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Here’s a fact about New Yorkers: We rarely stay in the city on a summer weekend. It’s just too damn hot and we’re tired of waiting for the subway. Naturally, the PureWow editors have a vacation calendar with some pretty exciting destinations on the map. First up: Our fashion editor, Dena, who is heading to Mexico City for a week of exploring, eating tacos and (let’s be real) washing down said tacos with tequila. Read on for a peek into the essentials that she's cramming into a carry-on.

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Shopbop

Hemant and Nandita Long Sleeve Dress

“It feels so wrong to wear any of my go-to black pieces in such a colorful city—so this is the dress I’ll be wearing to one of Mexico City’s fancier restaurants. The addition of pom-poms and tassels makes it an even more fun statement piece that I’ll probably repurpose as a beach coverup for the rest of the summer."

Buy It ($320)

Amazon

Supergoop! Sun-Defying Oil Sunscreen

“This little oil sunscreen adds a nice sheen to my skin and will keep me from getting burnt while exploring Teotihuacán, the Aztec ruins right outside Mexico City. Plus, the travel size is small enough to pop in my purse and spray on throughout the day.”

Buy It ($34)

Shopbop

Behno Ina Mini Crossbody Bag

“I love a bag that's super tiny, as I'm forced to carry only the essentials. This mini from Behno comes with a crossbody strap, making it ideal for days of exploring the local markets and then hitting a museum or two. When it comes time for dinner and drinks, I’ll just remove the strap and carry it by the top handle.”

Buy It ($237)

Boyish Jeans

Boyish Jeans The Kirby High Waist Frayed Ankle Straight Leg Jeans

“I'm one of those people who likes to look at least slightly pulled together at the airport, so I'm always on a mission to find polished items that secretly feel like sweatpants. These Boyish Jeans do the trick, as the wide-leg style has just the right amount of stretch to make sitting for hours bearable.”

Buy It ($148)

Amazon

Persol Women’s 0PO2457S Sunglasses

“I don't go anywhere without a pair of sunglasses. These Persols have such unique details that they actually stand out from the 100 pairs of boring black shades I usually go for.”

Buy It ($180)

Oliver Thomas

Oliver Thomas KST Cosmetic Case

“This cosmetic case is roomy enough for all the full-size makeup I simply can't travel without. Plus, the water-resistant exterior and plastic-lined interior mean I don’t have to worry about unfortunate spills—and for that I’m so grateful!”

Buy It ($39)

Orchard Mile

Kaanas Ibiza Sandal

“My brother (aka my Mexico City travel partner) called these woven shoes ‘ridiculous,’ but they are beyond comfortable and surprisingly go with everything. So, I’m bringing them anyway.”

Buy It ($83)

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