Getaway Must-Haves (Spring breaking? Pieces for the beach and home)

As Wardrobe Stylists, our focus is always to visualize various ways that we can (and advise our clients to) wear one piece. So when we are packing our clients for their getaways, the agenda is business as usual.

With Spring Break season upon us, we’re here to remind you about the essentials: bathing suit (or two), sunnies, floppy hat, sunscreen, and sandals. However, we’ve also rounded up a few other key pieces that MUST find their way into your suitcase. Oh but that’s not all…we’re showing you who to style them post-vacy as well 🙂 We got you bathing beauty!


The White Tee

By day, this simple top is the mate to breezy white linen pants or cute denim shorts.


Tee: Rag and Bone
It also doubles as great travel-wear with denim and a lightweight jacket and sneakers. Take note all you boho babes, replicate this outfit back home for the ultimate casual-chic ensemble.

Tee: Rag and Bone. Denim: Madewell. Jacket: Caslon, Nordstrom. Sneakers: Nike. Choker: Gorjana, Shopbop. Earrings: One Six Five.

Oversize Tote

If you feel you’re sensing a theme, well, you’re right. White is the It Accessory color of the season, so if you’re contemplating that crisp summer tote for your Spring Break vacay, go ahead and say yes! We’ll make sure you find many ways to put it to use again and again for the months to come. (Hint: simply plug it into the equation with all of the outfits we’re showing you here. We love that kind of math!)

Tote: Botkier

The white tote perfectly complements this classic outfit. Trench coat, striped pants and matching top, white mules, and gold link shoulder-grazing earrings. You’ll be chic all season long.

Tote: Botkier. Earrings: Kenneth Jay. Pants/Top: Zara. Trench: Madewell. White Mules: Franco Sarto.


Sweet Sarong

The quintessential beach vacation necessity. By day, it covers your bathing suit…

Sarong: Mara Hoffman

But by evening, use it as a wrap! We love the bold stripe on stripe, topped off with white platform sandals and the chicest IT bag that can easily fit right into your tote. Post-vacation, accessorize the wrap as a scarf!

Wrap: Mara Hoffman. Dress: Lafayette 148. Shoes: Michael Kors. Handbag: Otaat, similar styles found at Ladybird.



Double Duty Dress

This beach must-have is already so chic as a cover up, but can be worn sans suit out to dinner.

Cover-up dress: Cleobella

Oh wait, there’s more! One of our favorite trends of the season has to be white on white, and we are kind of dying at the idea of layering it over white skinny denim. Effortless.

Cover-up dress: Clebella. Denim: Paige. Mules: Vince, Saks. Earrings: Baublebar.


Safe travels, fashion friends! And Remember, Make that Beach your Runway!!

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Christy Walsh

Christy graduated with a degree in fashion merchandising from Kent State University and with a master’s degree in marketing and communication from Franklin University. She worked as a visual merchandiser for Columbus-based tween brand Justice and Fortune 500 Columbus-based retailer Abercrombie & Fitch before joining Wardrobe Therapy. She lives in Worthington, Ohio with her husband and two daughters.

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