This is a guest blog post from Janie Paradis, Senior Vice President at Lilly Pulitzer.
At Lilly Pulitzer, we love to travel. And, since you always have to travel in style, we’ve compiled our insider packing tips to help you be the most efficient traveler on the Southwest plane and the coolest and the most colorful on the beach:
Tip 1: Cozy up in cashmere. Air conditioned airports and flights offer the perfect opportunity to indulge in our Ellis Cashmere Wrap (chicest blanket ever!) and start your beach read. On your way out for dinner, we suggest you reach for our Amalie Open Front Cardigan to throw over your romper to keep colorful once the sun sets (or if the restaurant air conditioning is over zealous!). Bonus tip: Stick a dryer sheet between each of your sweaters when you pack them to guarantee that they smell clean and fresh when you take them out to wear.
Tip 2: Spend the day at the beach with your girls? All you have to do to prepare your little one for the evening is brush the sand off your daughter and throw her in a Mini Mila Shift Dress and she is dinner-ready. Bonus tip: To keep them occupied, have your kids play #FindTheLilly in their Lilly clothes. We still hide Lilly’s name in each of our prints, just like Lilly herself did in the 50s.
Our last tip is to pack a printed caftan in your carry on. In the event that you’re not able to check into your hotel upon arrival, you’ll be read with the caftan to wear as a cover-up to the pool or pair with your Laura Pineapple Strap sandals to wear straight to dinner. Bonus tip: Pack a bag of sliced lemons in your carry on as well and add them to your water as you travel. We promise you’ll be feeling refreshed and hydrated by the end of the flight.
Be sure to join us starting June 20 to celebrate National Wear Your Lilly Day and kick off the start of summer. We want to share our obsession with Southwest with you, so we are hosting a Facebook contest to win a $500 Lilly shopping spree, a $500 Southwest gift card, AND a custom framed 5x5 print. We can already picture you jet setting to Palm Beach in your latest Lilly ensemble… #SummerInLilly