Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
InStyle Style Director Melissa Rubini gave the mag a look into what she packed for a recent trip to Big Sur, and her daytime outfits are everything you would expect for a chic, relaxed vacay on the California Coast. From a 3.1 Phillip Lim shift to a tunic from The Row, we loved Melissa's picks. There was just one thing missing: Jackets.
Temperatures in Big Sur dip into the 40s and 50s at night —even during the summer— so Melissa was probably chilly without a topper. She made an effort to throw Jil Sander and Vince sweaters in the mix, but the loose-knit styles she packed don't offer much in the way of warmth. If you're making the magical drive down the coast for Labor Day, Melissa's looks are a fantastic starting point for your own packing list; just don't forget the layers.
· Travel Like an Editor: InStyle's Melissa Rubini Goes to Big Sur [InStyle]
· Seven Leg-Baring Looks for Your Labor Day Weekend [Racked]