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Not Your Average Summer with the Kennedys

Kennedy StylePolitics aside, one thing most could agree on was the Kennedys were a stylish bunch. Images of parties on the lawn, cruising tree-lined roads in classics and sailing on beautifully constructed boats immediately come to mind.

At that time, partially-buttoned oxford shirts and boat shoes were certainly the standard. Without some modern updates, however, what was nostalgic and old-fashioned can easily come across as just old fashion.

Here are a couple of items that can take your approach to American prep from stale and bring it back to stylish, all while remaining true to the classics:

Ray Ban Clubmaster II Sunglasses

The Clubmaster II Sunglasses from Ray Ban scream presidential, all without screaming, “Look at me!” The crystal green tinted lenses aren’t the jet black ones that are impenetrable by the flash of the paparazzi, but are rather designed to allow you to see colors accurately while blocking out the overwhelming brightness.

The frame features a called Havana, which closely resembles a darker brown tortoise frame. The dark brown frame goes well with any bright colors as well as traditional browns and navies, meaning you can dress the Clubmaster II sunglasses up or down. With a gold trim around the lenses and accents on the frame, this is definitely a well-done update to a classic.

Daniel Wellington Watch

Through their subtle nature and slim profile design, Daniel Wellington’s watches make a statement most noticeably for the fact that they aren’t gaudy and desperate for attention. Something that’s certainly been a growing trend with watches in recent years.

The opportunity to express your style and individuality come with the straps. Inspired by the likes of Cambridge and Oxford, the straps keep in line with the overall minimal design while boasting stripes in vibrant and classic color combinations.

Remember, keeping it classic doesn’t have to translate into keeping it boring. Branch out with the right accessories and you pull this timeless style right into the 21st century.