The eye-catching products you see above have more in common than you think. Not only are they all bright and colorful, but they are all perfect items for your next summer vacation. Yes, whether you are heading as far away as Waikiki or as close as Miami, you are bound to need a new dress (or two), not to mention a slew of accessories and separates. So what are you waiting for? Click through to today’s Top Buys story to discover the must-have items we will be packing for our next summer vacation. Read on!
Large Basket ($30) by Zara
Why we like it: The number one reason we are smitten with this bag is that it is as practical as it is pretty. It can hold everything you need for a day at the beach, but it doesn’t have that beach bag vibe, which means you can use it all day long—at the restaurant, at the bar, and so on.
Ikat Maxi Dress ($188) by Ella Moss
Why we like it: This is a piece that can do double duty while on your vacation. During the day, you can pair it with flat sandals and a floppy hat for a shopping expedition. At night, you can add a pile of jewelry and a pair of heels for a night of dancing and fun. Bonus: the ikat print will definitely turn heads!
Zippered Silk Tank ($385) by ALC
Why we like it: One rule of thumb we live by when packing for a vacation is to bring at least one statement piece and we think this silk tank is the one. Not only is it guaranteed to brighten up any and every outfit you include it in, but it is so easy to wear and it goes with just about everything you own.
Fade Away Shades ($40) by Quay
Why we like it: Sunglasses should be one of the first things you pack for your vacation. Not only will they protect your eyes from the harsh sun, but they can change your look in an instant, which is especially helpful when you want to take a makeup-free day. We particularly love the pastel hues on this pair, not to mention the universally flattering silhouette.
Kaleidoscope Bandeau Bikini Set ($96) by Insight
Why we like it: Obviously, a swimsuit is a must when packing for a vacation (unless you are heading to Antarctica) and can’t get over this pretty bikini set. Brightly-colored kaleidoscope print? Check! Super-flattering silhouette on top and bottom? Check! Removable straps that will prevent unflattering tan lines? Check! When it meets all the requirements like this bikini does, how can you resist?
Harley Plaited Gold Sandals ($44) by Topshop
Why we like it: These sandals will go with all our other picks, not to mention plenty of the pieces currently in your closet. In addition, because they are flat, you can wear them while you take in your next adventure. Bonus: the gold hue gives them a glam twist, so they will be perfect if your day of fun turns into a fun night out.
Jacara Embellished Mini Dress ($590) by Antik Batik
Why we like it: If you prefer a mini dress over a maxi, this is the one for you. Once again, this dress can do double duty on vacation and create a slew of different outfits. During the day, we would wear it with a pair of t-strap sandals. For night, we would simply add a pair of cropped white skinny jeans.
Silk Shorts ($129) by Laugh Cry Repeat
Why we like it: There is something to be said about a piece that works just as easily by the pool as it does out to dinner. We would pair these shorts with a simple tank top and a pair of sandals during the day and then add a silky blouse and a pair of killer heels for a night out on the town.