Milly’s Michelle Smith definitely has vacation on the brain—her lively Hamptons-meets-Palm Beach-inspired line is the go-to label for resort-in-the-city style. The designer has already shared some genius styling tricks with us, so we’re thinking she must have an amazing summer travel packing list too. Sadly, elephant shorts aren’t on tap, but an adorable lobster tote definitely makes up for it!
Where is Michelle headed this summer?
“Puglia, Italy. I can’t wait for the food, the culture, the people, the beaches…the list goes on.”
What’s going in the suitcase?
“Part of the fun of designing is creating pieces I want to pack on vacation—you’ll definitely find some Milly Cabo bikinis and cover-ups in my beach tote, along with tons of sunscreen, Rosebud salve lip balm, and a simple, sexy dress for evening paired with a Milly fall ’13 hologram clutch that hasn’t hit stores yet, but I can’t stop bringing it everywhere I go!”
Aaaand, bonus: The clutch is available for pre-order. (Rihanna loves holographic accessories, BTW.) Happy shopping!
Clockwise from top left: Milly Cabo combo bikini top, $100, and bottom, $95, millyny.com; Milly Artola tie-dye cover-up, $234 (from $350), neimanmarcus.com; Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve, $6, sephora.com; Milly lobster tote, $245, millyny.com; Milly Demi clutch, $245, millyny.com; Milly Sage embellished dress, $595, millyny.com
What’s your favorite item? What would you pack on a trip to Puglia?