You’ll have heard a lot about Las Vegas, and most of it is true. The city is known worldwide for its casinos, parties and nightlife. With casinos comes glamour and fashion, and in Vegas no one does things by halves.
So, before you set of to the City of Sin you’ll need to pack the essentials – those few indispensable items that make you stand out some of the world’s most glamorous locations, gain you access to any occasion, and keep you ready for life in one of the world’s fastest living cities.
That’s right, in Vegas you’ll never stop. Chic, stylish and comfortable is the name of the game. And because you’ll be busy planning the trip of a lifetime, we’ve put together some essentials that you simply have to pack.
Never underestimate the importance of a statement accessory; that one little item that can transform any look. And when it comes to Vegas, it can be practical too. A watch is essential for any adventure on The Strip.
It’s easy to let time get away from you while you’re parked at a slot machine or enjoying a stroll around the many luxury boutiques at one of the huge casino resorts, so be sure to pack a versatile watch that will suit just about any occasion.
Something simple will make you look great and compliment any outfit. A simple, yet elegant metallic bracelet watch is perfect, as is a watch with a plain leather band.
You’ll need to stay organised while taking in the sights, so it’s a good idea to pack a large tote handbag – it can double as your carry-on luggage too. Totes come in all shapes and sizes, in a range of luxurious and materials. Leather and canvas are strong and will also suit most looks, so they’re your best bets; think utilitarian and sophisticated.
When clubbing in Las Vegas, it’s not so much about following trends as it is about standing out. As such, you should be thinking about what looks best on you and what would make you catch everyone’s eye rather than what’s hot on Fashion Week runways.
Vegas is big and bold, so use this as a style guide, remember too that there’s nothing worse than showing up to a party wearing the same outfit as someone else.
Latex, sequins and glitter are your friends. Vegas nightclubs are also the place for unusual silhouettes and crazy cut-outs – think outside of the box and go for something unique and fun.
While it may be tempting to saunter up and down The Strip wearing your sexiest six-inch heels, it’s best to come prepared with something a little more comfortable. It’s a good thing that 90s platforms and wedges are making a comeback, as they are the perfect footwear for a night out at some of Vegas’ hottest parties. Comfy and cute, they are ideal for accessorising your party attire and keeping you dancing into the early hours.
Casino venues in Vegas are a lot more casual than you’d expect, with patrons often wearing jeans and light dresses while tryin their luck at various card and table games.
In the casino, you can definitely get away with some stylish sneakers. Why not try Plimsoles and inject some fun with a bold snakeskin print, or some sparkle to add a cute twist to any skirt, dress or pair of jeans.
Las Vegas isn’t just known for its casinos and nightclubs. It is home to some of the biggest and wildest pool parties, so it’s a good idea to pack a couple of swimsuits for when you’re living it up poolside.
Now, when it comes to swimwear, there is no need for it to be functional. It’s less likely that you’ll be doing laps and more likely that you’ll be lounging and sipping on some cocktails. So, go for a statement bikini. Cut outs and metallic fabrics are ideal, but don’t forget a cute cover up, and feel free to accessorise with statement jewellery, big sunglasses and some heels.
The best thing about Vegas is that it’s a shopping destination too, packed with luxury brands and one-off designer boutiques. In fact, when scouting out venues via a map of The Strip we found at Casinopedia.org we discovered that many of the casinos have their own shopping centres – one even has a Ferrari dealership (but that’s a different level of accessory, right?!).
So, if you forget to pack any of these items, you can just nip to the nearest store, pick up something new and be back in time for a glamorous game of roulette or two.