Thanks to the glorious combination of summer Fridays and that one friend (or friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend) with a beach house, our weekends are already booked from now until Labor Day. And, wearing the same-old outfits every weekend just won't do — or will it? Could it? Sensing a challenge, we sent R29 senior style editor Annie Georgia Greenberg and Natalie Suarez, the model and blogger behind Natalie Off Duty, on a mission for summer weekend essentials that can be dressed up or down and mixed and matched all season long. Oh, and we asked 'em to do it for under $200. Armed with their marching orders, the two hopped in a Chevy Cruze and scoured three top-notch Williamsburg spots for retro shorts, wear-anywhere shades, and, of course, a super-versatile weekender. Scoop up their styling tips, ride along, and turn your leftover shopping budget into gas money for an impromptu shore trip.
On Annie: Club Monaco jacket, DotBK shirt, Topshop skirt and shoes, Jennifer Fisher ring, Anna Sheffield ring, Verameat ring, Dannijo bracelet, Sarah Chloe necklace, Still House earrings, Loeffler Randall bag, The Row by Linda Farrow Gallery sunglasses, Annie's own scarf and other jewels. On Natalie: Longchamp jacket, Jenni Kayne shirt, Joe's pants, Rachel Zoe shoes, Tuleste bracelets, Giles & Brother bracelet and ring, Jenny Bird ring, Lillot ring, Scosha ring, Jennifer Fisher earrings, Want Les Essentiels de la Vie bag, Miu Miu sunglasses.
Final Look on Annie: Beacon's Closet shorts and shoes; Concrete + Water shirt, bag, and necklace; In God We Trust sunglasses.