During the winter, I typically work 6 days a week but in the summer I take full advantage of a little time off. I live year-round between Southampton and Manhattan and I venture out east nearly every weekend, but typically take short trips to places around the country if I can grab a few days during the week. Here is a list of seven items I cannot leave the house without! 
- Jill Martin

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1. GILI Fanny Pack
I always like to be hands-free and I never quite parted with my fanny pack from the 80’s. I bought a stylish, RFID version for my line that holds everything in style! 

2. Fun Jean Jacket
A jean jacket is always a must-have staple but why not do it with a little flair.

3. Theodora & Callum Caftan
A caftan that can take you from the beach to a BBQ is a must. This one is super beautiful, lightweight and goes from day to night. 

4. Terry Jumpsuit
This is my travel uniform.  I like to travel in items that I can wear throughout my trip and also for my speed-walks around town. Tracy Anderson and I teamed up to bring back the terry jogger as part of our new athleisure line, Tracy Anderson for G.I.L.I with Jill Martin — Activewear for QVC. 

5. Kiehl’s Lip Balm
If you know me, you know I always have one on me!

6. A Sexy One-Piece Bathing Suit
Great to wear to the beach and then just throw on a sarong if you're going straight from sunning to apres-sunning! 

7. A Foldable Hat
I never sit in the sun but don’t like to take a big hat that is fussy to carry. This one will fold right into your bag! 

about Jill martin

Jill Martin is an Emmy Award-winning television personality, sportscaster, fashion expert, and co-author of the New York Times bestselling style guide "I Have Nothing to Wear!" "Fashion for Dummies" and “The Weekend Makeover”. She is a broadcaster for the New York Knicks and is well known for her wildly popular “Ambush Makeover” and "Steals and Deals" segments on TODAY. Jill is also the Creative Director of G.I.L.I. (Got It. Love it.), a contemporary fashion and accessories line for QVC. (The New York Times recently wrote an article describing Jill's hard-to-follow schedule!) 

Most recently, Jill joined forces with Tracy Anderson to launch Tracy Anderson for G.I.L.I. with Jill Martin Activewear, debuting June 5th on QVC.com. The collection features 12 styles (think bodysuits, high-waisted leggings and French terry jogger pants) in designer-inspired prints and playful pops of color. Jill and Tracy designed the collection to give women of all shapes and sizes a fashionable, versatile alternative to traditional workout wear.

“Being healthy, working out and eating right is the nicest gift to yourself every day. Tracy and I want you to be able to start that process right - and that starts with what you wear,” said Martin.

In addition to being a fashion authority, TV personality, best-selling author and creative director, Martin is very passionate about leading a healthy and active lifestyle. She takes Tracy’s classes and mixes in activities like trampoline boxing, paddle boarding and yoga. 

Jill splits time between her homes in NYC and Southampton.