As August slowly comes to a close, the dog days of summer are fading away but summer's last hoorah is just around the corner. I'm talking about Labor day of course!! A glorious 3 day weekend when cities turn into ghost towns, while everyone jets off for one last summer getaway. I gave you my full list of vacation packing tips a few weeks ago, but if you are planning a trip over the upcoming Labor Day weekend, this guide is for you.
Even if your plans are to lay on the beach or a dock all weekend, you will still need a few items that aren't waterproof. Tunics are great because they're light weight, and can be easily thrown on over your swimsuit. When going to dinner, just add a pair of shorts and you are good to go! Trust me, when looking back on pictures you are going to be very glad you chose a cute tunic over an old sorority tank. Alicia's outfit is the perfect casual look for a weekend away.
1. VILSHENKO VASSI Embroidered Blouse 2. LOREN OLIVIA Layered Necklace 3. QUAY AUSTRALIA Sunglasses 4. ELIZABETH AND JAMES Knot Ring 5. MEL BOTERI Tan Suede Leather Fringed Taylea Handbag 6. RAG & BONE Cut-off Denim Shorts 7. ISABEL MARANT Studded Sandals
BREEZY WHITE DRESSES
When packing for a a trip, my motto is always less is more. And because I don't want to have to worry about matching tops with bottoms, I always pack tons of lightweight dresses that I can easily throw on. They work for everything from running around a beach town to a water-side dinner with your sweetie. Courtney's dress is great for so many vacation activities - just switch shoes and you are all set!
1. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Mini Dress 2. BAUBLEBAR Choker 3. QUAY AUSTRALIA Aviator Sunglasses 4. ARGENTO VIVO Necklace 5. GORJANA Stud Earrings 6. MEL BOTERI Myrtle Green Leather Fanny Belt Bag 7. ETRO Crystal Ring 8. JIMMY CHOO Suede Sandals
While very similar to a dress, rompers are a little more practical if your trip will involve activities beyond casually strolling in and out of boutiques. No one needs to be caught in a dress during a vespa adventure! Christina's colorful romper has the same packing ease of a dress, but with the added versatility needed for your weekend's adventures.
1. TORY BURCH Printed Playsuit 2. MARCHESA Chandelier Earrings 3. JIMMY CHOO Retro Sunglasses 4. ROLEX Two Tone Watch 5. MEL BOTERI Matte Gold Kat Tote 6. WANDER BEAUTY Dual Lipstick 7. STEVE MADDEN Sandals
LACE LACE LACE
I love bringing lace with me on trips. It doesn't wrinkle quite as easily as other fabrics, and it can hide unexpected stains with much more ease. As an added bonus, lace always photographs well and brings a feminine touch to whatever you style it with. Lauren's look is right on point in two of my last minute vacation must haves: lace and dresses!
1. SELF-PORTRAIT Lace Dress 2. NORDSTROM Hoop Earrings 3. MAISON MARGIELA Pearl Ring 4. LARSSON & JENNINGS Watch 5. JENNIFER FISHER Ring 6. DIOR Sunglasses 7. MEL BOTERI Tejus-Effect Leather Fanny Belt Bag 8. EDDIE BORGO Bracelet 9. URiBE Bracelet 10. STEVE MADDEN Sandals
Now that we've covered what to wear for a last minute Labor Day getaway, all that is left is your SPF and a fab pair of sunglasses!
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