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Vacation Essentials: Add These 7 Items To Your Holiday Packing List

Summer vacation is all about breaking out of your routine and relieving yourself from some of the everyday pressures, so the clothes you pack should be reflective of this newfound freedom. Immerse yourself in a sensual mix of feminine elements with cuts that provide movement. This, mixed with a cheerful color palette and a refined take on the boho-chic silhouette, will have you with the perfect getaway wardrobe. 

Now before you head out the door, be sure to add these 7 items to your holiday packing list!!

VACATION ESSENTIALS: A BOHO CHIC DRESS OR SEPARATES

Vacation Essentials: Add These 7 Items To Your Packing List | Boho Chic Outfits | Mel Boteri Travel Guide

1. ROSANTICA Bracelet 2. ETRO Beaded Maxi Dress 3. ÉTOILE ISABEL MARANT Crochet-Paneled Top 4. MADEWELL Crochet-Paneled Top 5. ISABEL MARANT Ruffled Silk-Chiffon Top 6. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Leather Sandals 7. MEL BOTERI Leather Belt Bag 8. RAG & BONE Cut-off Twill Shorts 9. K JACQUES Leather Sandals

A favorite summer trend for its naturally care-free take on style, bohemian-inspired pieces made of lightweight materials will always go the distance. 

Elshane of Elshane's World proves the magic of movement and gives us a feminine spin of this laid-back look in the desert gardens of Palm Springs. 

Elshane's World in A Boho Chic Look For Palm Springs | Mel Boteri Vacation Essentials
PHOTO CREDIT: ELSHANE'S WORLD
  

VACATION ESSENTIALS: A CUTE CAFTAN OR TUNIC COVER-UP

Vacation Essentials: Add These 7 Items To Your Packing List | Tunic or Caftan Cover-Up | Mel Boteri Travel Guide

1. NORMA KAMALI XO Cutout Swimsuit 2. DOLCE & GABBANA Sunglasses 3. LEMLEM Hooded Tunic 4. DOLCE & GABBANA Silk-Chiffon Tunic 5. MEL BOTERI Handbag 6. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Patent-Leather Sandals

A fluid tunic or caftan, originally inspired by the cultures of the Far and Middle East, are once again the epitome of beach style and will easily find their place even in tiniest of luggage. 

Maria Tettamanti, aka The Wordy Girl, and friends showcase the beauty and ease of these pieces in Kamalame Cay.

The Wordy Girl Caftan Cover-Ups | Mel Boteri Vacation Essentials
PHOTO CREDIT: THE WORDY GIRL

 

VACATION ESSENTIALS: EXOTIC FLORAL PRINTS 

Vacation Essentials: Add These 7 Items To Your Packing List | Exotic Floral Prints | Mel Boteri Travel Guide

1. MEL BOTERI Shoulder Bag 2. EMAMO JUNGLE Halterneck Bikini 3. ROBERTO CAVALLI Kaftan 4. IPPOLITA Rock Candy Bracelet 5. TOMAS MAIER Leather Sandals

Floral prints will likely be here year-round, but for this summer season replace your petite prints with bolder, powerful versions as showcased here by Christina of Christina's Style during her travels in Portofino, Italy.

Christina's Style Exotic Prints in Portofino Italy | Mel Boteri Vacation Essentials
PHOTO CREDIT: CHRISTINA'S STYLE

 

VACATION ESSENTIALS: WHITE IT OUT

Vacation Essentials: Add These 7 Items To Your Packing List | White Out | Mel Boteri Travel Guide

1. MEL BOTERI Shoulder Bag 2. TIBI Sunray Pleated Skirt 3. MELISSA ODABASH Dress 4. SPLENDID Mini Dress 5. ÁLVARO ANNA Metallic Sandals 6. INEZ AND VINOODH Earrings

An all-white look not only creates the sexiest contrast against bronzed skin, but also brings a sense of calm and pureness to the body and mind.

Take a cue from Fashion Container's Malena Permentier as she escapes the hectic world of Manhattan to experience the green scenery and easy-going-vibe of The Hamptons

Fashion Container in All White At The Hamptons At The Maidstone | Mel Boteri Vacation Essentials
PHOTO CREDIT: FASHION CONTAINER

 

VACATION ESSENTIALS: THE BOYFRIEND JEAN OR SHORTS

Vacation Essentials: Add These 7 Items To Your Packing List | The Boyfriend Jean Or Shorts | Mel Boteri Travel Guide

1. MEL BOTERI Matte Gold Clutch 2. J BRAND Boyfriend Jeans 3. ELENA VOTSI Two-Finger Ring 4. JAMES PERSE T-Shirt 5. STELLA MCCARTNEY Boyfriend Jeans 6. VALIA GABRIEL Braided Leather Sandals

Perfect for afternoons exploring your new locale or chilly nights, the boyfriend jean complements easy, day and after-dark dressing. 

FitFabFunMom Jane wastes no time in combining two of our packing essentials - the boyfriend jean + floral prints - bringing a modern edge to her vacation look. 

Fit Fab Fun Mom In Boyfriend Jeans | Mel Boteri Vacation Essentials
PHOTO CREDIT: FIT FAB FUN MOM

 

VACATION ESSENTIALS: FLATS + PLATS = COMFORTABLY CHIC SHOES

Vacation Essentials: Add These 7 Items To Your Packing List | Comfortably Chic Shoes | Mel Boteri Travel Guide

1. MARIA BLACK Necklace 2. HELMUT LANG Jersey T-shirt 3. SPLENDID Draped Top 4. ARME DE L'AMOUR Ring 5. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Leather Sneakers 6. MEL BOTERI Small Tote 7. RAG & BONE Denim Shorts 8. PALOMA BARCELO Leather Espadrille Wedge Sandals

Although you want to keep your getaway chic, there also needs to be a certain level of comfort and function to ensure every moment is enjoyable. Flats + Plats is our magic formal for versatile shoes that will take you from beachside to bar-side without a glitch.

Espadrille flats, as seen here on Seams For A Desire's Jessie Kass, have truly upped their game in recent seasons while platforms will give you an extra height of style. 

Seams For A Desire In Crocheted Shoes | Mel Boteri Vacation Essentials
PHOTO CREDIT: SEAMS FOR A DESIRE

 

VACATION ESSENTIALS: THE TOTE-ALLY PERFECT BAG

Vacation Essentials: Add These 7 Items To Your Packing List | The Tote-tally Perfect Bag | Mel Boteri Travel Guide

1. MEL BOTERI Plum Saffiano Tote 2. MARA HOFFMAN Embroidered Dress 3. MARA HOFFMAN Beach Dress 4. MEL BOTERI White Saffiano Tote 5. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Tote 6. HELMUT LANG Maxi Dress

A practical, carry-all tote can come in a variety of forms depending on your personal style, and it may just prove to be your fondest companion while on holiday.

Pack a powerful punch with a solid bright worn as a go-with-anything neutral as showcased here by Sally of A Piece Of Toast Blog with her pop-of-red classic. 

Sally From A Piece Of Toast Blog With Her Perfect Red Tote | Mel Boteri Vacation Essentials
PHOTO CREDIT: A PIECE OF TOAST BLOG

 

I would love to hear directly from you!! Please comment below with this one sentence:

This summer I am traveling to (or am dreaming of traveling to) _____________________.

Also share you vacation looks socially using #BestDressedMB and #MYMB. 

Cheers to a fabulous holiday!!


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