Summer Vacation Wear

Summer Vacation Wear
Dress here, Handbag here, sunglasses here, earrings here and here.

Summer Vacation Dress

This dress makes me pretty happy. First of all it’s a great color but that aside, let’s talk about all the reasons this would be so great for summer vacation wear. The straps are adjustable, so the length and the coverage on top are totally customizable for your personal preference and your undergarment situation (Boob Tape would under this dress would complete the feeling that you were just sashaying about in your night gown.) It’s only lined to about mid-thigh which makes it so cool and breezy on hot/humid summer days. But the real perfection is in the design because look- when I’m on vacation I do plan to happily eat and drink all. the. things. I mean it….ALL.THE.THINGS. The design of this dress says, “You go for it sister. I got you.” No tight waist band, no sucking your stomach in all damn day. Nope. You’re good. And looking lovely and feeling comfortable and that’s a dress I can really get behind.

Summer Vacation Wear
FYI-I’m 5’5″ wearing the medium. Could have gotten the small. Just sweeps the floor with no shoes. Comes in 2 other colors.

I’ve linked to a few other dressed that are on this same caliber and would be so perfect for summer vacation wear: cruise wear, date night at the beach, a poolside party or even a wedding guest dress. This style can be dressed up with some tan block heels or dressed down with sandals or even flip-flops.

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More Summer Vacation Wear Must-Haves

A summer sweater for those chilly nights or when the AC is too cold! I love a good summer sweater and here in Colorado, we definitely use them in the evenings. Over swimsuits or with shorts, I reach for these again and again. The lobster and the hooded, striped cardigan would be so great for the lake or out on a boat! And that Madewell sweater is next up on my purchase list.

Summer Sweater

While not everyone’s cup of tea, a pair of laid back easy to wear, denim cut-offs are essential for my summer vacation wear. I’m currently obsessed with the ones from both American Eagle and Agolde. Like….wearing-them- every-day obsessed. If you want more coverage or to punch it up a little, add a lightweight summer cardigan or a kimono with your cut-offs.

Denim Cut-Offs

The Shoes. I always take 1. easy slides that go with everything from shorts to dresses, 2.a pair of good flip-flops for slipping on and off over and over and over for the beach or pool, 3. a pair of comfy sneakers and 4.maybe one dressy sandal or espadrille wedge if I’ll be going out.


Random Summer Vacation Wear Accessories. These are random items that I always have with me on summer vacation! A good pair of drop earrings can really dress up any date night outfit in the summer. The straw bags are everywhere this year and I like this one because it’s more structured but has a drawstring inside to hold everything in. Linking my favourite Panama hat and sunnies along with the swim cover-up I snagged from Amazon that is so perfect!


I hope that this gives you some ideas for your summer vacation wear this year! What are some of your tips and tricks for styling up your vacation looks? We aren’t really vacationing until September, but the beach will still be plenty warm when we go and we always look forward to it so much. My whole family goes and it’s just such a relaxing time visiting with everyone. Anyone else go to Emerald Isle NC? We’ve been going every year since I was little and I can’t believe how many people vacation there now! It’s really quiet in September, but it’s amazing how many folks know about that little strip of island now.

Thanks for reading lovelies! You can always find more on my Facebook page and on Instgram where it’s easier to be all chatty!

Summer Vacation Wear

You may also enjoy this post on a $20 dress styled 4 ways.

And this one on some great summer tops from Amazon.

Thanks so much for sharing!


    • melissa
      July 9, 2019 / 9:28 am

      Thank you Nancy! It comes in a gorgeous blue as well. 🙂
      ~Melissa xx

  1. This Main Line Life
    July 7, 2019 / 7:04 am

    Ha, I love your description of why this dress is great. So true of vacation living. Love the colors and those earrings are great too.
    x, Julie

    • melissa
      July 9, 2019 / 9:29 am

      Thank you Julie! Ah yes…..that vacay life is real!The earrings were a good Amazon snag!
      ~Melissa xx

  2. July 7, 2019 / 7:56 am

    Melissa, this is the most gorgeous dress on you!!! Yesss to eating all.the.things. We leave for the beach Saturday and I.CAN.NOT.WAIT!!! I love my AE cutoffs too and you better believe they are coming to the beach with me. Happy Sunday!!!

    • melissa
      July 9, 2019 / 9:30 am

      Have such a great time on vacation Lisa! Yep….the AE cut-offs are life right now. Thank you!
      ~Melissa xx

  3. July 8, 2019 / 3:45 am

    Such a pretty dress! I love this on you. Any dress which catches the breeze is good in my book!

    • melissa
      July 9, 2019 / 9:30 am

      Thank you Lisa! Yep- catching the breeze and still covering all.the.things. is a total winner for me! LOL
      ~Melissa xx

  4. July 8, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    You are absolutely stunning!!Omg obsessed with this colour. I’ve to say that looks amazing on you. Nothing like a beautiful dress for summer vacation.

    • melissa
      July 9, 2019 / 9:31 am

      Oh thank you so much Dheera! It’s true isn’t it about finding a good vacation dress? Thanks for the lovely compliment!
      ~Melissa xx

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