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5 Designer Dupes For Your Next Vacation
Save on swim + accessories so you can spend on room service.
I love the old trending IG audio that goes, “Everyone’s saying don’t spend your money on material things, spend it on experiences, travel, and I’m like, ‘yes, I get that, but like, what are we wearing?!’” The temptation to buy a fresh outfit for every day of a trip is real, but if you don’t want to be broke before arrival I have a handful of on-trend pieces that look like popular designer items for less than $65. Add them to classic summer pieces you already have in your closet and you’ll feel like a million bucks on your vacation.
Wedges are back this season, and I’m personally leaning towards sleek 90s styles over chunky espadrilles. As always, Bottega Venetta is leading the trend with their stretch mule wedges, but the Nine West Rovah wedge sandal may just be the next best thing. (And they’re less than 1/10th of the price.)
- declared that all the girlies are wearing Celine Triomphe 01 sunglasses around NYC this summer. I love the vintage oval shape, but I never invest in designer sunglasses because I can’t be trusted to take care of them; I routinely throw my sunglasses in the bottom of handbags and leave them at friends’ houses. These $23 dupes look very promising!
Hunza G is the gold standard of cool, modern, one-piece swimsuits.calls them “the denim of swimsuits.” Made of thick seersucker that molds to your body and holds everything in, Hunza G’s greatest hit is a one-size-fits-all classic tank style with a low scoop back that flexes to any size, so it can live with you through many summers (and weight fluctuations). I love that it can double as a summer bodysuit; throw on a pair of denim shorts or linen pants and go straight from the beach/pool to lunch or drinks. ASOS has a well-reviewed dupe under $50.
Many of us were introduced to the Lorna Murray bucket hat when Kathy Hilton strolled in wearing one on RHOBH; it looks like a very chic pleated lampshade. First we all giggled, then we all wanted one for ourselves, and then Amazon delivered a version for $43. Bonus: you can fold it up and stow it in your beach bag.
These chunky Bottega Venetta teardrop earrings went viral last fall when Kendall Jenner paired them with a long silk slip dress and a Ralph Lauren baseball cap for the US Open. I think about that outfit all the time — I’m really into her effortless Bottega & Khaite vibe in general. Anyway! The earrings are still going strong around the Internet, and people swear by these Amazon dupes that will only set you back $15.
Other honorable mentions:
If you’re planning a European summer vacation, please buy these Italian charcuterie jeans with a matching baby tote so I may live vicariously through you. (They’re selling out quick!)
This one is more function than fashion, but this $25 Amazon SPF 50 sun hat is the best for keeping the sun off your face; it makes the summer heat a little more bearable. My husband and I both have one, and we use them all the time. (Him for golf, me for walks.)