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Photo courtesy of Sandra Semburg

Deliciously refreshing ocean dips, clambakes with friends and fam, weekend drives to the Hamptons/Ojai/[insert drivable destination here]—all of these are summer classics. Coincidentally, being prepared for the season—and all its trappings—calls for timeless pieces to suit sun, sand, and sunset. In other words: more classics. Below, the essentials, reimagined for 2021, to get you sorted.

THE CLASSIC:
THE STRIPED TOP

THE UPDATE:

Soft, a touch slouchy, and season-appropriate thanks to that breathable cotton knit, this is the nautical necessity you’ll lean on now through Labor Day. Team it with capris (they’re baaack), ankle-strap sandals, and a structured bag during the workweek, then swap in a high-waisted bikini when the weekend hits.

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  1. G. Label Emily Yellow Gold and Pavé Split Earrings goop, $895

    G. Label
    Emily Yellow Gold and
    Pavé Split Earrings

    goop, $895

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  2. Ilia LIP BALM goop, $28

    ILIA
    LIP BALM
    goop, $28

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  3. KULE
    TOP
    goop, $78

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  4. Totême SHORTS goop, $410

    Toteme
    SHORTS
    goop, $410

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  5. Mansur Gavriel TOTE goop, $695

    Mansur Gavriel
    TOTE
    goop, $695

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  6. A Emery Sandals goop, $150

    A Emery
    Sandals
    goop, $150

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  1. THE CLASSIC: THE SUNDRESS

    THE UPDATE:

    Much like your favorite farmers’ market flowers, these come in a variety of colors ranging from punchy to palate-cleansing. (PSA: It’s peony season.) And that’s not even the best part. With a feminine clutch and some compliment-catching jewelry, you can hop from appointments to aperitivo without so much as a shoe change.


  2. G. Label Apple Circle Pavé Drop Earrings goop, $1,450

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    Apple Circle Pavé Drop Earrings
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  4. Ciao Lucia DRESS goop, $340

    Ciao Lucia
    DRESS
    goop, $340

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  6. G. Label Theodora Tea-Length Bustier Dress goop, $525

    G. Label
    Theodora Tea-Length Bustier Dress
    goop, $525

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  7. Mansur Gavriel Clutch goop, $595

    Mansur Gavriel
    Clutch
    goop, $595

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  8. A Emery SANDALS goop, $150

    A Emery
    SANDALS
    goop, $150

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THE CLASSIC: GOLD JEWELRY

THE UPDATE:

It’s a simple styling tip worth repeating: Head-to-toe black allows your prized accessories—diamond-adorned huggies, dainty paperclip links, the cutest damn pinkie ring you ever did see—to really shine. Give yourself a professional-looking pedicure with these tips (what would we do without you, Jean) and you’re…golden.

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  1. Lizzie Mandler Huggies goop, $560

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    Huggies
    goop, $560

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  2. G. Label Fiene Yellow Gold and Pavé Ear Cuff goop, $650

    G. Label
    Fiene Yellow Gold and
    Pavé Ear Cuff

    goop, $650

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  3. G. Label DEVEN LINK NECKLACE goop, $2,500

    G. Label
    DEVEN LINK NECKLACE
    goop, $2,500

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  4. G. Label Sydney Floating-Diamond Pinkie Ring goop, $1,300

    G. Label
    Sydney Floating-Diamond Pinkie Ring
    goop, $1,300

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  5. G. Label ELLIOTT ASSORTED-LINK BRACELET goop, $1,500

    G. Label
    ELLIOTT ASSORTED-LINK BRACELET
    goop, $1,500

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  6. G. Label Bernadette Sweetheart Bustier goop, $295

    G. Label
    Bernadette Sweetheart Bustier
    goop, $295

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  7. Co Dress goop, $795

    Co
    Dress
    goop, $795

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  8. ATP Atelier SANDALS goop, $290

    ATP Atelier
    SANDALS
    goop, $290

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THE CLASSIC: SANDALS

THE UPDATE:

There are sexy, strap-happy creations à la Emme Parsons, and then there are the slightly more substantial pairs, the ones you won’t be scared to commute in. Our advice? Get both. Balance the cagelike designs with billowy wide-legs (patchwork trousers, slinky jumpsuit, palazzo pants—choose your fighter) and something tonal on top.

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  1. G. Label Carrie Chunky-Knit Top goop, $225

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    Carrie Chunky-Knit Top
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  2. Loewe Trousers Loewe, $850

    Loewe
    Trousers
    Loewe, $850

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  3. Norma Kamali Jumpsuit goop, $125

    Norma Kamali
    Jumpsuit
    goop, $125

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  4. Careste top goop, $625

    Careste
    top
    goop, $625

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  5. Careste pants goop, $675

    Careste
    pants
    goop, $675

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  6. A Emery sandals goop, $190

    A Emery
    sandals
    goop, $190

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THE CLASSIC: THE BLACK SWIMSUIT

THE UPDATE:

Whether you’re summering in the backyard or finally taking that trip to Bali, a little black swimsuit will be your best friend. Much like its relative from the dress family, it’s an endlessly adaptable—and always chic—piece you can ramp up with color (hello, sunshine), prints (palm leaves are particularly cute), or texture (three words: fringed bucket bag).

HAIGHT TOP, goop, $119;
HAIGHT BOTTOMS, goop, $99

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  1. Haight top, goop, $119

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    top
    goop, $119

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  2. HAIGHT bottoms, goop, $99

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    bottoms
    goop, $99

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  3. Haight TOP goop, $129

    Haight
    TOP
    goop, $129

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  4. Haight BOTTOMS goop, $99

    Haight
    BOTTOMS
    goop, $99

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  5. Matteau SHIRT goop, $480

    Matteau
    SHIRT
    Matchesfashion, $480

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  6. Matteau TROUSERS goop, $400

    Matteau
    TROUSERS
    Matchesfashion, $400

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  7. Bird & Knoll DRESS goop, $265

    Bird & Knoll
    DRESS
    goop, $265

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  8. Loewe BAG goop, $2,100

    Loewe
    BAG
    Loewe, $2,100

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  9. Saint Laurent sandals goop, $795

    Saint Laurent
    sandals
    Net-a-Porter, $795

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THE CLASSIC: THE MATCHING SET

THE UPDATE:

Scoot over, sweatsuits—there’s a new two-piece in town. Cut from diaphanous cotton-silk, this set is designed to be mixed, matched, and worn whenever you tire of loungewear: to a catch up with the crew, to sip Sancerre on a rooftop, or to do the most for date night.

BIRD & KNOLL SKIRT, goop, $380;
JOSEPH SANDALS, goop, $560;
BIRD & KNOLL TOP, goop, $380;
AISH SKIRT, goop, $350

We hope you enjoy the products recommended here. Our goal is to suggest only things we love and think you might, as well. We also like transparency, so, full disclosure: We may collect a share of sales or other compensation if you purchase through the external links on this page.



Originally found on goop.com