What to Bring to the Beach
I spend summer weekends in East Hampton and I always bring more than I need. Any tips? —Geena Oritzia, New York, N.Y.
Nailing down a foolproof packing strategy is key. For quick trips, stick to a few pieces that are interchangeable. These staples prove less is more.
No sense in packing two bags; pick one that doubles as a beach tote. Chanel; price upon request.
A tailored buttondown is a weekend must-have—especially when made of ultra-soft cotton. Marine Layer; $68.
Add a bold necklace to dress up a casual look. Pono by Joan Goodman; $240.
The perfect swimsuit does double duty. This versatile maillot can be worn with or without the straps. Guess; $93.
Stash makeup or jewelry in a multifunction zippered bag, then use it as a clutch. Rebecca Minkoff; $95.
A cover-up goes from beach to beachside dining: just add capris and a tank top. Louis Vuitton; $1,260.
White shorts work with a T-shirt for a bike ride or over your suit for a stroll in town. White House Black Market; $64.