Trend Report: Getaway Essentials
May 15, 2015

Repeat after us: “I deserve a vacation.” Say it as many times as you need until it finally sinks in and you’re leaping out of your chair to book a round-trip ticket to your favorite destination.

Flights booked? Hotels reserved? Great. We’re going to get you started on the packing process.

Beach / Pool Bound

Besides the basics (flip flops, sunglasses, and SPF) don’t forget to pack a few other essentials. A small crossbody bag will hold cash and keep your phone dry. Toss on a wrap scarf over your cover up when the sun goes down, and keep nail polish on hand for touchups or to give a friend an impromptu pool-side mani. Add a straw hat (and a sultry beach read) and you’re ready for the best day ever.

Top to bottom: Kelly & Katie Striped Straw Tote $39.95 (Compare at $75), Vetta Lipstick Key Chain $14.95 (Compare at $24), Kelly & Katie Front Lock Crossbody Wallet $19.95 (Compare at $32), BCBG Paris Beena Jelly Sandal $29.95 (Compare at $49), Kelly & Katie Lemon Slice Coin Purse $9.95 (Compare at $22), Tri-Coastal Design Red Geo Glasses Case $9.95 (Compare at $20), Nine West Metallic Stripe Super Floppy Hat $29.95 (Compare at $38), Mix No. 6 Cheetah Head Wrap $7.95 (Compare at $12)


Headed to the City

Not all R&R needs to come from ocean breezes and tropical drinks. You can have as much fun in urban areas, and for sometimes half the cost. Pack your weekender bag with a few staple items like a straw hat, comfortable boat shoes, and a dopp kit. Toss in your camera and tech chargers, and hit the road.

Top to bottom: Aldo Rifiano Duffle Bag $64.95, David & Young Ribbon Band Fedora $16.95 (Compare at $32), Sperry Top-Sider Halyard Boat Shoe $54.95 (Compare at $60), Timberland Canvas Dopp Kit $19.95 (Compare at $52)


Summer’s nearly here. Where are you headed? Tell us in the comments below and recommend getaways you’ve taken for other Shoe Lovers.