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What to Wear: The Ultimate Guide to Spring Vacation Chic

Ready to escape the winter blues? Whether it's a tropical getaway, spring break somewhere warm, beachside adventure, or just a weekend away to get a change of scenery, most of us are 1) ready for a vacation and 2) want to show up to our destination in style!

Mastering vacation style isn't easy, especially with suitcases that limit the ability to bring our whole wardrobes. In this post we'll dive in to essential tips and outfit ideas for you to nail your vacation style and feel Prept for your upcoming trip.

The Basics

You'll want to start with thinking about packing a selection of more basic pieces that you can make multiple outfits from to maximize your vacation wardrobe. Ideally these are more minimal and neutral or at least classic, solid or simple patterned options.

  • Bodysuits

  • Layering tanks

  • T-shirts

  • Jeans

  • Shorts

  • Skirts

  • Dresses

Couple add ons to this list. We highly recommend a good white t-shirt. Consider versatile non-denim in addition to denim shorts. For jeans go lighter. Hopefully you already have some of these in your wardrobe that you can leverage, but if not, let's talk you need these for vacation...and your everyday wardrobe.


Let's start with the essentials! A swimsuit is a must, but why stop there? Elevate your beach look with a chic cover-up – think flowy kaftans, boho maxi dresses, or stylish sarongs. When it comes to swimsuits think about playing with different styles, textures, colors, and patterns. A classic one pieces is always a good idea.

Breezy Dresses

Warm vacations and breezy dresses go hand in hand. You know you'll be dressing up at least once, and likely more, so make the most of it! This is definitely the area to have fun with your personal style whether it be through vibrant colors, patterns that fit the destination (i.e. tropical greens or beach blues), different lengths, and more. From off-the-shoulder to wrap dresses, let your wardrobe mimic the carefree vibes of your destination.

Fresh Whites

There is just something about a crisp white in the warmer seasons to fit the season and lighten up your wardrobe (and mood!) A good white t-shirt, sundress, button-up, blouse, denim pant, trouser, linen pant, short are all great pieces to try out in white. Highly recommend the most comfortable white denim option we've tried recently: The Mother Denim Mother Hustler in Fairest of Them All.

Lighter Layers

For added coverage and cooler nights on your trips pack think about breezy kimonos, lighter / white denim jackets, light cardigans and blazers, and simple shawls.

Matching Sets

Take your style game up a notch with coordinated sets. Matching crop tops and skirts or shorts not only keep you cool but also make for effortlessly put-together vacation looks.

Rompers & Jumpsuits

For a seamless transition from day to night, rompers are your go-to. Comfortable, stylish, and easily paired with sandals or wedges, rompers are the versatile heroes of your vacation wardrobe.

Sun Hats and Shades

Accessories are the spice of any outfit. Top off your looks with chic sun hats and oversized sunglasses. Not only are they stylish, but they also shield you from the sun's rays as you bask in the beauty of your destination.

Sneaker Chic

For days of exploration, opt for stylish yet comfortable sneakers. They're perfect for sightseeing, beach strolls, and everything in between. Pair them with flowy dresses or casual shorts for an effortlessly chic ensemble. One of our favorites here, but there are so many good options by Converse, Keds, Vejas, Birdies, and more.

Evening Elegance

Dress to impress for those vacation nights out. Pair your breezy dress, set, or jumpsuit to effortlessly transition from sunset cocktails to a beachside dinner. Elevate these looks with accessories like statement earrings and a clutch. If you are planning for nicer occasions think about an even more sophisticated number. Even a LBD or little black dress and fun sandals is a perfect option for elevated eveningwear.


From poolside slides to comfortable slip ons and wedges and heeled sandal options, you'll 100% want to pack a couple pairs. It is worth trying a couple pairs out to make sure they are comfortable and match with your various outfits.

Mix and Match

Create a capsule vacation wardrobe by selecting pieces that mix and match effortlessly. This not only saves luggage space but also allows you to create various looks with just a few key items. A good pair of shorts can be thrown on with a classic one-piece for an easy outfit.

The ultimate key to vacation style? Confidence. Wear what makes you feel fantastic, experiment with bold colors and patterns, and let your personality shine through your outfits. The best accessory is always self-assurance.

For personalized vacation outfit planning tips and picks just for you, reach out to our team / book one of our virtual styling services in our app!


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