Now THIS Is How You Dress for an Alfresco Dinner Party

By the time the Fourth of July rolls around, Manhattan has turned into a ghost town on the weekends, with the typical crowds and lines moving from the concrete jungle to the beaches of Long Island. And as usual, you'll find New York's It girls in Montauk. Over the holiday weekend, we spent time with Kendra Scott and some of our favorite bloggers at the iconic Surf Lodge.

Familiar faces like Marni Harvey of Style on the Rise, Wendy Nguyen of Wendy's Lookbook, and Thania Peck of Catcher in the Style all joined us at our sunset dinner party, and we couldn't help but notice that they had one thing in common: envy-inducing summer wares. These ladies are pros when it comes to dressing for the season, and their looks make for perfect style inspo.

Want to see how these fashion girls accessorized for the party? Read on for tips on how to get your own wardrobe summer-ready.

Marni's matching set felt casual yet elevated thanks to peekaboo details and a flowy wrap skirt. Her look is proof that statement earrings are the perfect companion to a strapless top.

Embroidered denim jackets are a must for a summer evening on the water. Levi's is always a solid choice.

When wearing a black-and-white dress like Wendy's, introduce color by way of earrings like these stunning Kendra Scott turquoise droplets.

For an alfresco tablescape, we recommend sticking to the natural colors of the beach like we did here. (Towering plates of crab help too.)

One of the biggest eyeglass trends of the season? Clear lenses with a striking frame. Here, it's expertly paired with a delicate choker and bracelet for a complete look. Balance the minimalistic jewelry with a bold red lip.

An Insta-worthy photo wall captured the fun—and the stylish attire. 

A perfect blue sky and live music by the water made for quintessential summer vibes.

Want to expand your accessories collection? Shop summery pieces from Kendra Scott.

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