For Men: Pack Your Bag for Memorial Day Weekend

May 19, 2014 Wes Holland

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The unofficial start to the summer season is quickly approaching. Memorial Day  is a highly popular time to take a weekend getaway and celebrate the start of summer. The East Coast offers a myriad of destinations from the Hamptons and Cape Cod to the Jersey Shore. This is the perfect weekend to step into your summer wardrobe, especially when at a coastal destination.

Many designers from J.Crew to GANT By Michael Bastian are embracing the nautical theme for their spring/summer 2014 collections. This is one of my favorite looks with its simplistic, preppy routes yet sophisticated and easy. When I think of Memorial Day outfits and style, I immediately think of iconic east coast style– chinos, polos, naves, and nantucket reds.

Below are my selections for packing your bag for a great Memorial Day weekend getaway, of course starting with a great bag. WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie brings vivid pops of colors to its SS ’14 collection, inspired by the artist’s color palette. A great bag and card holder to store away cards and cash are weekend getaway essentials. Maison Kitsuné infuses its French heritage into a SS ’14 collection that is the epitome of nautical chic. Pack polos for during the day or a trip to the beach, and a sweater for cool evenings and night’s by a bonfire. Finally, we will all be hoping for sunny weather, so pack the shades. Garret Leight California Optical, son of the founders of Oliver Peoples, offers classic eyewear that will tie in well with the nautical inspired looks.

 

Memorial Day Packing

 

Sangster Tote by WANT Les Essentials de la Vie

Bicolore Polo by Maison Kitsuné

Kennedy Card Holder by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

R Neck Sweater by Maison Kitsuné

Milwood Clip by Garrett Leight California Optical

 

 

Photos: GANT,WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, Maison Kitsuné, Garrett Leight California Optical

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Wes Holland

Wes is an accomplished graduate of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University with degrees in both finance and marketing accompanied by a minor in French language. Wes works in luxury real estate marketing in NYC and is an expert on luxury for millennials. You can read more about Wes on his blog Life Through Preppy Glasses and connect with him on Twitter @Wes_Holland

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