Perfect beach vacation wardrobe

When you’re about to take a trip to the beach, there are lots of things to think about: sunscreen, sandals, and a good book. But one thing that’s often overlooked is what you’re going to wear. Sure, you could just throw on your favorite cutoffs and a tank top, but wouldn’t it be nice if you had some options? Here are some outfits for your next beach vacation

The Classic

This is the go-to outfit for any beach vacation: a cute bikini, a floppy hat (it’s got an elastic band so it won’t blow away!), and some enormous sunglasses. Bonus points if you bring an inflatable raft or two—they’ll keep you afloat as long as possible when the tide rises suddenly.

The Tropical

This look is perfect if you want to feel like you’re at home in paradise without actually having to be there: wear any tropical-print clothing items that you have (or buy them new), and pair them with a brightly colored sarong or scarf around your waist and sandals or flip flops on your feet. You can also add a flower crown if that’s your thing!



Same as with bottoms, look for dresses in light fabrics. Stick to 100% paper thin cotton or rayon for a cool and comfortable feel. 

Whether a cute romper or a maxi dress, go all out with color and vibrant prints.



When going on a beach vacation bring two-three bathing suits to rotate during your trip. For minimalist packers, opt for two pairs. Wear a suit one day, then let it dry on the day you wear your other one.

Beach Shoes


Any beach or resort vacation requires flip flops for the beach and pool. This is a roundup of our reader’s favorite flip flops!

Cute Sandals


Next, bring cute but comfortable walking sandals for sightseeing and activities. Last, wedges are perfect for special events or else stick to dressy sandals.


Opt for light, breezy fabrics. Linen wide leg pants or cropped pants are perfect if you prefer a more covered appearance while shorts of any material will fly to show off your gorgeous legs!



Since you’re on vacation, skip the tees and choose pretty blouses and tops in different sleeve lengths! Gorgeous blouses are always encouraged but avoid polyester. Rayon, viscose, and 100% cotton are your best bet.

Sun Essentials


Don’t forget to take a few stylish accessories such as cute sunglasses, fun beach tote, and sun hat – that’s for sure a must!

If you plan on snorkeling, bring your own mask, especially if it’s your first time. It will make the experience much more enjoyable than using an old rental. We recommend this one!

Costume Jewelry


NOTE: Don’t pack expensive or valuable jewelry. It’s not uncommon for hotel guests to report theft even when staying at an upscale resort. Stick to costume jewelry. You can find Bali-style accessories, coconut-shells, and bangles are sold beside beaches or at tourist sites.

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