5 Stylish Beach Vacation Essentials
As a Canadian brand, our team knows how amazing it can be to take a break from the winter weather and escape the stresses of everyday life on a beach vacation. While you’ll absolutely need a number of beach outfits, there will likely be quite a few occasions where you’ll need a few other different kinds of vacation outfits. From dinner, to sight-seeing, to reading at the beach, your suitcase can fill up awfully quickly in your efforts to make sure you’ve got a look ready for any occasion. To help you avoid checking another bag while making sure you have plenty of vacation outfits that you can easily throw together, we’ve put together a list of 5 stylish and versatile beach vacation essentials you should be sure to pack for your next tropical getaway.
Beach Vacation Capsule Wardrobe
Multiway Beach Vacation Dress
One of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can bring on a beach vacation is a multiway dress. These dresses are designed to be worn in a variety of different ways, so whether you’re going out for dinner, taking a walk on the beach, or just lounging by the pool, a multiway dress can be easily dressed up or down to suit the occasion. Our best-selling Chrysalis Cardi can be worn 8+ ways, from a one shoulder dress, to a Grecian style tunic, to a top. Not only will this style replace 8 pieces of clothing in your luggage, but it doesn’t need to take up any precious packing space at all - wear it as a scarf or cardigan on your flight to keep you warm and your bag light.
Breezy Tank Top
A breezy tank top is a go-to for any beach vacation. These tops are perfect for keeping cool in the hot sun, and they’re also easy to throw over a bathing suit. They’re perfect for a day out on the beach, a walk on the boardwalk, or a day of exploring. They’re also great for layering, so you can easily transition from day to night if the weather starts to cool down. The Everyday Tank Top is available in two breathable and sustainable fabric blends - a bamboo/organic cotton blend and a linen blend. Did we mention that this top is also fully reversible with two necklines? So you’ll have a high scoop neck and low scoop neck tank on hand without having to pack an extra top.
Vacation 2-Piece Set
Another great option for a beach vacation is a 2-piece set. For those jam-packed days where you need to get up and get going quickly, a matching 2-piece set takes all the work out of deciding what to wear. Not only will you be ready in no time, but you’ll also look effortlessly chic. Plus, you can split the piece apart to mix & match them with the rest of your clothing for even more outfit options. We recommend something with a classic cut in a colour that can easily be paired with your other clothing. Our Dressy Rib Knit Sleeveless Top and Skirt can be worn together to create the illusion of a timeless dress or worn as separates. Made from luxuriously-soft, stretchy bamboo rib fabric that moves with you, this set is perfect for days where you will be doing lots of walking, but still want to look put-together.
We definitely recommend packing some basic tops like the Effortless V-Neck or Effortless Scoop Neck, but an elegant top that you feel great in is also a must-have. Whether it’s a flowy blouse or a silk camisole, you’ll want to have a top that can elevate any basic outfit and make you feel like a million bucks. Our personal fav is the Evolve Top. Made from luxuriously-soft Modal fabric that drapes beautifully and feels amazing, this top is not only incredibly chic and flattering, but it can also be worn 8 different ways. Multiway styles are your best friend when traveling, so any time you can find a multiway version of your travel essentials, we’re all for it.
Finally, a wrap skirt is a great addition to your beach vacation capsule wardrobe. A classic silhouette with its light and breezy design, this piece looks great dressed down with a tank top and sandals, or dressed up with an elegant top and heels. The Breakaway Wrap Skirt has a front pleat that mimics the styling of a wrap skirt without any risk of it opening when you least expect it.
We hope this list will make your packing as stress-free as possible. Let us know in the comments if there are other types of travel that you would like a list of essential styles for. Happy travels!
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