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With the holidays (and snow) on the horizon, we’re sure you’re eager to jet off to a tropical location. Visions of palm trees and rum swizzles may be dancing around in your head, but before you get too ahead of yourself you’ve got to pack those bags—and if you’re anything like me, you think packing is the worst. So I reached out to stylist Shiona Turini for help. The Bermuda-native spends more than 200 days of the year on the road, often on her hometown island, so it’s safe to say she knows what to bring with her and what to leave behind. Ahead, seven surefire style secrets from the travel-pro.

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1. Stick to your signature outfit combinations.

“I’m not someone who goes on vacation and suddenly wants to try out every weather-permitting trend. The high-waisted, wide legged pant and crop top combination is my signature. In easy fabrics that can be dressed up and down, your staples do twice the work for your getaway look. Take this Johanna Ortiz top for example: it’s a grander take on a crop top that is as appropriate with a pair of trusty jeans as it is with a billowy pant for evening.”

Turini at at The Hamilton Princess Hotel

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SHOP similar Johanna Ortiz styles; SHOP similar Dries Van Noten styles, SHOPsimilar Christian Dior styles

2. Tiny tops make the best travel companions.

“A great bandeau will pair well with almost any one of your bottoms, plus, it gets major points for its wear-per-square-inch of suitcase occupancy. This patent leather Dries Van Noten top is just interesting enough to make a cohesive look (let’s admit it, this one’s all about the jacquard shorts), but also incredibly versatile. You can also pair it with high waisted short or a flowy maxi skirt.”

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Turini at The Loren Hotel

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3. Trim down the amount of swimwear your bring.

“As an island girl, I’ve acquired quite the collection of swimwear over the years; however, for the sake of a quick getaway, I only pack black, white, and solid colored suits that I can wear from the beach to a bar. Anything more, and my suitcase would be overflowing with swimwear. This Mint Swim bikini—with its well-placed cut outs—is perfect for shore-side sun-soaking; the top will wear well with my must-pack bottoms, so I can trim down on what I’m packing.

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Mint Swim Carrie Swimsuit, $36; mint-swim.com SHOP

4. Make your cover up work overtime.

“The best thing about cover ups is that they can often do double duty as a dress. A netted number like this one from Bally can be worn with a similarly hued slip dress to create a look with texture and interest.”

Turini in Bally at The Loren Hotel

Meredith Andrews Photography

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5. Stick to the staples as far as jewelry is concerned.

“I can truly appreciate the transformative effect of great statement jewelry and multiple layers of pieces, but for a quick getaway, I always stick to my classic wear-everywhere jewelry. I rarely even take off my armful of bangles, staple rings, and necklaces, so I know I won’t risk losing these prized pieces. Still, a girl has to have some shine so I turn to bright or metallic bobby pins that can act as accessories. I won’t be gutted to misplace them!

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Givenchy 53MM Round Double-Bridge Sunglasses, $405; saksfifthavenue.com SHOP; Jacquie Aiche Carve Agate Nefertiti Cameo Ring, $3,125; jacquieaiche.com SHOP; Goody Bobby Pins, $6; amazon.com SHOP

6. It’s not a getaway if you’re held hostage by your beauty routine.

I made the rewarding, yet labor-intensive decision to wear my natural curls earlier this year and since then, I’ve been consumed by a growing collection of hair products and the will to tame my locks. While away, I give my hair a much-needed break. Not one straightening tool is packed and neither are my army of curl-enhancing potions. Instead, I’ll let my hair do its own thing and give local hair products a try.

7. Pack a low-maintenance, but show stopping piece.

No wrinkles, no problem! A midi velvet dress reads as fancy, but without the fuss. It’s a low-maintenance garment that won’t wrinkle in transit can can pair effortlessly with flats for easygoing glamour, or heels for the perfect night out look.
Fleur Du Mal Dress, $521; fleurdumal.com SHOP
Brother Vellies Sahara Caroline Shoes, $750; brothervellies.com SHOP



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