3 Things You Need for Your Winter Escape Vacation

According to our favorite (or least favorite) animal meteorologist, Punxsutawney Phil, we’re going to be facing six more weeks of snow and slush this winter.  But dry your eyes and take heart – a great deal of the rest of the world isn’t dealing with blizzards and sub-zero temperatures.

So instead of lamenting the groundhog’s shadow, you should be planning your great escape.  After all, a week in warmer climes can make the wait till spring just a little more bearable.

Whether you want to show your significant other some love with a lavish getaway for Valentine’s Day, or your whole family has an insatiable craving for some sunshine and sand, there are a few items you’re going to need for a winter escape south:

  1. Swimwear:

For Her:

Obviously, a trip to the beach or even just a quick visit to your hotel’s indoor pool is going to require a statement making swimsuit! Because it is still winter, you needn’t worry about the task of hiding unsightly swimsuit tan lines when you return home. (Chicago winters do call for cashmere, rather than crop tops, unfortunately.)

This gives you the perfect opportunity to choose a stylish and sexy one-piece silhouette from Agent Provocateur’s selection! The Lyssandra Swimsuit comes in three separate colors and has sweetly sheer panels that will allow you to customize how much skin you show! Meanwhile, the Mazzy Swimsuit will provide a gorgeous graphic element to your snapshots in the sunshine with bold lines and color options like the classic Agent Provocateur ‘pink/black’ combo or the newer, brighter ‘popstar’ style in sharp neon blue, pink, and orange.

For Him:

Most fellows may not feel that the ‘statement’ their swimwear makes is incredibly important, but their female companions may think otherwise. Fortunately, Scoop NYC has got men’s swimwear options to leave any female companion (or bystander!) impressed. If you’re into chic simplicity, the Orlebar Brown Bulldog Classic Swim Shorts come in solid white, black, and navy. Meanwhile, if your style is a bit more eclectic Scoop NYC offers a variety of patterns that are guaranteed to turn heads, like the Vilebriquin Octopus Swim Trunks or the Etro Paisley Swim Trunks.

  1. Luxe Luggage

When you are taking your favorite fashion staples several hundred miles away from home, you want them to be perfectly protected. What better way to accomplish this task and add an incredibly sophisticated accessory to your ensemble than to pick up some Rimowa luggage from Barney’s?

Their Topas Stealth line was designed especially for tropical travel, so it Winter Escape 3excels at protecting against heat and humidity while still being very lightweight.  And for a roomy carry-on, we suggest Barney’s own Weekender Bag, that’s large enough for your tablet, some snacks, magazines, and the valuables you don’t want checked.

  1.  Sunglasses

There’s no better feeling than stepping off the plane somewhere warm and sunny and digging your long-abandoned shades out of your bag after months of not needing them.  For your vacation, you may want a new pair to debut.  Head to Glasses Ltd. and check out their huge collection of designer frames from the likes of Chanel, Ray Ban, Tom Ford and many more.  We like these unique, stylish wooden frames from Gold and Wood and these modern aviators from Mykita.

A few sweet staples are all you really need for an easy escape to more welcoming temps this winter. And because your trip may still be weeks away (you’re counting the days), a little pre-trip shopping may be just what you need to endure the wait, and Oak Street has got you cover

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