Dress for Winter Getaways With Help From Avenue 32’s Roberta Benteler

Her picks for snow, sand and beyond.

Aside from holiday gifts to look forward to, most of us are impatiently counting down the days until holiday travels commence. Whether that means jetting off to Dubai for some serious shopping, soaking up sun on the shores of St. Barts or skiing through powder at Whistler, looking chic is still the number one requirement.

Who better to recommend ideal vacation getups than Roberta Benteler, the co-founder and CEO at online shopping destination Avenue 32. Take a look at her go-to flats, her favorite travel purse and more. And even if you don’t have travel plans in the works, these pieces are still worth a purchase.


“For me, Asia is all about adventure and exploration, so outfits need to be not only chic but also practical and robust. Rachel Comey’s raffia mini bucket is the perfect cross body bag that takes you from day to night and works with shorts or floaty summer dresses. As I will be walking around a lot, flats by Ancient Greek sandals are ideal and this Frame belt helps accessorize those floaty summer dresses.”


“For my trips to Dubai I tend to pack clothes that will keep me cool but also protect me from the sun. Long white pants by Phillip Lim, a short sleeved shirt by Rag & Bone and a pair of sunglasses by Cutler and Gross are ideal, as the pieces are white and not skin tight, the best way to stay comfortable even in the desert heat.”


“Tulum is my favourite place on earth and for my annual trip there I will be packing my favorite Kiini bikini, a beach towel by Sun of a Beach and some espadrilles by Manebi. It’s all about beach life and hippy chic.”

St. Barts

“The Jennifer Behr headband is the perfect accessory to keep beach hair in check but still look fashionable. It’s all about the one piece for me at the moment and this salmon coloured Lazul swimsuit is beyond flattering and goes perfectly with the Jennifer Behr headband. To perfect the vintage glamour beach look all that is needed are the Cutler & Gross rose gold eclipse sunglasses.”


“The three must have items to keep me warm this winter will be a cashmere hat by Inverni, a pair of Perfect Moment Aurora ski pants (finally some flattering ski pants) and of course a pair of super comfortable and warm Ikkii boots, that look great with jeans or ski clothes for the Aprés Ski look.”

Dress for Winter Getaways With Help From Avenue 32’s Roberta Benteler