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FOF style guru Linda Cohen, a fashion consultant who has worked with knockout brands like Jarbo and Chris Han and an expert on “simplifying your wardrobe,” dissects the components of a perfect suitcase for a weekend getaway.
Bold Tunic Dress – Can be worn as a bathing suit cover-up or paired with skinny jeans. “This one by Roberta Freymann is great,” says Linda. “She brings cool-bohemian style to the states, with lively fabrics from exotic places like Bali.” (Babaji Shirt by Roberta Roller Rabbit)
Straw Clutch – “There are so many different clutches out there but this one is a classic. It has kind of a vintage, modern feeling to it and fits everything you need from your cell phone to makeup.” (Clutch by J. Crew, vintage)
Leather and Stone Wrap Bracelet – “Love this one by Chan Luu. She is an international phenomenon.” (Single wrap bracelet by Chan Luu)
Metallic Beach Bag – “Metallic was once considered dressy. Now it’s a neutral. This one buy Beirn is great. It’s lightweight, can fold for easy packing and is roomy. After all, we are women of stuff!”k (Jenna Metallic bag by Beirn)
Comfortable Sandals – “I love this newer style of Havaianas. They’ve evolved from a flip flop to a sandal.” (FIT by Havaianas)
Classic Weekender Bag – “This weekender by Calypso is a great choice. It has that vintage, sleek, streamlined feel. It reminds me of the luggage my mother used to have.” (Vintage Weekender by Calypso)
Summer Duster – “I love dusters because they enable you to feel very finished. You can wear it over a t-shirt or a dress. You can tie it, you can belt, you can wear it with jeans. This cashmere one by Calypso is lightweight and will fit so many women.” (Summer Duster by Calpyso)
Dark Straight Leg Jeans – “These jeans can be dressed up and down. I like Paige because the rise isn’t too low and the dark color works for day or night.” (Paige Premium Denim)
Square Sunglasses – “I like these rounded square sunglasses by Tod’s because it is a very flattering shape for different women’s faces. Tod’s has been a great classic brand that always gives you quality and pieces you won’t get tired of.” (Square Sunglasses by Tod’s)
Cotton V-Neck Shirt — “I love Michael Stars supima cotton v-neck tees. They’re just so yummy; a comfortable, easy fit that comes in many colors.” (Michael Stars)
Colorful Patterned Scarf – “You can dress up a white t-shirt or throw it on at night as a shawl. I like this floral, silk and cotton one by Moksha.” (Fine Wovens by Moksha)
Neutral Heel – “The Belle by Sigerson Morrison is a comfortable heel and it has a little bit of the trendy gladiator–feel. It’s a neutral color so it goes with everything from jeans to dresses to accessories.” (Faceted-Heel Sandal by Belle by Sigerson Morrison)