My kind of vacation style is easy to wear, pack, and stylish gear for a fantastic price. Since we traveled with the kids this last time, I had to be even more efficient with my packing and the below items were perfect. See my post for some tips on vacation gear and where I got them.
One essential I always take on my trips is a sunhat. I ALWAYS have one. This one is under $40 and super cute. And my bathing suit top with ruffles is less than $40 also and I just matched it with suit bottoms I already have. I mix and match my tops and bottoms so that I don’t always have to buy both!
I tend to bring cover ups to match each suit (I know crazy, there’s such good deals out there) but a fantastic white one matches everything. The one I have here is sold out but I love this one as a coverup and dress and I have this one with pom poms which I love.
Rompers are trending this season and a good floral one with color is great for so many occasions. This is a favorite and has cute ruffles on the bottom (less than $60). My clutch is a bestseller and so fun for spring/summer. I always bring a clutch for dinner as I don’t like carrying big bags at night.
Bring clothes for night that are easy to pack – look at fabrics – this one was super easy and didn’t wrinkle.
My boys and I hitting the dinner scene.
A great pair of denim shorts matches EVERYTHING. This is most similar to mine, and I also have these and these. And if you plan on wearing a good pair of shorts, all you need than are some killer tops. This fringe one is one of my favorites. My wedges are from André Assous (super comfy).
I got dressed and my kid says, “Mom, where are your pants”. True, hard to see, but I got shorts on (always :).
Another great top – in eyelet and off the shoulder.
I always pack one more dressy item but this isn’t necessarily needed. My rainbow dress was just a perfect vacation dress I had to bring.
My top tips for packing for a tropical vacation:
#3 A great pair of denim shorts
#4 Definitely don’t forget the sunscreen. We packed 5 bottles and had to buy one and it was $25 at the hotel. Hotels are pricey.
#5 Roll your tees and if you can, your tops as well – this helps with space and wrinkles
#6 Go for color on your trip – you’re on vacation!
#8 A fun color lipstick – red or pink is my favorite. This is my favorite pink, Schiap. For everyday at the pool, I do put on lipstick – it brightens up my face since I’m not wearing makeup.
#10 A stylish pair of sunglasses that don’t break the bank.
We had the best time at Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya (seen in the backdrop in all these photos). I did a whole post of our stay here. And oh yes, one last tip – if you really want to be organized – lay out each outfit for each day, mix and match, etc. than you’ll pack exactly what you are going to wear and don’t forget a lightweight jacket of some sort for cooler nights. I pack a good denim jacket.