The Five People you Meet in [the] Hamptons

by BRITTA LOFGREN · May 5, 2010

Like the assortment of swimwear trends gracing the pages of InStyle this Spring, so too do the bathing beauties of the Hamptons come in all styles and personalities. Here we've profiled five figures you're bound to encounter this summer, appropriately aligned with the suits they'll be donning and the drinks they'll be sipping.-

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St. Germain & Champagne

[1 part St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, 2 parts Champagne]

Bubbly and fresh, always a portrait of class, her family's been summering in the Hamptons since before she was born.  Seersucker and Champagne are her summer staples.  Don't be surprised if this one seems to go MIA on the party circuit - she tends to keep to private clambakes and charity events.

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[Seersucker Sidney bikini available at JCrew.com]

Manhattan

[3 parts rye whiskey; 1 part sweet vermouth; dash Angostura bitters; cherry]

Carmen Marc Valvo Plunging Open Back One-Piece Swimsuit available at Bloomingdales.com

Blackberry in one hand, cigarette in the other, and clad in all black even on the beach. This city girl can't quite let go of her weekday ways. Bunking at a banker friend's summer rental, she comes out once a month to get a break from the office, but rarely finds herself off the phone for more than a couple hours of sunshine.

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[Carmen Marc Valvo Plunging Open Back One-Piece Swimsuit available at Bloomingdales.com]

Keystone Light

[Beer. Sanded rim optional.]

Assumes all beaches operate like the Jersey Shore, so usually fits in best with scenes farther west. Often caught fist pumping, cat fighting, or drink throwing. Sometimes even all three at once. Drinking from sunrise to sunrise, you can find this girl at some of the west end's finest bars.

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[Ed Hardy LKS Reflections Bikini available at EdHardyShop.com]

Moonshine

[malt, sugar, yeast, rain water]

She's the Montauk regular who just can't wait for you and your city slicker friends to take over her quaint town with your hedonic clubbing ways. It's all about earth tones, sandy hair, and the catch of the day for this girl. Hone up on your fishing lingo, and maybe you'll score an invite to one of the eastern tip's famous bonfires.

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[Cia.Maritima One-shoulder Watercolor Bandeau available at VictoriasSecret.com]

Sex on the Beach

[1 part Peach Schnapps, 2 parts Vodka, 2 parts cranberry, 2 parts orange juice]

The one-piece is making a comeback on beaches everywhere.  No further explanation needed.

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