8 Essentials to Looking Fashionable While on Vacation

A client of mine was complaining that she looks like a "bum" when she goes on vacation while everyone else looks camera ready. If you have the same struggle, here are 8 #LuxeApproved essentials to looking fashionable while on vacation.

Photo Credit: Lucas-Murray Photography

1. Stunning Sunnies

On your worst day, a stunning pair of shades can make you appear untouchable.  Whether you're off to the Islands or a cooler area, the sun is always shining somewhere so bring a pair of shades that compliment the shape of your face, skin tone and personality.

BP.

BP.

Fendi

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

F21

F21

 

2. Metallic Sandals

Trust me when I say that a metallic pair of sandals will take your plain jane outfit to the next level. If you don't believe me, try your ordinary flip flops with those shorts and tees then swap them at the store for metallics and see the difference for yourself. It's an effortless trick I've been using all summer long, especially when I don't feel like wearing heels.

Sam Edelman

Sam Edelman

TopShop

TopShop

BCBGeneration

BCBGeneration

FitFlop

FitFlop

3. Fabulous Floppy

Floppy hats might come across a little overwhelming or pretentious at first but once you're sitting on the beach in the hot summer sun, you'll appreciate it and sip your coconut drink as though you're on the cast of Sex and the City. Besides, vacation is one of the best times to dress up and have fun.

Mango

Mango

ASOS

ASOS

F21

F21

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

4. Fun & Flirty 'Fits

Putting together an entire outfit can be exhausting so my go-to is a dress or romper. It's one piece and easy to glam up in small simple ways. Step out of your 9am-5pm office wardrobe and explore colors, frills and thrills.

F21

F21

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

Dress the Population

Dress the Population

F21

F21

5. Sexy Swimsuit

I'm talking about what makes YOU feel sexy, not "angels" sexy (unless that's all you then go ahead). Remember my rule when shopping, don't knock it 'til you try it. It will look way more flattering on your body than on a hanger and if it's not the one, then move along. It's okay! Just go for it and you'll know when you feel amazing. Pack that bad boy and rock it on your vacation like you're the star on the beach.

ASOS

ASOS

Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant

Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret

ASOS

ASOS

 

6. Metallic Tat Jewels

These may be "so last year" or the year before that but I still love them because you won't have to worry about losing your valuable while frolicking through the sand and city. 

 

7. Unconventional Cover-Up

I have nothing against a good ol' sarong cover-up but there are so many more options now that look amazing. Try one of these unconventional cover-ups.

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

Missguided

Missguided

Missguided

Missguided

ASOS

ASOS

8. Terrific Tote

There's nothing uglier than carrying your beach gear in a plastic bag. Yes, even your bag contributes to your overall look. Here are some terrific totes to consider.

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JustFab

JustFab

Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge

Zara

Zara

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