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5 Fashion Essentials for a Quick Tip to Nantucket with Award-Winning Stylist Tara West


A trip to Nantucket is one of my favorite summer past times. I have been going for years and have come to rely on a few essential items to make my stay that much more stylish. The social scene on Nantucket is nothing short of absolutely fabulous – so I like to pull out pieces that are sure to travel well and complement my social itinerary. 

Stylist Tara West – What to Pack for Nantucket (Pictures Swimsuit and Coverup)

1. SWIMSUIT

First and foremost, you must have a fantastic swimsuit: I love this one from a local designer, Jill Palese. Her sustainably sourced swimsuits are beautifully made and thoughtfully designed. Come check her out this summer at her pop-up shop on ACK.

2. BEACH COVER-UP

A stand-out beach cover-up: I love a lightweight, relaxed, beachy vibe that’s elevated and figure-flattering. A cover-up made out of beautiful fabric can quickly go from a chic look at the pool to a casual lunch or cocktails at the beach. This one is last season from one of my favorite brands, Cult Gaia, but you can shop a newer style (that I have also been eyeing) here

3. THE SUNDRESS

A memorable dress for one of many fabulous restaurants: I love a beautifully made dress that fits your body like it was made for you. ACK is the perfect place to stretch your fashion legs and pull out a few new pieces that are extra special. Like a great linen dress for eating outside at Cru, this white poplin dress by STAUD for the bar at Lola 41, a gorgeous floral like the Rhythmic Picnic dress by Zimmerman, or keep it casual in a bright frock for grabbing tacos at Millie’s.

What to Pack for Nantucket
Tara West – A Standout Sundress is a Must When Considering What to Pack for Nantucket

4. SUN DEFENSE SKINCARE

The perfect travel size skincare: The Airo Skincare line is plant-based and was created to protect your skin in harsher elements such as the beach, boat, sun, wind, and while on a plane. Traveling can dry out your skin and make you look tired, even if you’re not, and that is why Airo is my go-to for all of my summer adventures. My favorite collection is The Se Beach Bum Kit. The kit contains a toning mist, cooling eye gel, apres sun serum, and hydrating lip treatment for $142, and it is TSA compliant for easy travel. 

What to Pack for Nantucket
Skincare is a Must When Considering What to Pack for Nantucket

5. ACCESSORIES

What to pack for Nantucket
Versatile Accessories are on the Top of Tara West’s List of What to Pack for Nantucket

When you’re on Nantucket, keep the accessories to a minimum: A versatile tote like this Valentino straw bag is also a great investment piece as you can easily transition it back into your summer wardrobe when you return from your trip. A glamorous pair of sunglasses and 2-3 pieces of jewelry. I recommend mixing metals and layering pieces to add texture and shine to your overall look.


Thank you so much to Tara West for sharing her fashion insight. Follow Tara on INSTAGRAM or head to her website to learn how she can help with all of your style needs.


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