When you’re trying to figure out what to wear in Las Vegas, keep in mind that despite appearances to the contrary, Las Vegas is a pretty straightforward city.
What to Wear in Las Vegas
You’ll either be basking in the sun or partying in the night. As long as you’re bringing items conducive to either of those activities, you should be just fine.
The Mojave Desert sun is nothing to mess with, so before you put on anything else, cover yourself in the highest SPF you can find. And make sure it’s waterproof if you’re headed poolside.
To help your sunscreen do its important work, pick out a big-brimmed sun hat that adds both protection and style.
High Heels or Dress Shoes
Las Vegas is a city of nightlife, theater, and fine dining—so ladies, you’ll want your most stylish and comfortable pair of designer heels along for the ride. Men, pack at least one pair of close-toed dress shoes—you’ll be barred from a lot of places without them.
Sunglasses are a big deal in Las Vegas. Bring along a pair—preferably a big designer pair—to go with all your Las Vegas outfits.
Little Black Dress
Going out for the night? Pull on your LBD, strap on some sexy shoes, apply the reddest lipstick you’ve got, and you’re good to go.
In this city of bright lights, you may as well be twinkling, too. Since flashy dresses aren’t something you’ll wear all too often back home, scan Rent the Runway to borrow your perfect party dress in your perfect size.
When thinking through what to wear in Las Vegas, don’t forget the accessories. To hold your after-dark necessities, this gold evening clutch should do nicely—it comes with a wrist strap, plus one that drapes across your body.
What to wear in Las Vegas, where days can be crazy hot, but nights can get very cold? An easy and colorful day-to-night Italian silk wrap will provide lightweight warmth for theater nights or casinos that are aggressively air conditioned.
Flip Flops for Her
A little pair of gold flip flops will take you a long way in Vegas. If they’re comfortable enough, you can use them to hoof it across the Strip. Wear them for an all-day pool party, or stash them in your going-out purse for when you’re flat done with those heels.
Flip Flops for Him
Men, make sure you’ve gotten those pre-travel pedicures, because Vegas will have you baring your toes often.
–Original reporting by Avital Andrews. Follow her on Twitter @avitalb.