The City Girl's 7-Piece Vacation Capsule

Summer in the city: It sounds nice, but the reality is that this time of year is when most women make their escape. New York, London, or L.A., it doesn’t matter, everyone’s decamping for slightly more exotic locales, indulging in warm weather and a little R&R. But even if they’re headed for more relaxed destinations, you can bet that these stylish women are bringing their fashion A-game to the beach. So what do the coolest metro residents pack on vacation?

We talked to Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director of Net-a-Porter, who just touched down after a chic long weekend away in Tulum, Mexico. Below, she’s highlighting the seven key vacation pieces her trendsetting crew brought along (and mentioned a few things to consider leaving behind, too). Armed with von der Goltz’s advice (and some major outfit inspiration), you’ll be all set for your next beach trip too. Check it all out below.

What city pieces do you always bring along? “
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crinkled ramie.”
And what about clothing? “A cotton-blend top and matching skirt from Zimmermann.”
and Linen Skirt ($224). Available in sizes XS to L. 
What’s the #1 item women should bring on their vacations this summer? “A fun one-piece and sunglasses are a must.”
What’s one thing every city girl packs on vacation/for the beach? “A lot of bikinis and bathing suits.”
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What’s one thing to avoid when packing for vacation for vacation? “Too many shoes! You really need flip flops and slides and flat sandals. You’ll never wear the heels you pack so just leave them at home.”
Available in sizes IT 35 to 42. Now you’re all set for your next beach vacation.

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