Don’t get weighed down by a heavy suitcase when you travel this summer. Instead, make a beeline for multi-purpose pieces that will take you from the pool to the restaurant and from day to night without requiring elaborate outfit changes. Now you’re all set - with excess luggage space so you can bring home your holiday souvenirs easily! Here are five travel wardrobe essentials for a sexy, sultry summer vacay.
Bikini tops, bottoms and even one piece suits can easily double up as vacation-appropriate underthings so you can leave your uncomfortable underwire padded bras at home. Even better, make your sexy swimwear go the extra mile by incorporating them into your outerwear wardrobe. For instance, wear them with printed sarong skirts or flowy, semi-sheer kaftans and you’re dressed up enough for a meal at a nice restaurant or an afternoon of shopping. Cute bikinis also provide stylish coverage underneath trendy crochet or low back tops, making them an ideal go-to for a fun night out.
You certainly cannot compromise on well designed sexy lingerie on a vacation! But it doesn’t mean these pieces are limited to your hotel room. Bodysuits are particularly versatile as they simply look like a very body flattering top when worn with jeans and heels or a pretty flared skirt. We love Stella McCartney’s Florence Fluttering Bodysuit which is patterned with shimmery gold dots for just the right touch of glam.
3. Kimono-style robe
Elevate your beachwear style with a kimono robe and then convert it into a wrap dress to go out at night simply by belting it up with a stylish rope belt. For a sleek look, pick a black robe - this classic tone immediately adds a touch of fashion-editor elegance to everything else you wear, even if it’s a cutesey tropical print bikini.
If there’s one item to pack multiple items of, scarves would be it. They come in a large variety of styles and sizes, making them one of the most versatile items to bring on vacation. For instance, smaller scarves can be used as a headwrap to shade your face from the sun, worn as a belt or wrapped around your neck, arm or wrist as an accessory. Larger, sarong sized ones can be artfully tied into tops, skirts or dresses or used as a cover up when it gets a little chilly in air conditioning. Best of all, they can easily be folded flat so they take up barely any space in a bag.
Thank your lucky stars that it is now a trend to wear lounge-wear outside your home. Nice sets like Eberjey’s Gisele Short PJ set look cool enough to be worn during your morning cafe pitstop. Or you can match the pyjama top and bottom with different pieces of clothing just like regular shorts and tops. The possibilities are endless!
Now all you need to do is grab your sunglasses and hat and you’re good to go with luggage that will be as light and breezy as your vacation. Happy holidays!