Optimism is in the air right now, and all I can think about is planning a fun vacation. While I have yet to book it, I’m doing my best to manifest one into my future, along with all of the cool vacation fashion items to wear. Last summer, my wardrobe mostly revolved around bike shorts and comfy slippers, so I’m very ready to introduce some more directional pieces into the mix. From the season’s biggest swimsuit trends to bold, saturated shades, there are already so many fun trends I’m thinking about that will be landing in my suitcase first.
Ahead, I’m sharing an inside peek at my exact dream vacation shopping list, with a range of everything from affordable finds to the investment buys that are topping my list. If you’re also thinking about booking a future trip and already imagining all of the cool vacation fashion items you’ll be wearing, I’d recommend scrolling through. I know you’ll find some pieces to add to your cart.
Good American Sparkle Band Top ($49)
Sparkly swim is all I want to wear.
Shop the matching Sparkle Better Bikini Bottoms ($49).
Jacquemus Capri Shirt ($450)
Jacquemus can do no wrong, especially when it comes to this perfect midriff-baring top.
Staud Rita Puffy Leather Sandals ($225)
Puffy shoes are a big yes for me.
Zara Poplin Shirt ($36)
To style over everything from bikinis to micro-shorts.
Mugler Paneled Low-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($990)
There are jeans, and there are jeans. These are the latter.
Giannico Aurora Studded Leather Sandals ($599)
These heels feel very 2000s in the best way possible.
Ulla Johnson Lulu Tank ($195)
The perfect top to wear with jeans.
Staud Ollie Leather Shoulder Bag ($250)
The chic bag that will actually go with every outfit.
H&M Padded Bikini Top ($20)
Racerback bikinis are about to take over—mark my words.
Shop the matching Brazilian Bikini Bottoms ($13).
La Manso Golden Ring ($83)
It wouldn't be a summer 2021 vacation wardrobe without a colorful ring from La Manso.
Tove Gigi Top ($325)
Skin-baring pieces are about to be everywhere.
By Far Carlotta Sandals ($460)
The color of the season and the coolest way to wear it.
Jacquemus Arancia Mohair-Blend Shorts ($220)
If you're looking for a way to dress up some of the loungewear you've collected, this is how to do it.
Versace Printed Plisse Midi Dress ($1550)
I can't think of anything more fitting for a vacation than an ocean-print dress.
Who What Wear Aliyah Sandal ($99)
I predict I'll be living in these strappy platform sandals this summer.
Ganni Printed Cotton Poplin Top ($205)
Exactly what I want to wear to the beach over a swimsuit.
Shop the matching Poplin Shorts ($155).
H&M Push-Up Triangle Bikini Top ($18)
Yep, more green.
Shop the matching Bikini Bottoms ($13).
Mara Hoffman Leonara Off-The-Shoulder Organic Cotton-Linen Midi Dress ($575)
The showstopping dress I can't stop thinking about.
Cin Cin Wavy Printed Bikini Top ($110)
Three-piece swimsuits are the trend I can't stop talking about, so this would definitely be going in my suitcase.
Shop the matching Wavy Printed Bikini Bottoms ($120).
Cin Cin Print Cotton-Silk Kimono Robe ($210)
The matching robe is the key piece to complete a look with the bikini above.
Tove Flores Pleated Georgette Silk Dress ($985)
This beautiful dress from Tove has been sitting at the top of my shopping list for over a year now, and I just can't stop thinking about it.
Amina Muaddi Emili Crystal-Embellished Satin Mules ($1210)
Future party shoes.
H&M x LemLem Long Lyocell-Blend Shirt ($35)
This orange button-down shirt is the perfect piece to throw on over a bikini. I have a feeling these pieces from H&M's collaboration with LemLem will sell out fast.
Mango Knitted Cropped Top ($40)
I'm normally not into crochet, but this top is really inspiring me to wear the trend.
Isa Boulder Reality Cold-Shoulder Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress ($580)
An actual dream dress.
Zara Halter Knit Top ($26)
More fun colors for vacation, please and thank you.
Nensi Dojaka Asymmetric Cutout Swimsuit ($451)
The most stunning swimsuit in recent memory.
Musier Paris Jonnie Top ($107)
A '90s-inspired basic I want in my closet, whether it's for a vacation or not.
Alexis Mirai Top ($286)
I actually can't get enough of this color.
H&M Dressy Bermuda Shorts ($25)
I love the idea of throwing on Bermuda shorts with a crop top.
Significant Other Bella Asymmetric Knit Jersey Midi Dress ($175)
I have my eye on dresses from Significant Other.
Merlette Soliman Dress ($320)
The most stunning possible beach coverup finished with lots of volume.
Marina Raphael Riviera Bag ($1330)
Marina Raphael's Riviera bags are the ultimate modern classic totes.
The Attico Metallic Triangle Bikini ($270)
The color to own for summer. And I can't resist this bikini from The Attico's cool swimwear launch.
Gia x Pernille Teisbaek Padded Leather Platform Slide Sandals ($445)
These cozy padded slides are the perfect vacation shoes, if you ask me.
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