Good Stuff for Wanderlust

Whether you’re plotting an escape or dreaming of an early spring, these are the resort pieces you’ll want in your bag.

  • swim suit
    1. Pool Party. Make a bright statement. Watercolor dress ($169), by San & Soni, from Motto, 3105 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-545-5636,; coral coverup ($56), by Seafolly, from Big Island Swim & Surf Company, 229 Water St., Excelsior, 952-923-2464,
  • necklace
    2. Laid-Back Bling. Wood, brass, beads— these pieces work at the beach or on the town. Tagua tribal necklace ($26) and black beads ($28), by Saphi Artisans, from Nani Nalu, 3821 W. 50th St., Mpls., 612-922-7946,; white beads ($46), by Geranium, also from Big Island Swim & Surf; Lunar Sands brass necklace on this page ($160), by Minneapolis-based Carrier Pigeon,
  • bag
    3. Essentials Only. Fact: Snakeskin goes with everything. Handbag ($1,150), by Carven, from Grethen House, 4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725,
  • dress
    4. Out of Africa. If you’ve been wearing leopard all winter, you’ll want zebra for spring. Dress ($665), by Rachel Comey, from Arrow, 121 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-339-1663,
  • hat
    5. Made in the Shade. For the beach—and bad hair days. Sun hat ($28), by Roxy, also from Big Island Swim & Surf
  • pants
    6. Transitional Trousers. Great with creamy cashmere or a crisp white blouse. Trousers ($74), by Costa Blanca, from Parc Boutique, 320 Hennepin Ave. E., Mpls., 612-353-4966,
  • perfume
    7. Garden Scent. You can smell the jasmine blossoming. Jasmin Perle de Thé perfume ($50) and soap ($14), by Le Jardin de Fragonard, from La Petite Parfumerie, 287 Water St., Excelsior, 952-475-2212,
  • bracelets
    8. Show the Ropes. Made in Maine with authentic nautical rope. Bracelets ($60–$65), by The Ropes, also from Big Island Swim & Surf
  • sandals
    9. Gladiators Wear Gold. The only sandals you’ll need. Sandals ($450), by Michael Kors, from Pumpz & Company, Galleria, 952-926-2252,
  • dress
    10. Denim Update. Swap jeans for a versatile denim dress. Dress ($200), by Hackwith Design House, also from Parc Boutique