A Packing Guide for Summer Travel


Whether you are headed to a private villa in Ibiza, or off on on a boat in the Sea of Cortez (like me) here are some key pieces to make the sailing smooth.


By the end of summer I am little sick of bikinis. A maillot works both a swimsuit and a top when worn with a skirt or shorts.

Miu Miu bow-embellished bandeau swimsuit, $245,


A friend of mine gave out these AERIN Batik beauty bags as goodie bags at her wedding – they fit everything you need.

Aerin clear travel bag, $40.00, [](,default,pd.html# start=1)


No point in taking your diamonds, but grab a little something in the summer vacation spirit like a necklace by Dezso.

Dezso by Sara Beltran baby shark tooth tassel necklace, $180,


The strong summer sun is a perfect excuse to wear a big straw hat.

J. Crew summer straw hat, $34.50, []( PRDOVR~74503/74503.jsp)


Whenever I see my friends looking chic at the beach it turns out they are wearing something by Muzungu Sisters.

Muzungu Sisters white and green floral caftan, $65,


Take a blouse that does double duty as a beach cover up.

Melissa Odabash Alaia embroidered voile tunic, $173,


Miguelina pieces are great basics – like these eyelet shorts.

Miguelina Jaya crocheted cotton-lace shorts, $188,


I want to get the latest version of this Anya Hindmarch bag every season.

Anya Hindmarch Nevis eye twister swirl, $395,


In addition to a pair of flip-flops, espadrilles are always essential. I love these Soludos.

Soludos linen derby flats, $55, []( htm?folderID=2534374302172958&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&colorId=17712)


And do not forget the sunscreen!

Chantecaille ultra sun protection SPF50 primer, $88,