This time of year, there are two groups of people: the ones who are sticking it out in the cold, and the ones who have fled for warmer pastures. If you’re one of the lucky ones sitting on a beach or sweating it out on a pickle ball court instead of shivering in the show, this resort wear edit is for you.
After a season of heavy sweaters and sequins, I’ve been absolutely fantasizing about sundresses. This Staud Wells dress ticks all the boxes: a longer length, a thicker strap, and a fun beachy blue-and-white toile print. Riffing on the tropical theme, you can take it in a more botanical direction with this Love the Label cotton dress. I love the green of the leaves and the pop of blue from the blossoms.
Once your toes are pedicure ready, slip them into a new pair of sandals. Valentino’s raffia slides are definitely an investment, but they’re so timeless you’ll wear them for seasons. Alexandre Birman’s leather-and-raffia pair will cost you a little less without sacrificing any of the timelessness. I still love a little heel on a night out, and this baby blue mule is tied with a bow.
I think straw bags are chic even in the winter with cashmere and wool but there’s no denying they look the best on the beach. Treat yourself to a fun new tote, like Loewe’s raffia bag with their signature tan logo leather patch. Givenchy’s raffia bag has a bit more edge, thanks to the leather buckles that give off an decidedly naughty vibe. I love the geometric lines of this DeMellier’s brown leather and straw bag, too.
Last but not least, don’t forget to throw on a straw hat to protect your face. I love Gardenia’s straw fedora and the rich butterscotch color of this woven Freya hat.
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