With another summer in Vegas rapidly approaching, statement-making swimwear like this paisley print bikini from Australian clothing brand Zimmermann should be one of the first things you think about stowing in your suitcase.
The SPF: Kiehl’s
Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+, Kiehl’s ($38). The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-784-0025
And to pair with your swimsuit? Plenty of SPF, of course. A classic Kiehl’s product, the skincare brand’s oil-free Super Fluid features vitamin E and built-in SPF 50+ protection—plus a lightweight, matte finish that won’t leave the usual greasy residue.
The Heeled Sandal: Valentino
Starstudded sandal, Valentino ($1,095). The Shops at Crystals, 702-737-7603
You’ll likely be doing a lot of traveling by foot, so it’s important to bring at least one pair of shoes that won’t make you want to swear off walking altogether. With their subtle block heels and studded accents, these Valentino sandals will keep your feet cool and pain-free without sacrificing style.
The Facial Mist: Caudalie
Beauty Elixir, Caudalie ($18). Sephora, The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-228-3535
If you’re visiting Vegas between May and October, expect extremely hot days that melt into extremely hot nights. For a quick burst of refreshment, periodically spritz a cool mist like Caudalie’s classic Beauty Elixir—which can also be used as a toner or makeup-setting spray—onto your face throughout the day.
Sure, it might be scorching outside, but countering the air conditioning-induced chill that’s pervasive in most Vegas resorts, casinos, and malls presents its own challenges. Your best plan of attack? Coming prepared with a light jacket like this embroidered Tibi bomber.
The Day-to-Night Dress: DVF
Tiana lace tank dress, DVF ($598). Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-818-2294
Transitional pieces are musts in Vegas—take DVF’s lace Tiana dress, which can easily be paired with sandals and other simple accessories for a breezy daytime look, or elevated with heels and a leather motorcycle jacket for a night out.
The Crossbody Bag: Mulberry
Mini Lily bag, Mulberry ($595). The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-382-0496
Traveling light is key, so plan on swapping your bulky bag for a substantially smaller crossbody like this one from fashion crowd-favorite Mulberry. The tiny tote includes just enough room for a cellphone and your makeup must-haves, as well as built-in slots for credit cards and hotel room keys.
The Body Bronzer: Lancôme
Flash Bronzer body gel, Lancôme ($42). Macy’s, Fashion Show, 702-731-5111
It’s an age-old dilemma: You want to protect your skin, but you also desperately need a tan. Luckily, miracle products like Lancôme’s complexion-saving body gel will give you a perfectly bronzed, streak-free glow that lasts long after your weekend in Vegas comes to a close.
Depending on what kind of night you have in Vegas, a pair of sunglasses might very well be the first thing you reach for when you wake up the next morning (they’ll also come in handy during those lazy hours spent lounging by the pool, but you already knew that).