Are you starting to gear up for a vacation? Instead of investing in resort wear that you’ll only wear once or twice a year, get more bang for your buck by purchasing pieces that work swimmingly both on the boardwalk or by the sea. A bonus? This trick will add room in your suitcase to store all the souvenirs you bring back for your friends and family, too!
Ladies, it’s time you get more mileage out of your vacation attire. From cover-ups to wraps to floppy hats, here are five beach styles you can wear anywhere:
1. Take cover
Instead of bringing both dresses for nights out and baggy T-shirts to throw over your bathing suit, turn your tropical beach cover-up into a dress. Simply layer it over a fitted camisole, pair it with a fashion belt, striking jewelry and voila! You’re dressed to the nines and ready to spend a night out on the town.
2. That’s a wrap
Get more use out of all those patterned sarongs you own, and use them as a bathing suit cover-up or as a dress if you’re going out for some afternoon cocktails. Style this versatile garment as a one shoulder, side slit, halter dress or as a skirt. Get even more creative by transforming your sarong into a pant jumpsuit.
“Get more mileage out of your vacation attire and pack universal garments.”
3. Shady styles
Being able to successfully pull off a fashion hat can be tricky, but as long as you know how to wear it, you’re golden. First of all, it’s hot. Stay away from beanies or fur hats – save those for your trip to the snow-capped mountains. Instead, head to the beach with a wide-brimmed floppy hat. This will help shield your beautiful skin and smooth hair from drying out under those beaming sun rays. Are you worried about getting hat hair before going out for drinks after a day at the beach? Easy. Just keep the hat on! It’ll look great with your exquisite caftans that double as a cover-up and a dress.
If floppy hats aren’t quite your style, throw on a woven fedora hat instead. This material is lightweight, so it’ll keep your head feeling cool in the sun. Again, hat hair isn’t a problem here if you don’t have time to rinse off after the beach. Just bring a change of clothes like a pair of cropped jeans and a simple, white blouse, and keep the hat on for a casual-chic look.
4. Sole mate
Your hefty collection of shoes can almost be considered a department store, which is why it’s so difficult to pack for a trip. Try and put aside all shoes that can be worn to the beach, out to a nice dinner or for strolling along the boardwalk. With a rubber sole and comfy fabric, the traditional espadrille is the perfect shoe for a beach day and classy enough for a dinner date. Your embellished strappy sandals are a must-have item for your trip. Before heading to the pool, cover-up with a sarong, and slip on your sandals. This way, you’re able to head straight to lunch after spending a couple of hours under the sun without having to worry about changing your entire outfit.
5. It’s in the bag
You’re a bag lady – we get it because we are too. But there’s definitely no need to bring every single clutch, shoulder and tote bag with you on your trip. Instead, opt for a large hobo bag. It’s the perfect carry on for the airplane, beach bag and everyday purse. If you’re worried about it being too casual for a night out, get one with a funky pattern or one adorned with fringe or studs.