Escaping to the sun? YES PLEASE. For all those who are lucky enough to be cramming their suitcases with beach clothes and jetting off to a dreamy destination, we salute you.
While we may be green-eyed with envy, we also are here to hard celebrate people getting to go on a gorgeous tropical vacation. It's been a wild ride and we could all do with plenty of resort R&R to recalibrate and rediscover the pleasures of life.
Whether you are heading out on a cruise, a beach vacation, or even finally taking that honeymoon resort vacation in Hawaii, we have some personal style tips to make you shine.
Piecing together resort outfits takes some time and care (and a whole host of space). While you are certainly going to spend some time kicking back in a bathing suit and flip flops, you also need to think about finding occasion outfits too. From elegant dinners at night to days exploring, easy throw on vacation dresses for after the beach, warmer clothing for nights when the sea breeze starts to pick up, and so much more.
Also, what kind of shoes? Do you take boots or sneakers? How about jewelry to pack and do you choose one purse to wear multiple ways or take one casual and one dress option?
Before you start tearing your wardrobe apart and going into full fashion panic mode, we have some suggestions on the cutest resort wear styles out there.
The Crop Top and High Waist Shorts
High waisted shorts have the benefit of being beautiful for casual days exploring a city and can also be glammed up at night simply by swapping sneakers or flats for heels. We love pairing high shorts with a cute crop top because it shows just a band of skin meaning you stay feeling sexy without feeling exposed. This pairing celebrates linen-blend shorts (the perfect material for hot weather FYI) with a tie top for cinching in the waist and giving feminine flow. The top is also a linen blend with smocked detail that makes it fit snug at the waist and relaxed elsewhere. It's a dreamy blend of casual chic. As mentioned, you can totally play with footwear here - sandals for blue sky brunches, flats for adventures, and heels for a starlit lobster supper.
Perfect for: day trips, city exploring, relaxed lunches and dinners
The Tank Dress
Of all the vacation dresses, we adore a stylish midi that falls below the knee but far above the ankle - keeping us looking fresh and fabulous all day long. A quality dress for your trip should seamlessly see you from day to night, just in case your afternoon takes an unexpected turn, and you don't feel like heading back to the room to throw something different on for the evening. Welcome the tank dress! Fitted beautifully around the bust area but with a free-flowing style from the waist, the tank lends itself well to a sexy silhouette without being clingy or uncomfortable. Its length will keep you protected from the heady sun and the chill of an early eve breeze and if you carry a lightweight cardigan in your purse, you are all set. Pair with flat sandals for a relaxed yet polished look.
Perfect for: day to night wear, cocktails, and cruises
The Strappy Floral Dess
Nothing says carefree summer vibes like a strappy floral number. This floaty little dress is a dream. The best thing about these kinds of strappy dresses is that they are for all occasions. Sling it on over your bikini and walk barefoot in the sand, pair it with a lightweight cardigan, pretty purse, and heels for a dinner date, or throw on your fave pumps and head out for an afternoon checking out local shops, ancient ruins, and any other extraordinary sights close by. Make no mistake, floral dresses are a cute mood.
Perfect for: throwing on over your swimsuit, day trips, and casual dinners