On dreamy Cape Cod landscape and Kennedy beau alone, we've been pretty swept away with Taylor Swift's seaside adventures. More than that, though, the singer has proven herself a worthy style fixture on the Hyannis Port scene, dressing the part in a casual mix of retro-inspired wares and preppy pieces. We can't blame Taylor for using her surroundings as serious styling inspiration — we would, too — and the result has revealed her modern-day take on Jackie Kennedy's windblown Camelot wares. Think vintage floral prints, nostalgic polka-dot bikinis, pinup silhouettes, classic leather accessories, silky headscarves, and a great pair of go-with-everything Ray-Bans. Each summery look is easy to emulate, which leads us to our next thought: how perfect are these outfits for your own upcoming Labor Day weekend plans? Chances are, you already own the basics (stripes and solid Americana hues top the list), so give them a refreshed vacation-ready spin with cues from Taylor's current Cape closet and our essential retro-inspired styling musts below.
- Don't be afraid to mix and match. In this case, the more, the merrier. Take your polka-dotted bikini top and amplify its dimension with a striped short, or pair a floral-printed sheath with an equally quirky headscarf. We like to take liberties with our print-on-print approach, especially when it comes to weekend flair.
- Stick to old-school shapes. Sure, you can show some skin (hello, gingham-printed cropped blouses) and you can adhere to a form-fitted MO. What we're referring to is that pinup girl silhouette — bustier-enhancing tops, high-waisted bottoms, and so on. Own your sexy shape and let your inner Marilyn Monroe shine through.
- It's all about the Americana approach. Seriously. From wide horizontal stripes in navy blues and cherry reds to crisp white tie-front button-ups, you'll instantly evoke a retro vibe just by erring on the side of styling with classic pieces.
- Keep your accents minimal. You'll notice Taylor hasn't gone overboard on the accessorizing front — and there's reason for that: you just don't have to. A slick leather crossbody bag, in neutral tones, of course, simple sandals, black sunglasses, and stud earrings are enough to provide that holiday-weekend polish without landing you in overdressed territory.