An oasis of rippling pools and manicured palm trees with a mountainous backdrop, Palm Springs is a weekend getaway for many a Californian (and a plane jaunt for the rest of the country). Inspired by famous vacationers like Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren, we’re packing our suitcases with a mix of retro-influenced pieces, bright colors, and statement extras. Plot out your getaway with our must-eats and -shops, then get to packing!
The key to making your brights really pop? Pair them with neutrals like professional dresser Jessica Alba. It might not be a real certification, we know, but let this mix of white, taupe, and hot orange and pink count as one more mark in favor of her turning pro.
Wide-leg white linen pants are a vacation staple. The simple color allows you to experiment with your extras, too, wearing a bold lapis top with hot citrus extras.
What to pack:
- James Perse Linen Trousers ($330)
- Helmut Lang Zipper-Back Tank ($328)
- Jonathan Adler Visor ($51, originally $68)
- Gap Leather Envelope Clutch ($36, originally $40)
- L.K.Bennett Platform Wedge Sandals ($237, originally $395)
Never shy about fashion, Solange picked a bold leafy print suit and rocked it! The retro vibe is spot-on for Palm Springs and works for tops, bottoms, swimsuits, and more.