Colleen Kratofil
October 12, 2016 09:00 AM
Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer

You may be packing up your swimsuits and turning over your closet to prep for winter, but resort collections are here and the bright prints are a great excuse to book a tropical vacation. In fact, Lilly Pulitzer’s 2017 resort collection just launched, modeled by Victoria’s Secret model Romee Strijd, and it will make you want to quit your job and move to an island. The best part? We have the exclusive sneak peek right here.

The brand went back to Palm Beach, the location where Pulitzer founded the iconic brand back in 1959, to shoot the latest resort line . (If you don’t know the story, the designer opened a juice stand and wore bright-colored clothes to hide the juice stains.) And Strijd just happens to be the perfect model to represent the brand. “I’m a total beach girl,” says Strijd. “I love bare feet in the sand and the beach waves that come from spending time near the ocean.”

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In the accompanying video, Strijd says her key packing tip for resort getaways is to bring items that work for day and night. “When I travel somewhere warm and sunny, I love packing dresses and rompers with prints and colors,” she says. “I find it helpful to pack items that I can wear on the beach, but also to dinner.”

Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer

In fact out of all the exotic locales her job takes her, including the beaches of Florida, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, she says the one thing she packs every time: “No matter where I travel, Lilly Pulitzer is always in my suitcase.”

Throughout the video Strijd models some standout pieces from the collection including a vibrant maxi, a cool romper and an adorable long-sleeve crop top and circle skirt. And although she says she loves all the pieces in the collection, she’s biased towards the onesie. “One of my favorite pieces is the white jumpsuit. It’s perfect for a date night somewhere warm and exotic.”

Lilly Pulitzer Romee Strijd

If you want to get your shopping cart in order before the collection goes on sale on October 13, click here to see an exclusive preview of the line.

Then tell us, what are you most excited to buy?

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