Escape in Easy Island Style

How cool girls storm the beach: Loose button-downs replace caftan cover-ups, while skull prints trump polka dots.

model on the beach in tan jacket and hat
How cool girls storm the beach: Loose button-downs replace caftan cover-ups, while skull prints trump polka dots.
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Gilles Bensimon
Tropical Swimwear
Jacket, $695, shoes, $265, Tory Burch; hat, $26.50, The Limited; studded cuff, $90, Hayden-Harnett; necklace (worn as bracelet), $400, Alyssa Norton.
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Gilles Bensimon
Tropical Swimwear
Top, $565, Iceberg; ring, $1050, Cartier; necklace (worn as bracelet), $400, Alyssa Norton.
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Gilles Bensimon
Tropical Swimwear
Top, $310, Marni; pants, $62, Daang Goodman for Tripp NYC; watch, price upon request, ring, $1050, Cartier; long necklace, $1300, Ippolita; necklace, $400, Alyssa Norton.
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Gilles Bensimon
Tropical Swimwear
Sweater, price upon request, Lucien Pellat-Finet; top, $175, bikini, $450, Tomas Maier; hat, $24, Peter Grimm; sunglasses, $129, Ray-Ban; watch, $1150, Tag Heuer; bag, $109, United Colors of Benetton.
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Gilles Bensimon
Tropical Swimwear
Top, $225, Elizabeth and James; bikini, $300, Lucien Pellat-Finet; hat, $26.50, The Limited; watch, $1100, Tag Heuer; necklace (worn as bracelet), $400, Alyssa Norton.
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Gilles Bensimon
Tropical Swimwear
Top, $465, Marni; bikini, $245, M Missoni; studded cuff, $90, Hayden-Harnett; leather bracelet, $330, Barbara Bui. On body: Lancôme Flash Bronzer Tinted Self-Tanning Mousse.
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Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Tropical Swimwear
Swimsuit, $780, Versace; hat, $24, San Diego Hat Co.; sunglasses, $139, Ray-Ban; ring, $1050, Cartier. On hair: Pureology Antifade Complex.
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Gilles Bensimon
Tropical Swimwear
Top, $345, The Row; bikini bottom, $209, Zimmermann; watch, price upon request, Audemars Piguet; sunglasses, $129, Ray-Ban.
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Gilles Bensimon
Tropical Swimwear
Top, $500, Lucien Pellat-Finet; bikini bottom, $50, D&G; ring, $1050, Cartier; bracelet, $1000, Hermès; bag, $39.50, Gap; sunglasses (on bag), $12.99, Target.
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Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Tropical Swimwear
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Surf the economic tidal wave with flashy bikinis under classic summer standbys.

SWIM TREND TIP: For walks on hot sand, swap out fierce black gladiator sandals for a refreshing shade of blue.
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Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Tropical Swimwear
BAG $34.50, Aerie; ae.com.
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Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Tropical Swimwear
TOPS $54.50 each, Michael Kors; macys.com for stores.
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Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Tropical Swimwear
BAGS $150 to $198, Dutzi; thisisauto.com.
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Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Tropical Swimwear
DRESS $149.50, Michael Kors; michaelkors.com.
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Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Tropical Swimwear
SUNGLASSES $28, XOXO; endless.com.
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Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Tropical Swimwear
SHOES $795, Giuseppe Zanotti Design; (212) 650-0455 for stores.
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Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Tropical Swimwear
BRACELETS $15 each, Mercedes Salazar for Yvette Fry, Inc.; vionnetboutique.com.
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Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Tropical Swimwear
SHORTS $39.50, American Eagle Outfitters; ae.com.
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Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Tropical Swimwear
TOP $49.50, Madewell; madewell1937.com for stores.
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