Albert Camus once wrote that “in the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” And as the rain pours down outside my window two days before Christmas, I certainly agree that I’m dreaming of a sunny vacation. For those of you that make it a family tradition to Christmas in, say the Bahamas, I convey my deepest jealousy. Meanwhile stateside in D.C., I’ll continue to fantasize about that perfect tropical getaway (to perhaps the Four Seasons in Nevis), with the following imaginary packaging list.
The Airport Outfit
So your bags are packed and you’re ready to go. Simplicity, and a good pair of flats, are the keys to the perfect airport outfit.
There are only a few more accessories needed for your trip: a great wheelie bag you can spot in any lineup, and a chic pair of headphones to play all the Frank Sinatra Christmas tunes to your heart’s content.
Take Me to the Beach
You’ve landed and are ready to soak up the rays. An immediate wardrobe change to sandals and swimsuit is in order, while contemplating how Santa will find you without a chimney.
The Christmas Eve Dinner
Now you’re rested and tan (!), it’s time for a feast of the fishes in paradise. What do you wear? You’re at the beach, so a maxi (remember those from summer?) and a low heel sounds about right. I’m also really digging these trident-like earrings for an unexpected edge.
As you gather around the holiday palm trees and you share gifts, and perhaps mimosas, you’ll add a dash of whimsy with a caftan and some oversize sunglasses.
So no matter whether you’re in a tropical paradise or spending time at home, here’s to a happy holiday and fantastic new year!