Resort Looks to Pack on a Sunny Winter Escape

'Tis the season to start plotting your warm-weather escape. Here, some bright ensembles, sandals, and beach bags to provide inspiration.

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Stella McCartney/Jenni Kayne/Carven
'Tis the season to start plotting your warm-weather escape. Here, some bright ensembles, sandals, and beach bags from the Resort 2011 collections to provide inspiration for a packing list.
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Courtesy of Derek Lam
Derek Lam's breezy one-shoulder maxi can go from the beach to dinner in a snap with the addition of heels and glitzy earrings.
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Courtesy of Phillip Lim
If you prefer a little adventure on your winter holiday, check out Phillip Lim's clementine-orange utility vest, which pairs beautifully with a pair of cuffed culottes (or dark denim in the frigid city).
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Courtesy of Celine
Elegant travelers seem to reach for all-white looks during holiday trips, and none were better this resort season than this crisp silk button-down and pleated pant at Celine.
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Courtesy of Chloe
With plenty of vintage charm and a breezy, multi-layered skirt, this Chloe dress is just the thing for a seaside retreat (or a garden party in New York, come spring).
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Courtesy of Chris Benz
Super-bright patterns and a flirty trapeze silhouette make Chris Benz's sundress a vacation must-have.
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Courtesy of Carven
Preppy meets playful in Carven's buttoned-up resort look.
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Courtesy of Erdem
Leave it to Erdem to convince us that bright, floral patterns are appropriate all year long.
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Courtesy of Givenchy
At Givenchy, florals were given a cool, kaleidoscopic look on separates and this particularly lust-worthy sundress.
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Curtesy of Jason Wu
This prepster-chic look from Jason Wu's colorful resort collection looks almost tennis court-ready.
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Courtesy of Jenni Kayne
Jenni Kayne's baggy orange jumpsuit and straw sunhat just telegraphs "vacation."
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Courtesy of Lanvin
Prep seemed to rule the resort lookbooks this season, but Lanvin took a decidedly more boho approach to resort, pairing layered, silky skirts with peasant blouses and plenty of sparkly accessories.
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Courtesy of Ohne Titel
Ohne Titel's sporty-chic pieces pack urban appeal while still feeling light enough for a winter holiday.
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Courtesy of Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung's playful polka-dotted and floral-accented pieces are right on target for warm-weather vacations.
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Courtesy of Rochas
The key to a successfully stylish holiday is comfortable gear that doesn't skimp on chic. Rochas was right on target with their loungewear-goes-haute resort collection.
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Even if you're not brave enough to try pairing bright orange with pale pink, the pop of citrus in this tangerine Stella McCartney blazer would be perfect thrown over bare shoulders at the beach or gray sweater in the city.
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