Dear Paper Doll,
I’m looking forward to a beach vacation this summer, but I am stumped when it comes down to packing! It’s easy to gather up the basics, like shorts and flip-flops, of course. Yet I also want to bring a few pieces that are more vibrant, adventurous, and fun. I want to feel effortless yet glamorous—can you help me find some easy pieces with a great vacation vibe? Bonus points if you can recommend something appropriate for outings somewhat dressier than just sitting in a beach chair!
Fun in the Sun
Summer is my favorite season, and I’ve got just the thing to solve your packing problems! The key is bringing along a dress that’s well-suited to poolside cocktails, but which can easily be thrown on over a bathing suit like a chic cover-up. Add a few accessories with hints of the tropics, and you’ll be sunning yourself in style in no time! Check out this slideshow for some fabulous vacation-ready fashions from Yale ARTbooks.
Have a great trip—and send me a postcard!
With love and piña coladas,
See the books below for more fashion inspiration.
|1. 100 Dresses: The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art
|2. Unique By Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection
|3. Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom
|4. Shoe Obsession
|5. Exposed: A History of Lingerie