From Amalfi to Malibu, there’s one packing essential every sun-drenched summer adventure needs — and Janessa Leone is showing us how (and where) she plans to rock hers all season.

This 28-year-old designer’s collection of sophisticated wool and straw hats and leather goods are some of our favorites. Think sleek minimal details on classic silhouettes. From A-listers on down, Janessa’s designs are beloved by the most fiercely fashionable — especially since it looks like this hat trend is here to stay!

We asked this accessory master to share her secrets to staying stylish on the go all summer. Take a peek at her essential summer packing list below…


Janessa Leone

Headed to _____ this summer...

Amalfi and Corsica

Fave LA Spot in the Summer:

Little Beach House in Malibu, Gjelina

Dream Destination:

South Africa

Summer Uniform:

Vintage Levis, white Tee, slides

Travel Packing Tip:

I travel with all my clothes hanging, so it’s easy to pull them out of your suitcase. I try to plan my outfits and hang them on the same hanger, so that I can spend more time enjoying the place I’m in rather than getting ready.

Trick to Rocking A Hat?

Trust that it looks good on you and have confidence wearing it.

Other Designers I Love...

Vrai and Oro, Brock Collection, Marysia, Shaina Mote

Fave Hat For Summer '17...

Beach or Pool?

100% the Beach

Malibu or Hamptons?

I love them both equally, please don’t make me choose.

5 Things Always in My Suitcase...

A good book, a journal, sunscreen, a hat, my favorite pair of Levis

Summer Beauty Staples...

True Botanicals nutrient mist, RMS Living Luminizer, OUAI wave spray

Looking for more stylish summer packing inspo?
Peek at blogger Geri Hirsch’s genius travel tips here!


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