NEW YORK — When it comes to travel clothes, the rule is the simpler the better. And designers are finding ways to make the journey both stylish and easy for resort. At Bottega Veneta, creative director Tomas Maier has prepared his lady for just about anything. Oversized bags that can double as beach totes are perfectly sized to hold all the essentials and then some: cashmere cardigans, seersucker shorts, cute floral jackets and itty-bitty bikinis.

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Over at Ellen Tracy and Company, Linda Allard is keeping things clean, crisp and ready to roll. Swingy white knit dresses, side-laced sweaters paired with striped short-shorts and sleek halter tops with slim pants put a relaxed slant on the season.

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