It's hard not to fantasize about getting away when the skies turn gray and the temps start to dip below 40. Part of the planning (and dreaming) fun is thinking of your vacay wardrobe. You've got a lot to consider, more than just your personal style. It's about fitting that style into the atmosphere and environment of your destination. Functionality is a huge issue, too. What you'll pack to sit by the pool is different than what you'll pack for sightseeing.
We've put together four perfect vacation looks based on our dream getaways (whether we will get away is another story), inspired by the spirit of the trip and potential location. First up is a jaunt to one of the world's most exciting cities, whether that be London or NYC. We kept it cool, chic, versatile and a bit trendy. Next, we've gathered pieces for sandy shores: light, bright colors, floral designs and a metallic touch are all on hand. (Psst…we found an amazing swimsuit that can double as a bodysuit under pants for tropical cocktails under the stars.)
For the culture lover and the academic, we fantasized about a museum trip to an ancient city, like Fez in Morocco or Budapest, Hungary. Being comfortable while walking through streets and museums does not mean giving up style, you'll see. Finally, we thought about a spa getaway, just for us. No kids, no gossip, no partner, just deep breathing and massages. We won't need a nighttime look to sip wheatgrass juice by the fire, but we will love wearing gear that provides for long walks and stretches.
1. Modcloth A Crush on Casual Top $29.99, 2. Boohoo Ashley Leather Look Acid Washed Jeggins $30. 3. Banana Republic Stardust Statement Necklace $89.50, 4. Zoe Helmut Cropped Tuxedo Blazer $450, 5. Stylebop Closed Stretch Cotton Tunic Shirt $160, 6. Nordstrom Adidas Basket Profi Hidden Wedge Sneaker $94.95, Dorothy Perkins Patent Point Ankle $89
1. Topshop Moto Aubergine Leigh Jeans $76, 2. Topshop Petite Longline Cami Top $12, 3. Topshop Knitted Angora Mix Ripped Jumper $76, 4. River Island Black Floral Woven Tank Top $28, 5. Forever21 Must-Have Lariat Necklace $8.80, 6. The Outnet Karl Lagerfeld Cotton and Faux Leather Mini Skirt $53, 7. Sole Society Helena Low Cut Bootie $79.95, 8. Boohoo Bella Quilted Zip Side Coated Skinny Jeans $50, 9. Soul Society Frieda Suede Oxford $59.95
1. The Outnet Chloe Cropped Linen Trousers $154.50, 2. Net-A-Porter Zimmerman Celestial Floral Print Underwire Swimsuit $340, 3. Shopbop Ray-Ban Cockpit Aviator Sunglasses $155, 4. Fartecth Acne Alaska Shawl $258.95, 5. Tibi Silk Draped Tank $245, 6. Shop The Shoe Box Sergio Rossi Wedge Sandal $99.99
To Your Health
1. Forever21 Yoga Bodysuit $17.80, 2. C9 by Champion Women's Sleeveless Yoga Tank Target $12.00, 3. Adidas by Stella McCartney Yoga Tank Farfetch $90, 4. Half Mile Hoodie Athleta $89, 5. Metta Hoodie Sweater Athleta $98, 6. Tom's Petal Grosgrain Women's Classics $54, 7. New Balance Classics CW442 Zappos $50