The amount of “stuff” required for a trip with the kids is, frankly, ridiculous! It doesn’t seem to make a difference whether you’re going away for a weekend or for a two week break, the sheer amount of must-have items your little darlings seem to require can be mind boggling. Have you ever arrived on a weekend break only to realise that everyone else has everything they need and you’ve barely got a change of clothes! It’s easily done when you’re trying to think of everything for everybody.
With many of us looking forward to holidays and weekends away, we thought we would take a look at what you really do need to pack for a weekend in The Hamptons. Whilst we can’t promise that packing for the family will be a breeze, hopefully this guide will help you to refine your kids’ style for a fun weekend away and even leave some space in the suitcase for your own style favorites!
The Hamptons has long been known as a celebrity summer playground. Ooozing with style and luxury, the destinations of Southampton and East Hampton are often considered to be party capitals for young New Yorkers looking to escape for the weekend. While The Hamptons may have a reputation for being exclusive there are many family friendly resorts and a whole host of activities to keep little adventurers amused.
Try some of these great days out recommended by Mommy Poppins:
Hitting the beach? Here are some of the best beach playgrounds
Take a boat out to Shelter Island for beaches, wildlife and a laid-back atmosphere
Take a trip on the Long Island Railroad
The Children’s Museum of the East End makes for a great trip out to inspire their imaginations
Crabby Jerry’s in Greenport is a great spot for people watching, with delicious food and a family friendly vibe to boot!
A few of our personal favorites include:
Tate’s Bake Shop – the best chocolate chip cookies around!
Deep Hollow Ranch – the children will just loving being cowboys and cowgirls for the day!
So, back to your packing list! While you’re planning a whole host of amazing activities, you don’t want to be weighed down by an unnecessary amount of clothes. A few key pieces (and some spares for the inevitable changes here and there) are all you really need. Style is high on the agenda for many people visiting The Hamptons, so if you want to get your little fashionistas looking great and feeling super-comfortable, here is your ultimate list of must-have items:
The beach is big in The Hamptons. It’s likely that time on the beach is going to figure in a pretty large way for your weekend plans. Good swimwear for kids has to meet several criteria. It has to protect sensitive skin from UV rays, it needs to be comfortable and of course style is key! Prints are perfect for a cool look by the beach:
The Erin Reversible Ice Cream Print Bikini is perfect for the little fashionista who likes to have a choice of style. She can choose from two different prints in this cute, sporty design:
The Drake Kaleidoscope Striped Swim Trunk is a super-stylish option for a day at the beach in The Hamptons. Made from fast drying fabric with UVF 30 protection these swim trunks tick all the boxes:
Add a rashguard for extra protection.
Keep the babies comfy and protected in one of these swim rompers:
Check out our blog on swimwear for more ideas.
Our seersucker style for girls, boys and babies just oozes Hamptons chic. Your little darlings will look perfect strolling down the oceanfront streets of The Hamptons in one of these stylish outfits:
The Ida Seersucker Holiday Dress is an absolute must for a chic look for your little lady:
Not to be left out, your baby girl will be upping the cute factor in her Gemma Floral Applique Seersucker Romper:
A day out
With so many choices of activities in The Hamptons it’s likely that you’re going to need several outfits for day trips. The key here is to pick a few staple items which you can mix and match:
A classic cardigan is a must-have in your little girl’s holiday wardrobe. The Betty Knit Cardigan is perfect to pop on over any outfit:
Some shorts and a cute top are perfect for a day out:
It’s always a good idea to have a pair of leggings on hand for a quick change or cover-up from the sun:
An absolute essential for your little man’s summer wardrobe is a comfy, classic short combined with a cool tee:
The perfect beach or evening cover-up, the Finn Ombre Hooded Sweater is a really classy addition to his holiday wardrobe:
A cute romper is the ideal option for baby when you’re on holiday. Comfy and easy to wear, just pop a few of these in your suitcase and you’ll be good to go!
With this capsule wardrobe your little ones will be looking super-stylish and ready for fun everyday. If you’re heading to Southampton this summer, don’t forget to stop by our store and say hi!