Resort Wear: What To Wear Now
Resort is my favorite fashion season. Resort offers the fantasy of escaping away for a needed respite from the blustery cold where I grew up in Minnesota. Initially, resort wear catered to the wealthy. Those jet-setters who travel usually for winter sports, like skiing. You know the ones who head to the regal resorts and chalets or to the balmy sunshine at some tropical paradise. You need the best fashionable takes on the practical items needed for these special getaways.
Over time, resort wear changed. More designers are using resort wear season as a way to experiment with limited runs of unique items for their brand. Or they might offer classic, true to vision transitional pieces. It is now kind of a mid-winter wardrobe pick-me-up and a way to further individualize your personal style.
For me, though, I still think about it in terms of getting a few things for a beach vacation. In Minnesota, I always wanted to head somewhere warm in January was always welcomed. Even now that I am out of the tundra, I still look forward to a mid-winter getaway.
This year, my inspiration for resort wear is chic, simple, and quirky day to night dressing. At the beach, it is important to maintain ease with your clothing and accessories. Otherwise you may feel a bit out of place. The vibe is relaxed and, as such, fussy things that you could wear in the city just will not do.
The Resort Wear Must-Haves
The most important piece for a beach trip is a bathing suit. This bathing suit by Lisa Marie Fernandez is a classic suit with a structured bustier to keep everything in place and a fun, yet restrained print. Top your suit off with a simple, white tunic dress by Cynthia Rowley. The high neckline and long sleeves help to keep your tan from turning out strange. Shield your beautiful eyes with a classic pair of Ottica Spiezia Italian sunnies. The tortoise is flattering on a variety of skin tones. To round out your daytime look, stay shady and fashion forward with this Toto Kaelo hat, tote your towel, SPF, and glossies in this Moda Operandi straw bag, and keep your feet off of the hot sand with these Havaianas. For night, you can dress up effortlessly by adding a quirky, beaded necklace by Noodle Thick. Swap your sandals for a cork platform sandal like these K. Jacques St. Tropez. For some ’70s glamour, polish your tips and toes with a tan flattering, modern shade of nail polish by Smith & Cult. Lastly do not forget your smile and sunny disposition and enjoy your trip!