OUR KIND OF SEASON, OUR KIND OF HAMPTONS Long after the summer crowds have shuttered their beach houses and departed, the Hamptons is instilled with a quiet peace that unmistakably marks the start of the off-season. Light oxfords are packed away, and favorite flannels, shawl collars, and cozy wool sweaters come out to insulate against brisk ocean breezes. The second-season starts now.
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When the farm land turns into its fall coloring and the Atlantic turns gray, it is the perfect time to layer all of your favorite fall pieces – soft cable sweaters with nubby wool blazers, and warm quilted jackets with thick scarves.
The off-season in the Hamptons is all about discovery – finding those gems that the summer crowds overlook or aren’t even here to see. Visit a buzzing but not busy restaurant, see some world-class modern art at the Parrish Art Museum, or handpick fresh produce at the farmer’s market.
THAT OFF-SEASON CHARM The sun fades early and the trees are largely barren, but the charm of this place remains. Eating seafood and sipping wine by a roaring fireplace, indulging in a late brunch without the lines, and taking a romantic stroll on a calm, empty beach. There is no better place for a peaceful getaway than the Hamptons in the fall.
WARMING LAYERS Nothing beats back the oceanâ€™s chill like rich winter knits. V-necks and crewnecks layered over crisp cotton oxford shirts define the fall look, adding warmth on an autumn day. Stylish cable knits layered over warm flannels add an easy dose of texture, while a soft sweater with leather elbow patches is the epitome of relaxed elegance.
COME RAIN, COME SUNSHINEâ€Ś As essential to winter as crisp mornings and fresh snow, our outerwear insulates against all types of weather. From light down jackets for cool autumn afternoons to quilted parkas for the first snowfall, and down parkas for the deepest chill of the season.
SHIRTS THAT SUIT THE SEASON The key to any great look – no matter the season – is a great shirt. When the mercury dips, reach for the soft, heavy flannel or denim shirts that look so great under a casual jacket or blazer. Or the one that is never out of season – a soft cotton poplin – which you can wear every day until the sun shines warm once again.
Published on Aug 5, 2013