If you need inspiration on what to throw in your suitcase, look no further. We’ve compiled the ultimate vacation packing list, filled with all the essentials needed for the resort retreat.
With the excitement of the holiday season now officially behind us, we’re due for a much needed vacation. Luckily for us, designers have recently launched their resort collections, just in time for us to put our winter blues to rest and start planning our next sunny getaway.
When it comes to sexy swimsuits, Victoria’s Secret knows how to shine. From full coverage one-pieces to ultra sexy bikinis, pack any one of these suits to show off your newly tanned bod.
If you’re looking for some oomph up top and more coverage on the bottom, but still want a sexy silhouette, then you’ll love this Juicy Couture Lacy Layers Triangle Bikini Top, $85 and Ruffle Bikini Bottoms, $98.
If you’re daring enough to strut your stuff on the beach, then you must slip on this Lspace Solid Bandeau Bikini, $70. The padded top creates a sexy cleavage, and the strappy ties give this bikini a uniquely sexy bohemian feel.
Gone are the days of dowdy one-pieces. This SPANX Chic Trim Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit, 178, has a retro-inspired style, sophisticated combination of black & white and the slimming power of Spanx (the famous shapewear you should know about).
Whether you’re lounging poolside or dining al fresco at the resort, you still need to look your very best. Here’s a few pieces that are essential for keeping your daytime look impeccably classy.
Be an island beauty in this Tibi Pressed Flowers Cover Up Long Dress, $298 that can go from daytime dress to chic swimsuit cover-up. The floral print, soft ruffle detail and nautical rope belt are an excellent compliment to the beach scene.
This breezyFree People ‘Bohemian Voyage’ Tunic,$78, can be worn over your favorite shorts or linen trousers to create an ultra chic bohemian vibe. With its lightweight feel, you can wear this oversized tunic over your swimsuit for an effortlessly put together look.
If you’re looking to set sail during your beach holiday, these Tory Burch Achima Shorts, $94, are undoubtedly the perfect first mate. The nautical stripe and crisp white color are a great excuse to go cruising along the water.
When the sun goes down and it’s time to hit the town, going out in style is a must. If you’re heading to the new swanky restaurant overlooking the bay or sipping cocktails at the beachside club, opt for one of these nighttime essentials.
Nanette Lepore Blown Away Dress, 248, not only has a sexy, sleek design, but the vibrant canary yellow color is the perfect compliment to showing off your new tan.
When the temperature starts to drop at night, throw on this sheer, lightweight cardigan from Poorboy cardigan from Splendid, $121. The nude color will match with just about anything in your wardrobe.
ThisLeifsdottir ‘Aviary’ Skirt, $248is both playful and classy. This bold cerulean and clean white colors mixed with the bluebird print blend well with the backdrop of your island escape.
Playing runner up to swimsuits in the ultimate beach accessories category are your favorite sandals. After all, what good is a beach vacay if you can’t show off your pretty pedicure.
Tory Burch is the queen of summer footwear and her Tory Burch Jelly Glitter “Thora” Sandals,$75 are another shining example of keeping it chic and classic both on and off the beach. The energetic colors (they come in multiple hues) mixed with the gold plated Tory Burch logo epitomizes the perfect tropical getaway.
Splurge on the ultimate summer must have- the nude wedge. These DIANE von FURSTENBERG “Opal” Wedges, $295, have a sky high heel and strappy crossover design. The natural burlap color and fabric paired with the sculptured wooden wedge embody modern feminism.
These Boutique 9 ‘Malia’ Espadrille,$59.90(from $109.95), will complete your boheman look and a rope-covered platform will ensure you look nautically cool as you head off to the dock for a sunset cruise.
You know the phrase: “Don’t leave home without it”. These beachy accessories are a must haves when packing for a tropical getaway. Nothing quite completes your beach vacation wardrobe like a few stylish essential accessories.
This Floppy Straw Hat, $28, has an extra-wide brim that will shield your face from the sun and add that extra bit of panache to your daytime wardrobe. Because it’s made of resilient paper straw, it’ll fold easily into your suitcase.
Keep your look simple and classic with Cavalli chain-embellished visor sunglasses, $187.
Pack up your SPF, towel and basically anything you need to hit the beach in style with Beach Color Block Straw Tote, 34.97 (from $88). It’s perfect for the beach, pool or even that much needed shopping excursion on the boardwalk.