Summery clothes, accessories and sun protection your warm-weather getaway.
If you’re one of the lucky ones who gets to escape the Seattle gloom for a few days this winter, you’re already in good shape.
But a few fun extras can add even more sizzle to a winter warmup. Here are some clothes, accessories and, of course, sun protection for your next getaway.
Tommy Bahama IslandActive Stripe Tank One-Piece Swimsuit ($155). The local firm’s new activewear line includes this chic tank suit with sporty stripes, an adjustable racerback and UPF 50+ sun protection.
Birdwell Beach Britches 311 Limited-Edition Aloha Board Shorts ($99 at birdwell.com). Classic board shorts get a pop of Hawaiian print on these California-made trunks made of ultra-durable, quick-drying material.
Astr the Label Ruffle Linen Blend Wrap Dress ($69 at Nordstrom). Flattering and fun, this sunny linen-rayon dress with an adjustable tie waist can work as a beach cover-up or dinner dress with a simple swap of accessories.
Vineyard Vines Floral Terry Polo ($79.50 at vineyardvines.com). Add a bit of prep to your beach attire with this terry-cloth polo that is super-soft with a bit of stretch for comfort and style.
Buki Masterpiece Dress ($248 at Buki, downtown, and bukibrand.com). This Seattle-designed piece is flattering, multitasking, quick drying and wrinkle resistant — basically the ultimate travel LBD.
Allbirds Men’s Wool Runners ($95 at allbirds.com). Walk all day in these cool, breathable wool sneakers that naturally wick moisture and minimize odors. There are seven colors available, but the Natural White version will really get you in the spring spirit.
Tuesday Raw Silk Blanket Scarf ($48 at tuesdayshop.com). Handmade in Seattle, this oversized piece does triple duty as a chic scarf, an evening wrap and an airplane blanket. The raw silk fabric is insulating and the slightly nubby texture adds extra interest.
Radley Raven Pocket Square ($30–$50 at radleyraven.com). This tiny luggage addition adds big style to an evening look. Just throw on a blazer, tuck in one of these Seattle-made pocket squares — made mainly from vintage French, Japanese and American fabrics — and you’ll take your look to another level.
Luggage & gear
The Breton Company Modern Day Briefcase ($199 at bretoncompany.com). Look good, even while toting a backpack, with this waxed-cotton version with leather handles. There are tons of internal pockets and a padded laptop sleeve, if you just can’t leave home without it.
AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner ($50–$90 at amazon.com). The locally based retail giant now offers an incredibly affordable hardside spinner that is roomy, durable and easy to spot on the luggage carousel.
MyCharge HubPlus ($80 at mycharge.com). Cut down on the cables you have to pack with this slim portable charger that plugs directly into an outlet. It includes an Apple Lightning cable, a micro-USB cable and a USB port for a sleek all-in-one device.
Amika Polished Perfection Mini Straightening Brush ($35 at Sephora). Cut precious time in front of the mirror with this heated brush that creates smooth style with less effort. It won’t do the work of a straightening iron, but it’s perfect for a quick touch-up before dinner.
Flaunt by Lauren Napier Face Wipes 5-pack ($12 at laurennapier.com and jcrew.com). Feel fresh on the airplane or coming off the beach with these individually wrapped, nourishing, healing wipes that you can take with you anywhere.
100% Pure Everywhere Body Stick SPF 30 ($36 at 100percentpure.com). This natural mineral sunscreen comes in a clever deodorant-like stick and is packed with plant oils, aloe vera and cocoa butter alongside zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Herbivore After Sun Soothing Aloe Mist ($20 at herbivorebotanicals.com). If you missed a spot or just overdid it, spray on this Seattle-made balm that includes aloe vera and lavender and peppermint essential oils. Keep it in the hotel minifridge for the ultimate post-beach cool-down.