How to Kick It in Style on Your Caribbean Vacation

June 15, 2018

Whether you’re cruising from port to port or relaxing at a luxurious resort, the Caribbean is a beautiful, exotic spot to spend your summer vacation. It’s also a great excuse to break free from your everyday wardrobe and try the Caribbean style on for size! If you’re ready to start building your packing list for your Caribbean getaway, keep reading. We’re bringing you the pieces you’ll need to plan vacation outfits that are stylish, comfortable, and fit for an island getaway.

Go Bold with Bright Colors

This is one vacation where you’ll want to leave that little black dress at home. With a backdrop of white sands, sparkling turquoise waters, and pastel buildings, there’s no better place to go bold with your color choices. Bold color is already proving a popular trend in 2018. That means you’ll still be able to wear your new vacation outfits once the jetlag has faded and you’re back to reality.

If you usually dress in black, white, or other classic tones, trying a bold color can be intimidating. To ease the transition, consider adding a pop of color to a classic outfit. A bright handbag, scarf, or colorful jewelry are all excellent choices. Worried about mixing and matching brightly colored pieces? Choose one statement piece instead. This Bumble Dress by Trina Turk is an easy to wear piece that offers a stunning color in a trendy style, complete with tassels that scream vacation. Dress it up with wedges or tone it down with a pair of strappy sandals, and you’ve got a look that’s perfect for relaxing on a beach in Turks and Caicos or strolling the streets of San Juan.

Balance a Daring Pattern with a Solid Classic

The Malika Short from Tolani

Another fun way to mix bright colors into your Caribbean wardrobe is with a daring, tropical-inspired pattern. But like solid, brightly colored pieces, these can be intimidating to wear. Trying to find a perfect match for your patterned separates can be a nightmare, but trying to pair them with another pattern is also tricky. Before you pass on this fun trend, check out these tips for pairing patterns.

Start by choosing a patterned piece you love. Then, match it with a solid classic. For instance, if you’re packing a pair of fun, colorful shorts like the Malika Short from Tolani, pair it with a solid white T-shirt or tank, either fitted and tucked in or loose and hanging for a more relaxed look. You could even keep it casual by matching them with a playful graphic tee. You could combine a tropical patterned skirt with a lightweight button-down, in either white linen or denim. If you’re packing a patterned top, consider putting it together with classic white or black shorts.

Relax in Bohemian-inspired Looks

The Be Free Romper by River and Sky

Besides its beautiful beaches and historic streets, the Caribbean is also known for its friendly, laid-back culture. That means that it should come as no surprise that the boho look is big on the islands for locals and visitors alike. Boho chic has been hot for a minute, and bohemian-inspired styles make for perfect beach outfits because they are relaxed and comfortable. Whether you choose boho beach vacation dresses, breezy tops, or colorful rompers, you can’t go wrong with this look.

One great option is the Be Free Romper by River and Sky. Light and airy enough to keep you cool in the Caribbean heat, and comfortable enough to take you from the plane to the beach to the resort, it’s an essential staple for any summer vacation wardrobe. You can even dress it up for a night out with a pair of heels and a stack of bangles for a trendy, effortless look.

Let the Caribbean Style Inspire Your Vacation Look

Choosing cute summer outfits for the beach, resort, cruise ship, or wherever else you’ll be spending your vacation doesn’t have to be a challenge. Let the Caribbean style inspire you to mix up your usual wardrobe with bright colors, bold patterns, and a laid-back boho chic vibe for a look that’s as stylish as it is carefree. Visit our Ponte Vedra boutique to explore our selection of dresses, tanks, shorts, and more to find the perfect tropical pieces!


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