Fashion Travel Like an Editor: Andrea Cheng By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 11, 2015 @ 12:20PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Raymond Sein Travel Like an Editor: Andrea Cheng 01 of 09 A One-Piece (To Bring Sexy Back) Raymond Sein "I like the idea of a one-piece, but I had always ever worn two-pieces. The girls behind swimwear brand Mikoh have dreamed up the coolest, sexiest suits that look like a two-piece from the front and a one-piece from behind. Granted, it takes a bit of shimmying to get into it (it feels like some sort of contraption mid-way through), but it's worth it." Mikoh suit, $202; mikoh.com 02 of 09 An Ocean of Blues Raymond Sein "During NYC winters, I tend to gravitate toward dark structured menswear-inspired pieces. For Phuket (a tropical place that boasts sunshine year-round), I eschewed my usual aesthetic in favor for fluid pieces washed in an ocean-inspired color palette of aquas, sapphires, and deep azures." findersKEEPERS playsuit, $188; shopbop.com 03 of 09 An Outfit for the Market Raymond Sein "Another blue-centric outfit here[MDASH]I wore this for an afternoon of shopping little street markets.The breezy pieces allowed for maximum ventilation without excessive skin exposure." Shop the look below: American Apparel top, $50; americanapparel.com Whistles skirt, $270; whistles.com Ray-Ban aviators, $150; ray-ban.com Straw tote from Phuket Bracelets (from top): Miansai ($200; miansai.com), Gorjana ($120; gorjana.com), and House of Harlow 1960 ($95; houseofharlow1960.com) Loeffler Randall sandals, $325; loefflerrandall.com 04 of 09 A Versatile Blanket Raymond Sein "Yes, I know it's incredibly impractical to pack a beach towel from New York City to Phuket, but this one from Woven Promises ($60; thelittlemarket.com) is so, so beautiful. It's hand-spun, hand-dyed, and it's as versatile as they come. And it looks amazing against your suit, like my Mikoh cut-out one-piece ($202; mikoh.com). How could I ever settle for a standard hotel towel now?" 05 of 09 Lace-Up Sandals (In Lieu of Flip Flops) Raymond Sein "Lace-up sandals, like this one from Ancient Greek Sandals ($141; ancient-greek-sandals.com) are a much chicer alternative to ordinary flip flops. And they can carry you from the beach to a shoreside dinner. I wore them with a swimsuit during the day and a cocktail dress later that night." Others pictured: Bonlook sunglasses, $69; bonlook.com. Woven Promises towel, $60; thelittlemarket.com. 06 of 09 A Billowing Cover-Up Raymond Sein "The easiest way to go from laying out to drinking shoreside cocktails? A pretty cover-up." Flagpole Swim cover-up, $428; flagpoleswim.com 07 of 09 A Pair of High-Shine Sandals Raymond Sein "I wore these metallic leather ankle-tie sandals (Loeffler Randall, $325; loefflerrandall.com) whenever I wanted to inject a teensy touch of glam to my look." 08 of 09 Beauty Essentials (aka My Hoard of Sunscreen) Raymond Sein "I'm a huge stickler for sun protection. I brought all kinds of SPF under the sun, from lightweight liquids (perfect for the face) to heavy-duty lotions (for the body) to solid sticks (for both face and body) to lip tints (for, well, the lips). I have an acne-prone complexion, so after I lay out, I never fail to use a cleansing towelette to lift the beach's dirt and grime from my pores." Shop the products below: From left: Pacifica Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes, $6; pacificabeauty.com Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face + Body Stick, $11; ulta.com Fresh Tinted Lip Treatment, $23; fresh.com Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion, $39; shiseido.com CeraVe Sunscreen Stick, $10; drugstore.com 09 of 09 One Fancy Outfit Raymond Sein "Separately, I wore the flirty white ruffled cami (Tibi, $398; tibi.com) with blue denim cut-offs during the day. For a fancy night out, I styled them with these dramatic silk culottes in sandy stripes (Tibi, $795; tibi.com), gilded sandals for a hint of glint (Loeffler Randall, $325; loefflerrandall.com), my usual stack of gold jewelry, and a sleek topknot."