Wispy hemlines, artisanal accents and vibrant hues are a few key design elements we unfailingly reach for on holiday, whether we’re boating through the islands of Greece, perusing the markets in Marrakesh or floating poolside in Montauk. Curating the perfect travel wardrobe when jetting to a far-flung locale is essential, and this season designers are offering up an endless supply of quintessential yet directional pieces for such occasions. We’ve culled nine vacation necessities for your high summer travels—from cocktails in the tropics to destination weddings in South America to beach fêtes abroad—all via NET-A-PORTER.
Stylish Summer Essentials From NET-A-PORTER
A silk crepe de chine dress in a vivid floral motif polishes up laid-back accessories like flat sandals and a straw bag. This wear-anywhere silhouette works for shopping, weddings and parties.
What is summer travel without the perfect straw bag? Try this miniature pompom-adorned version in place of your evening clutch for a playful pop.
Oversize round rainbow frames with detachable tassel trim bring a fashion-forward playfulness to summer shades. The translucent lenses can easily transition to evening for added drama.
A canvas and woven wedge with lace-up ties puts a fashion-girl spin on the classic espadrille. Opt for a natural hue to team with everything from floaty dresses to swimwear to denim shorts.
A kimono-style dress is our answer to summer cocktail attire. Billowy sleeves and an asymmetric hem are figure-flattering no matter your body shape or size.
Offset warm-weather eveningwear (and complement your tan!) with gleaming gold jewelry—this intricate filigree cuff layers well with delicate pieces but also stands out on its own.
An easy-fitting lightweight crepe top in stark white is fit for lunch alfresco—and undeniably fresh. Plus, the single shoulder with ruched sleeves feels modern.
An easy-to-carry top-handle bag comes in handy when acquiring summer souvenirs. A neutral shade in a lightweight material is seasonally chic.
Ideal for a light daytime excursion or cocktails at sundown, this swishy silk-chiffon dress is heavenly. (Tip: Simple sandals and a woven bag make for flawless accents.)