How A Fashion Girl Packs For A Getaway


Planning a weekend jaunt to warmer climes? Us too, but what to pack? We tapped It girl Cynthia Mittweg to share her weekend vacation essentials to help streamline the process. Here are her tips for looking effortlessly chic on your next trip.

Cynthia Mittweg on the beach. See her beauty essentials here.

"When I am packing, I make sure to have a dress for every possible occasion. I love a feminine option with a floral print and a casual, one-shoulder number."

Floral Dress



One Shoulder Dress


Tanya Taylor

"Having easy and somewhat neutral shoes is a must. A slip-on or comfortable flat works best for a range of outfits and activities."

Leather and Wood Platform Clogs


Rosetta Getty

Indigo Sandal


Brother Vellies

"An easy way to look polished with post-beach or pool hair is to pull it into a sleek bun and allow a bold earring to take center stage."

Feather Earrings



Barcelona Gold-Plated Earrings


Paula Mendoza

"Prints, ruffles, and bright colors keep things playful in the sun. The bolder the better on the bikini front!"

Leopard Print Bandeau Bikini


Matthew Williamson

Queen Bikini



"Any basket woven raffia bag is a great carryall for the beach but a style like this with leather fringe can easily translate into a day bag if you go sightseeing. For evening try a colorful geometric bag—this version also transforms into a clutch in case you need a more formal option."

Shoulder Bag



Fringed Raffia and Leather Tote



"Fragrant body oils are easy to pack, great for hydrating your skin and evoke the island spirit."

Tiki Tahiti Oil


Monoi Tiare

Body Oil



"Unruly hair can ruin a look (see: bold earrings), so if your hair is misbehaving a turban or headband is another great way to tame your locks and add a dash of whimsical charm to your ensemble."

Pink Headband


Federica Moretti

Orchid Headband


Piers Atkinson