If you’re headed on your next vacation, it’s safe to assume you’re aiming for ultra-stylish outfits aplenty. (Don’t even pretend like you’re not planning to snap several looks specifically for the ‘gram.) While we know you’ve been stocking up on swimsuits, sundresses and warm-weather accessories (there’s no such thing as too many basket bag, sandal and jewelry options, right?), adding a stand-out cover-up, distinctive pair of sunglasses or versatile day-to-evening maxi into the mix is key for taking your getaway look to the next level. And who better to inspire your next purchase than some of the most stylish jet-setters in the biz?
Here, we tapped three impeccably dressed women—Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director for Net-a-Porter, Marina Larroudé, fashion director for Barneys New York and Natalie Kingham, fashion and buying director at MatchesFashion.com—to give us the scoop on what they bring on holiday. Read on to learn what they can’t travel without. Then, shop their picks for your most stylish escape yet.
Elizabeth Von Der Goltz, Global Buying Director For Net-a-Porter
“I love the neutral, pale blush color palette this vacation season. I especially love the bandeau on this suit, I wore a similar style during our recent JET-A-PORTER Trip in Tulum to avoid tan lines.”
“Cult Gaia’s raffia gladiator sandals are great—they have a natural, yet stylish look.”
“Rhode Resort’s printed maxi dress is vibrant, colorful and playful. It’s perfect for a summer beach dinner.”
“I’m excited about the fun shapes from Lucy Folk this summer. The mother-of-pearl color pairs wonderfully with all of the neutral tones I’m loving for vacation dressing.”
“Jennifer Fisher’s bold, gold hoop earrings lend a touch of glam to my bohemian selects for the season.”
Marina Larroudé, Fashion Director For Barneys New York
“I can never have enough caftans. Every summer, I buy a couple of new pieces to add to my collection. This one is perfect for the beach or a casual lunch!”
“I like to have one bag that goes with all my outfits and screams summer when you look at it. This Khokho style can be a cross-body bag for a more casual and practical look or in the evening it can be converted into a clutch. Plus, it’s easy and light to pack.”
“No matter where I go in the summer, I always pack a white dress. I adore this Barneys New York one—it can be casual with flat sandals for day or perfect for an evening out with statement earrings. Oh, and with my Khokho clutch!”
“A girl can dream, right? I’ve been dreaming about a summer vacation for while, and this simple swimsuit is perfect for any vacation. Who doesn’t love summer by the beach?”
“Flat sandals are a travel essential. If possible, I’m in flats all vacation long.”
Natalie Kingham, Fashion And Buying Director At MatchesFashion.com
“I currently don’t go anywhere without these sandals. They work with every outfit I own and are so comfortable. They’re perfect for all occasions, from day to evening—the vacation essential!”
“I love the playful ethos behind these suitcases: “handle without care.” They are super chic whilst remaining very practical and the brand also believes in being more eco-friendly, using sustainable methods and using as few chemicals as possible.”
“Blankets are so versatile—perfect to wrap yourself up in on a flight and also to take out with you on those cooler evenings. Mary McCartney has a beautiful printed style from her photography archive in a wool and silk blend. We also have some great styles coming soon this season from Edward Crutchley, Roksanda and Burberry.”
“I like to take two cosmetic bags with me—one which has all my essentials perfectly organized in an Anya Hindmarch compact and with designated sections so it is easily accessible."
"I also like to have the Bao Bao clutch to throw in those day-to-day essentials whilst I am away.”
“I always take a candle away with me for relaxation, it’s nice to have a nice familiar scent in the hotel room. Cire Trudon’s gorgeous set of three scented candles is perfect for your travel bag.”