Since summer is officially upon us while we were still basking in the happiness of spring, let's plan long weekend in the Caribbean. I don't know about you (LOL), but I refuse to pack anything that won’t fit into carry on travel bag. I imagine as soon as I step foot on the island I’ll slough off my city girl persona and my true island girl will emerge.
But then I remember that the Caribbean is kind of hot and humid. So a sundress is a must. And barefoot is well, just asking for trouble.
So packing resort wear for your Caribbean vacation might take just a little more thought – You want the right balance of easy outfits and beach dresses that won’t take up too much room even in a carry on. I recommend planning your resort wear outfits and travel dresses well in advance of your Caribbean trip – that will give you ample time to shop for new outfits if your current wardrobe isn’t up to snuff.
Packing Tips for Your Vacation
Vacations are special and we don’t take them everyday. When I’m on vacation, I want to look my best, but not sacrifice comfort or versatility. Here are some of the things I look for when deciding what resort wear to pack:
Comfort: Travel Dresses with Easy Lines
I look for travel dresses that are easy to wear – that means nothing with a tight waistline or awkward straps that slip off or anything at all that needs adjusting. Definitely bring along dress and outfits that require little to no ironing.
Shape: Flowy Dresses and Full Skirts
The silhouette of the resort wear outfit made a difference. Flowy dresses and full skirts have great movement and are very travel and photo friendly.
Dress Color: Bold or Soft
For colors, I like to have options of travel dresses in both subtle pastels and bright bolds.
Dress Patterns that Match the Vibe
Dresses look best when they reflect your travel surroundings. For the Caribbean, instead of graphic prints, think flowers and festive looks.
What Resort Wear to Pack: Off the Shoulder Dresses and Tops for Travel
Dresses and tops that fall gently off the shoulders always make me feel festive and in a vacation mood. You can usually play with sleeves and adjust them to find the most flattering coverage. And really, who doesn’t have great shoulders?
What Resort Wear to Pack: Long Floral Beach Maxi Dress
The Caribbean is tumbling with gorgeous tropical flowers and verdant landscapes. Fit yourself right into that scene with a flowy bright and floral dress. Maxi dresses are great for photos too – lift the hem or do a twirl to catch the pretty shape. Make sure to select a long dresses with a slit so you’re not hobbled when you walk – essential for travel.
Hope your summer vacations are booked...and don't forget your passport.