Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer here in the Ocean State and spending time with family and friends is what the weekend is all about. Whether gathering at a backyard barbeque or clinking champagne on the stern of the ship, dressing the part is half the fun. These fun finds—almost all under $100—will allow you to be cute, casual and comfortable with class!
Some of the favorite footwear of style icon Jackie O, Jack Rogers have been “the” summer shoe to slip on since 1960. ($105) The gold trim sandals would complement the flag print, Barbara Gerwit knit dress ($104) from Island Outfitters, Newport
The Smathers & Branson custom Newport needlepoint belt is a nod to the Newport Bridge, the Dark n’ Stormy, and the America’s Cup 12 meter yachts ($165.) BYOB? No problem. Swill in style with this Smathers & Branson Jolly Roger flask. $65, both from Island Outfitters, Newport
Bright, bold bangles with graphic and nautical motifs set the tone for serious style, and turn heads with a whimsical toggle necklace or don a cocktail ring (at left). $19-$40, Jason & Co., Newport
Fashion is fit to be tied in the Melly M nautical rope shorts. Pair with a white oxford and roll up sleeves for a preppy look or keep is casual with a navy or white tank (at left). $132, Island Pursuit, Newport
Keep Clam and Sail On…it just about wraps up summer in Newport (at right). $29.50, Island Pursuit, Newport