Melanie Pace is a distinguished fashion advisor, on-air style expert, and wardrobe stylist born and raised in The Sunshine State. Frequently featured on panels as a style virtuoso, her strengths include editorial styling (print, TV, photo and video), event hosting, covering red carpets, and consulting on wardrobes for private clients.
Which means lots of sun & swimsuits. The one-piece trend is definitely here to stay & I'm a huge fan! There are so many fun styles that are flattering for everybody shape + how nice is it to just throw on a pair of shorts & have it double as a bodysuit?!
I'm breaking down the TOP one-piece trends I've noticed for this season & showing you where to shop them [at every price point!]
When shopping for myself as well as for my clients, I am always looking for unique and luxury items that will not only be purposeful but will also stand out. The Mall at Millenia is the perfect place to find all of this and so much more! This summer when shopping for the finest vacation items, check out these 10 stores that I have already gone in, narrowed down the items I love and found the items you MUST have!
Tommy Bahama is first on my list. The love for their fabrics is what attracts me to this brand the most. They are so soft and the prints are bright and fun - perfect for summer. Most of their styles are reversible, have a UPF 50 rating and are chlorine resistant.
Kiehl’s has the most important item on my summer must-have shopping list. SPF! This is the first thing you should be putting on every morning! It is called Activated Sun Protector by Kiehl’s and it comes in SPF 50 and SPF 30. Its paraben-free, fragrance free and doesn’t clog your pores. Its also water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and leaves the skin feeling smooth.
3. Something for the GUYS – SUBMERSIBLES
Billabong has the secret for every man this summer. They are an all terrain, all-day walk short designed to travel, offering up both board short and walk short functionality in one pair. They also come in three lengths so there’s a style for anyone.
4. Workout Gear by Under Armour
Working out is a part of my everyday! When I travel, my workouts don’t stop. Under Armouris the best place for your everyday workout needs and their clothes are both fashionable and functionable.
5. High Fashion Phone Accessories
Apple offers unlimited options to choose from when it comes to decking out your phone. It’s also the go-to stop for a lost or forgotten charger or if you’re in need of a last-minute repair!
6. Statement Earrings at Kendra Scott
An easy way to freshen up your style is with a pair of statement earrings! Kendra Scott is the best place for that and so much more!
And here’s a BONUS...
Take your unique Orlando vacation to a whole new level at Kendra Scott by visiting their color bar and creating your own unique jewelry! You’re able to design your own jewelry in 3 easy steps:
1. Choose your favorite style
2. Choose your favorite metal
3. Choose your favorite color
7. The Perfect Denim for Literally Everyone
Buckle’s denim goes with everything, I love their style and fit. More importantly, their sizes range from 000-22 for women and size 25-46 for men. Buckle prides themselves on offering 80 different fits, it’s a win for most anybody.
8. Sunglasses for Every Face
Ray-Ban has been styling faces around the world since 1937. They have the right frames to fit every face shape with affordable prices! I wouldn’t be shocked if you leave with multiple pairs for the whole family!
Gucci has everything you need from sneakers to slippers to slides sandals espadrilles and loafers. But please prepare yourself before you go in there - they’re also home to the most attractive, elaborate flats you’ve ever seen. From details like velvet bows to Swarovski encrusted butterflies on top of white lace up sneakers, I promise you, this is a place you will want to stock up for your summer shoe game!
10. You Get a Handbag, You Get a Handbag, Everybody Gets a Handbag
Jimmy Choo is a name we all know and love! On my recent trip in there, I found a few handbags I could not live without - I have a feeling you will feel the same. The tote is perfect for fitting anything and everything. (And we all know we need a bag like this). The clutches are perfect for a night out. The exotic cross body is a perfect gift (or a splurge for yourself). The backpack was seriously the most comfortable and stylish handbag (by the way, did I mention backpacks are a popular trend for the season?).
I had so much fun running through The Mall at Millenia for the day and showing you all the must haves for your summer vacation!! Now hurry and go shopping before I get back in my car and grab one of everything for my clients and myself! Happy summer and happy shopping!