Fashion & Accessories

By Laura Werling

When the winter winds are as chilling as they are this year, the only thing most of us in New York want to do is curl up in our warm apartments and drink hot tea while fantasizing about being somewhere warm and sunny. Luckily, this is the perfect time to set off around the globe in search of breathtaking sunsets and intimate beachy nights. The resort collections are the ideal antidote to the brisk city weather, and fortunately they pack well in your luggage. If you’re jetting off to a beach in the Caribbean or off the coast of France, go for something light and chic, like the crisp white tunics and sporty trousers at the Celine show. View the entire collection at

The ultra-feminine, mixed prints and floral at Louis Vuitton create a sense of nostalgia, taking you back to the glamour of travel in the 1950′s. The great thing about resort-wear is that it can transport you to a place in time; it can evoke a feeling that makes traveling to far away places unforgettable.

The textured and shiny dresses, blouses, and striped shorts at Proenza Schouler would be easy and vacation-worthy when paired with your favorite denim shirt or linen trousers. Even try one of the cropped jackets over your bikini on the beach for the perfect balance of casual sophistication.

For your fun nights out after long days basking in the sunshine, the mini dresses at Stella McCartney are a great way to achieve a look of carefree elegance. The bold prints of flora and fauna on ivory makes for a whimsical yet refined look for your jet setting this winter. This resort season, crisp, feminine, easy, and chic seems to be the way to go. You can even mix and match these statement pieces with your everyday things like cotton tees and vintage Levi’s, and instead of heels, wear flats. Resort wear is all about freedom; take the opportunity to get out of the cold and into the simplicity and fantasy of somewhere far, far away. Take a look at all the collections and more at

Originally published February 2011
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