My Summer Vibe Is Country Club Chic—30 Stylish Items I'm Buying First

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The past few summers have been all about finding a solid summer-style aesthetic for the season and running with it. Summers past it was the fashion set loved tomato girl aesthetic, who could forget the cottage-core trend, then we have mermaidcore, gorpcore—I could go on and on. But the one aesthetic trend I'm leaning into for summer 2024 is "country club chic."

This aesthetic is all about a classic, expensive-looking, slightly preppy vibe. Think Princess Diana, Blair Waldorf, Ralph Lauren, tennis clubs, and uptown New York. It's a look that's all about quiet luxury. And I've decided—after lots of research—that I'm giving it a shot this summer.

I mean, why not? I look great in tennis whites. And if I swap out my hoop earrings for pearls and my pumps for Mary Janes, I'm already halfway there. Of course, there are a few key pieces that every closet built around the "country club chic" aesthetic has: a tennis dress, white linen pieces, the perfect pair of shorts and, of course, a striped sweater that just screams, "I'm on my way to the Yacht Club."

Lucky for you, I took a deep dive through all my favorite retailers to find pieces that matched the "country club chic" aesthetic I'm going for. Keep scrolling to see which ones I can't wait to wear.

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Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.