An Expert’s Guide To A ‘Grammable Summer

Gap’s social media manager, Amy Stone, has the kind of Instagram account that makes you want to delete every photo in your feed and start all over again. Drenched in vibrant colors and filled with all kinds of best-day-ever goodness (think: stacks of surfboards, bouquets of peonies and just-poured specialty cocktails), Amy clearly has a knack for highlighting the beauty in simple, everyday things. So who better to help us prep our fashion wish list for summer than a girl with such incredible taste? Here, Amy shares her list of what to ditch and what to invest in as Memorial Day weekend approaches. Plus, follow along as she takes over our Instagram today!

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Ditch: Your Beat-Up Black Suitcase

"Travel is very important to me—as are the accessories that come along for the trip. My ideal weekend destination is Montauk or Nantucket with my best girlfriends, seersucker suits and classic luggage in tow!"

Ditch: Your Teeny Weeny Bikini

"Scalloped swimwear and a wicker, crab clutch? I can't resist these quintessentially summer details."

Ditch: Your Ubiquitous Sweats

"I have a different pair of shorts for almost every day of summer but high-waisted skinny jeans are a classic for traveling in comfort. My friend has the most incredible denim line @industrystandardny—I haven't tried other jeans since wearing these."

Ditch: Your Too-High Heels

"I have a weakness for shoes—I can't be alone on this one. I plan to wear these double-chambray flats all day, every day come sandal season."

Ditch: Your High School PJs

"Classic striped pajamas, a tropical candle and soft lace underthings are my essentials for a relaxed summer evening at home."