Summer is quickly coming to an end, so before you go back to a world without Summer Fridays, it’s time to start planning your final weekend getaway. Whether you’re looking for trouble for three nights in Las Vegas or you’re spending your days lounging on the beach, you’ll want to pack light. Here is the equipment you’ll need to show off your style, without having to check a bag.
Dress it up, not down
Always come prepared— even if you think most of your days will be spent by the pool, you never want to have to turn down an invite to a party because all you packed were your swim trunks. A classic blazer can serve as both a utilitarian but intimidating piece on a chilly summer night, or can be dressed up with an upgrade to a collared shirt or sleek pair of slacks. Don’t worry about bringing your whole suit if you’re not sure you’re going to need it, pick up a something you’ll feel comfortable wearing over a t-shirt or an oxford at places like All Saints or Topman.
Protect Your Eyes, Project Your Style
Fashion is subjective, but one universal truth is— squinting is not a good look. Don’t be that guy, and don’t pack for your trip without slipping in some eye protecting, and dapper pair of sunglasses. The wrong pair can make you look like an even bigger douche than a sun soaked squint, so stick with something classic, like Ray-Ban. They even have several pairs of clip-ons for the bespectacled among us.
Ditch the phone, grab a watch
When possible, it’s always a good idea to take a break from your electronic prison when you can. When you’re away, turn off your iPhone and put on a stylish, yet functional watch to keep you on time. Watches have made a comeback in a big way, and they’re the perfect way to add a finishing touch to an outfit. Brands like LW Lounge offer watches that are equal parts rugged and sophisticated, making them the ideal choice for a casual day at the club, or a when you’re dressed to the nines on the Las Vegas strip.
Sneak In Your Style
As we’ve said ad nauseum, colorful design socks are the perfect way to show off your killer sense of style, without looking like a midwestern pick-up artist. If you don’t have a lot of room in your suitcase, opt for shirts and slacks that are easily mixed and matched, and leave the statement pieces to your socks. Styles from our Wildchild II or Dreamer II packs can make any outfit stand out, and won’t force you to check a bag.