The Essentials Our Editors Are Packing This Labor Day Weekend


Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching, and whether you’re headed out for one more summer getaway or just heading downtown, you always have to keep the essentials on-hand. Need some guidance before you head out for summer’s last holiday? Then take a few tips from us: below, take a quick look at what the Cools team is bringing along for this year’s LDW.

 

Jessica Teves, Editor-in-Chief

The Essentials Our Editors Are Packing This Labor Day Weekend

I’m going upstate this weekend—it’s truly an escape, in that there’s minimal cell service and the most beautiful forests, bike trails, and cool places to eat and vintage shop. I love unplugging and going (mostly) makeup-free, so I’m also packing practical dresses and flats I can throw on without having to plan too much.

 

Jimmy Choo

Joni Woven Metallic Slide Sandal

$525.00

Reformation

Thelma Dress

$152.60

Chantecaille

Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

$74.00

 

Jennifer Hussein, Beauty Editor

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As with most holiday weekends, I’m going to spend my time catching up on sleep, and maybe (just maybe) heading downtown to grab some dinner and drinks with friends. In the case that I actually leave the comfort of my bed, there are three staples I always have: a breathable slip dress, lip gloss, and a pearl hair clip.

 

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY

Enamored Lip Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer

$28

JENNIFER BEHR

Gold Tone Valerie Pearl Hair Clip

$55

HELMUT LANG

V-Neck Slip Dress

$520$74.97

 

Alyssa Hardy, Senior Fashion Editor

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This summer I have been going makeup-free (minus an eyelash curler and brow brush), so my moisturizer is everything. While I’ve tried expensive things in the past, my skin really responds best to Cetaphil. So for Labor Day my beauty kit is small but this will definitely be in it. Also, Labor Day weekend is actually my birthday so I’m packing clothing that makes me feel the most me. I’m actually about to buy a cute boilersuit like this L.F. Markey one and a dress like this Mara Hoffman one.

Cetaphil

Moisturizing Lotion

$13.99

L.F. Markey

Felix Boilersuit Terracotta

$248.00

Mara Hoffman

Mercedes Dress

$347.50

 

Carina Martone, Partnerships & Affiliate Manager

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Nothing new here, but a mini from Reformation is one of my favorite pieces to pack for a long weekend. It can take you from day to night with the change of a shoe when you’re really just trying to to do the bare minimum on a relaxing weekend away. And if you have finicky skin like me and you don’t already own this cover-up, you need it. It is THE holy grail of cover-ups/concealers and, aside from mascara, really the only make-up I wear in the summer. It’s moisturizing without clogging your pores, and opaque enough to cover that annoying pimple without irritating it more. 

If you couldn’t already tell, I’m here for the simplicity of a long weekend. I love Hermina Athens jewelry for the story behind each piece, rooted in Greek Mythology, but this gold pendant is my favorite. Goes with everything, and you don’t have to worry about it getting tarnished after a swim in the ocean — an all-around good staple for any weekend outfit.

 

Reformation

Elee floral mini dress

$222.00

 

RMS Beauty

Un Cover-Up

$36.00

 

Hermina Athens

Ygeia pendant necklace

$71.00

 

Kelly Henderson, Brand Marketing Manager

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I’ll be at the beach lamenting the unofficial end-of-summer all weekend long. To keep it simple, I’m packing light, airy dresses, Supergoop’s everyday sunscreen, and an army of Glossier products.

Supergoop!

Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50

$48.00

Reformation

Baja Dress

$98.00

Glossier

Boy Brow + Brow Flick Duo

$30.00

 

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