Vacation Style. The Best Getaway Looks. Second City Style Fashion Blog

December 27, 2006 • Fashion

Here we go. Vacation season is upon us. Hot or cold climate destinations…you need something to wear right? For those heading to a sunny destination, swimwear boutiques
are selling sexy one-pieces with cutouts and bikinis in bold colors and
graphic prints. For cover-ups, women are choosing dresses that may be
worn both by the pool and out to dinner. For ski, women are bundling up in winter white ski pants and

From WWD:


Store: Heidi Klein
Where: New York City
Hottest sellers: Grenada one-piece, Provence zebra-print bikini, Monaco nautical-striped bikini, Sophie cover-up dress
Price: $230, $255, $235, $245
Holiday trends:
"With bikinis, you want quite graphic prints that stand out from a
distance," said co-owner Penny Klein. "For cover-ups, you want
something you can wear to breakfast and then into town and then out for
the evening — caftans and summer dresses more than shorts."

Store: Everything But Water
Where: Nationwide
Hottest sellers: VIX’s Jen bikini in green stripes, Bia bikini in green, Vitamin A’s deep sea shimmer baby-doll minidress
Price: $69 each piece, $64 each piece, $140
"Bright kelly green is big, after the sportswear market being really
dark for fall," said Bridget Quinn Stickline, vice president of
merchandising. "The trend in cover-ups is definitely dresses,
particularly minidresses, which come directly from the sportswear

Store: Rosa Chá
Where: Miami
Hottest sellers: White, belt-inspired bikini tops and bottoms
Price: top, $150; bottom, $200
Holiday trends:
"We’ve noticed that women are drawn to suits with embellishments,
macramé and metal hardware — something that makes the suit feel special
and sets the woman apart when she wears it," said Amir Slama, designer
of Rosa Chá.

Store: Eres
Where: New York City
Hottest sellers: Cassiope and Corfou one-pieces, Olanie bikini top and Anelie bikini bottom
Price: $417, $300, $160, $174
Holiday trends:
"The trend is to one-pieces, somehow. That might evolve during the
summer, but during the winter, for trips, people are wanting to be more
covered," said an Eres spokeswoman. "Very vibrant, saturated colors,
like our reef — a royal blue — and mango — a bright, orangy red — are
selling more than the black and white, which we always carry."


Line: Elizabeth Hurley Beach
Where available: and retailers worldwide
Hottest sellers: Allegra bikini in leopard and Raj Kaftan in orchid green
Price: $172, $615
Holiday trends: "It’s a huge leopard moment — kaftans, swimwear, bags and towels," Hurley said. "Everyone wants leopard."

Stella McCartney Cover Up Jacket on sale for $338 at Shop Adidas

Store: Performance Ski
Where: Aspen, Colo.
Hottest sellers: Prada’s short puffy coat and baggy pants
Price: $785 each
Holiday trends: "There’s a lot of earthy green this year and off-white," said a Performance Ski spokesman. "All white is the new black."
Bogner Ramina

Store: St. Bernard Sports
Where: Dallas
Hottest sellers: Bogner’s Ramina pant and Nyree coat
Price: $469, $899
Holiday trends:
"Our ladies here are very feminine and like to accessorize with fur
pieces," a St. Bernard Sports spokeswoman said. "On our Bogner pieces,
you buy fur trim at an extra cost, so people who don’t want it have the

Line: Erin Snow
Where available: and retailers nationwide
Hottest sellers: Erin Snow’s Alex pant and Zoe shearling vest
Price: $398, $1,698
Holiday trends:
"We’ve been selling more of our transitional pieces than our
straight-up performance pieces," designer Erin Isakov said. "A lot of
people are just buying the bottoms without whole outfits because they
want that sexier fit that they can even wear around town when they are
not skiing, and our biggest seller is our least technical ski pant. I
just did trunk shows in Florida, and our biggest seller was our Zoe
shearling vest. It’s pricier — the second most expensive piece in the
line. You can really envision luxury and seeing yourself in a resort

Store: Teton Village Sports
Where: Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Hottest sellers: Bogner Fire + Ice’s Suvretta jacket
Price: $299
Holiday trends:
"Eye-catching patterns and feminine colors are also popular, because
when you are on the hill, it’s hard to distinguish your femininity, and
women are looking to stand out," a store spokeswoman said. "There is
also definitely a trend toward white; not necessarily the white coat,
but definitely white underlayers."

Tashes Boot at Shop Adidas

Line: Adidas by Stella McCartney
Where available: and Adidas Sport Performance Stores
Hottest sellers: Cover-Up jacket, Tahses and Seshat Boot, wintersport glove
Price: $450, $240, $60
Holiday trends:
"The intricate details and colors are key," said a spokeswoman for the
collection, which introduced winter sports apparel for fall 2006. "And
the technologies provide a new take on traditional winterwear. Stella
has provided women with a reason to be excited for the winter season."

Source: WWD

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One Response to Vacation Style. The Best Getaway Looks. Second City Style Fashion Blog

  1. Fillup says:

    Liz looks Great !

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