This picture, taken in the Caymans just about a year ago, gives me heart palpitations, I want to be there so much. But this is the year for enormous life changes, not for lazy days by the sea. Ah, well.
But you! You might be going on vacation somewhere sunny, and that is fantastic. For you.
So what do you pack?
This, basically. You can’t go wrong with white, black, grey, and a touch of neon.
But, like RG reader Lily, you might also want to take along a handful of pretty, summery dresses that can be worn while shopping in town, drinking pina coladas on the beach, or out for some nighttime dancing.
Jordan, I’m heading to Hawaii on the first vacation with the new love in 2 weeks. I want cute, casual beachy dresses for the trip…and affordability is key. Any suggestions? -Lily
For a casual daytime look, these are three of my favorites. That blue is just spectacular, the stripes are too cute (picture that dress with a woven bag and espadrilles), and there’s nothing like a little frill and floral to get you in a beachy mood. Plus, all of these dresses can easily be worn simply, or dressed up with jewelry for a night out (oh, and I’d add a braided leather or rope belt to the striped and floral dresses).
These are straight-up party-in-the-sand dresses: so romantic with beach-tousled hair, simple makeup, and flat metallic sandals. I especially love the dress on the right: the mustard-and-teal combo is so chic, and the sexy length is balanced out and kept stylish by the 3/4-length sleeves.
Product info after the jump.