Vacation Style: If we took a holiday…

Around this time of year, whenever the big ShopBop annual sale gets announced (and all the posts start to appear), I take it as my cue to pore over the swimsuit selection and start imagining imaging what I’d bring in my suitcase if we took a holiday…”Just one day out of life. It would be… It would be so nice.”

Alongside my passport and sunscreen, I’d happily pack…

A Swimsuit, of course: I love the print and wide band on this Java Bikini by Mikoh, the retro fun flair in this Nina Belt One-Piece by Solid & Striped, and the sexy-sporty cut of the Naomi Mallot by Skin.

Sandals: the Steven Greece Slides make a nice alternative to flip flops. Or for something with a heel strap, I’d choose the San Juan Huaraches by Free People.

A dress (or two, or three): This Esperanza Eyelet Mini Dress by Free People has a detachable slip, which would be handy because I’d like to use it as a beach cover-up without it. (This also comes in white).

A red-dress is a vacation staple, and I would love to pack this Jo Dress by Melissa Odabash. Finally, this simple midi dress (Love of My Life Dress by Free People) first caught my eye in black and ivory, but I’d have a hard time choosing—the blush is so nice, too!


Breezy top: I’m a such a sucker for white tops with half-sleeves—like this Lace Boho Blouse by English Factory.


Pants: I rarely wear shorts on vacation. Instead, I’d choose these Linen Easy Pants by Valencia & Vine or some paper-bag-waisted joggers, like these Tyson Trousers by Cupcakes & Cashmere. The Levi’s Wedgie Jeans in Coal Black are out in my size, but I love the color! So cool and versatile!

And always, a hat and sunglasses: The Joanna Hat by Brixton for it’s wider brim (more shade!) and Quay After Hours Oversized Tortoise sunnies.

What would you choose? 

(ShopBop Shopping Tip: If you see something you like that’s too expensive, click on it anyway and check out the suggested “you might like” styles. They site is so huge, so it’s good to let it help you sort.)

P.S. Travel pants and springtime joggers.

[Lead Photo: The dreamy Mara Hoffman Whitney Jumpsuit.]

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