The Vacation Edit: Every Travel-Related Fashion Thing to Pack in Your Suitcases This Year

Summer is finally coming into focus, and that only means one thing: We have vacation on the brain. Whether you’re planning the ultimate Euro summer to the rocky shores of the Mediterranean or jotting down a quick weekend getaway nearby, an upcoming vacation on the calendar calls for a wardrobe refresh—and we’re coming in hot with every cool fashion thing you could ever want or need for your next escape. From the sophisticated swimsuits that are mirroring our desire for elegant dressing in all areas of our closets to the pretty seashell-inspired pieces that are made for the beach to the delicate crochet pieces that can double as swimsuit cover-ups and going-out attire, there are plenty of emerging summer trends that feel tailor-made for a vacation in the sun.

Since we consider it our duty to bring you the very best shopping curations, we couldn’t stop at the overarching vacation trends of the season. No, we’re taking things a step further and highlighting seven brands that are unequivocally “It” as far as warm-weather wardrobes are concerned. If you peeked into a fashion person’s suitcase, these are the labels that you’d be guaranteed to find in their vacation-bound luggage.

Ahead, dive into every fashion-related thing to pack in your suitcase for your most stylish getaway yet.

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Easy does it is the mood with sandals—both for the summer at large and for vacation. Designers seemed to unanimously agree on simple thong sandals that recall the ’90s because across the board we saw fresh takes that give the humble sandals a much-needed lift, whether it was via velvet finishes or utilitarian leather like on those from The Row.

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With all the chatter we’ve been making about the era of elegant style, it should come as no surprise that this mood extends beyond our everyday attire and bleeds into our vacation ensembles, too. Pieces like A-line dresses, court shoes, top-handle bags, and smart tailoring are all staples that you can expect to see the fashion set leaning into to stay looking polished while flitting around world.

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*The* micro-trend of the summer is here, and it’s worthy of obsession. All manner of seashells, conch shells, and starfish are making their way onto swimsuits, jewelry, and clothing. If you’re heading anywhere remotely beachy this summer, packing one of these pieces will be a guaranteed hit. We suggest you avoid if you’re not a fan of compliments.

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Controversial? Maybe. Vacation-worthy? Absolutely. Pedal pushers have been rearing their heads all season, and now that the market is flooded with options, our social feeds are equally erupting with fresh styling ideas that will have you warming up to the cropped trousers. For vacation, try a matching set with capri pants or style them with a bandana for a cool retro feel.