Style Spy: What to Wear When You'd Rather Be on Vacation

Want to get away but can’t? These items will put you in a toes-in-the-sand, drink-in-your-hand state of mind.


Make your co-workers think you have a vacation booked to St. Barts when you bounce into the office with this bright and breezy bag.

Loeffler Randall Straw Travel Tote in rainbow raffia, $295 at Peter Kate, 2303 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 656-7463


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Replace your boring LBD. This rose pattern will brighten any occasion, from coffee with co-workers to cocktails with friends.

Joseph Ribkoff floral dress, $228 at Carltons Men’s and Women’s Apparel, 31 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7990



Summer is linked to aromas such as suntan lotion and salty sea air. Arouse those memories with some beachy beauty products from French Girl, a luxury, organic, vegan skin and body care line, or Wavertree & London’s Beach soap, a French-milled bar that soothes dry winter skin.

French Girl Lumiere Bronzing Oil, $40 at Indigo Octopus, 101 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 581-0122; Beach soap, $9 at Ooh La La! The Makeup Studio, 580 Kennett Pike, Centreville, 622-9425

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If your vacation house in Lewes is closed until next month, a candle that smells like the sea is the next best thing. Purchase one of Rolanda Leonardo’s Mulberry Street Candles, which are inspired by the beaches and parks around Lewes. Choose from a dozen summer scents. Favorites include Sea Mist and Coconut Lime. A sun-and-sand scent will be released Memorial Day weekend.

$13.50–$22 at Mulberry Street Candles, 124 W. Third St., Lewes, 604-1030; The Brush Factory on Kings, 830 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 703-7715

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