While the summer season comes to a more or less official end on Labor Day, September can be one of the very best months for beachside excursions, especially after all of the amateurs go home. Which is why it's smart to stock up on the things you'll need to make the most of it.
Here are five stylish essentials to help you do just that:
Sean Connery wore a terry cloth polo in the early Bond films and the look is back in full force. It's a bit retro but every bit as effortlessly cool as 007 himself.
These trunks may appear to be made of exactly the same crinkly cotton as your favorite summer suit, but in fact they're crafted of a quick-drying technical fabric.
This is a great deal on a stunning navy blue linen shirt with a cool mandarin collar that suits stylish summer soirée-ing to a "T. And the linen weave is extra light to keep you cool.
Oliver Peoples is one of the most iconic names in eyewear for good reason, as this awesome pair of blue-lensed tortoise shades demonstrates. If Steve McQueen went to art school.
Nautical stripes are always in style, but J.W. Anderson manages to make them playful without losing the fresh, classic look in this super-soft al-cotton long sleeve version.