While Labor Day is technically the celebration of the American Labor Movement, like most of the nation we plan on celebrating our hard work with some rest and relaxtion this weekend. If it doesn’t involve a barbecue, the beach and basking in the sun, we’re not interested. Whether you consider yourself an East Coast prep or West Coast bohemian here are the essentials you’ll need for a great weekend of doing nothing—in style.
A nautical-inspired sweater and bright pair of shorts make a perfect pairing for those heading all the way East for a weekend of lobster rolls and marina strolls. Accessorize with lace-up leather sandals and a retro menswear watch to add a dose of classic charm. Stow your beach read and camera in a sleek bucket bag.
Frolicking barefoot alongside the Pacific coast calls for a bohemian caftan and beach-friendly straw tote. Tortoiseshell sunglasses, embellished sandals and tassel jewelry take the look from a day on the sand to dinner with a view.
Displaced urbanites who plan to soak up the remainder of the summer season on Long Island should not leave the city without a silk maxi dress and wide-brimmed hat. Complete the luxe ensemble with metallic sandals, a statement clutch, and perhaps most importantly, a flawless complexion.