I love being by water, so, for me, a beach vacation is the most relaxing getaway. Since my wardrobe is predominately comprised of black, grey, and navy, a tropical environment gives me the perfect excuse to throw on some color and even mix in a few patterns. The secret to making this look work? Pack a balance of basic solid hues that work with both your prints and bold colors.
Bonus Pick: This Trina Turk maxi dress is a multi-tasking piece: Wear it to the beach as a cover-up and then style it at night with statement jewelry and heels. (Find It: $228, Rebel, 5910 S. University Blvd., 720-283-1004, shoprebel.com)
SWIMSUITS: Obviously, you will need a properly fitting swimsuit. I say take three, including a brightly colored bikini, like this beaded Shoshanna bandeau ($138) and brief ($88).
Find It: Blush, 1411 Larimer St., 303-399-7779, shop-blush.com
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