We are living in unique times, and while summers past might have brought with them the yearn to travel and the excitement of planned vacations, this year things are a little more uncertain. Some of us won't have tickets booked to tropical locations or plans for basking in the sunshine on a Mediterranean island, however, there's no reason we can't still make the most of our resort wardrobes.
From bucket hats to basket bags and bikinis to maxi dresses, many of the items we consider hero pieces while on vacation tend to get neglected in our everyday lives. This summer, though, I'm advocating to change that.
Whether it be swapping your usual canvas shopping tote for the raffia bag you take to the beach or throwing on an airy, cotton maxi dress in the morning instead of your leggings and T-shirt combo, small changes can help bring the getaway feeling home, proving you don't need to save your favorite looks for special occasions. From brightly colored co-ords to white jeans to tie-dye tees, below are six ideas for vacation outfits that will look just as good at home this summer.
1. Bucket Hat + Basket bag
Style Notes: No matter what you're wearing, if it's accessorised with a bucket hat and a basket bag, you'll look like you're on holiday. Even for days spent picnicking in the park, these accessories are the ultimate summer staples.
Paco Rabanne + Peter Saville Printed Tie-Dyed Cotton-Canvas Bucket Hat ($96)
ASOS Weekday Fable Organic Cotton Racer Tank ($19)
ASOS Linen Mom Shorts ($36)
Loewe Medium Sand Raffia Basket Bag ($450)
2. A Printed Co-Ord
Style Notes: While Chrissy Rutherford is wearing this Cult Gaia set on the beach, this outfit would provide vacation vibes wherever you choose to wear it. There's something undeniably summery about a brightly printed co-ord. It's the perfect no-hassle outfit for days spent exploring.
Frankies Bikinis Coco Terry Button Up Shirt ($130)
Frankies Bikinis Coco Terry Shorts ($105)
3. A Tiered Maxi Dress
Style Notes: A tiered maxi dress is the item that can take you from beach to dinner and beyond. Easily one of the most versatile items in your wardrobe (or suitcase), the dress adds an instant sense of ease—no matter where you wear it.
Posse Exclusive Elkie Tiered Linen Maxi Dress ($300)
Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Lou Small Hoops ($110)
4. Anything Yellow
Style Notes: There's something about the colour yellow that immediately makes me think of summer. Whether it be a dress or jumpsuit, wearing this hero colour will always create a vacation-ready look.
Gimaguas Antonia Yellow Off-The-Shoulder Midi Dress ($135)
Who What Wear Lilly Bucket Bag ($85)
Emilio Pucci Abstract Print Silk Scarf (£316)
5. White jeans
Style Notes: I'm far too clumsy to wear white jeans regularly in my everyday life, but when I'm on holiday, I make an exception. The style adds an instant summer feel. Bonus points if you pair it with a tie-dye T-shirt.
Sanctuary The Perfect Tie Dye T-Shirt ($33)
Bp. Wide Leg Utility Jeans ($45)
ASOS Niki Padded Twist High Heeled Mules ($36)
6. Kaftan + Swimsuit
Style Notes: Sure, it might seem counterintuitive to wear swimwear and a kaftan when you're not actually near a beach or hotel pool, but as we've discovered, this summer balcony sunbathing just might be the next best thing. The light, airy fabric of a kaftan will also keep you cool in summer temperatures.
Miguelina Calypso Tasseled Cotton-Crepon Dress ($395)
Faithfull the Brand Marta Bikini ($215)
By Far Freddy 50 White Leather Mules ($420)
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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