Guest Editor: Rachel Zoe, Stylist, Editor and Designer
Whether it’s a parents-only weekend trip to Positano or a family excursion to The Hamptons, Rachel Zoe travels in style and clearly knows how to pack. She shared her list of vacation essentials for the mom-to-be with us exclusively so keep reading!
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For me, summer is synonymous with the beach – Malibu, The Hamptons, St. Barths. Some of my favorite memories are from the Hamptons with my family; we go to local farm stands for organic produce. My husband and I like to dine at Tutto Il Giorno in Sag Harbor and The Palm in East Hampton. Plus, we have evening bonfires with friends on the most beautiful beaches. It’s a home away from home for us and I love watching my boys grow up there. I pack all my must-haves when traveling, but easy styles were my go-to when pregnant. So, here are some of my vacation essentials for a mom-to-be:High to Low Maternity Dress: When it comes to personal style, everything has to have an effortless glamour about it. I always want to be comfortable…never wearing anything too fitted, so I can move around with my kids. I think that’s why every woman, pregnant or not, should have a dress like the printed high-low maternity dress from my A Pea in the Pod summer collection. It needs nothing more than a pair of ankle-wrap flat sandals, sunnies for daytime and a little denim jacket for a warm summer night.
Ruched Maternity Maxi Dress: It’s no secret that every woman needs a little black dress in her wardrobe. Whether you prefer mini, midi or maxi, embrace your bump and show off your figure in a dress that is ruched at the waist. With its open neck and tassel detail, this dress is effortlessly elegant all on its own. Complete your ensemble for the perfect date night by adding a pair of block-heeled sandals and leather biker jacket.
Secret Fit Belly Zip Maternity Jeans: Stretch indigo denim is timeless and transitions seamlessly from season to season. Being a mom means juggling a million and one things at once, so versatility is key. For everyday casual cool, pair them with flat loafers, a white tee and a tailored blazer; they are the perfect accessories for daytime around town. For a bit of bohemian glamour, opt for an airy tunic, long pendant necklace and metallic sandals to give your otherwise casual denim a punch of free-spirited edge.