Welcome to How I Wear My: Vacation or Resort Look, the 59th post in the How I Wear My series!
Can you believe summer is nearly here? With the official start of the season only days away, Jill and I thought it was a great time to focus this month’s “How I Wear My” on vacation or resort looks.
Jill of Everything Just So, my How I Wear My partner, starts us off with her vacation look and says:
“Any vacation plans I have almost always include a trip to a museum so I like to pack pieces that are casual but still look good enough for a day in a more formal setting. I’m wearing a striped top from Target, Old Navy white jeans, a Duchessa Jewels necklace, and carrying my Elizabeth Taylor tote.”
Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun tells us:
“This is a tunic that I usually wear with leggings, but I decided to give it a spin as a vacation look!”
Susan of Une Femme d’un Certain Age has this to say about her vacation look:
“I’ll be packing this outfit for our upcoming vacation to London, Normandy and Paris. I love how this scarf cape adds both color and drama to simple black separates.”
Reva of It’s all Fine. Whatever tickles the fancy. says:
“The Husband and I stayed with friends in Cayucos this past Memorial Day weekend and spent one of the days wine tasting in Paso Robles. We’ve been to the area several times in that last few years and it was nice to see all the greenery of the vineyards. My outfit is quite simple; a breezy skirt, a sleeveless blouse, a denim jacket to throw on later in the day, and fashion sneakers for comfort while walking around all day.”
Shuchita of Passion Unbridled is a first-time participant in the How I Wear My series and tells us:
“I wore this outfit while exploring Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This outfit exemplifies how I dress for travel within cities across the world – I start with a lightweight modest shirtdress (this one is from LOFT), add a colorful scarf (bought online from Peach Couture) for visual interest and as a second layer for chilly evenings or for covering my head (for visiting religious places in the Middle East and India), sturdy flats (the loafers are from Coach) and a large neutral colored bag (Adrienne Vittadini). The bag also contains a pair of black leggings which I throw on if visiting religious places or if the weather turns cooler.”
Linda of A Labour of Life says this about her vacation look:
“My one staple on vacation seems to be a fedora of any kind and thanks to Carnival Cruise Ships, I have several in lots of different colours. My fav is my white fedora, especially when paired with a striped J. Crew Dress/Cover-up and some fun Converse kicks. It’s cruise ship worthy and great for transitioning into local sight-seeing.”
Beth of Tall Fashion Adventures tells us:
“As an expat in Europe, I am buying up every opportunity to travel and putting together travel outfits is half of the fun. I find that skirts are a very versatile option when on a trip because they can be dressed down for day and dressed up for night. On last month’s visit to the stunning wine region of Piedmont in Northern Italy, I wore a blue sheer silk blouse from the ethical tall fashion line Marge Clothing, my special Tiffany & Co. pearls and a black/white graphic skirt for a lovely dinner in the vineyards.”
Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb says:
“I wore my pink and white striped vintage DVF jumpsuit in Santorini last year: A little more subtle than all pink, I hadn’t worn this jumpsuit in the UK all summer (blame the weather) and it suited the beautiful scenery to a “T”. I bought the gorgeous red leather sandals over there and the fringed white crossbody bag was a stylish but practical holiday accessory – with this outfit white fringing looked so much better than black would have done.”
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style tells us:
“Here’s a picture from my vacation in England last week. This polka dot dress has been a favorite for years. It’s very wearable with a legging. During the day I wear it with sneakers and at night with red flats.”
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge tells us
“This white gauzy fluttersleeve dress is perfect for the beach as a cover up or for lunch on the boardwalk. It is super lightweight and airy and makes enough statement with its dramatic flutter sleeves that you don’t even need jewelry if you don’t want to be bothered! I added some sparkly black sandals and done! This dress is from Old Navy and shoes are from Payless.”
Dale of Savvy Spice tells us about her vacation outfit:
“One of my favorite resort style looks is a maxi dress. I think it’s the perfect carefree style for a dinner out on a tropical vacation.”
Christine of Early Indigo, who is also joining us for the first time, tells us:
“Well….I may not be going to a resort and I may be having a ‘STAY-cation’, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a DIY spa day at home! I am wearing a Chambray Linen/Cotton Kimono-Style Robe which I designed and just started selling in my Etsy shop: Early Indigo. I refer to it as a modern take on the classic kimono. The robes are trimmed with fabric sourced from Japan, have an inset belt and 3/4 length sleeves. The cotton/linen content makes the robes breathable, absorbent and easy to care for….simple, yet elegant! I am offering 20% off with code: IndigoJune.”
Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life tells us this about her vacation look:
“My vacation looks always have a hat, sunglasses and comfy clothes. This fun camisole from Loft is comfy and so perfect for vacation wear.”
Ana of Mrs. American Made tells us:
“What perfect idea for the post this month as school ends and summer begins so do vacations. We are lucky to be heading to Hawaii again in June. My outfit is so simple and breezy. It is a navy blue drawstring waist dress #MadeinUSA by Hard Tail purchased on Kauai one summer. I bring it back with me every year because I love to wear it on the beach or out to dinner with sandals – like I wore it here to my birthday dinner! Accessorized with just a pair of crystal earrings and hair pulled back.”
Greetje of No Fear of Fashion says:
“The breezy silk blue/white/yellow top is perfect for hot weather. Which is why I am wearing skinny capris with them. If I have to walk for miles, I change my heels for ballerinas.”
Nora of Jacket Society tells us this about her vacation look:
“I am wearing our Black and White Paisley trapeze handkerchief hem tunic/dress with our Ivory marbleized stone necklace, black Trouve’ sandals and Gucci bag. This piece can be work as a dress but you do need to wear leggings or short skirt or shorts underneath. I am wearing short leggings with it in this photo. Both pieces are available on our web site.”
Jacqueline of Petite Silver Vixen says:
“I inevitably pack a maxi dress or two when going on a summer holiday as they’re so easy to wear. By day you can wear them with sandals or sneakers for leisurely sightseeing or shopping. For night time you just turn up the glamour with a pair with heels, a pashmina and jewellery. We visited the village of Saint Paul de Vence, in the South of France last year where the artist Marc Chagall lived and the tropical print and colours of the dress were perfect for the wonderful light and artistic ambience of the Riviera.”
Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 tells us:
“This whole look is from the Chico’s Travelers Collection and what I might wear for dinner at a resort. The sleeves have a lovely detail and the necklace is designed to look like red seaweed…it is pretty cool.”
Nicole of High Latitude Style says:
“I have a confession to make or may be it’s a warning. I attract rain or may be I am a rainmaker. Wherever I go on vacation, it starts pouring as soon as I set my foot on the ground. I was in Morocco in the Sahara where it hadn’t rained for 3 years. It’s so bad that some friends suggested I should make money from it. Thus, this photo shows my typical vacation style.”
Trina of Tea Time With Trina wears
“Wow, summer has arrived in full swing here in Utah where the daily temperatures are reaching high 80’s already. What a fun idea you two had for this months HIWM theme, I’m sending a resort look I put together while visiting Florida this year.This is my version of how I cover up at the beach. I’m not one to really fun around in my bikini any more but I do love a nice coverup that can take me to lunch or a little shopping while I’m at a resort and this one is did both just fine.”
One of the questions I am asked the most by readers is what to wear when visiting California’s Wine Country. And since nearly all of my travel the last few years has been local, I thought I would wear a look appropriate for a spring, summer or early fall where I live in Sonoma Valley.
This striped drop-waist dress (on sale now) is from Banana Republic. It’s lightweight but it also has a lining so I don’t need to worry about wearing a slip. What I love about it for travel purposes is that I can throw it on and go. All I need is a pair of comfortable shoes and a cute handbag, big enough for my camera and maybe a shawl, and I’m set!
The true color of the dress is navy blue but it’s dark enough that, when paired with black, it looks black.
Thank you to all the stylish participants this month! We love how you all wear your vacation and resort looks.
Now for next month’s theme:
For July, Jill and I chose “Tunic” as the How I Wear My theme. Show us how you style a tunic top or tunic dress. Whether it’s long or short sleeved, with a collar or without, and includes lace, embroidery, embellishment or is a solid color, we can’t wait to see what you’ll do with your tunic!
Send a photo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 11, 2016 (we’re pushing things back a bit because of the July 4th holiday) and be sure to tell us a bit about your outfit.
Be sure to visit Jill’s How I Wear My post for 20+ more vacation and resort looks from our fashionable participants!
Make it a rich day!