When it comes to the unofficial airport dress code, there are some things that just don't fly. On our don't-pack list: sweatpants, gym shorts, pajamas, and anything belonging to the Snuggie or Slanket family. Yes, we know airports aren't exactly fashion hubs, but that's no reason to resort to your high school sweats — celebrities never do. With endless premieres and press circuits, these 14 celeb stylers are also seasoned travelers — and we're taking our airport dressing cues straight from them. Click on to see just how they've mastered traveling with style (even in a crop top!).
Not all Summer vacations are created equal, especially in terms of packing. Different locations call for alternative beauty routines and products. So what are the essential things to back when you're headed for the ocean or lake?
- Face moisturizer with SPF: Keeping your skin quenched and protected are top priorities when you're lying in the sun. Grab a moisturizer with an SPF of 30 or higher, like Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 30 ($20), to keep your skin nurtured.
- Waterproof mascara: Heat and humidity near the beach are public enemy number one when it comes to makeup. Try Maybelline Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara ($7) to keep your eye look from melting.
- Frizz-fighting serum: Wrangling frizzy hair while you're trying to relax on vacation is the pits. L'Oréal Eversleek Precious Oil Treatment ($13) depoufs hair and adds instant shine.
- Aloe vera spray: Fell asleep in the sun and woke up looking a little red? Keep an aloe vera mist in your beach bag, like Hampton Sun Hydrating Aloe Mist ($28), to soothe skin and aid in healing.
- Lip and cheek stain duo: Sometimes all you need is a pigmented balm to complement your tan. Three Custom Color Lip and Cheek Stain ($24) does double-duty in case you want to add some color to your cheeks.
- Dry shampoo: Between the salt water and sun, hair can take a beating after a day in the surf. Keep your beachy waves looking great by spraying Serge Normant MetaRevive Dry Shampoo ($15) instead of washing and drying your hair.
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Thinking of ditching the sand dunes for the urban jungle? Summer is the perfect time to take in the sites of a city you've never seen before — or haven't visited in a while. Don't forget to bring these necessities along to keep you looking your best no matter what metropolis you're jetting off to.
- Oil blotting pads: Half the fun of touring a new city is wandering around for hours and taking everything in. Carry some oil absorbing pads in your purse, like Neutrogena Long-Last Shine-Control Blotting Sheets ($6.50), to avoid shine in your photos.
- Bright lipstick: Urban living lends itself to experimenting with trends. Bring along a bold lipstick you've been too timid to try at home. MAC Pro Longwear Lipcream in Love Forever! ($17) is a fluorescent pink that can transition from day to night.
- Specially formulated sunscreen: The sun isn't the only thing your skin need protecting from while you're hopping from tour bus to sidewalk. Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum ($20) does double duty by providing you protection from the sun and other environmental stressors, like smog.
- Smokey eye palette: Dramatic eyes are perfect for a night out in the city. NYX Eye Shadow Palette in Smokey Eyes ($10.99) does the work for you. It contains a variety of colors, so you can play around until you get the perfect look.
- Perfume: While smelling like the city streets may not sound so appealing, The Scent of Departure ($45) does it right. From LA to London, 15 scents evoke the feeling of 15 different cities. And at 1.7 ounces each scent is TSA-safe, so you can bring them in your carry-on.
And don't forget your hand sanitizer; subway poles and bus straps are a necessary evil in the big city.
From Mexico to the coast of Maine, we've tapped out editors' travel savvy and style know-how to get you packed for a full Summer's worth of travel. Whether you're setting off for a beachy vacation or you're city-bound, consider this your ultimate guide to packing everything you need to arrive in style. It's no easy task, from what to wear out in the country to how to stay fashionable, even on an excursion in Bali, but with this foolproof guide to packing all the right stuff, you're bound to be the best-dressed vacationer poolside, beachside, in the countryside, and everywhere in between.
Find just what you're looking for here, or dive right in to see and shop our complete guide:
- Gearing up for a New England vacation? Here you'll find everything you need to bring for a fashionable Maine getaway.
- If you're packing for a Bali excursion, look no further. We've got you covered with all the easy, fashion-friendly essentials.
- If a trip to the English seaside is in your future, start here.
- Plotting a city-style vacation? Don't pack without a peek at these essentials.
- The pieces you'll need for a chic country escape are all right here.
- If you're beach-bound, you'll want to check out these perfect pieces.
- If Mexico is on your horizon, look to these easy, breezy packing must haves.
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A staple of Summer for most every family, a beach vacation is the perfect time for parents and kids alike to kick back, enjoy the outdoors, and relax! While the list of great destinations could go on forever, we've narrowed it down to just 10 of the country's top beaches for families. Did your favorite spot make the cut? We'd love to hear where your family vacations and why it works for you.
I've just returned from a whirlwind trip to paradise — also known as Bali — and while the memory is fresh, it's time to impart some packing tips and styling cues for your own Bali-bound adventures. The most important thing to remember: keep it light. With Bali's tropical climate, endless beaches, and lush forests and rice paddy fields, you'll want to ensure that you stay cool and comfortable while enjoying the gorgeous terrain. Opt for sportier slip-on espadrilles and flats over cute summery wedges because the unpaved roads can be unforgiving. Lightweight, natural fabrics (like worn-in cotton and linen) work best in the heat, and you'll benefit from keeping a chic cover-up or maxi dress on hand — especially if you find yourself in one of Bali's many sacred Hindu temples, where a little modesty is required. If you're all about surf, sand, and sun, then plan on practically living in your bikini. Translation: invest in a swimsuit you love and that can be worn again and again. For more Bali dressing tips and shopping picks, click through now.
If your Summer travel plans will be taking you to the Big Apple, there's no need to hunt for WiFi. As part of a new pilot program, New York City is installing free WiFi on select pay-phone kiosks.
Initially, the hotspots will be added to 10 pay phones in three of the boroughs. The long-term plan calls for spreading the WiFi hotspots to more than 13,000 of the city's pay phones.
The WiFi hotspots have been provided for free by Van Wagner Communications, and the idea is for all maintenance costs to be paid by the pay-phone companies. Wondering how it (technically) works? The existing kiosks have been outfitted with "military grade" antennas that can provide WiFi service up to 300 feet away. Check out the list of free WiFi locations to check it out.
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For a decidedly cooler take on beach-bound style, we've escaped to the English seaside. With the likes of Dorset, Cornwall, and Brighton as your final destination, it's easy to see why this trip's must-pack essentials include textured knit sweaters, one classic lightweight trench coat, and brightly hued penny loafers. While these coastal towns offer a fun mix of boardwalk attractions and lush marina landscapes, their chillier climates and intermittent sunshine mean that we've got to master the art of lighter layers and two-in-one styling tricks. Think slouchy cardigans, '70s-inspired printed trousers, and ankle boots as a cool-girl offset to the more summery LWD and semisheer tee separates. Whether you're spending (or dreaming of) sunny days in Hastings and breezier evenings in Newquay, we've pulled 17 eclectic yet timeless pieces, perfect for a dreamy jaunt to Britain's beaches.
Originally built in 1895, the Blackgang Mission Hall was restored four years ago through Vintage Vacations and is now available for weekend or weekly rental. Located on Blythe Shute, just outside the village of Chale on the southern coast of the Isle of Wight, it's a fun option for adventurous travelers looking for something a bit outside of the ordinary in terms of lodging.
This rental property features double mezzanine bedrooms and can sleep up to eight people. The main hall's large bathroom features a sunken bath placed in what was once the baptismal font. The kitchen is a restored 1950s-era English Rose model, and in the original Sunday school wing of the building, there are two more bedrooms, a second bath, and access to a decked courtyard and raised garden. Come explore this funky-chic vacation spot!
Who ever said there ain't no cure for the summertime blues? With the kids out of school and the weather warming up, families have plenty of options when it comes to planning a memorable Summer. Sure, you could visit a beach or amusement park, but we've rounded up the most family-friendly options when it comes to music festivals, lighthouses, cruises, and more to ensure moms, dads, and kids of all ages can enjoy their trip. Check out our picks!