You’ve planned your trip, booked your flights, found a hotel – now, what are you going to wear? Time to start figuring out those outfits! If your vacation involves feet in the sand and days spent in/out of the water, then here is a break-down of a few of my must-have beach vacation pieces.
Airport / Travel Outfit:
Outfit Details: “Weekends are for Wine” Apt9 Graphic V-neck Tee (wearing XS) // Belted Cropped Wide Leg Pants (wearing XS) // Apt9 Bellus Heeled Slide Sandals (wearing an 8.5). Sprinting through crowded airports, long car rides … no matter the form of transport, you want to be comfy (but still look cute). Turn to these culotte pants. Made from a soft rayon, they’ve got a relaxed, cropped wide leg that is vacation-ready chic. Perfect for travel! Pair them with a fun graphic tee like this one from Kohls (FYI – they have a wide variety with a bunch of cute sayings). I’m obsessed with these tees! I like to pack pieces that will perform double-duty on vacation. Separates offer more variety and I think you’ll find a multitude of uses for these pants on your vacation (and when you’re back home).
Beach Cover-up Outfit (Option 1):
Outfit Details: Coskaka One Piece, One Shoulder Swimwear Floral Ruffle Monokinis Bathing Suit (Navy Flowers) // These same cropped wide leg pants would be perfect over your swimsuit for carefree walks along the surf. They are machine washable, easy care – so feel free to slip them over your swim suit, add your favorite wedges and grab a beverage when it’s beach-to-bar time.
Cocktails / Dinner / Night Out Outfit:
Outfit Details: Lauren Conrad Ruffled Cold Shoulder Top (wearing XS) // Belted Cropped Wide Leg Pants (wearing XS) // Circus by Sam Edelman Bea Wedge Sandals (wearing an 8.5). When your evening plans call for a slightly more elevated look, again grab these cropped wide leg pants and pair them with a fun and flirty blouse, such as this cold shoulder top from Lauren Conrad. These pants have a flattering shape, giving structure yet feel oh-so comfortable. With an ankle-skimming length, you can show off your favorite heel. Oh, and did I mention – they have pockets! Love everything about this outfit. 🙂
Casual Daytime Outfit:
Let’s not forget to talk about this adorable (and versatile) Lauren Conrad cold shoulder top. It’s drapey and elegant with ruffle details and a simple floral print (which, btw – comes in a wide variety of color/print options). Bonus – you can wear a regular bra with this top! This top would look equally as adorable with shorts and sandals. Linking my absolute favorite denim shorts here!
Casual Lunch / Souvenir Shopping Outfit:
Outfit Details: Lauren Conrad Button Front Midi Skirt (wearing XS) // Lauren Conrad “Bon Voyage” Graphic Tee (wearing XS) // Circus by Sam Edelman Bea Wedge Sandals (wearing an 8.5). I think a midi skirt is one of the best travel skirts for warm weather destinations. In the above look I paired this fun floral/palm tree printed skirt with a tee and wedges for a casual beach-chic look. When grabbing lunch out or doing some souvenir shopping, this could be a nice outfit option. If you’re not a shorts person, a midi skirt is a great choice. It allows your legs to get some air circulation and keeps you comfortable as you’re walking about. Also, if a religious site stop is on your itinerary, you’ll need to dress in a way that is respectable yet comfortable – a knee covering midi skirt can be that perfect option.
Beach Cover-up Outfit (Option 2):
Outfit Details: Kate Spade Floral Dot Underwire Bikini Top and High Waist Bottoms // Lauren Conrad Button Front Midi Skirt (wearing XS). I love this poolside ensemble! This midi skirt makes for a great cover up that you can easily slip on and off. Love it!
Outfit Details: Popsugar Mini Shirt Dress (wearing XS) // Circus by Sam Edelman Bea Wedge Sandals (wearing an 8.5). I recommend bringing at least one dress with you. I love a dress like this one because it can serve as a casual look for day or dress it up for for nights dining al fresco. So cute!
Outfit Details: Lauren Conrad Square Neck Jumpsuit (wearing XS) // Circus by Sam Edelman Bea Wedge Sandals (wearing an 8.5). This is the perfect one-and-done outfit for vacation. It’s made from a breathable cotton-blend fabrication and features cropped wide legs and adorable button detailing down the front (they are functional). The only accessories missing are hat and sunglasses. It’s the perfect outfit for showing off those tan shoulders. How fun!
- Lauren Conrad Round Crossbody Bag – Kohls
- Lauren Conrad Lemon Embroidered Floppy Hat – Kohls
- Apt9 Bellus Heeled Slide Sandals – Kohls
- Circus by Sam Edelman Bea Wedges – Kohls
- Hello Summer Beach Tote – From Amazon
- Lauren Conrad 56mm Mallard Modified Cat Eye Gradient Sunglasses – Kohls
There’s always a lot to contemplate when considering what to pack (itinerary, length of trip, etc.), which can make it stressful and very easy to over pack. Pack by outfit – with versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched. Lay things out, if necessary, so you can see what you’re considering bringing. But most importantly – Have a Great Summer Vacation!! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! XO ~ Michelle