Packing for Sunshine

Leandra Medine | January 12, 2012

Good day, sunshine, good day, sunshine. I’ve intended to implement a small installment called “Packing For” since the beginning of days. I’d never come around to it though because I’m never really packing for anything, I’m New York’s most reliable piece of furniture. This changes right here though, I’m going to the sun this weekend and while my migration is of the work variety, I figured some of you may be escaping colder climates in favor of warmer ones just for the shits of it, so here you have it: a small collage clad in mid-winter summer threads that detail not neccesarily the outfits you will wear, but the layers you may want to pack. The trick of this little dude is that short of that blue leather jacket and a pair of flat sandals, I kept the suggested list of party contents to pack from a place of sale, sale, sale. because even though most of the interweb harvested sales seem to be coming to their sad closes, alas, My-Wardrobe’s is in full throttle. It just feels too soon to blow loads on new spring wears.

I’s pretty rad how many garments are slashed and yet still so on trend, see: citrus tree growing at right. But starting at left: an Acne leather jacket that’s not on sale but you know, an investment for the ages. Layer that dude over Paul and Joe’s floral print navy blouse to give your upper half interesting dimension and then include a little white mini dress so you’re summer climate friendly. You will sweat, yes, but so what? Adds to the man repeller mystique. Next up: your beach outfit. Bikinis are for hot chicks and we are cold hens, don’t underestimate the power of menswear. According to Proenza Schouler S/S12, tropical prints are a unanimous everything, according to every other spring collection so is the color orange. A Ralph Lauren mens bathing suit to fulfill this trend. Give it a Phillip Lim henley because beaches get cold and Malene Birger’s checkered sunhat because sun rays can kill and print blocking is fun. The Zimmermann romper is an additional suggestion just thrown in for good measure because, well, I can’t believe it’s on sale. And finally: your night outfit. It’s a warm climate so there’s virtually nothing wrong with yellow pants, especially of the Easter Bunny variety. Emulate your favorite aforementioned citrus fruit with a similarly-hued Equipment blouse and splash o’lime a la Lim sandal. Arm party optional, just kidding, it’s never optional.
  • Alexandra

    Love it!!! I'm loving yellow, bright green, and mint green right now. Your packing choices look fab. Have a wonderful time!!

  • blue roses

    loving the bright and bold colors, the powerful florals….

    i've been in a black rut. i am going nowhere, but, this is good inspiration.

    lacks some lady folds, but….

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  • nataliya

    very nice! love the white dress!


  • Donna

    Amazing, loving the printed shorts and straw hat!

  • Fashion Agony

    I've been eying those Lim sandals, too! Loving the florals!

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  • Xoxo ☺

    Love the bright colors! Loving those jeans! Xo

  • Domonique Wilson

    That Acne jacket is killer!Also into those mint heels!


  • grandeur manifesto!

    Love the Phillip Lim Sandal! Sexy days of Spring ahead!

  • modelovers

    Great choice! Love all!


  • WearAbouts

    Those look deliciously tropical 😉

  • Daniela

    I am getting so impatient, wish some more colorful and fun spring- and summer clothes would arrive in the stores in Helsinki already! 😀

  • Amanda Nicole

    The green shoes, oh my gaaaawd. Love! Great choices!

  • Anonymous

    where are the flat sandals from? they're perfect!

  • misshoax

    that's what i came here to ask!

  • TheMinx

    that leather jacket is exceptional, a totally worthy investment piece. and the zimmerman jumper is just too cute!!

  • Man Repeller

    They're Acne!

  • anna

    this equipment blouse is perfect, I just want to make it mine!

  • Franny

    I love that Equipment blouse! I definitely need more Tang-Orange in my wardrobe.

  • libby

    love all those colors! i need to escape to somewhere warmer too…


    Yeah, I just had the delight of seeing that Acne jacket yesterday. I fell in love. It doesn't feel the same.


  • Danielle

    Loved this. You're such a great writer!

  • From Saks to Salvation

    Perfect ensemble for vacation. Pastel jeans and floppy hats are my standouts though I really like the Hawaiian shorts for my better half. Thanks for some more inspiration. Love this blog. Looking forward to my own travels…

  • Roxanna

    Have fun in sunny Miami! Great selection of colors.

    xx Roxanna

  • We Can Pretend

    I'm a Miami blogger and attending The Webster Friday night, can't wait to meet you!

  • Tinacious.Me

    Love your picks and your comment about ny's most reliable piece of furniture- hilarious!

  • Jennifer

    argh i love the green sandals. x

  • Tamina

    wonderful 🙂 I'm in love with the colours and what a cute leather jacket

  • Girlie Blogger

    Sandals, beach hats and bright clothes – please take me with you, wherever you are going.

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  • Brigadeiro

    LOVE those flat sandals, the yellow Equipment blouse and ivory Henley!!!

  • Chrissy

    Great Picks! Loving all of it. You are too funny. Have a great time. xx

  • Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle

    Immediately attracted to the yellow Equipment blouse but mostly I love your take on the Ralph Lauren bathing trunks for the beach–totally great.

    xo Mary Jo

  • Hillary

    I need that bracelet and the flat sandals!

  • Christina Borders

    Is it Spring yet?!

    Love the leather jacket, flat sandals, and white dress. Great clothing choices for your trip!

    ~ Christina

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  • Dani

    love the printed shorts- total preamble to stella's ss collection!!!!


  • Life’s a shoe

    gosh I love those philip lim sandals!!!

  • DNA (designers+artists)

    These are going to be phenom looks. Don't forget sunscreen.

  • shu shu

    I bloody hate packing for warm weather which is hard when you like the beach. Love those little shorts.

  • Chantelle

    Hahahahahaaa "New York's most reliable piece of furniture." I died. Have a great time in the sunshine, get your vitamine D on before seasonal depression kicks it. It's no wonder people get so moody in February; to think it was because of their lack of love on Valentine's…. is sooo novice to us science geeks. [Probably because we don't get any action. Period. #reliableexcuses]

  • The life after

    I love those flat sandals!! Super nice!

    The Life After

  • Erika

    Give me sunshine! Need outfits and the sun!

  • PITA

    Pieces look lovely ! 🙂

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  • Sophie

    I am in love with the powder-blue Acne leather jacket! It is so unexpected and different – still edgy, but now also sweet and girly 🙂

  • QA Create

    Very cute idea for a post. Love that yellow blouse. And surprisingly I even thing that blouse would look cool with the lighter yellow pants. The white lace romper is beautiful as well. Thanks for showing off some great sale items! Who doesn't love a great deal.

  • Kate

    Great picks, gorgeous colors!

  • Jessie

    so incredibly jealous. i wish i was going on a sunny vacation! this looks so nice.

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