With the cold blasts of winter in full swing, it is no surprise why discerning travelers will be taking advantage of cruise season and heading for a warmer locale. Whether you find yourself in Maui or en route to the Caribbean islands, prime your tropical mindset with the hunt for the right resortwear. Luxury designers have released collections for the Cruise and Spring 2013 season, making it easy to target all the things you will need for a holiday in the sun: a swimsuit with exceptional fit, a cover-up, tote and sandals.
Find a swimsuit that is right for your body type. Try them on for fit and pay special attention to the cut and silhouette. There are plenty of designer swimsuits that can leave you feeling elegant, even while wearing next to nothing. Solid colors remain the classic choice; prints and hardware detailing give added edge; and one-piece cutouts offer a way to stay on trend without feeling too bare. Having the right suit will make all the difference–it will give you confidence and make you feel vacation-ready!
A cover-up goes hand in hand with bikinis and the caftan or tunic is one such garment that lends itself to chic resortwear. Don one while on your way to the beach or dress it up with heeled sandals and bold jewelry for an evening cocktail. It is a wise investment because of its versatility and a piece like this will add flair to your vacation look. For a dressier version, try a cover-up in silk. They are light and comfortable yet give your look a higher level of sophistication.
This carry-all “workhorse” is typically a lifesaver, and a stylish way to keep all your gear in tow. Keep it organized with smaller pouches to hold make-up, travel necessities and wallets. It also wouldn’t hurt to throw in an extra change of clothes or handy cover-up, just in case. A timeless neutral in natural straw, canvas, jute or burlap will give you that adventurous feeling while complementing any outfit in your vacation repertoire.
And of course, chic but relaxed footwear must not be left out. Complete your cruise ensemble with comfortable sandals. “Havaianas” or “Ipanemas” are the more fashionable cousins of the traditional “flip-flop.” Made of the softest Brazilian rubber, these casual sandals typically come in a variety of colors and patterns and have recently gained traction as the vacation footwear of choice. You can have equally comfortable and fancier footwear if you opt for strappy sandals embellished with gems or hardware. The key is to choose delicate silhouettes that can still handle a romp to the harbor.
With these resort casual essentials, you should be ready to begin your packing. Be sure to anchor your vacation look with these key items to make your escape a fashionable one!
Grace Yco is the Digital Marketing Manager at ViX Paula Hermanny.