Imagine yourself at a luxurious beach resort, the sun kissing your skin as you lounge by the crystal-clear waters, sipping on a refreshing cocktail. You want to look as fabulous as the scenery around you, right? That's where resort wear comes into play.
You may have heard of the term "resort wear" or "resort collection," but what does it mean, and why is it important for your next vacation? In this blog post, we'll explain everything you need to know about resort wear and give you some tips on how to style it.
What is a Resort Collection?
A resort collection is also known as a “cruise collection” or a “pre-collection”, and it typically hits stores around November or December. It caters to the needs of customers who are planning to travel to warm, tropical locations during the winter holidays or early spring, meaning the clothing usually consists of lightweight, comfortable, and versatile pieces to mix and match for different occasions.
What is Resort Wear?
Resort wear is not a new concept. In fact, it dates back to the early 20th century, when wealthy people started to travel to exotic places like the French Riviera, the Caribbean, or Hawaii. So their apparel needed to be suitable for the climate and the activities they enjoyed, such as swimming, sailing, golfing, or sightseeing. They also wanted to look fashionable and elegant, so they wore clothes that reflected the latest trends and colors of the season.
Some of the most famous and influential resort collections in history include:
- Chanel's 2004 collection inspired by Cuba
- Dior's 2008 collection inspired by Egypt
- Gucci's 2017 collection inspired by London
How to Style Resort Wear
Now that you know what resort wear is, you may be wondering how to style it for your next vacation. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to create the perfect outfits for vacation:
Choose pieces that are lightweight, breathable, and easy to pack. Opt for natural fabrics like cotton, linen, silk, or rayon, and avoid synthetic fabrics like polyester or nylon that can make you sweat or itch.
Pick colors that are bright, cheerful, and flattering. Think tropical hues like coral, turquoise, yellow, or green, or nautical shades like navy, white, or red. You can also add some prints or patterns to spice up your look, such as florals, stripes, polka dots, or animal prints.
Mix and match pieces, wearing them for different occasions. For example, you can pair a maxi dress with sandals and a straw hat for a day at the beach, or with heels and a clutch for a night out. You can also layer a cardigan or a jacket over a tank top or a dress for cooler evenings.
Don't forget to pack some swimwear and footwear that are suitable for your destination. For swimwear, you can choose from bikinis, one-pieces, tankinis, or cover-ups. For footwear, you can choose from sandals, flip-flops, espadrilles, sneakers, or loafers. Remember, the right choice will depend on your comfort level.
Accessorize your outfits with fun and functional items. For example, you can wear sunglasses, hats, scarves, or belts to protect yourself from the sun or add some interest to your look. You can also carry bags that are spacious enough to fit your essentials, such as tote bags, backpacks, or cross-body bags.
- Add some jewelry to elevate your outfits. You can choose from earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or rings depending on your preference and style. Jewelry is a great way to add some sparkle and personality to your resort wear. Check out our interchangeable earrings' collection, for pieces you can switch into two or more styles in seconds. This is perfect for traveling, when you have limited space in your luggage.
Resort wear is more than just clothing. It's a lifestyle and attitude that reflects your personality and your passion for travel. See these four essentials to accessorize vacation outfits for women:
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