If an island holiday or Hawaiian honeymoon is on the horizon, it’s high time you start planning your travel must-haves. But before you load up your luggage with bikinis, sunglasses, and SPF, you’ll want to curate your vacation wardrobe to stay elegant and up to resort dress codes.
Whether you’re aiming for resort casual or formal attire, there’s a key to finding that sweet spot between sultry beach vibes and effortless elegance: Classic lines, breezy fabrics, and high-end finishes like gold metal hardware.
That said, there’s no reason your resort vacation looks need to whisk you away from that personal style you adore at home. From Monaco to Rio and Santorini to Saint Tropez, these chic ensembles will have you gliding through your getaway feeling as delicious as that warm breeze blowing through your hair.
10 Gorgeous Resort Outfits To Keep You On Island Time Forever
The best resort outfits pay homage to tropical locales, laid-back lifestyles, and effortless luxury. From seaside-inspired beach wear to beach mini dresses and caftan coverups, vacation outfit ideas are endless. But since every airline has a luggage weight limit, planning your vacation looks can take strategy as well style.
Creating an on-point and versatile resort vacation and travel capsule wardrobe means combining separates, jumpsuits, and dresses that can adapt to any setting. To take you from your beachfront bungalow to the resort cocktail bar, here are 10 resort outfits that’ll turn heads on your next holiday.
#1 Breezy Bohemian
Nothing evokes the essence of a tropical resort more than an easy and breezy long dress. Our Emily Long Dress gives bohemian vibes a sophisticated twist with a nod to the timeless beauty of a Grecian goddess. The gold neckline detail and thin adjustable straps add a unique update to a classic dress silhouette, and the silk blend will keep you cool as the night heats up. When it comes to resort essentials, the maxi dress is top of the list.
Style your maxi dress with:
- Accessories in natural materials for a hint of boho
- Neutral strappy sandals to keep all eyes on your long, lean lines
- Gold earrings or bracelets to accent the metal collar detail
#2 Crisp Coastal Neutrals
Something about being near the seashore makes classic lines and neutral shades a must. Channel Jackie O by pairing this slouchy off-white linen-blend Carmen Blouse with matching wide-leg trousers. Style it with a patterned silk scarf for a Martha’s Vineyard harbor vibe, or pair it with a wide-brimmed straw hat for a South of France feel.
We also love the Carmen blouse styled like so:
- Tucked into neutral linen shorts
- Tied at the waist over a breezy midi skirt
- Worn open as a beach coverup (just toss it over your favorite bikini!)
Every resort wardrobe needs a casual look for hitting the tennis court or taking a tour through the local town. Stay comfortable as you saunter with some simple thong sandals or white canvas slider sneakers.
#3 Dressed Up Joggers
Vacation and summer fashion can still make way for a joggers outfit. With sultry, supple fabrics and unexpected details, our Ananda Pants take joggers from the track to the A-List. Unexpected earth-inspired colors like ginger and bamboo look even richer in this luxurious linen blend—plus, these joggers are guaranteed to keep you comfortable whether you’re at a casual get-together or an elegant soiree.
We love the Ananda Pants styled with:
- A sexy, snug top to contrast joggers’ relaxed, lived-in fit
- Sky-high strappy heels add even more length to your legs
- A sleek chignon and coordinated jewelry to add elegance and sophistication
Pro tip: These jet-setting joggers will work gorgeously as your airplane travel outfit, especially when paired with a cozy knit. Trust us, you’ll want to wear these comfy, chic pants absolutely everywhere—and if you’re sipping on a mile-high Bloody mary, vacation should absolutely start on the plane!
#4 Elegant Eyelet
Every resort wardrobe needs a versatile pair of trousers to take you from day to night. These Eyelet Ester Pants feature a wide leg and unexpected textural details that will elevate your look from a simple shirt-and-pants ensemble to all-eyes-on-you attire.
With leg slits and breezy fabric, these pants will keep you cool on even the hottest Caribbean days. You’ll be fashionable and chic in the classic silhouette whether you’re enjoying sunset cocktails or an afternoon shopping excursion.
These statement pants look ravishing with:
- A black bandeau top to play with volume and keep the breezes flowing
- A cropped jacket for when post-sunset temperatures start to dip
- Strappy wood-heeled sandals to peek out from the leg slits
- Accessories designed with organic materials (think straw bags or leather cuff bracelets)
#5 Ocean-Inspired Blue Jumpsuit
Nothing screams summer fashion more than shades of blue inspired by the ocean itself. Promenade down the boat deck and evoke the soul of the ocean in the gorgeous gray-blue Samanta Detail Jumpsuit. With a plunging neckline and detailed tie waist, this jumpsuit accentuates your curves and moves with you in all the right ways.
The beauty of jumpsuits is in their fuss-free ability to become an instant outfit. You’ll be able to adjust your look to your mood (and your surroundings) with different shoes and accessories.
We adore transforming this jumpsuit into resort evening wear with:
- Fine gold hoop earrings and stacked bracelets
- Metallic, strappy heeled sandals
- A gold leather clutch to accent the belt details
#6 Silky Kimono Jumper
Just like rompers, jumpers give you a complete outfit without the hassle of having to coordinate separates. But skip too-tight cuts or long sleeves for your vacation—instead, opt for the kimono-sleeve Liz Mini Jumper for a unique spin on this staple.
With a plunging neckline, tulip hem, and tie waist belt, you’ll be able to dress this piece up or down (and even wear it as an elegant beach coverup!). You’ll feel like you’re wrapped in a robe at the resort spa in this outfit, but you’ll look undeniably chic with:
- Strappy gladiator sandals
- Gold statement earrings
- A black patent clutch
#7 Stormy Weather
Packing tropical and beach vacation outfits means being prepared for a possible storm that may roll in. Sometimes a storm rolls through the bay and you want something cozy to cuddle up in as you watch the wind whip through the palm trees. Stay warm and toasty by packing some snuggle-worthy sweater knits like the Teresa Sweater.
There are dozens of ways to layer this sweater-top hybrid—with shorts, over dresses, or (our personal favorite) to top structured linen trousers like the Mia Pants for a New England summer vibe.
Complete your trendy tropical sweater weather look with:
- Crisp white canvas sneakers
- A crossbody bag
- A long wooden bead necklace
#8 Bombshell in Black
No capsule wardrobe is complete without a little black dress, one of the perfect capsule pieces even on a beach vacation. Our Aida Midi Dress evokes the classic Italian bombshell silhouette of the ‘60s: timeless lines that seem like they sauntered right out of a picture featuring Sophia Loren or Claudia Cardinale.1
The Aida’s sexy, swooping sweetheart neckline contrasts with the narrow midi-length skirt—and a slit back that nods to the ultra-feminine styles of yesteryear.
Steal the spotlight and have your Roman holiday moment with:
- Strappy black sandals
- A bold scarlet, burgundy, or mandarin lipstick
- Loose hair and a lariat necklace
#9 Tropical Beach Babe
Don’t skimp on showing some skin when you pair the Dhara Detail Short Top with a matching Karen Midi Skirt in a deep purple plum. From lazy boat trips to the torch-lit luau, you’ll keep cool and look smoking in this form-fitting ensemble.
Subtle and unexpected details make this outfit a step above your average skirt and top set. The Dhara bralette features gold accents and knot tie details, while the Karen skirt has a coordinating side knot detail and slit side hem.
If you’re wondering how to style long skirts and tops for a vacation, Accessorize your island beach babe look with:
- A pair of gold flip flops
- An oversized straw tote bag
- Statement sunglasses and a polished straw visor
#10 Bold Retro Maxi Dress
One of the perfect pieces for the summer that doubles as a versatile vacation capsule. The bold, retro-inspired pattern of our Angel Long Dress would be right at home in Capri or Key West. While bright tangerine and pink scream Twiggy-meets-tropical sunrise, the sexy cutout is perfectly on-trend for today. Even better: the touchable silk blend fabric will feel like a dream and keep you cool whether you take it for a spin day or night.
Pay homage to vintage tropics by styling your dress with:
- Oversized hoop earrings and a statement cocktail ring
- Gladiator flats
- Siren-style eyeliner and muted nude lip2
Sure, you can’t compete with the stunning natural beauty of a Fiji sunset. But in the Angel, you’ll come pretty darn close.
Channel Your Inner Vacation Vixen with ViX
If flipping through tantalizing resort wear looks have you fantasizing about your upcoming getaway, stoke your style inspiration by shopping ViX’s complete Designer Resort Wear collection. Perfect for poolside lounging, sunset cocktails, or salsa dancing into the night, our timeless designs revolve around sexy silhouettes, luxury fabrics, and elevated details that you’ll want to wear both beachside and at home.
As for those moments when it’s time to strip off your ensemble and take a plunge in the sea? Scope out our luxury designer swimwear to layer under your new favorite vacation staples. Inspired by the tropical beaches and strong women of Brazil, our clothing is designed to stoke confidence so you can feel gorgeous inside and out.
Wherever you’re headed, channel free spirit sophistication with ViX.
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