Make a break for it…

In our new spring catalog, we packed five perfect getaway bags in our Make a Break for It feature (page 38). Here, we hit up some of our stylish, on-the-go friends to see where they’re headed this spring—and what’s in their ultimate travel bag.


Photo courtesy of Helen Eriksson

HELEN ERIKSSON
Photographer
Lives in: Brooklyn
Escaping to: Kauai and Oahu (for a very belated honeymoon)

On the to-do list:
1. Learn how to surf
2. Lay out
3. Hike
4. Lay out
5. Kayak

What she’s packing:

1. Plantlife Skirt
This mini is perfect for a holiday. Wear it with a silk tank and a light leather jacket at night or with a loose tee and flip-flops during the day.

2. Shrunken Chambray Boyshirt
I would totally wear this open as a light jacket over a dress.

3. Skinny Skinny Ankle Colorpop Jeans
I’m so into coral right now. Can’t wait to wear these skinnies with flats or sandals.

4. Silverlining Sweatshirt
I’d wear this with a printed shirt and the Skinny Skinny Colorpop Jeans. It’s just the sort of easy look you want while on vacation.


Photo courtesy of Marni Golden

MARNI GOLDEN
Editorial Director, Stylecaster
Lives in: NYC
Escaping to: Tuscany

On the to-do list:
1. Emulate Diane Lane’s experience in Under the Tuscan Sun as closely as possible.
2. Tour the wineries (obviously).
3. Take a cooking class, since the pots and pans in my kitchen are currently collecting dust.
4. Day trip to Florence to visit the Ufizzi Gallery and Boboli Gardens.
5. Go on a horseback ride through Maremma—because frankly, I can’t think of anything that sounds less like me and more like an excerpt from a romance novel.

What she’s packing:

1. Mara Hoffman® Ibis Ruffle Bustier Bikini
This bikini is the perfect mix of style and support. And who doesn’t love a little flirty ruffle along the bust line? Too cute.

2. Skargorn™ Thorn Jeans
These are comfy enough for any kind of travel but chic enough to wear while shopping and sightseeing.

3. Bamboula Ltd. Little Market Bag
I love this bright crossbody bag. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and the long strap ensures its safety—perfect for the frazzled traveler (aka me).

4. bed|stü™ Aunt Babbs Boat Shoes
I cannot stress how important comfort is to me when I’m traveling. This colorful, distressed boat shoe couldn’t be cuter.

5. Roseblossom Sundress
Ah, the perfect go-to for day or night. It has a subtle romantic vibe that was made for Tuscany.

6. True Love Shrunken Oxford
A fitted oxford has officially replaced the cardigan in my closet. When traveling, I wear it as is or unbuttoned as a cover-up over my swimsuit or as a light jacket at night. There’s just something effortlessly chic about it.


Photo courtesy of Todd V. Wolfson

SARAH ELLISON LEWIS
Owner and founder of Bootleg shoe boutique and Bootleg Newsprint
Lives in: Austin, Texas
Roadtripping through: The Southeast (in search of seashells)

On the to-do list:
1. Sanibel and Captiva Island, Florida
2. Cumberland Island, Georgia
3. Kemah, Texas
4. San Jose Island, Texas

What she’s packing:

1. Undrest® Sao Paulo Triangle Bikini Set
I always have a new favorite pop color and currently it’s chartreuse. Plus, this shape is lovely and unique.

2. Denim Midi Shorts in Whitewash
For those lounging or wading moments, you can’t beat a cute pair of white denim shorts.

3. Bamboula Ltd. Market Bag
It’s important to have a beach tote that’s strong enough to carry the weight of shells but can double as a purse so you can travel lightly.

4. Pinstriper Silk Pants

A vintage flare, a moderate shape—these are so me.

5. bed|stü™ Aunt Bettie Boat Shoe
A distressed and destroyed boat shoe instead of a rubber flip-flop? Yes, please!

6. Saltspring Sweater-Top
I’m not big on being uncovered anywhere, so this sweater helps me stay modest and a little covered up without getting too warm.