WHAT TO WEAR: Weekend Getaway

What to Wear

As summer fever is starting to hit, are you dreaming of a weekend getaway? Whether it’s the beach, the big city or the mountains, a uniquely styled outfit is a must.

With delightful weather and sunshine-y skies comes maxi season! Maxi dresses and skirts are summer essentials. They are simple pieces to throw on over swimsuits, pair with light sweaters or wear with patterned crop tops. They are comfortable, versatile and most importantly fashion-forward. Because of their trendy and practical qualities, they are perfect pieces to pack for a weekend getaway.

This Fashionista chose to style her maxi dress with a floral kimono top. Kimono tops are also a must-have item because they can be worn over almost anything. Kimono tops and maxi dresses are travel ready items because they don’t take up a lot of room in a suitcase. This way, you have room in your suitcase for all of your unique finds after shopping and exploring.

Next, a light pair of sandals and a large tote will complete the list of packing essentials. Lightweight, neutral colored sandals are perfect for a weekend getaway because they can be worn with every outfit you pack. This season studded sandals are trending. My personal favorites are pairs that resemble the designer Valentino’s. Although Valentino’s are often unattainable on a college budget, similar pairs can be found at DSW and Wet Seal.

In addition to neutral sandals, a neutral tote is needed because of its size. You can toss your sunglasses, wallet, lip gloss and a pair of extra flip-flops in a tote. This Fashionista’s tote is different because it is composed of jelly material. This vintage look is coming back this season and jelly totes and shoes can be found at stores ranging from American Apparel to Ted Baker London.

As you start planning your much needed weekend getaway, remember to pack lightweight stylish pieces. Also pack a pair of neutral sandals that can be worn with all of your outfits. And remember a tote for style and storage. Happy traveling, Fashionistas!

One Simple Change: To wear this outfit to the beach, ditch the maxi dress and belt the kimono top over your favorite swimsuit. Cover-ups are all about creativity.

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