Beach-worthy wear for your winter vacation
Going away this winter? Lucky you! If you’ll be enjoying the sand and surf at some point this season we have some styles you’re sure to swoon over. Read on to ensure you look fabulous as you frolic on the beach. And don’t forget to pack the sunscreen!
Slim cropped pants
We love these flattering cropped pants in beach-worthy white (aliceandolivia.com, $198). White might not sound like a slimming hue, but these perfectly tailored pants are designed in a way that manages to streamline the body. Pair with espadrilles and a wide brimmed floppy hat for a relaxed, resort wear look that's chic yet comfortable.
Go one stylish step beyond your average beach cover up with this gorgeous multi-colored floral print silk-chiffon kaftan (resort-im-hm.com, $199). Comfortable enough to wear by the pool yet stylish enough to slip on for dinner; we particularly love the sequin and bead embellished neckline and kimono sleeves. Pair with metallic sandals and a statement cuff for post-beach cocktails.
For days where you're only going to go from the beach to the bar and back again, you'll love this cute black romper (victoriassecret.com, $42). Wear it over your bathing suit or a tank top for staying cool from the beach to the pool. This casual one-piece also comes in white and turquoise.
A flirty, flattering beach dress is a must for any hot weather vacation. And we're not talking about something you merely throw on to grab your next fruity cocktail (though that's important too). No, we mean the type of beach dress that really shakes things up and elevates your look and can work as well in the evening as it does during the day. Take a look at this Diane von Furstenberg style in black and white chain link print (net-a-porter.com, $200).
Whether you use it as your carry-on luggage or for a mid-vacation escape to a deserted island, this eye-catching travel bag in bright Missoni print (forzieri.com, $525) is the perfect addition to your holiday arsenal. As fashionable as it is functional, this on-trend tote is large enough for your essentials but not too cumbersome to carry around.
Go anywhere sandals
If you have the room and desire to pack several pairs of sandals, go for it. If you're packing light, you need one pair of sandals that work as well with shorts and a tank top as they do with a cocktail dress. We like this simple yet stylish color block metallic pair (shopbop.com, $78) with a buckled ankle strap.