Who’s ready for a vacation?
We all know the basics for a resort destination: bikini, beach bag, flip flops. But what about your clothes for the trip? Undoubtedly you will be spending some time on daytime excursions, fancy dinners at the resort, and trying out local eateries in the neighborhood and we want to make sure you look flawless while doing so! Having outfits that you can transition from the beach to the dinner table is essential for a seamless and cohesive vacation wardrobe. Read on to discover the best resort wear styles including shorts, rompers, tops, and handbags to pack in your suitcase as you escape the winter in favor of somewhere warm.
If you’re as over the winter cold as we are, it’s time for an escape someplace warm where you can bust out some new luxuriously light fashion staples and soak up a bit of sun. Whether it’s a Caribbean island you choose or the coast of Mexico, or anywhere else above 60° we can help you pack for the ultimate resort trip and have you looking stylish enough to post all your travel pics to Instagram.
Denim is the casual go to for any modern gal - and probably your first thought when packing, but instead of bringing your everyday jeans try wearing denim in unexpected ways. Slouchy tencel shorts in a soft denim hue are perfect for wearing to the beach over your swimsuit, but also look great with a loose blouse tucked in and a pretty clutch for dinner at a local hotspot. These Bella Dahl fray shorts are the must-have item for a beachy destination since they can be dressed up or dressed down so easily for a cool meets casual vibe. They are ridiculously comfortable and a top seller every year so don’t wait to get yourself a pair to pack along!
But denim doesn’t have to be just for bottoms. A denim off the shoulder dress is also an easy piece to wear in many different ways making it a great contender for the packing list as well. Just add some playful accessories in bold tropical hues and you have a flawless outfit in seconds. Another great way to take denim to a new level? A utilitarian-chic chambray romper, like this washed blue beauty from designer Bella Dahl. While we’re on the subject of rompers...
There is no better way to say “bring on the warm weather” than a cute romper. Floral prints are perfect for a tropical getaway since they are feminine and fun and blend right in with the scenery around you. We love this floral piece from blogger-designed clothing line Cupcakes and Cashmere, with flowy sleeves and tailored shorts guaranteeing that it will be a favorite both on vacation and well into the spring and summer. A one piece outfit is the easiest choice for a quick change after the pool and is so simple to dress up by adding wedges or heels with statement earrings and a pretty clutch.
A light denim romper is also a great pick that will be comfortable for daytime outings exploring the area or adventuring in local destinations. The easy slouchy fit is chic and cool while the tie waist adds definition and pockets make this piece a no-brainer. Plus, rompers are effortless and more current than a classic flowy dress would be and whether flirty floral or easy denim is your vibe there are perfect options for both that will have you looking and feeling your best on vacation.
In addition to a few breezy blouses, don’t forget to pack a couple of light sweaters for chilly evenings on the beach. Once the sun goes down you will want to throw on an extra layer against the evening chill. Nautical-inspired blue and white stripes are a great pick for a beach destination, while a trendy lace up knit will look cute half-tucked into your shorts or even thrown on over a bikini while you sip on tropical drinks by the pool. A light sweater is so versatile especially in a warmer climate where it can be layered over your swimwear, dresses and shorts for a simple and chic outfit. You will be able to re-wear it in multiple ways during your trip when getting the most out of each piece you packed is essential for traveling light. Undoubtedly you’ll be grateful to have something warm to bundle up in for occasions like a bonfire on the sand or a romantic late night beach walk.
And don’t forget about airport style! Looking chic while you fly will help you start vacation off on a great note, and a lace up sweater like this one by 525 America is a great pick. The bright color is begging to be taken to a tropical destination, while the cold shoulder cutouts and lace up front keep this piece on top of the season’s trends. Having those extra cut outs makes it ultra appropriate for a warmer destination as well,l where showing a little skin just feels so right.
The last thing to consider is what types of handbags and accessories to bring along. A tote for the beach or any local excursions (to carry your sunblock!) is a definite must, but so is a cute clutch for dinner at the resort’s beachfront restaurant when all you really need with you is your phone and your room key. Tassel details are the latest addition to trendy clutches adding some three dimensionality and a focal point for some major trendsetter points.
A simple black bag is always a great option that will match with any outfit, but a fun shade of red or pink brightens up the look creating a more tropical feel for your outfit with that pop of bright color. In terms of other accessories, a choker necklace is the “it” item of the moment that can be worn with everything from your bikini on the beach to a flowy romper at dinner. Sunglasses, colorful jewelry, and pretty sandals are musts as well to round out all of your looks.
So now that you have your packing and shopping list complete, get out there and soak up some sun (and compliments)!