Style Guide: Tropical Temperament

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The summer is the perfect time to head outside to your favorite waterfront locale, and when you’re looking to spend an entire, fun-filled day at the beach, there’s nothing more annoying than an uncomfortable getup. A trip to the ocean often warrants a pair of water-ready shorts, slip-on shoes, and a light, airy shirt to catch the summer breeze — but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to sacrifice style points in the process.

Below, we’ve pieced together a banquet of beach-ready peripherals to keep you comfortable and ready to tackle everything that the salty sea has to offer. From an always-essential Herschel waist-pack and floral top from Club Monaco, all the way to a pair of durable, waterproof shoes from OluKai — we’ve got you covered when it comes to your next big day on the sand. So sit back, relax, and check out a few of our favorite pieces of attire for those with a “tropical temperament.”

OluKai Alapa Li

OluKai’s Alapa Li shoes were made for those who thrive in an active lifestyle. Created with a lightweight and sporty silhouette, these waterproof, full-grain leather examples are built around a breathable air mesh and anti-microbial, moisture-wicking single layer textile liner, providing the wearer with the ultimate in adventure-oriented comfort.

Purchase: $100

Herschel Eighteen Hip Pack

Whether you spend your mornings scouting out the surf or afternoons traversing the seaside region, Herschel’s Eighteen Hip Pack is the perfect way to carry your essential items in style. A signature striped fabric liner, clip-fastened webbing straps, and an expandable main compartment (which is outfitted with multiple storage pockets) illustrate the brand’s commitment to exceptional build quality.

Purchase: $45

Club Monaco Camp Collar Floral Shirt

Club Monaco’s Camp Collar Floral Shirt is the perfect addition to any laidback lineup, boasting a comfortable, button-down silhouette and tailored characteristics for an exceptional fit, no matter the circumstance. This 100% cotton shirt pairs perfectly with a variety of outfits, giving you the choice to dress up or down.

Purchase: $90

Vilebrequin Swim Short

Vilebrequin’s Swim Shorts are the perfect solution for individuals who are looking for a tailored fit when it comes to water-ready swimwear without getting rid of too much fabric. These long-leg shorts boast a standard elastic waist, spacious side pockets, and a velcro rear that can stow your important items while you’re out-and-about.

Purchase: $140

Best Made Co. Ventile Boonie Hat

Best Made Co. makes an entire range of summer-ready outerwear, and the Ventile Boonie Hat might just be one of their most underrated pieces. This attractive essential is made from the finest well-sourced materials, providing the wearer with a utilitarian protector that looks as good as it performs — especially on bright, sunny days at the beach.

Purchase: $148

Maui Jim Red Sands Sunglasses

Maui Jim channels Hawaiian heritage with the Red Sands Sunglasses, which are named after the famous Red Sand Beach in Kaihalulu Bay. These polarized variants aren’t just a deterrent against the harsh sun, they also look great when paired with a number of different outfits. If durability, lightweight ease-of-wear, and a slew of handsome colorways are what you’re looking for, the Red Sands have you covered.

Purchase: $230

Leica Sofort Black Camera

Leica’s Sofort Black Camera is a compact photography system that’s been built to capture your favorite memories. It features both a black leatherette and matte finish, giving it an admirable aesthetic and tried-and-true durability when it comes to extensive wear-and-tear — pairing perfectly with Leica’s storied image quality.

Purchase: $300

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch

Keeping up with island time might seem a bit counterintuitive, but when it comes to Oris’ Divers Sixty-Five Watch, you’d be hardpressed to find a better companion. This attractive piece of wristwear sports a striped canvas wristband and stainless steel design that’s made for long days in the sun, giving way to luminous Super-LumiNova hands, a retro lens and dial, and a 100-meter water resistance that won’t let you down when you’re traversing the coastline.

Purchase: $1,990