sailing, shucking crabs, and drinking a lot of rose. Accordingly, I am leaning towards my preppiest duds. I don’t wear them as often up here in New York, which feels sleek and trendy and urbane, and so this will be a delightful excuse to return to my teen years. We’re talking washed out Lacostes, faded Nantucket red chinos cuffed at the ankle, a reckless amount of navy, and striped everything. Think JFK The Myth — young, vigorous, well-heeled. (JFK The Reality is a different story altogether.)
Below, my preppy summer wishlist…
A Long-Sleeved Polo (I’d order a size up for a roomier fit)
A Ruffled White One-Piece — just the right amount of nautical
Supergas in Vintage Blue — with a “they faded on the boat” vibe
Striped Manebis (major Chanel vibes; on sale!)
P.S. The preppy makeup look is under-done, just-off-the-boat chic: a dusting of bronzer; a few dabs of dewy, transparent luminizer; a flushed natural-looking lip courtesy of Dior; and a spritz of a beachy scent (this smells insane). I also love a little body oil on the shoulders/decollete to highlight a light tan. And of course my two-step mascara routine, which I outlined in full here. Can’t go anywhere without some dramatic lashes, even post-sail.
P.P.S. I still get a lot of questions about my iPhone case.