Stylist Tips & Tricks: Packing for ESSENCE Music Festival

Stylist Tips & Tricks: Packing for ESSENCE Music Festival
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 29, 2012

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Memsor Says: “Great one-stop dressing. When styling I always look for items that do double duty effortlessly from day to evening. For daytime, pair with sneakers that have a wedge and have your swimsuit under for when your ready to hit the pool. For the evening wear that same romper with a heel and a blazer, throw on some jewelry and your ready to go.”
 
24 Hour Romper, RACHEL Rachel Roy, $99, rachelroy.com.

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Memsor Says: “Works great under the romper and the shirt dress when your ready to strip down and chill poolside.”
 
One piece cut-out swimsuit, Kiki Soleil, $100, kikisoleil.com.

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Memsor Says: “Depending on your body type, again, this is a one stop shop. There are floor length versions and some are mid-length if you want to to show off a little more leg. Pair it with shorts and a heel or slap a belt on and your good for the evening. You can even throw it on as a cover-up over a swimsuit.”
 
Cotton shirt dress, Antik Batik, $189, stylebop.com.

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Memsor Says: “I think multi-use jewelry are great pieces. When packing, everything in the suitcase should be able to earn it’s keeps and be worn more than once. Go for convertible jewelry that turns from a necklace into two bracelets and can be worn as a chain belt, then all you need is a stud and a hoop earring.”
 
Clear cut crystals and hand-cut glass in antique silver, Lia Sophia, $250, liasophia.com.

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Memsor Says: “With so many things on the list, have your clothes do some of the work for you. This has built in UV protectant and can get you through the weekend.”
 
Crew neck top, Uniqlo UV Cut Collection, $20, uniqlo.com.

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Memsor Says: “Going from the scorching hot temperatures of the New Orleans streets into the ice box cold temperatures of the Convention Center, this is a trusty, easy addition to your wardrobe that’s light-weight and fully functional”
 
Bandana print scarf, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $19, marcjacobs.com.

7 of 20 Courtesy of NIKE

Memsor Says: “Always take a comfortable shoe option, but with this one you don’t have to sacrifice cute for comfort. The boys will be checking you out because you have on Dunks and while other ladies are teetering around on their red bottoms you’ll have your feet firmly on the ground.”
 
Dunk Sky-High wedge sneaker, $130, NIKE Sportswear X Liberty Collection, nike.com.

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Memsor Says: “With so many things on the list, have your clothes do some of the work for you. This has built in UV protectant and can get you through the weekend.”
 
Crew neck T-shirt, Uniqlo UV Cut Collection, $13, uniqlo.com.

9 of 20 Courtesy of Uniqlo

Memsor Says: “With so many things on the list, have your clothes do some of the work for you. This has built in UVA protectant and can get you through the weekend.”
 
Button down shirt, Uniqlo UV Cut Collection, $30, uniqlo.com.

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Memsor Says: “You need the sun protection, so here’s a one-stop-shop that does all. Slick your hair back into a ponytail and put the visor on which offers shading and racks up your style points. This is the year of the Olympics so there are plenty of athletic inspired pieces out there, this is a great way to incorporate it into your wardrobe and be on trend.”
 
Color block straw visor, ASOS, $11, asos.com.

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Memsor Says: “You’re going from day to evening so this is a quick way to update anything you’re wearing. Whether you throw it over the shirt dress or a little tank, it just instantly updates. Try and stay away from something too formal. Something a little lightweight and comfy to ward away the A/C chill will work and when you step back into the searing heat you can throw it in your bag.”
 
Classic one-button blazer, Reiss, $185, reiss.com.

12 of 20 Courtesy of Ann Taylor

Memsor Says: “Break the mold. Take a similar style which was spotted on style star Rihanna and wear a kitten heel version. This can go with the blazer, the shirtdress and any other piece your packing.”
 
“Iris Bow” kitten heel sandal, Ann Taylor, $99, anntaylor.com.

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Memsor Says: “Choose this as your carry-on and also take it to the convention center and fill it up with all of the freebies your bound to find.”
 
“Jet set” textured leather tote, Michael Kors, $280, netaporter.com.

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Memsor Says: “Try to get something that is polarized but dark enough to easily scope out the cuties.”
 
Foldable Wayfarer, Ray-Ban, $155, sunglasshut.com.
 
For more style tips follow him on twitter @memsor.

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“Great one-stop dressing, when styling I always look for items that do double duty. Effortlessly from day to evening. Daytime pair with a pair of sneakers, with a heel of course, have your swimsuit under for when your ready to hit the pool and then for the evening where that same romper with a heel and a blazer, throw on some jewelry and your ready to go.”
 
RACHEL Rachel Roy 24 Hour Romper, $99, rachelroy.com.

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Memsor Says: “With so many things on the list, have your clothes do some of the work for you. This has built in UVA protectant and can get you through the weekend.”
 
3/4 sleeve button down shirt, Uniqlo UV Cut Collection, $30, uniqlo.com

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Memsor Says: “Break the mold. Take a similar style which was spotted on style star Rihanna and wear a kitten heel version. This can go with the blazer, the shirtdress and any other piece your packing.”
 
Geometric kitten heel sandal, Aperlai, $795, kirnazabete.com.

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Memsor Says: “I think multi-use jewelry are great pieces. When packing, everything in the suitcase should be able to earn it’s keeps and be worn more than once. Go for convertible jewelry that turns from a necklace into two bracelets and can be worn as a chain belt then all you need is a stud and a hoop earring.”
 
Red jasper resin in matte gold necklace, Lia Sophia, $600, liasophia.com.

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“With so many things on the list, have your clothes do some of the work for you. This has built in UVA protectant and can get you through the weekend.”

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Swimsuit “Works great under the romper and the shirt dress when your ready to strip down and chill poolside.”

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