Get ready for some relaxation and sunshine, because summer is in full swing and everyone can use a little vacation. Whether you’re packing your passport for an international trip, loading up the car for a quick beach vacation or are packing an overnight bag for an effortless staycation at your favorite Arizona resort, you’ll need stylish and comfortable looks for whatever plans you have on your itinerary.
If there’s anything that can ruin your R & R mellow, it’s scrambling to put together outfits that fit each of your getaway occasions. From pool cover-ups and beachwear to dinner dress and day trips to town, every style icon has their own pro tips on what to bring on a trip.
#1: Fabulous Cover–Ups
If you’re planning to spend most of your time drinking piña coladas by the pool or walking a sandy beach, then a great cover-up is a must. But don’t settle for shorts and a T-shirt. Instead, try a bohemian-beachwear style with a peasant top and jean shorts, flowy skirt or linen pants. If glamour is more your taste, go with a printed caftan for a relaxed but sophisticated take. Whichever style suits you best, don’t forget your must-have swimsuit and sunglasses for a complete look.
#2: The Flirty Romper
Getting lunch in town or drinks at the hotel bar? A bright, printed romper or jumpsuit is the perfect choice because of its versatility. Wear it out shopping during the day with your favorite sandals, pair it with espadrille wedges for dinner in the evening and then throw it on over your bikini when you hit the pool the next day. If you’re trying to pack light, a flirty romper is a no-brainer!
Dress in summer style from head-to-toe. Espadrilles keep you cute and comfortable all day long. These shoes come in a variety of silhouettes including flats, wedges, platforms, sandals, sneakers and slip-ons so you can choose a chic style for each stop on your long weekend. Go for an espadrille wedge for a night out or opt for leather or canvas espadrille flats to wear during the day.
#4: Straw Flat-Top Hat
It’s so important to protect yourself from the harsh summer sun, so a hat is non-negotiable. A wide-brim boater hat is a practical and stylish option. Wear it with a sundress for a day of shopping or don it with your bathing suit cover-up, either way, you’ll have celebrity style and defense from the rays.
#6: Crossbody Bag
Top-off any of your getaway outfits with a cute crossbody bag for a hands-free experience. Whether you’re holding shopping bags, pool towels or a cocktail, this silhouette makes it simple for you to carry your necessities while on vacay. Try a straw bag that screams beach style for the daytime or a leather satchel to wear in the evening. Just make sure you cross the crossbody bag off your packing list.
Follow these five pro tips for an easy, breezy trip that’s sure to be as relaxing as you hoped it would be.