What to Wear on a Summer Vacation

Summer vacation is one of the most anticipated adventures you’re expecting to go comfortable, hassle-free, and stylish. With a few key pieces and a streamlined strategy, you can look chic, comfy, and appropriate on your summer vacation. Just keep on reading to scoop some tricks on what to wear on your upcoming summer vacation.

Opt for easy-care casual pieces that can make an easy daytime uniform.

chic lace top with jeans

vacation outfit with tote bag peasant top with denim skirt lace up blouse with button front skirt

Take easy-care fabrics and lightweight ones that can be washed and dripped dry in a hotel room. Generally, denim shorts, jeans, button-front skirt, and chiffon tops do not require too much effort just to look sleek and polished. Plain tops, lace-up blouses, and tank tops can easily create a daytime uniform especially if they’re plain and neutral.

Go for casual dresses you can wear on your road trips and casual walks.

off shoulder tribal print dress white lace dress with edgy boots white a line dress with chic sandals tie die dress with ankle boots striped maxi dress striped dress with blazer rayon dress with summer hat

When traveling, look for fabrics that stretch like cotton knits or blends that will keep you cool and comfortable. These items pack better and come out wrinkle-free. Rayon, cotton, silk, and such are summer friendly fabrics you may go for. Just go for good fitting outfits so you don’t have to worry about your belts to fit your waist or blazers to give you some coverage from a plunging neckline or backless style.

Prepare some romantic and dressy outfits for evening dinners.

chic black and white floral dress with t-strap sandals leopard print dress with sandals chic floral dress with white bag chic chiffon dress with white pumps

Dresses for nights can make you look pulled together in a snap. A great black dress will take you anywhere. For a romantic yet breezy look, you may opt for lace dresses or chiffon dresses with intricate designs that you can wear to any formal occasion. Leopard prints, floral motifs, and eccentric prints can be great but be sure to keep them classy and sophisticated as you want your vacation to be memorable and seamless, especially if your destination is not used to statement-making outfits and avant-garde details.

Go for dressy separates that you can mix and match to create multiple looks.

floral top with purple silk skirt wrap blouse with a line skirt ruffled off shoulder top with chic shorts off shoulder top with tribal print shorts


More versatile than a dress, dressy separates can create multiple looks as long as your pieces are in basic colors and versatile styles. Black, white, khaki and denim are ideal but don’t be afraid of punchy colors like red or orange for summer. Off shoulder tops, printed shorts, wrap tops, and dressy skirts are great. Just avoid logo or flashy designer goods if you don’t want to stand out as a tourist.

Opt for functional and stylish summer accessories.

black outfit with sunglasses ans ankle strap sandals tote bag with floral dress and denim jacket mesh skirt with chic top and sun hat fringe bag and strappy sandals with retro floral dress blanket scarf with wide brimmed hat

Casual sandals and dressy sandals are ideal, as well as athletic shoes and dressy pumps if you plan to attend a party or a formal occasion. Also, don’t forget your hat. Summer vacation is one of the few places a large-brimmed straw hat is not going to look ridiculous. Although it’s summer, you may take at least one blanket scarf that from the beach and pool, or wrap it around your outfit on a cocktail hour. However, don’t take too much space on packing your accessories on your luggage as you can buy accessories there. You may leave your expensive jewelry at home and buy local treasures, especially if you’re in the islands that offer coral necklaces or straw bangle bracelets as souvenirs.

Vacations might seem ideal for trying a new look but don’t be tempted to vary too far from your style. Instead, dress like yourself so you won’t waste lots of space and time with clothes you won’t like wearing.

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