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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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