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The 9 Summer Musts of Indre Rockefeller

Moda Operandi’s director of ready-to-wear rounds up the pieces, places and everyday essentials for the season

From rooftop sunsets to sailing on the Hudson, there’s nothing quite like summer in New York City. The best part? Every island local has her own season agenda, including Indre Rockefeller, director of ready-to-wear at e-commerce site Moda Operandi. We turned to the supremely well-dressed fashion insider for inspiration on trips upstate, a playlist for Sunday drinks with friends and the perfect summer accessories. Her personal picks, below.

The sandal:
“I have this gladiator sandal in black and nude. The nude is especially easy for summer. I wear it with everything from distressed denim shorts to printed summer dresses.”
Low-rise gladiator sandal, $390, Ancient Greek Sandals, modaoperandi.com

The swimsuit:
“The color-blocking on Roskanda Ilincic’s swimwear is so flattering that it would be a shame to limit her suits to water-side activities.”
Strapless Talgo swimsuit, $575, Roksanda Ilincic, modaoperandi.com

The bag:
“The two-tone Rochas leather tote is a classic, but I especially love it for a quick getaway over summer weekends.”
Zig zag optical white and emerald leather tote, $1,220, Rochas, modaoperandi.com

The brunch:
“Maialino is my neighborhood brunch spot, and I go especially for the scrambled eggs and pecorino pasta.”
2 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY

The restaurant:
“Trips to Hudson Valley are especially worth it for the food. I always make a pilgrimage to Blue Hill at Stone Barns.”
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
630 Bedford Rd.
Pocantico Hills, NY

The culture destination:
“Seeing the American Ballet Theatre perform the classics at Lincoln Center is a summer must. Just sitting by the lit up fountain on warm summer nights is worth the visit in itself. I also love to visit MoMA’s sculpture garden, and this summer had so much fun visiting the Rain Room!”
Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY

11 West 53 St.
New York, NY

The Playlist:
“I’m having some friends out for the weekend, and on my poolside playlist right now are some summer classics: Archie’s “Sugar Sugar,” the Monkee’s “I’m a Believer,” and Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen,” along with Muse’s “Madness.”

The Cocktail:
“My summer cocktail is a French 75. The perfect drink to end a long day.”

The getaway:
“Jackson Hole in Wyoming is my favorite summer getaway. It’s the perfect antidote to New York City. I associate it with a big, open sky and cowboy boots.”