Away We Go: What to Pack For Your Glam Holiday Getaway, For Her And Him

Michael Kors jumpsuit

While it was once referred to as the “lost season” (maybe because all the fashionable folk were “lost” in tropical or alpine locales) resort is now a full-blown fashion affair – often producing some of the most coveted pieces of the year. And if you’re off to a fabulous getaway this season or just dreaming of visiting some faraway destination, then these pieces will be your go-to from the flight terminal to the hotel lobby.1. The One Piece If there’s one designer who’s embraced resort like no other, it’s Michael Kors. Even when not showing resort, his pieces are pure jet-setting perfection. But when he does resort, he does resort! He’s an old pro with one pieces that you’ll be wearing no matter

where you’re headed. For surf, there’s his python-print one-piece maillot. And for chillier environs, his all-in-one jumper will get you from day to night with nothing more than a slick of lipstick.

2. The Wear-Anywhere Dress
With his neither-here-nor-there aesthetic and collections, Marc Jacobs isn’t the first name you’d

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expect on a list of resort must-haves, but this swingy dress from his 2011 collection is fun, fabulous and so flirty that it’ll fit in, whether you’re biking from the farmers’ market to flea market or strolling the boardwalk in Monaco.3. Excess-orize With skin bared, bronzed and ready to be shown, there’s no better time to stack on bangles,

baubles and brightly colored bling. Channel your inner magpie and toss on everything you can grab just the way Miuccia Prada showed in her Miu Miu presentation. Crossbody bags keep your jeweled hands free and primary colors on everything from bracelets to booties will keep all eyes on you.

alice and olivia sweater

4. Sweater Weather Going from plane to yacht to hotel lobby might be the only weather patterns you have to adapt to, but that doesn’t mean you have to stave that chill in something dumpy. Throw on an Alice + Olivia surfer-inspired sweater to help inspire your new carefree attitude. Whether you have it over your bathing suit, your sundress or a crisp pair of bermudas, you’ll look perfectly resort-ready.5. Anchors Away

If resort to you means visions of the ocean and a sea breeze in your hair, step into the picture with these ‘70s-meets-sailor pants from Rebecca Taylor. Not too hippie, not to preppie, they’re just the thing to get you in the mood for travel (whether it’s fantasy or reality) and give you legs for days.

And for the guys:

A few key pieces to take your favorites and give them some resort-wear edge:

tommy hilfiger tuxedo

1. Suede in the Shade It doesn’t matter if you’re in a tux (like Tommy Hilfiger showed) or your tennis whites, a light pair of these classic shoes will keep your look easy and breezy while injecting your outfit with a cool fashion edge. Beat them up, throw them around and they’ll look no worse for the wear.2. Slice and Dice

Cut-off shorts (like these shown at Michael Bastian’s Gant presentation) aren’t just for the lazy and disheveled. With designers like Bastian and Marc Jacobs showing them with desert boots, penny loafers and in colors like Nantucket red, they’ve become a prep staple. Boat not required. But if you’re going for authenticity, we’ll need to see your CPR card.

3. Khaki Connection
If a safari is on your to-do list now or later, the slim silhouette of Simon Spurr’s

spurr-safari-jacket

lightweight khaki safari jacket lends itself to the wild urban landscape as much as it does to the sweltering heat of the African savannah.

4. Sports Authority
We love taking a staple like the baseball jacket and wearing it in soft, supple suede. That’s an unexpected twist on a classic that labels like Band of Outsiders (shown) and Michael Bastian are known for. If you think menswear is all about suiting up, pieces like this will make you think of uniforms in a whole different way.

5. True Colors

nautica-navy-blazer-plaid

Nothing like plaid, madras and classic nautical colors to keep your work (or play) wear light

and airy. With a name like Nautica, you know that they’ve got resort on the mind all year long, but this combo of sneakers, madras and navy make for an ensemble that fits in as much at the office as it does out at sea.

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.