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A Summer Style Guide For Your Last-Minute Vacations

Don't leave home without packing these vacation-ready essentials.

Life & Travel

The season I look forward to the most every year is Resort. Even if you haven't had an opportunity to enjoy a proper getaway this season, now is the time to get your last-minute plans in order as the final moments of summer quickly come to an end. While you can always find a sunny destination to travel any time of the year, this is the perfect time to take advantage of the final warm weather looks before fall inventory completely takes over.


Whether you're far from home or planning the perfect staycation, a getaway is an escape from your everyday life no matter how many miles from home. Not only is it important to take a break from our daily routines as a practice of self-care but perfecting your vacation style is just as important as the trip itself. Packing can be stressful so we're here to give you a head start on the hottest trends to wrap up your summer slaycations.

Sunscreen

First thing first, sunscreen is the main essential for a hot girl summer. When the sun's out, protect your skin with a layer of sunscreen to assist a healthy glow. I love Black Girl Sunscreen due to the cruelty-free ingredients that prevent that annoying white cast and boost radiant skin. Find this item at your local Target or Ulta.com!

Sun Hat/Visor

A major accent adding style to any vacation look is a straw hat. The perfect design can instantly elevate your poolside ensemble, adding a pop of chic to any warm weather look. Pair with a full ensemble or a bikini with a chunky necklace to give this key accessory even more life.

Slides

I love a good pair of slides. Finding a sleek contrasting platform slide to add to a beach side look is not only a comfortable choice but also a super chic and modern. Dress them up or down, for a chill vacation look.

Dad Shirt 

A dad shirt can go a long way on or off the beach. Layered over your favorite swimwear, a button-down is a popular alternative to a classic cover-up. Mix it up with different color combinations for a contrasting bright and fashion forward look.

The Statement Maxi Dress

Every now and then we gotta go in the back of that closet and pull out that freakum dress, even on vacation. No matter the occasion, there's always a good chance that you'll need a sexy maxi for a cute celebratory dinner. A backless maxi adds sass while keeping it classy with a pop of skin. For an even trendier look, try a bold print with this classic style.

Shell Jewelry 

The latest summer jewelry trend taking over the runways down to our social media feed is shell jewelry. This dainty design is perfect for a tropical vacation layered with your favorite gold chains. The perfect stackable accessory is a fun addition to your favorite bikinis. Where it as a necklace or belly chain to maximize your beaded options.

Crochet Set 

No longer your grandmother's favorite hobby, crotchet is making a huge comeback. This two piece set is a sleek ensemble perfect for a casual beach stroll or a night out on the town. Pair with a flat open toe sandal for a comfortable yet eye-catching look.

The Jumpsuit

You can never go wrong with a one piece jumpsuit. An easy look to throw on and catch up with the group festivities, add a belt for a snatched waist line along with your go-to accessories. Pair with a sandal or sneaker for a cute and casual look, or a high heel for a grown and sexy moment.

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