Cool Looks for Your Caribbean Vacation
If you’ve been dreaming about shopping for a new swimsuit ever since you booked your Caribbean vacation, you may not have given much thought to what else you need to pack. While your favorite swimsuit will be right at home on the white sand beaches, if you plan to stray away from the water to enjoy the local sites, shopping, and more, you’ll need more than flip flops and a coverup in your suitcase. Keep reading to learn exactly what to pack and when to wear it if you want to channel the Caribbean-vibe during your summer excursion.
What to Wear for a Day of Sightseeing
The islands of the Caribbean are known for their friendly locals and laid-back vibes. When you’re choosing your vacation outfits, skip the dark colors and rigid shapes and instead let the atmosphere inspire you. Casual cuts, tropical patterns, and bold colors are all fair game. Be sure to take a note from fashion experts when styling these pieces and pair a separate in a bright color or pattern with a classic white piece for a polished look.
From the colorful streets of San Juan to the historic forts in Tobago, there’s plenty to see. If you plan on spending any time sightseeing (and you should), you’ll need a few outfits that will keep you cool, comfortable, and ready for when you find that luscious Instagram backdrop. Patterned shorts like this Bamboo Short by i love tyler madison give your outfit a fun, island vibe. The simple white and black pattern offers the perfect balance for a solid, bright top, so go bold with a hot pink, yellow, or green top for a tropical look.
What to Wear to Go from the Beach to Dinner
Whether you’ll be spending weeks on the beach or just a weekend, you’re going to want to make the most of your time in this beautiful part of the world. The last thing you want to do is worry about constant outfit changes. That’s why you need a few cute summer outfits for the beach that can go from sunbathing to supper with ease.
A cute, flowy tank top is an easy go-to. Pair it with ripped shorts for a day on the beach and a casual, boho chic inspired look. Then, swap your shorts for black leggings or ripped jeans for dinner. The Top Keyhole from Elan Clothing, with its bold color and breezy style, is ideal for a Caribbean beach or dinner at a luxurious resort.
What to Wear for a Night on the Town
The vibrant nightlife of many Caribbean cities calls for outfits that are as eye-catching and colorful as the tropical landscapes that surround them. If you plan to spend a night or two out on the island, be sure to add a few statement pieces to your list of must-have vacation outfits.
One great choice for an ideal summer dress is this Brooklyn Dress from Likely. The slim shape, v-neck, and stunning slit are fit for a night out, while the vibrant hue is practically tailor-made for the Caribbean. Plus, since bold colors and slip-inspired silhouettes are on trend for 2018, you’ll get tons of wear out of this piece even after the vacation is over.
Packing the Perfect Caribbean Wardrobe
Packing the perfect Caribbean wardrobe doesn’t have to be a challenge. Use the tips on this list to inspire the best vacation outfits for enjoying the sights, dining at luxurious resorts, or spending a night out on the town. When you’re ready to start shopping for your Caribbean vacation, check out our selection of beach vacation dresses, trendy tops, and tropical-inspired looks from Scout & Molly’s Boutique in SouthPark!