If like us, you have a seemingly endless bucket list of destinations you want to explore, it’s likely you’ll be embarking on a tropical vacation in the near future. After numerous overseas holidays, interstate trips and local stay-cays, we’ve got planning an itinerary down to a fine art, however when it comes to packing the right pieces there’s certainly room for improvement.
If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from receiving eye-watering oversized baggage fees and lugging around a heavy suitcase, it’s to plan your vacation outfits ahead of time.
Whether you’re spending summer in the Mediterranean or enjoying an interstate holiday to visit loved ones, we’ve curated a few vacation-worthy looks to inspire you to plan ahead and take the stress and chaos out of packing. Find tips on everything from outfits for occasions to how to wear bracelets with a watch.
A Casual Lunch
Immersing yourself in the local culture and cuisine is the ultimate way to experience any new destination. Whether you’re stopping at a humble café for a quick bite to eat or indulging in a long lunch in the afternoon sun, opt for an outfit that combines comfort and style. Look for an A-line midi dress in a flowing fabric and pair with leather sandals or a low heel and a neutral cross body bag. This versatile look will suit whatever your day brings, taking you from a casual lunch to afternoon drinks and beyond.
A statement colour block is the perfect way to level up a simple outfit. Pair a bold, bright midi with sandals and a cross body bag in a coordinating shade for an effortless yet stylish look. Pictured left is the Analu Dress. Nothing says summer quite like a boho inspired white midi dress. The Zaina Dress features a stunning all over lace finish and breezy tiered skirt. Images: Alamour the Label.
An Afternoon Boat Trip
From a day spent exploring hidden coves along the coast of a Mediterranean island, to a tropical island-hopping adventure, a simple lightweight outfit will keep you cool and comfortable. Opt for a breathable, soft fabric in a comfortable style that can be worn over your swimsuit, such as a flowy mini dress or two-piece pant set and team it with a rattan bag, sandals and an oversized straw hat.
A two-piece set is the ideal versatile piece to pack for your next trip and can be worn together, or separate for a number of different looks. Pictured left is the Alani Pants and coordinating top. The flowing A-line skirt and tie up shoulders of the Calliso Dress makes for a comfortable fit. Photo: Alamour the Label.
A Day of Sightseeing
When exploring a new destination, it’s likely you’ll spend hours on your feet searching for hidden gems and ticking off the must-see tourist attractions. For days spent sightseeing, pack an outfit that is easy to wear, lightweight and can be paired with your favourite sandals or sneakers. A chic mini dress is perfect for sunny days, or a tiered maxi will keep you warmer as the evening sets in. Finish the look with a pair of oversized sunglasses and your hair in a loose bun.
Pair the Alla Dress (left) with white sneakers and layer with a denim jacket for those cooler evenings. A tiered maxi dress will see you looking elegant and stylish whilst exploring your new destination. Pictured right is the Dara Dress. Images: Alamour the Label.
When packing for your next vacation, remember to plan ahead, pack versatile, comfortable items and remember, less is more! Bon voyage!