Get It Now: Bon Voyage! Packing For Your Winter Vacation

November 14, 2011 • Get It Now, Magazine

Traveling from a cold climate to somewhere warm for a wintertime vacation can be quite fabulous – after all, it is always glamorous to escape the cold for say, a tropical island or a desert resort. That said, getting yourself and your wardrobe in shape can be no easy feat; not only will you want to make sure you look your best in outfits that are somewhat skimpier than your typical winter ensembles, you’ll likely need to edit your wardrobe down to the essentials in order to fit it all into your suitcase.

A simple dress that you can wear for day, night, or even as a bathing suit cover-up is key. For example, the Marc by Marc Jacobs Chelsea Waterfall layered jersey dress is basic but special, and the streamlined silhouette looks to be universally flattering.

Sandals that can go from the beach to the cocktail lounge are also useful, like these strappy Jeffrey Campbell sandals that come in a spicy red or cool turquoise.

Bold accessories are the number one way to make your vacation outfits feel special and different from your everyday choices. A pair of colorful earrings like these chandeliers from ASOS would match nearly everything and take up barely any room in your suitcase; a lightweight printed scarf like this airy wool number from J.Crew would be an excellent option as well.

One-pieces are just as chic as bikinis these days, and much kinder to winter-pale complexions and post-holiday figures. This black one-shoulder one-piece by Badgley Mischka has a sleek shape complete with an ornate beaded detail for a touch of exoticism.

Last but not least, a bright or exotic tote can tie everything together. Something like this Carlos Falchi tote, which comes in a variety of luscious shades, will hold all your essentials pool-side.  It can also be stuffed with souvenirs while sight-seeing and even serve as a carry-on bag for the true packing minimalists among us.

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Chelse Waterfall Layered Dress, $268
2. Jeffrey Campbell Roman 2, Now $94.95
3. ASOS Chandelier Earrings, $32.35
4. J.Crew Airy Wool Scarf, $59.50
5. Badgley Mischka Tangier One-Shoulder Beaded One-Piece, $145
6. Carlos Falchi Matte Microfiber Medium Tote, $220

—Jacqueline Zenn


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