Put together an array of vacation-worthy styles with these ideas. We’ve included some fashion tips in this article to help you dress for the occasion during your next getaway, whether you’re enjoying the amenities of a luxury resort or heading to a beach bar on the shore for food and drink.
If you’re staying at a resort for vacation, it’s a good idea to pack a diverse selection of summer outfits. Many resorts have casual and upscale dining establishments, along with fitness centers and spas. Plus, there are shops to explore and likely various other attractions at the resort or nearby—think theme parks, zoos, and live entertainment venues. There’s probably a beach or pool at the resort, so you’ll also want to pack an assortment of chlorine-resistant swimwear and beach cover-ups.
For casual restaurants and shops, there are plenty of outfit options. In some cases, it’s a good idea to build your look from the bottom up. Let’s say your resort shopping plans involve lots of walking through many stores. You’ll want breathable shoes that provide ample support and complement summer clothing. Walking sandals check all those boxes. If you plan to enjoy a leisurely lunch without much walking, heeled sandals are a gorgeous step up in summer footwear.
Summer dresses are an easy resort-ready outfit. They come in mid-length and maxi styles, in sizes to fit everybody. There are figure-enhancing wrap dresses and fit-and-flare dresses, along with relaxed-fit shirt dresses and boho-inspired tiered maxi dresses. Plus, it’s easy to fit multiple sundresses into a standard suitcase or large carry-on bag. If you need a layer of lightweight warmth for air-conditioned environments, bring a Supima cotton cardigan along for the trip.
Capri pants are a summer classic and ideal for resort wear. For a structured look, choose a pair with five-pocket styling and a hint of stretch. Knit tops look elegant with capri pants and come in many styles. There are V-neck women’s tops and more modest styles, such as short-sleeve and sleeveless mock neck tops. White capris with any color top lends a summery vibe to your resort outfit. Women’s Bermuda shorts are another resort apparel piece that you can pair with many shirt styles, from short-sleeve button-downs to T-shirts.
Skirts and skorts are options for resorts as well. Pair them with any type of summer top, whether you prefer women’s cotton tank tops or a dressier short-sleeve blouse. Women’s polo shirts lend a preppy look to any skirt or skort—especially retro-inspired pleated styles.
Whether your preferred beach bar is located at a resort or a few minutes from home, the dress code is a bit more casual. If you plan to swim before or after heading to the bar, start with a bathing suit. There are multiple styles from which to choose, along with many styles of men’s swim trunks. Women’s swimsuits include Tugless Tank one-piece styles and tankinis you can mix and match to create multiple swimwear looks.
If you love a retro style, pair a wide-strap halter tankini top with a pair of high-waisted bottoms or a swim skirt. For a more contemporary style, there are sporty high-neck tankini tops and elegant V-neck styles that go with bikini-style bottoms or swim shorts. Tankini tops and bottoms come in many colors and prints, so it’s easy to create a monochromatic look, color block style, or classically coordinated solid-color-and-print combo.Rash guards are a must for a beach-bar break. Choose a rash-guard hoodie and shorts for a casual beach-bar look that’s super comfortable. Rash guards provide UPF 50+ protection for covered areas and come in many colors and prints to complement your swimwear. There are also cover-up dresses in many styles, including notch-neck styles in different lengths. Protect your feet walking from the shore to the bar with water shoes, flip-flops, or sandals.
You might also want to wear a sun hat to the bar to protect your head from UV rays. Sun hats aren’t just functional but also fashionable. Match a straw-colored sun hat with wedge sandals to accessorize any beach bar outfit. This hat-and-footwear pairing is also great for strolling the local area or attending an outdoor entertainment event.
Now that you have some resort and beach bar outfit ideas let’s take a look at some other essentials to pack. Beach towels are must-haves, along with sunglasses and sunscreen. Although sun protection clothing does protect covered areas, it doesn’t eliminate the need for sunblock on the parts of you that are exposed. You might also want to pack some light reading, along with any necessary toiletries. Pack toiletries in a zippered case to protect your clothing from accidental spills.
Shop the selection to find all the resort and beach-bar apparel you are looking for. There’s summer clothing for everyone, including family swimwear and rash guards.