It’s usually around this time of year when I start hearing of everybody’s plans of heading somewhere tropical, or start seeing beaches and bikinis pop up in my feeds. It’s also when all of the resortwear starts trickling out, making me daydream of turquoise water even more. Since we have no plans of heading anywhere soon, I thought I would satisfy my craving by rounding up some of my favorite holiday beach looks from over the years and sharing my list of favorite items out right now, in case any of you are heading somewhere dreamy soon.
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Dresses are my go-to year round, but especially in a warmer climate. Something easy to slip into or to wear over a bikini is essential. As you can tell from most of our tropical trips, this is usually what most of my suitcase is filled with. Off the shoulder dresses like this one, this one or this one are still a favorite, while something a bit longer and breezy, like this one, this one, this one and this one, will always be a good option. But in my book, you really can’t go wrong with a classic blue and white combination like this dress, this one, this one, or this one.
First and foremost, you can’t go on any beach vacation without a few cute swimsuit options on hand. Now is the perfect time to pick some up, as the cutest styles are still in full stock, but not for very long. My go-to designers are usually Marysia Swim, Solid & Striped and Mara Hoffman with some of my favorite styles of this season being this black and white polka dot one, this floral one-piece, this blush pink one, this red and pink one, this Zimmermann floral one and this white one.
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And lastly, you can’t forget a carry-all tote for all of the beach excursions during your trip, and one that will last all spring and summer, like this pompom one, this straw one, this star one, this colorful fringe one and this all cream one.