Celebrity stylist and author of How to Accessorize,Micaela Erlanger, dresses some of the biggest names on the red carpet. During the summer months, she finds respite out east and shares some tips for a well-curated, off-duty wardrobe.
What is your go-to summer outfit for a day out East? MICAELA ERLANGER: Cutoffs, sandals and a breezy top for day. A pretty, feminine floral Zimmermann dress for night, and of course plenty of amazing summer accessories! My style is relaxed and pretty. I love lightweight, easy fabrics, things that you can pack in a weekend bag and not worry about.
Do you have some summer staples you always keep in your beach bag? ME: La Mer sunblock, sunglasses (Céline and Krewe are my go-to brands), slides and a chic cover-up (right now I’m obssesed with Lisa Marie Fernandez).
Describe your ideal way to relax during a day off in the Hamptons. ME: A day on the boat or on the beach (Sammy’s Beach in East Hampton is one of my favorites) watching the water, followed by a lunch with friends or early supper. Good conversation, wine and company is all you need!
What is your favorite boutique in the Hamptons and why? ME: The Armarium has an amazing pop-up this summer in Southampton. As their fashion director, I made sure to curate an amazing assortment that is perfect for any summer soiree.
What makes the Hamptons special to you? ME: I love the Hamptons because it’s where I grew up summering with my family. I’m now appreciating the chance to enjoy it as an adult—it’s where I have fallen in love, shared countless memories and get to create new ones too. micaelaerlanger.com