The Ultimate Packing Guide for the Ultimate Getaway Summer 2017

June 8, 2017

The tickets have been purchased and the itinerary is set…but the real part of planning a world class getaway is designing a great packing list. What you choose to bring on vacation is your inspiration for an amazing getaway, and Tommy Bahama, the ultimate lifestyle brand, has everything you need for the perfect packing guide.

Tommy Bahama sportswear, swimwear and accessories for men and women covers all the bases for what to bring in your bag -- whether your (island) escape is laidback and tropical or leans toward city sophistication.  Must haves for every bag include:

  • The Destination Dress: Easy to wear and always pulled-together—a great dress is a must-have on any packing list. Tommy Bahama offers a range of styles, from a sporty chic sleeveless polo and soft chambray dress with ruffled bodice for daytime to the date-night glam of a statement floral shift dress. The color blocked maxi and the sleek tank dress go from beach to bar.
  • Get in the Zone: Tommy Bahama’s introduces IslandZone, a revolutionary fabric that employs 37.5 technology to regulate body temperature and control perspiration.  Made from the elements of island life -- coconut shells and volcanic sand -- the yarns are blended with Tommy Bahama’s super soft fabrics and cut into high-tech polos shirts for him and her, as well as men’s t-shirts,  knit camp shirts and classic camp shirts made of the first performance silk blend. Total comfort and great style for the backyard to the back nine.
  • Life Aquatic:  Poolside or beach bound, swimwear is a must-have element of an island getaway. For her, Tommy Bahama introduces Island Sculpt, a capsule collection of one and two-piece cut from an innovative fabric that shapes and enhances a woman’s curves.  Prints set the women’s swim collection apart and go from sporty to flirty, in engineered prints, stripes and natural Shibori and batik prints. Cover-ups are sportswear-inspired--think boyfriend shirts and relaxed beach pants. For him, elastic waist and fixed waist styles in a variety of lengths offer a cool & confident look, in batik, tropical and tile-inspired prints.
  • The White Album: Clean and classic, white is a hit. From delicate lace cover-ups to white minimalist bikinis to keep you cool in the summer sun. While fitted white denim and linen shorts and crop pants look crisp and fresh with lightweight cotton and ethereal batiste tops. For guys, white vintage jeans and the ‘Linen the Dream’ drawstring pants pop against tees, polos and camp shirts in a variety of shades of blue. The indispensable white tee in soft pima cotton is a wear-with-everything vacation staple; white ground woven, floral shirts with pops of bold and bright color are super fresh this season and are natural conversation starters.    
  • Linen Living: It’s the quintessential fabric for a vacation getaway; relaxed, inviting, the antithesis of uptight. The packing guide for him includes linen shorts, a breezy linen camp shirt and polo. For cool mornings and evenings, a long-sleeve popover and lightweight sweater does the job, in a range of beautiful colors. The ‘Correspondents Jacket’ is a ‘third layer’ piece for travel and cool island evenings. For her, the iconic jean jacket lightens up in linen with relaxed raw edges. Linen sweaters make a perfect match with pleated linen shorts or worn over a sleeveless shift dress. As a cover-up, a wrap or a blanket on an over-air conditioned airplane, the printed linen scarf is the most necessary of vacation accessories.
  • Teed Up To Perfection: Jetting off to play the links in style is so easy.   With Tommy Bahama IslandZone polos and camp shirts, crisp aesthetic flat front shorts in seersucker plaids and textured solids and a water repellant vest with moisture-wicking lining to keep him dry.  The golf party doesn’t stop there, golf accessories run a plenty – everything from canvas tee pouch, golf towels,  logo embroidered driver head covers and golf bags.
  • Sunny Day Style: All the gear you need for a day in the sun, from shades to shoes.  The exclusive Tommy Bahama + Maui Jim Collection of sunglasses feature classic frames in a brand new collaboration between the sunglass brand and Tommy Bahama for Spring 2017.  Styles for him and for her include aviator, classic and cat eye styles, all with revolutionary PolarizedPlus2® technology blocks 99% of the glare and 100% of the UV rays.  Footwear plays a big role in styling it cool, and Tommy Bahama offers kicks big on relaxed style: For him, linen loafers, flip flops, leather sandals and drivers; for her, slides, wedges, flip flops, lace-up sandals and chunky-heel sandals – all perfect for city or island travel.   And to carry it all, tote bags in a variety of fabrics and prints to complement the sportswear offering, are the necessary accessory.

For Summer 2017, book that trip and let Tommy Bahama take care of the rest. With sportswear, swimwear and accessories created celebrating the island lifestyle, packing for the perfect getaway is easy. Discover the world…with Tommy Bahama.


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