Post # 1
Bees, let’s post some your fav vacation wear. I’m heading to the Caribbean & would love to look blog worthy in my pictures in the years to come (bye bye tie dresses!). What was your fav outfit on your recent vacation?
Here are some of my inspiration pics..
Post # 4
Wish I had good fashion like this lol. I love love love the style but any time I go and try to put together something like those, I end up looking like this
I’m a lost cause when it comes to fashion
Post # 5
I’m a fan of white shorts and lightweight button ups…I have to admit though, function rules out over fashion when I’m traveling.
Post # 6
WARNING: Pic overload!
I am usually living out of a backpack and on the road for 1 month or more. I love bringing a few dresses, a few nice shirts, and sometimes I like to buy what the locals are wearing (A lot of the time it’s cheap, and it’s fun to wear something that you see others wearing). Most of what I choose is comfortable, which is necessary for long bus trips and hot weather.
I also think it is SUPER IMPORTANT to be considerate of what you choose for clothing in countries where they are conservative/religious. I think if you’re trying to see different cultures, you should still be respectful and not dress like a hoochie. Like not endless amounts of cleavage, short shorts, and bra straps hanging out.
Here are a few things over the years:
Flowy comfortable pants with a nice printed shirt with sleeves.
Had this dress made for me by a local seamstress for dirt cheap!
Shirt made by the same seamstress. I asked her to make me something she thought was pretty! All she did was measure me and I got this the next day. Great for when you are traveling somewhere such as a temple or a more conservative place:
Visiting temples all day long so it was important to have ankles and most of my arms covered. I also let a local woman put the traditional sunscreen on my face.
What locals were wearing in that area! This shirt was $2 and the purse was pretty cheap too.
Post # 7
@kris325: LOL. This made me crack up!!
Any more out there ?
Post # 9
Hi @Nic01: Lol, I pack too much for sure. So my examples, aren’t necessarily THE BEST ADVICE.
That is because I love variety… in a warm climate I don’t wear anything more than once, and often will change clothes a couple times a day.
My “day wear” is typically … Flip Flops, Shorts, T-shirt / Top, and a Hat. Carry a Day Bag, with all my essentials inside, including my Bathing Suit.
After sightseeing, exploring, adventures… back to the room for a shower, and change.
On a cruise ship, it is perhaps a pair of white slacks & a pretty top… maybe some costume jewellery & makeup.
On land, it is often jeans & a nice top… again with the costume jewellery & makeup.
Typically pack 1 or 2 really nice outfits (on a cruise = formal wear).
And a casual dress / skirt that can pack down small, and work great for a night in a nice restaurant.
My biggest downfall is shoes!!
Flip Flops – Sturdy Walking Shoes / Runners – Sandals to go with Dresses – and Water Shoes… that seems to be as low as I can go.
Walking Shoes are uber important… the pair you can rely on to keep you going for hours on end… and miles of airport… cobblestone streets… or hillsides with not much of a path / stairs. They need to have support to them… so you won’t easily twist and ankle, and have a good arch so your feet don’t tire out too quickly.
Hope this helps,
Post # 10
I always pack a neutral wardrobe- either black and white, navy and white or taupe and white. everything goes with everything else so I don’t need to take as many outfits.
I pack things that can do double duty- a pashmina can be a wrap for a cool evening, a coverup at the beach or pool, and a blanket on the plane.
If we are gone more than a week, I plan to do laundry . I don’t really care if people see me wearing the same outfit more than once as I likely will never see them again.
Post # 11
@Nic01: In warmer, more humid climates, I tend to wear less clothing (in terms of the amount of clothing and the weight of the fabric). I wear a lot of crops, maxis, cutouts, palazzos, faftans/cover ups, etc. in bold/bright colours.
One of my favourite “vacation” shops is Calypso St. Barth, and I aim for more beachy/earthy/comfortable looks. I adore your vacation inspiration photos (esp. since I rock the stripes + shorts look quite often in the summer). Here are examples of some of my looks:
Post # 12
@julies1949: good idea re keeping the palette neutral. Will try to remember that.
But then I see a beautiful skirt like this… ahh..
Post # 13
Depends where I am going but I do love a good maxi dress