Closet Essentials: Resort Wear

Gearing up for a week of fun in the sun to escape the Polar Vortex {2.0}? Or are you simply just dreaming of a warmer place to keep you sane during these chilly Minnesota months? Fear not, as Senior Stylist, Tim Creagan has pulled together a list of his favorite ice melting, beach vacation essentials destined to keep you stylish, comfortable and burn-free! 1. Enjoy the sun + avoid the burn with my secret weapon, Sun Bum.

2. Show up with a little glow that started at home {shh, nobody needs to know!} with Bobbi Brown SPF 15 All Over Bronzing Gel.

3. Protect your eyes with a killer pair of shades. I'm in love with these Vera Wang beauties, that are just large enough to add a dash of glamour to any look!

4. Move beyond the basic flip-fop and on to a pair of comfortable + conventional Havaianas.

5. Step up your towel game and invest in some light, absorbent and cozy Irish linens from 31 Chapel Lane. Trust me, they become softer and stronger with each wash!

6. When in doubt, add in a punch of Pucci. This beach sarong can be thrown over your bathing suit or turned into a great dress for a seaside dinner.

7. Complete any casual look with this bright, statement cuff by Vince Camuto.

8. Make this universally flattering Norma Kamali suit your beach uniform. The modern take on a 1950's classic bottom hides your ever-critical eye toward your mid-section.

9. Invest in a comfy carry-on that can also serve as the perfect everyday beach bag. I'm currently swooning over this Paris Tote by MZ Wallace.

10. Beat the afternoon heat with a wide-brim straw hat that can be easily rolled up and put into your bag after the sun goes down.

Need some assistance with shopping for an upcoming beach getaway? Contact a Style-Architects wardrobe stylist for some packing tips + tricks!