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What To Pack For a Picture Perfect Vacation

May 31, 2017 - 85 Comments

I travel a lot, and a part of traveling, for me, is to take the best photos that I can when I’m at a destination. In my book, Capture Your Style, I teach you how to just how to do that. This guide is similar, but less technical–it’s not so much about how to use the camera, but how you look in front of it. My trick to getting great shots is to plan ahead of time. I always do an Instagram search of the place that I’m going so that I know what it looks like in photos, and then I plan my outfits around what will look the best there. Having nice photos from a trip is so important to me, because when I go back and look at them, I can remember every little detail and how I was feeling in the moment. Since summer is just around the corner, I wanted to share where I would go and how I would pack for three different picture-perfect vacation spots.First is Capri. I went here last year with Jacopo and had the most amazing time. I mean–it’s hard to have a bad time in Italy when you have a handsome Italian boy showing you around to all the best spots (just as long as he’s not a singer named Paolo). I knew in advance that Capri is filled with beautiful bright colors–a lot of yellows and blues, so I wanted to pack colors that would complement those. Keep it light and fun with flowy pieces and matching sets, and pack comfortable but cute shoes that you can walk in like block heeled sandals.1. Mara Hoffman
2. Mara Hoffman Top and Pants
3. Petersyn
4. Marysia
5. Raye
6. Levi’s
7. Lovers + Friends
8. Raye
9. Dodo Bar Or
10. Peter Pilotto
11. Lisa Marie Fernandez (30% off!)
12. Janessa Leone
13. Nannacay

Hamptons. The Hamptons are usually super hot and humid in the summer. I definitely like to pack a lot of flowy pieces that won’t stick to me. I pretty much only wear sandals and open-toe shoes when I’m here, and I love the preppy vibe of The Hamptons, so I pack a lot of stripes and dresses, but I’m also perfectly happy chilling in some denim shorts and a bikini top. 1. Flynn Skye
2. Privacy Please
3. Self-Portrait (30% off! Similar and affordable version here)
4. LoveShackFancy
5. Alice + Olivia Top (70% off now only $70!) and Pants (20% off)
6. Nobody Denim
7. Marysia High Waisted Bikini Bottom
8. Marysia
9. Eugenia Kim
10. Cornetti
11. Sol Sana

Chances are if you’re in the Caribbean, you’ll be spending most of your time in a bathing suit. Depending on the island, you’ll see a bunch of different styles, but I like to stick to pastels and blues that go really well with the rich green scenery and bright blue beaches.1. MISA Los Angeles
2. Brother Vellies
3. Rebecca de Ravenel
4. Lovers + Friends
5. Cornetti
6. Lovers + Friends
7. Diane von Furstenberg
8. Cult Gaia (More basket bags here!)
9. Tularosa
10. Adriana Degreas (one piece here)
11. Tularosa

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