Paradise Found: Spring Break Preview

By / Cover stories / Featured / January 25, 2018

This season, everything old is new again. Dip into some throwback styles as you gear up for a relaxing spring break.

Photos by Maria PonceStyling by Tahler Johnson

Code blue

Pastels are on-trend this season, and we’re getting major vintage vibes from this belted beauty.

Swimsuit: Solid & Striped, $178; Solidandstriped.com  Turban: stylist’s own  Brooch (on turban): Celeste Mogador, $290, ikram, 15 E. Huron; Ikram.com

Belle of the beach

Pack a matchy-matchy look — then pair the individual pieces with staples like denim shorts or a white tank to get double the wear.

Top: $148  Skirt: $248  Both: Diane von Furstenberg; Dvf.com  Shoes: Tusk Chicago, $60, 3205 W. Armitage; Tuskchicago.com Earrings: similar starting at $4, Walmart, 4650 W. North; Walmart.com  Clutch: Bienen-Davis, similar starting at $2,959, Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak; Barneys.com

By a hair

Save precious suitcase space by ditching the hair products. A vintage headband, turban or scarf looks chic and keeps humidity at bay.

Bikini top: Ephemera, $130; Matchesfashion.com  Scarf (worn in hair): vintage, $35, North Avenue Collective, 2511 W. North  Earrings: ASOS, similar starting at $14; Us.asos.com 

Ball of sunshine

Keep your look fresh with a playful lemon print.

Bikini top: $88 Bottoms: $88 Both: Solid & Striped; Solidandstriped.com Earrings: ASOS, $16; Us.asos.com

Life’s a beach

Choose an item to splurge on — bonus points for versatility, like this dress-it-up-or-down skirt — and pair it with budget-friendly pops of color.

Skirt: Maison Rabih Kayrouz, $2,870, ikram, 15 E. Huron; Ikram.com  Top: vintage, $55, North Avenue Collective, 2511 W. North; Facebook.com/northavenuecollective  Bag (pictured at top): Bienen-Davis, similar starting at $1,595, Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak; Barneys.com  Shoes: Sole Society, $31.98 (originally $79.95); Solesociety.com  Sunglasses: Chloé, $396, MyEyeDr. locations citywide; Myeyedr.com  Earrings: similar starting at $4, Walmart, 4650 W. North; Walmart.com

One and done

One-piece bathing suits are — mercifully — back in style. Pick one in a solid color and let your accessories do the talking.

Swimsuit: Three Graces London, approx. $317; Threegraceslondon.com  Sunglasses: Salvatore Ferragamo, $396, MyEyeDr. locations citywide; Myeyedr.com  Earrings: similar staring at $4, Walmart, 4650 W. North; Walmart.com  Bag: Cult Gaia, $160; Modaoperandi.com


At the shoot

We jetted off to the Dominican Republic for a three-day cover shoot, with airfare and accommodations provided by Apple Vacations (Applevacations.com). Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa — an adults-only luxury resort with six bars and lounges, 10 restaurants, pools and activities on the white-sand Juanillo Beach — set the scene for a retro-inspired fashion spread.

Photographer: Maria Ponce

Photographer’s assistant: Kelly Feldmiller

Hair & makeup: Lynee Ruiz, Ford Artists

Styling: Tahler Johnson, 10 Management

Styling assistant: Andrew Sokol

Nails: Ashley Gregory

Model: Coralyn Moran, Wilhelmina (Click here to see her wellness tips and tricks!) 

^ On the cover Bikini: Adriana Degreas, $164; Matchesfashion.com Hat: vintage, $65, North Avenue Collective, 2511 W. North  Earrings: similar starting at $4, Walmart, 4650 W. North; Walmart.com  Glasses (in hand): Takesh, $169, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand; Shop.nordstrom.com 


Travel provided by Apple Vacations, which offers unlimited-luxury trips to Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa (including round-trip airfare, transportation to and from the hotel, all meals and drinks), starting at $999/person for three nights in April; Applevacations.com


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