Welcome to June! I’m on a plane today heading back to Los Angeles but I’ve got a trip to Trinidad and Tobago in a couple of weeks. As much as I love getting a little more dressed up than usual in NYC than LA, I have a tropical vacation on my mind. So, this month’s fashion finds under $200 are all inspired by a warm-weather getaway. These are my favorite items for a summer vacation wardrobe.
When I shop for vacation, I like buying some fun “vacation only” pieces that fit the vibe of wherever I’m traveling. But for the most part I like to keep pieces versatile. Not only can I mix and match (and pack light), but I can keep the pieces beyond just a tropical vacation, and wear them when I’m back home or anywhere else summer may take me.
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Here are some of my favorite pieces for a summer vacation wardrobe:
This maxi dress is probably the most versatile thing in this collage. If you’re venturing away from the beach and into the city, this looks really cute with a pair of flat sandals. Easily dress it up at night with a pair of wedges and some accessories. It even triples as a cover up for your swimsuit. The spaghetti straps tie, so there’s a bunch of ways to wear this dress – tank, halter, and even strapless.
This yellow one-piece swimsuit from Splendid is one of those tropical pieces that add a punch. I’m so in love with this cheery yellow color for summer so was happy to find it in swimsuit form. Plus at less than $100 it’s a steal.
A white linen button-up shirt is multi-functional and a must for any summer vacation wardrobe. It’s easy to toss on over a swimsuit, but it also provides an extra layer over a dress or tank if there’s a slight nighttime breeze. I like the idea of putting this on with a pair of easy shorts like these for a sunset cruise. Very chic, but very comfy.
I love a big beach bag because I like to make sure I can fit all of my belongings, including a towel and a hat. This circle one is so cute (I love a circle bag – and this is only $60!) and stylish enough to double up as an actual tote for daytime shopping or dinner. I love the combo to the natural and black – it’s an easy way to look put together and stylish on the beach but requires zero effort.
Last but not least, you can’t forget sunglasses on a summer vacation. I’ve always wanted tortoise sunglasses but could never seem to find the right pattern for my complexion and hair color. After literally years of searching I landed on this pair by Le Specs.
If any of you reading this have been to Trinidad and Tobago, please send any recommendations my way! I did a little research and all I know is that the water is blue, blue, BLUE. Where are you going this summer?