It’s that time of year when you’re planning your summer vacation to your favorite tropical destination. As you’re purchasing your plane tickets, your mind is flooded with images of you lounging on white sandy beaches with a piña colada in hand. Next on the to do list is to figure out what you’re going to wear! No need to worry because this island girl has got your back! Beating the tropical heat and maximizing on breeze intake results in lighter and fewer clothes you’ll need to stuff into your suitcase. Follow along as I present to you my “What to Wear” Guide on a summer vacation.
Flowly Dresses Will Be Your Bestfriend.
When it comes to your daily adventures, short or long flowy dresses will aid in keeping your body temperature down. However, you don’t need to sacrifice fashion for functionality. Opt for a colorful option with stringy features to amp up your basic flowy dress like this red one picked out from Tobi.
We definitely cannot forget about the classic LWD (Little White Dress). This dress has dual functionality for casual or elegant occasions, so you end up stuffing less items into your suitcase. Add a twist to your little white dress with an Off-The-Shoulder cut that keeps you über chic even while you’re on vacation.
Long flowly dresses are perfect for lounging around your vacation home/hotel or nights out on the town. Take your maxi dress to the next level by selecting an off-the-shoulder and high slit style.
Adventures with Short Shorts and Bodysuits.
When you’re going on a tropical vacation, you can bet that sight-seeing will definitely be apart of your itinerary. Since you’ll probably be in the hot sun all day, keeping cool will be your main priority. Short shorts and bodysuits will be the perfect fit for a day full of beach and restaurant hopping. Be Different with a One-Shouldered Bodysuit for a more stylish approach to such a basic piece.
Everyone loves a jumpsuit, mostly because you don’t have to find a top that matches the bottom, haha. Bring out your boho chic vibe with this colorful, patterned flowy jumpsuit.
Now here is where you get to go a little crazy and bring as many of the same item as you want! Since it’s the summer time, colorful swimsuits with stylish cuts are all the rage. Don’t be afraid to choose bright and summery colors such as yellow or red with daring high leg cuts.
When you’re going on vacation, especially to the tropics, minimal jewelry is your best option. Make sure that you bring pieces that are versatile for both adventurous mornings and fancy evenings.
Tassel earrings are a big hit this season. Experiment with Shashi’s bold and colorful earrings to add that extra flare to your vacation wardrobe.
Shoes, Bags, Hats and Sunglasses.
This is usually where everyone’s problems start when it comes to packing. When it comes to shoes, the key to succeeding at this aspect of packing is to bring one of each. All you’re going to need on your tropical vacation is one pair of flip flops, one pair of sandals and maybe one pair of heels for an evening out! If you’d like to hit up the gym or a hike on vacation, wear your sneakers while traveling so you don’t have to stuff them into your suitcase! Also, try to choose neutral colors so that your shoes can match with anything. For bags, try to carry one small handbag and a huge tote that can be folded into a burrito to fit into your suitcase like a Longchamp Le Pliage Tote. Don’t forget to bring a straw hat to shade you from the Summer sun.
That wraps up my tips on what you should wear on a Summer Vacation. Let me know what you think and what was your favorite piece by commenting below! If you liked any of the pieces be sure to hit the links located throughout the blog or check out the “Shop This Post” section below! I hope this helped you figure out what to stuff in your suitcase for your upcoming trips and I hope you will enjoy your vacation. If you’re going on one, where are you heading to? If not, where would you like to go?