Authors Night, the literary fundraiser benefiting the East Hampton Library this weekend, is the perfect opportunity to showcase your inner geek-chic style. So break out the black-rimmed glasses and vintage pieces as you rub elbows with some notable literati.
This vintage Cartier watch is more understated than today’s trendy, large watches. But while it may be smaller, the luxe factor is just as high with a rose-gold case, brown alligator strap, and Art Deco design.
Vintage Chanel Scarf, Chanel ($525). London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, 329-3939
A bit of Chanel makes any outfit stand out. This vintage Chanel scarf’s soft mix of cream, black, and white cotton is the perfect accessory for everything from a classic A-line skirt to a summery blouse.
Black is always a safe bet with the literary set, but you don’t have to look like a school marm when you don a formal sports jacket. A mesh neckline lends a modern touch to this women’s jacket while the simple structure gives it a timeless quality.
The polos from Feldspar Brook aren’t too tight (you don’t want to be a Williamsburg hipster) or baggy (even if you’re sporting a dadbod). The classic fits are a tad retro, but they’re also perfect for the Hamptons. One tip: Don’t pick colors that are too bright.
The clean lines of this single-handle Valentino bag are classy and stylish, but the gold accents give it enough pop to keep the design interesting. Plus, it’s large enough to fit the books you’ll buy at this event.
These whimsical low tops look like something you may have worn in high school. Pair these Tretorn sneakers with a more a formal piece—a summer dress or high-waist slim pants—to give your emsemble a high-low mix.