Style 24-7: Island Getaway Packing

Top 10 fashion editor approved pieces to pack on your next destination vacay.

Celia L. Smith Jun, 25, 2013

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One statement flat is essential for summer. This Greek-inspired style will add a bit of playfulness to denim shorts or a beachy dress.

Raffia fringe ancient Greek sandals, Marios Schwab, $390,

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This colorful kaftan is great as a beach cover-up but also suitable to transition through a nice lunch on a boat or sight seeing when paired with your fab flats and other accessories.

Printed cotton and silk kaftan, Mario Testino for Mate, $275,

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Earthy accessories really come alive on the beach. So, trade your metal pieces for turquoise, coral or seashell statement earrings and necklaces to bring life to your look.

Turquoise, resin and glass earrings, AERIN Erickson Beamon, $180,

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If you can't part with your favorite designer tote, even on the beach, this canvas bag is a play on the hottest "it" bag without the price tag.  Canvas tote bag, My Other Bag, $45,

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While prints and patterns are a ton of fun, there's something so crisp about an all-white swimsuit. And if you're still looking to add a splash of color, pile on an armful of colorful (waterproof) bangles.

Hi-waist bandeau bikini, H&M, $68,

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Panama hats give off such a cool menswear vibe and this style is even cooler since it pairs two of the season's hottest color combo's: navy and black.

Straw Panama hat, J.Crew, $58,

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For nights out that require dressing up, a neutral colored wedge is the perfect solution. A color that pairs well with everything will alleviate having to pack several different styles.

Straw wedge sandals, Mango, $90,

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Because you're wearing less on the beach, use accessories to step-up your look. Opt for a pair of eye-catching sunnies instead of your classic shape to add more excitement.

Round, gold trimmed sunglasses, H&M, $8,

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The last thing you want to do is drag your beach tote to the party. This compact straw clutch is great  for a splash of color to your maxi dress and also super light-weight to pack and carry around.

Straw clutch, H&M, $13,

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A cool breezy tunic by day can transform into romantic dress for a night-out when cinched with a belt and paired with heels, and gold hoops earrings.

Asymmetrical tunic, Zara, $50,


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