Travel in Style
We're officially deep in the trenches of hot summer days and day dreaming about getaways. Whether you're dreaming of the Hamptons in June, Paris in July or an island in the middle of the Indian ocean in August, we've got you covered with our must-haves for a summer getaway. Now you could pack up the same old pieces as you do every year but wouldn't it be more fun to splurge…. just a little?Strivectin - SH Age Protect SPF 30
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Elif for Jordan Taylor Beach Wear
This summer, 70s inspired pieces are taking over, color reigns supreme and so do patterns. Above is a beach cover up by Elif for Jordan Taylor Beach Wear. A must have item for summer, it easily takes you from the beach to the bar. It's a great transitional piece and although transparent, if paired with a light weight black / tan tube dress, works perfectly as a daytime or night time dress too.Travel with some stylish prints and stripes
Travel with some stylish prints and stripes. (From left, BCBG Valla Cotton Voile Sundress, Max Azria Printed Silk Georgette Jumpsuit & Max Azria Printed Silk Georgette Dress.
In addition to tribal prints, stripes are also very big this season. BCBG has some chic pieces to choose from that will allow you to stay stylish at lunch, dinner or cocktail hour. You can shop the looks above at BCBG.com.Elaine Turner Accessories
Elaine Turner Accessories (From left, Sophie Grasscloth Tote & Naomi Metallic Linen Sandal)
Stylish clothes of course go hand in hand with stylish accessories. Take a stylish leap Elaine Turner style. The summer collection inspired by California and Marilyn Monroe is stunning on the beach, splendid in the grass and sweet on the street.Amoro Jewelry
Continuing with accessories, who could resist a little bling to finish off your travel looks? Amoro jewelry pieces are easy to dress up or down. Pair with simple tees and jeans or a cocktail dress. The Amoro brand, founded in 1996 by Stephen Crane, evolved from over forty years of celebrating life and jewelry design in the islands and make fantastic travel pieces as much as they do everyday pieces.The Rue de Chic Chocolate Brown Briley Leather Traveling Bag
The Rue de Chic Chocolate Brown Briley Leather Traveling Bag
Lastly, whether you're just going away for the weekend or going the distance, travel in style with the "Briley" leather traveling bag. This rugged leather traveling bag is compact yet stylish, featuring two side pockets, a detachable shoulder strap and exterior zipper details. Meticulously crafted, the soft leather is conditioned to withstand all kinds of travel. It also zips up completely to form a flat, compact and easy to store bag.
Wemi Opakunle is a Designer, Stylist and Wardrobe Consultant. She hosts an independent Fashion/Style Blog at www.ruedechic.com/blog as well as a personal style blog atwww.labelleetlechic.tumblr.com. As a former freelance Couture Model in France, she got fascinated by the "chic" of French and European fashion in general which seemed completely different from the American experience. She has translated this experience into promoting polished and easily put-together looks for women of all ages. Her fashion tips and advice have been featured on Examiner.com, SheKnows.com, HerCampus.com, DemoDirt.com and many others.