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The Essentials You Need For The Perfect Beach Vacation

What’s a getaway to the beach without a stylish wardrobe that has you rocking your best fashion forward self? I mean coverups, bathing suits, purses and shoes to boot.

There are no shortage of brands offering these fun-in-the-sun mainstays, but I have a few favorites I’ve discovered over the last year or two that I find myself packing on repeat. These are the labels that’ll be a slam dunk whether you’re in St. Bart’s, the South of France, South Beach or the Hamptons.

My top picks follow:

Adriana Degreas Solid High-Leg Bikini

Adriana Degreas

Adriana Degreas Matelasse Bikini, $420

Your fellow vacationers will look once and then look again when you don this high-leg bikini from Brazilian designer Adriana Degreas, who is known for her flirty and sometimes bohemian-chic pieces. I personally recommend wearing the top with a pair of shorts or white jeans for a look that’s sexy without being overly revealing.

Silvia Tcherassi’s One-Piece Multi Abstract Wave Suit

Silvia Tcherassi

Silvia Tcherassi Galinha Bodysuit Multi Abstract Wave, $290

Like the Colombian designer herself, this one-piece is impossibly chic. Wear it all day while you’re lounging poolside— with a glass of rose or champagne, of course. I love the colors and the fact that it’s comfortable too.

Alexandre Birman’s Block Heel Leather Sandals

Alexandre Birman

Alexandre Birman Metallic Leather Sandal, $595

Transition from a day on the beach to a night on the town with Alexandre Birman’s block heel sandals in a bright metallic leather that’s eye catching but not too loud. The bow adds in a feminine touch.

Verandah’s One-Piece Floral Bustier

Verandah

Verandah Floral Bustier One-Piece, $295

The Indian label Verandah— a go-to for the Bollywood set— recent debuted in the United States with a splashy launch at Bergdorf Goodman. This floral one-piece was my introduction to the brand and is as fitting at a glamorous beach club as it is at a casual poolside bash.

Olympia Le-Tan’s Travel Inspired Clutches

Olympia Le-Tan

Olympia Le-Tan Amalfi Coast Book Clutch, $1,392

Yes, this hard to miss Olympia Le-Tan clutch will have you dreaming of a getaway to Italy’s Amalfi Coast— a destination that will always be close to my heart because I honeymooned there 20 years ago. It also comes in styles that are inspired by Miami and Tanzania.

Azulu’s White Embroidered Kimono

Azulu

Azulu White Kimono, $590

Is it a seriously cool coverup or a trendy dress? The beauty of Azulu’s white kimono is that it does double duty as both. The fringed hem, lace detailing and sash—I love everything about it.

Verandah’s Easy to War Handed Beaded Kaftan

Verandah

Verandah Hand Beaded Kaftan, $850

Another winner from Verandah, this hand beaded green kaftan is easy breezy wear at the beach or out to dinner. And here’s a feel good factor: it’s made with a sustainable wood-based fiber that uses 50% less water than the traditional stuff.

Silvia Tcherassi’s One-Shouldered Marble Green Tunic

Silvia Tcherassi

Silvia Tcherassi Crema Tunic, $1,475

I’m a sucker for anything Silvia, this catchy one-shouldered tunic included. The emerald marble pattern stands out, and a pair of wedge sandals or espadrilles completes the look.

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