With summer vacations in full swing and more trips on the calendar for the months ahead, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to pack in my suitcase for upcoming travels. Curious to find out the coolest summer vacation shopping finds to know about this season, I enlisted the help of Who What Wear’s team of fashion editors and asked them to give me a preview of the pieces they’re planning to wear once they’re out of office.
Swimwear is on the menu with everything from pearl-adored one-pieces to glittering color-blocked bikinis. Accessories are also in high demand with picks including rainbow crochet bucket hats, woven tote bags, designer sunglasses, and the latest take on the summer It-shoe. Ahead, see the 24 pieces our editors can’t stop thinking about this summer and deserve a spot on a stylish vacation, starting with my personal selects.
“If I’m going to splurge on a statement swimsuit it will be this beautiful textured one-piece from Maygel Coronel. The color is stunning but it’s the exquisite pearl straps that make it so unique. Expect plenty of compliments in this one.”
“This is the type of dress I would wear to dinner on a vacation. I’m a big fan of the brand Cult Gaia and turn to them frequently when looking for great vacation looks. This dress definitely grabbed my attention. I would style this dress with strappy sandals, a statement mini bag, and gold jewelry.”
“One of my super-stylish friends had this hat on one day when we went to Central Park and I fell in love with it and had to get it myself. I’m what you might call a ‘hat person’—I love a good hat and have collected several over the years and this summer I am all about straw sun hats. This is the perfect accessory for lounging by the pool with a book or a day at the beach.”
“I’m a huge believer in wearing sunscreen year-round, but especially when you know you’re going to be spending a lot of time outside in the sun and I have tried countless brands of face sunscreen/face SPF moisturizers, and I have to say the Summer Fridays ShadeDrops broad Spectrum SPF Mineral Milk Sunscreen is by far the best one I’ve tried yet. The formula is very milky and lightweight so it blends into your skin really well and doesn’t leave streaky, white, sunscreen marks. I wear SPF under my makeup every day and I love how this one just sinks into my skin and is extremely unnoticeable. This sunscreen is definitely coming with me on all of my upcoming summer travel plans.”