Master That Perfect Nantucket, Preppy Chic (Without Marrying A Kennedy)

Remember last year when we saw Taylor Swift frolicking with the Kennedys in Nantucket and fell a little bit in love with her preppy, retro style? Yeah, we never quite got over that either. Now, granted, we're city girls and would never go as far into Mad Men territory as T-Swift did, but this spring we could sure use a shot of that seashore chic in our weekend wardrobes. That's why we turned to killer Intagrammer and beautiful blogger Kat Tanita who's spent her summers in Nantucket her entire life. Just by watching her pack for her next weekend trip to the shore, we not only picked up tips on how to mix city and island style, but also learned how to prep for a mini-escape to the Kennedy's favorite playground, mix our favorite Clarks into a vacation wardrobe, and shoot beautiful pics like the ones Tanita is known for. You don't want to miss this. Click on!
Photographed by Bek Andersen; Styled by Haley Loewenthal; Hair and Makeup by Andrew Colvin
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"This weekend, I’m heading to Nantucket with my boyfriend. Nantucket is one of my favorite places —I’ve been going every summer since I was born! Nothing compares to the cobblestone streets, beaches, and charm of the island."

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"It’s finally getting warm so I’ll definitely be wearing sandals on my trip. I love how neutral these are. They'll go with everything.”

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"I tend to overpack, but this trip I managed to fit everything into one (big!) bag. I brought white jeans, light jackets, colorful sundresses, and my J.Crew panama hat. I chose clothes that could be dressed up for dinner by the water or dressed down for outings in town."

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"I have a slight obsession with gold jewelry. My favorite necklaces are from Julie Vos. She makes the mother-of-pearl one you see here — a current favorite. I tend to get hats from J.Crew and Rag & Bone. I took the Rag & Bone hat here to Buenos Aires and Paris with me!"
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"I always pack classic pieces first and then throw in fun pieces, like a Theodora & Callum scarf, a bold necklace, colorful jacket, and vintage clutch. Oh, and I can’t go anywhere without my Michael Kors watch and a stack of gold bangles."
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"My camera is a Canon 60d with a 24-70 f2.8 lens. It was a big investment but it was time to upgrade from my Canon Rebel T3i. A good lens makes a huge difference for great photos but so does lighting. Finding that balance between shade and sun is key in taking a beautiful photo by the beach. My purse always has a ton of stuff in it: camera, sunglasses, planner, sometimes even an extra pair of shoes! I’m always on-the-go, so a big purse is seriously necessary."

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"I adore these shoes! They're ridiculously comfortable. And the tortoise cap toe detail sets them apart from my other ballet flats."

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"This dress has a slightly nautical feel and flairs at the bottom, which makes it super flattering. I threw this blazer on, because Nantucket can get chilly at night. The beauty of this blazer is that it works with jeans and a white T-shirt, or a silk dress and heels."

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"I like wedges but rarely wear them because they’re usually too high and too hard to walk in...unlike these. They're just the right height and are so comfortable. Plus, I love the coral and tan color combo."

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"I hope my packing tips were helpful and you make it up to Nantucket! If not, you can always keep up with my getaway weekends on Instagram @kattanita."