2018 Looks You Need for Your Caribbean Vacation
If you’re dreaming of white sand beaches, sunny skies, and waving palms, there are few places better than the Caribbean. And if you’re a fashion fanatic, there’s an added benefit to your island getaway. That’s the chance to break out some tropical patterns, bold hues, and boho chic styles! If there’s a Caribbean vacay on your calendar, keep reading for some style-inspiration for your vacation outfits.
Let the Colorful Streets of San Juan Inspire You
San Juan, along with many other cities throughout the Caribbean, is lined with buildings painted in bright, colorful tones. Leave your black and white go-to outfits at home and let the colors inspire you. If you’re worried about making the leap and embracing a bright color, try pairing a bold top with classic white or black bottoms or simple denim.
The Jade Melody Tam Tassel Tank is a fun, breezy top in the perfect shade of hot pink. The tassels lend a fun, trendy look to an otherwise simple top. Plus, at the end of a day of shopping and sightseeing, you can dress it up with leggings and wedges for an easy dinner look. Are you looking for something a bit more daring? The Alameda Top from Trina Turk is another great option. The one-shoulder cut and bright, sunshine-yellow hue can effortlessly go from beach to brunch, and pairs exceptionally well with solid bottoms or simple prints.
Plus, the brightly colored pieces you buy for your Caribbean vacation will be perfectly on-trend when you head back to work. Those hot pink tops look polished under a tailored blazer, while a brightly colored pant can be office ready with a muted top and the right accessories.
Channel the Beach in Tropical Prints
Whether you’re choosing a few beach vacation dresses or outfits for the beach, a trip to the Caribbean is a prime opportunity to enjoy fun prints that might not have a place in your everyday wardrobe. Tropical-inspired prints, with palm fronds or colorful leaves, are always a good choice. Other cute options are floral patterns and nautical stripes.
Choosing pieces with muted patterns is a good way to get more wear out your new purchases once your vacation is over. Show Me Your MuMu designed the Daryn Lace Up Dress for a fresh, toned-down take on a tropical inspired print. The relaxed fit and lace-up neckline feel beach-ready, while the bright color is perfect for relaxing at a lush resort or enjoying a dinner out.
Go Boho in Relaxed Styles and Fun Prints
Another Caribbean style trend that’s ideal for your vacation is a laid-back, boho chic vibe. From flowy fits to bohemian patterns, this style is easy to wear and perfect for staying both comfortable and stylish while on the go. A boho chic dress can take you from shopping to dining, while a relaxed romper is fantastic for chilling on the beach, taking in the sights, or staying comfortable on the plane ride home.
The Be Free Romper from River and Sky, with its fun tie-dye pattern and relaxed fit, is the perfect go-to for any vacation. Pair it with strappy leather sandals, another boho trend that’s seen a recent surge in popularity, for a day out or with wedges for a stylish dinner look.
Building Your Vacation Wardrobe
No matter which of these Caribbean style trends you choose to borrow from, adding a few patterned, bold, or boho pieces to your wardrobe is an excellent way to build vacation outfits that will look and feel ready for your tropical adventure. Don’t see something on this list that fits your style? Take these style tips and visit our Town Center boutique in Jacksonville to see all of our fun prints, bright colors, and more from top designers.