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
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.
Jennifer Hussein, Beauty Editor
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.
Alyssa Hardy, Senior Fashion Editor
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.
Carina Martone, Partnerships & Affiliate Manager
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.
Elee floral mini dress
Ygeia pendant necklace
Kelly Henderson, Brand Marketing Manager
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.