Vacation Packing at The Mall at Millenia
July 1, 2017
Love it or hate it, packing is a required necessity at the start of all great travel adventures. As a well-stocked suitcase can bring you regular hits of joy throughout your trip, we’re embracing the task and finding ways to turn it into a labor of love. Here’s The Mall at Millenia’s advice for vacation packing
As if we needed any more incentive to go carry-on only: Louis Vuitton’s new Horizon 50 in glorious pillar-box red is light as a feather and endlessly luxurious. If checking luggage is unavoidable, head to TUMI, where a range of ultra-lightweight, beautifully designed, and extremely durable suitcases awaits: the striking 19 Degree line is a favorite. And be sure to pack the key ingredient to any great vacation: a summer tote, perfect for lazy city wandering and days at the beach. We love Splendid’s low-key striped beauty.
The ideal summer dress can be worn with flip flops during the day and heels at night. We love Diesel’s sheer, sleeveless dress in rock-star black, and for a more romantic look, GAP’s drapey, Grecian-style dress in millennial pink, in a light jersey knit. For more caszh days, you will absolutely need a perfect pair of denim shorts: look no further than True Religion Brand Jeans’ Joey cut-offs.
A capsule wardrobe doesn’t have to mean boring accessories. Choose simple but bold items in cutting-edge designs to give your holiday wardrobe an edge. We love Alain Mikli’s ultra-feminine cat eye glasses, at ILORI Optical; Salvatore Ferragamo’s classic sandals in oh-so-now patent blush leather; and Lilly Pulitzer’s metallic crochet clutch, perfect for day-to-night dressing.
A cashmere wrap will be your best friend on the plane and any chilly nights, and can also double as a blanket: try Anthropologie’s heavenly, classic white wrap by White + Warren. Smart packers also know you need a summer hat to keep your cool and protect your face from harmful rays; cream of this season’s crop is J. Crew’s endlessly stylish (and packable!) wide-brim straw hat. Finally, the piece de resistance of artful packing: a large, very stylish cosmetics bag. Marc Jacobs’ Trooper case in hibiscus leather, available at Bloomingdale’s, is a winner.
It’s a good idea to pack a one-piece and a bikini, so you can mix it up depending on your mood. Urban Outfitters has the perfect plunge-neck one-piece for the new season, and for fun on the beach, try Lenny Niemeyer’s Oasis print bikini, from Everything But Water. Pair both with a healthy slathering of Kiehl’s ultra-lightweight sunscreen: it’s the brand the models swear by.