Published on January 15, 2018 — Leave a comment

5 Cute Resort Wear and Vacation Outfits for 2018

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Wanderlust usually sets in around this time. In the dead of winter when the temps are literally in the freezing zone. Whether you have a getaway planned or you’re just dreaming of one, nothing takes you out of the here and now like a sartorial pick-me-up. It’s scientifically proven that shopping for resort wear and vacation clothes will give you an instant mood boost. Well, we don’t have any actual data to support that, BUT if our informal office poll is any indication, it’s true. So, there you have it. Can you hear the waves crashing…

Beach Vacation

Photo Credit: Jess Ann Kirby

This is one trip where you can realistically get away with just a small carry-on. Your wear-everywhere wardrobe hero? A one-piece swimsuit. It’s often overlooked outside of the ocean or the pool but this versatile piece doubles as a chic bodysuit when paired with jean cut-offs or a flowy maxi skirt. Bring at least 2: one classic black maillot and one in a standout print or color. Makes day to night dressing a cinch.

Dreaming of: Miami Beach, FL, San Diego, CA, Todos Santos, Mexico

What to pack:
Cut-off shorts
Vacation dresses
Maxi skirt
Beach bag
Beach towel
Sun Hat

City Excursion

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The ease of a maxi dress when you go sightseeing should never be underestimated. Breeze through all the hot spots with nothing but a cross-body bag by your side. Tie a pullover sweater around your waist in case of chilly breezes and always wear walkable shoes. We love flat sandals when your only agenda is to pop in and out of cafes, bars, and museums.

Dreaming of: Nashville, TN, Austin, TX, Charlotte, NC

What to pack:
Maxi dress
Pullover sweater
Long-sleeve tees
Lightweight jacket
Cocktail dress
Cross-body bag

Country Escape

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Long, relaxing days are ahead when you visit a small country town. Whether you’re wine tasting or visiting historical sites, a chic boho dress is the perfect intersection of glam and comfort. Add a bit of a lift with a pair of strappy espadrilles. For morning coffee runs, go a bit more casual with jogger-style pants and a loose, tucked-in tank and sneakers.

Dreaming of: Sebastopol, CA, Woodstock, NY

What to pack:
Boho dress
Sleeveless tank
Jogger-style pants
Jumpsuit or romper
Jean jacket
Espadrille sandals
Hobo bag

Mountain Town

Photo Credit: Brighton The Day

Spending time in nature has been shown to lower stress levels, and so a trip to the woods is in order. We can’t think of a better way to escape the hustle of city life. Take walks in a plaid flannel shirt and denim cut-offs. Have a beer on the deck in your blanket coat and boyfriend jeans. Enjoy a night out at the local pub in a knit skirt and jean jacket.

Dreaming of: Nevada City, CA, Boulder, CO, Stowe, VT

What to pack: 
Plaid shirt
Boyfriend jeans
Blanket coat
Jean jacket
Knit skirt
Tall boot
Baseball cap or trucker hat

Desert Trip

Photo Credit: Lonestar Southern

If you love hats like we do, this is the perfect place to bring them out. We always say, choose your hat, then your outfit. As you know, it can get pretty hot in the desert, so a mini dress and sandals are always in order. Near the pool? Switch up your leather sandals for water-resistant pool slides (Adidas, we love). And that mini dress, keep it on through the evening. Just add statement jewelry and a cute clutch.

Dreaming of: Palm Springs, CA, Santa Fe, NM, Marfa, TX

What to pack:
Mini dress
Cover up
Flat sandals
Pool slides
Wide-brimmed hat
Large tote

Where are you off to, and more importantly, what are you wearing? Let us know in the comments below!