With warm weather just around the corner, many families are gearing up for a season of fun with backyard barbeques and trips to the beach. As you prepare to head outdoors, you may be tempted to beat the heat with some trendy clothing. The problem with this clothing, however, is that by next season, or even by the end of the summer, the trends may become outdated. Instead, this summer, dress in style with classic preppy looks, such as those from the Vineyard Vines brand. These timeless styles will give you the opportunity to look your best for many seasons to come.
Here are five timeless pieces for your entire family to have on hand.

1. Polo shirts - Suitable for every member of the family, from fathers to kids to mothers, polo shirts are a nice way to dress casually, but still with a touch of class. The collared shirts are cool enough to wear during warm weather, but add a sophisticated touch to any outfit.

2. Summer dresses - For women, bright summer dresses are easy outfits that are suitable for any casual event. Perfect for the busy mom or working woman on the go, these one-piece ensembles can be dressed up with jewelry or dressed down with a pair of sandals, making them a versatile style that can be worn year in and year out.

3. White button-down shirts - For both men and women, wearing a classic white button-down shirt can add summer flair. Roll up the sleeves and pair it with some shorts and flip flops and you have an easy style that will be sure to impress your friends and family at your next event.

4. Shorts - Knee-length shorts and capri pants are two other classic staples of summer style. These can be paired with one of tops mentioned above for a cool, crisp look that will remain stylish and sophisticated for years to come.

5. Sandals - By wearing simple sandals made out of nice fabric or leather, or adorned with unique patterns or designs, you can put an easy and classy finishing touch on any outfit. For men and women alike, sandals are a classic summer look that will remain in style.