Vacations don't just happen in early summer! Many of us tend to wait until now and even until the Fall to frolic far away from home. Make sure you look fabulous with this guide to great fashions for any type of trip!
At the Beach
If you're bound for the beach, there are a lot more flattering and stylish options than a simple shirt over your bikini! Channel your inner, laid-back surfer girl while you're lounging around with these Kate Hill Linen Roll-Tab Pants
($38), which are the ultimate in casual comfort. Designed with a chic ruffle trim at the waist, these pull-on pants offer a feminine design matched with practical pockets for cruising the shops on the beach boardwalk.
For cocktail hour at your beach resort, try this luxurious Rocky Beach Dress
($88) for your semi-formal beach needs. With chiffon tiers and a sexy, one-strap shoulder cinched with a shell, white tie, this lightweight, flowy dress is perfect for moonlit walks on the beach. If it gets chilly you could even pair it with palazzo pants!
You can't have a beach vacation without a swimsuit, so choose a modern one that is daring and different – after all, you make a statement with your most worn outfit. Try this We Are Handsome The Knight Printed One-Piece
($290). This flattering tank boasts a night-sky and horse background matched with a low back that is surely to turn heads when you jump in the crystal clear waters of your beach vacation.
For the slightly spiffier occasions, try this Teja Maxi Dress
($495). With spaghetti straps, a subtle paisley print, and a belted waist, this maxi dress is the epitome of style with a bohemian-chic vibe.
On a Cruise
A cruise vacation is the perfect mix of relaxation and endless entertainment. You appreciate the convenience of a cruise yet always bask in the elegance of being whisked away. Board the boat and island hop in this Young, Fabulous & Broke Perri Summer Stripe Top
($163). Made with 100% linen and a unique striped, slightly bo-ho design, this casual look is great for the more lax days on your cruise.
For evening events or fancier dinners, there's this Ombre Evening Dress by JS Collection
($118), which has a sweetheart neckline with spaghetti straps and a long skirt for an altogether fun and feminine feel.
Cruises mean lots of opportunities for lounging by your favorite pool. Try this D&G Beachwear one-piece suit
($98). With a butterfly print and halter tie, this one piece is perfect for a glam look by the pool.
And when you feel like dolling up a bit, try this Colorblocked Summer Maxi Dress
($70). This bright and bold colorblock features adjustable straps that will have you shining like gold in those uniquely beautiful cruise sunsets.
Exploring a Big City
While big city ladies may love to get away during the summer, the rest of us can't wait to explore the thrill of the city. The excitements of culture and summer events beckon you to the epicenters of the world. For those casual days, try this Trina Turk Naria Blouse
($106), offering a light feel with a touch of sophistication. The palm print, wide neckline, and slimming black belt complete a vogue style that is signature big city.
Whether it's a musical event or museum opening, big city formalwear is the epitome of chic. Look and feel effortlessly fabulous in this French Connection "Shyanne Summer" Solid Long Dress
($174), q belted frock complete with criss-cross straps in back and a scoop neck in front.
Swimming on the rooftop pool of your hotel? Big city swimwear is your opportunity for a classic, Jackie-O style. Try this Eres Swimwear: Les Essentiels Eode
($183) for a flattering look that embodies city luxury.
Getting dolled up for a night on the town? Try this Summer Midi Dress with Collar Detail
($60), for a slightly retro, stylized look.
Camping requires a certain thirst for adventure and a willingness to get your hands dirty. For those of you embarking on a trip to the outdoors, casual is key for moving around. This Roll Sleeve Camp Shirt
($35) is a gauzy, long-sleeved shirt with roll cuffs, embodying that laid-back, semi-rugged look.
Even a camping girl can spruce up in the wild. This Tile Mosaic Caftan
($230) is flowy and loose with a bright, slightly geometric design, so you can still start those campfires while still looking fabulous.
Camping swimwear requires versatility. This Nautica Striped Racerback Tankini Top & Logo Belt Bottom
($36) is a sporty take on the tankini. Wear it as a tank top around the campsite, or lay out comfortably by the river without the worry of your bottoms falling off in roaring rapids!
For a special dinner by the campfire, there's this Rebecca Taylor Summer Smocked Gown
($345). This strapless, floral gown features a ruffled skirt and is made with 100% cotton, combining femininity and grace with maximum comfort (and ability to clean afterwards)
Traveling in the Third World
The third world traveler is a daring, bold, eclectic woman who loves to discover the hidden treasures of the globe. Even in your traveling clothes, you are able to find that subtle touch of fashion to roll with changing cultural styles. For those of you headed to the far corners of the world, try these Sanctuary Clothing "Fully Loaded" Slouch Pants
($59), for a modern, slightly sexy touch on casual cargo pants.
For those formal events on safari, there's this Theory "Krina" Tank Maxi Dress
($200) . This long, flowing dress offers a comfortable feel with a simple, elegant design that can be matched with the unique jewels of your host country.
For swimwear, add a little bit of fun to your third world adventure. This MagicSuit Rita Triple Tier Tankini
($118) has a soft cup bra inside and adjustable straps. Custom fit this tankini top with any outfit, or slip on to swim in the exotic rivers of another world.
If you're stepping out for a special outing but didn't bring enough eveningwear, try this Karen Kane Drape Front Sequin Jacket
($108). This bold jacket with a draped front makes a statement without sacrificing mobility, allowing you to embark on an adventure while still looking fabulous.
Wherever your vacation may take you, try these summer styles and guarantee a look that suits your special trip!
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