How To Pack For Beach Days And Summer Vacays
May 26, 2016
Whether you’re jetting off for the weekend or planning to soak in the sun on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches, you’ll find everything you need at The Mall at Millenia.
If you’re heading for a fabulous weekend away, you’ll need some serious luggage. You can’t go wrong with Louis Vuitton’s iconic Zephyr 70. For a hardwearing, stylishly minimalist bag you can bring as carry-on, check out Tumi’s hi-tech carbon fiber Elvington international carry-on. And Vera Bradley’s paisley duffel is adorably perfect for a low-key minibreak close to home.
This year brings two major swimwear trends: high-waisted bottoms — ideal for fuller figures — and one-pieces with cutouts, which look great on more athletic body types. Everything But Water has your every swimwear need covered: we love the Mara Hoffman rainbow one-piece monokini and Flagpole Swim’s Stephanie two-piece, with flattering monochrome banding to create the perfect hourglass figure. See also Abercrombie & Fitch’s hot, hot, hot macrame two-piece.
Be selfie-ready at all times, even when you’re lounging by the pool, with a cute cover-up. Check out Lilly Pulitzer’s Ellie tunic dress with multicolor embroidery; All Saints’ oh-so-cool oversize tunic-style Isle Dress; and Gap’s slub maxi dress, with its modern, relaxed silhouette.
LOFT’s straw pompom bag is the epitome of beach style: laid-back natural fibers, and big enough for your towel. For a slicker, more nautical look, check out J. Crew’s Surfside tote in canvas engineered for durability, with a water-resistant inner lining. The most playful yet chic design of the season is Ralph Lauren’s Hamptons beach tote, made in Italy from leather and cotton terry towel printed with a summer scene of sun, sea, sand, and a Hamptons polo match — available at Neiman Marcus.
The perfect beach sandal is flat — perfect for walking on dreamy white sand — with a slight edge, be it sporty, boho, or high fashion. We love Ecco’s Damara strap sandal in silver leather, Coach’s Bali thong with boho gold leather design, and Carmen Steffens’ flat thong with pink beading.