Is it just me, or is anyone else planning their tropical getaways this time of the year, but is guilty of overpacking?
I made it my *resolution* to stop jamming my suitcase with clothes that I won’t end up wearing, and will stick to the absolute necessities that I can wear even when the trip’s over – think versatile dresses, slick separates and comfortable shoes that are lightweight, cozy and easy to pack. For those no-checked-bag holidays, here we go!
1. Gingham Midi Dress from Leoom
I seriously cannot get enough of gingham print, the picnic blanket-esque pattern that’s perfect for everything from formal events to casual outings. This sultry sundress, complete with a self-tied bow on the open back, is a surefire way to make a statement wherever your vacation plans take you. Picture it paired with lace-up platform sandals.
2. Cropped Denim Jacket from DABAGIRL
The blue jean jacket is one staple you can wear year-round and to nearly any occasion. This layering piece is edgier than the cardigan and great with skirts, dresses and even matching jeans. I love the idea of pairing this cropped edition with a flowy jumpsuit and ballerina flats.
3. Houndstooth Shirtdress from YANSAE
This dressy yet effortless shirtdress is ideal for cooler weather. The long-sleeved silhouette casts a modern light on the timeless houndstooth pattern with its vivid hue and dainty pearl buttons. Team with comfy sneakers for an effortless look that feels current and cool. Cheers to a candle-lit date night!
4. Floral Jumpsuit from MIGU
The struggle gets real when it comes to putting together outfits that are both vacation-y and comfortable enough to wear for those sunny moments spent outside. This breathable and summery jumpsuit is easy to pack and perfect for nights out. It combines the best of both worlds with bright florals and a one-and-done silhouette.
5. Slit-Back Midi Skirt from DEEPNY
This slit midi skirt with a mermaid hem is elegant yet playful at the same time. It’s perfect with anything from touristy novelty tees for casual looks, to sexy tops for evening wear.
6. Pink Shirred Off-The-Shoulder Top from EFO
A curve-hugging off-the-shoulder top is a flattering and alluring choice, whether for romantic dates or going out with the girls. The shoulder-baring look is one that just keeps coming back, and this smocked piece will pair well with comfortable cargo pants for a casual cool look.
7. Linen Short Suit from DABAGIRL
When you have slick, tailored pieces made with breathable linen, styling for tropical retreats becomes a no-brainer. Just team with a tank top for a day exploring the city. This minimalist two-piece set is so versatile that you’ll want to keep showing it off well after the vacay.
8. Pleather Backpack from BABOSARANG
Keeping everything organized, and all your necessities easily accessible, is non-negotiable for hassle-free travel, and having a practical travel backpack helps you achieve that. This sleek pleather style is remarkably chic and works from day to night.
9. Wedged Espadrille Platform Sandals from JY Shoes
These platform heels will get you in a vacation mood. Eye-catching wedged sandals are the perfect and comfortable way to add some height, and the woven heels always look cool and carefree. Date nights and dinners require this slick, walking-friendly pair and a flowy dress.
10. Slide Sandals from LIPHOP
I didn’t know I needed slide sandals until these sleek kicks came along. They’re the fuss-free, everyday sandals you can put on in the morning without knowing where the day will take you. Juxtapose a colorful jumpsuit with them when you need a vacation look, or team with the trusty tee-and-jeans combo for wandering the streets of a new city!