Editors Picks: Memorial Weekend Get Away Gear

Editors Picks: Memorial Weekend Get Away Gear
ESSENCE.COM May, 23, 2012

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Like your handbag, your luggage is the first thing everyone sees while your jet-setting. Always remember to travel in style. This carry-on is cute, colorful and compact.
22" 4 wheel carry-on luggage, Lipault Paris, $199, liipault.com.

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Pareo’s or sarongs can transform based on your needs. Wear it as a beach cover up, or tie it in multiple ways — as a day dress with heels, or as a chic turban with oversized sunglasses for those unruly beach hair days.
Cotton viole pareo, Everything But Water, $58, everythingbutwater.com.

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A haute swimsuit is a necessity. Go for exciting color, punchy patterns or a sexy silhouette like a wrap or cut-out style.
One-piece wrap style swimsuit, Cote d’Or Swimwear, $300, cotedorshop.com.

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Kaftan’s are also an easy breezy transformative piece. Wear it pool-side or to lunch with pretty gladiator flats.
“Kanika” kaftan, Beloved Star, $260, fx4boutique.com.

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For functionality we recommend packing this light weight, easy to use steamer to smooth out your billowy garments. The last thing you want to do is ruin your precious fabrics with a hotel iron.
My Little Steamer, $28, hsn.com.

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When you need to put your pumps on pause, a sensible but stylish flat is a necessity.
Ankle-wrap flat sandal, Dolce Vita, $169, neimanmarcus.com.

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For some Beyoncé fabulousness (she wore these on an Italian summer getaway), pack a fun pair of patterned hot pants. They’ll make any warm-weather locale steamier.
Printed shorts, Boxing Kitten, $89, boxingkitten.com.

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Pack a pint size clutch with enough pizazz to spruce up your outfit.
Flamingo fluorescent palm pouch, Dezso By Sara Beltran, $65, l-atitude.com.

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Sleek sun shades to block the sun rays are mandatory.
Cat eye sunglasses, Botkier for Vogue Eyewear, $130, sunglasshut.com.

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Wedges are a fashion-forward way to stay comfy. The high heel gives the lift you need, while the stable wedge makes them walkable.
Faux snakeskin wedges, Christian Siriano for Payless, $69, payless.com.

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A cool packable beach tote can easily double as your handbag, especially one that’s right on trend.
Coated canvas tote bag, Clava, $44, clava.com.

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A romper is an instant fix and appropriate to wear round the clock.
Silk-goergette wrap style romper, Catherine Malandrino, $295, netaporter.com.

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“Kanika” caftan, Beloved Star, $260,

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