Picture this: you’re laying on a warm, sandy beach, a light wind is blowing through the palm trees above while playful ocean waves beg you to put your book down and come swim. You’re on a tropical vacation and the last thing on your mind is your email inbox or all that laundry you forgot to do or the fact that you still haven’t made your tax appointment.

Because the fact is, when you’re on vacation, you’re allowed to be a different person; the best, most carefree version of yourself. But — and maybe this is the point of getting away — our hope is that every time you meet the vacation version of yourself, you bring part of her home and back into your everyday life.

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So while we take only photos and leave only footprints, how about we start taking some inspiration back home with us, too? Inspiration to remain on island time — even if the island you call home happens to be Manhattan.

Alright, now that we’ve waxed poetic about the benefits of getting out of your zip code and out of the trappings of your day to day stressors, here are all the things we’d bring with us on that beach getaway. The best part? Even after you’re home (and all the sand has been removed from places you didn’t even know it could be), you’ll be able to wear these pieces as a reminder to be your best, most vacay self.

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You know the vacation is good when you spend more time in a bikini than in actual clothes. Shop our latest swim collection here.

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Soothe that first day sunburn in easy, breezy, lightweight essentials like tees and shorts.

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Stay sun safe while still looking cute in go-with-anything hats.

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Get your bronze on with our new double-tap worthy beach towels.

Explore the entire edit here.