A strong vacation wardrobe is marked by its versatility. If you're using up your days off of work to unwind and disconnect, then what you're wearing should aid those well-deserved efforts (while still looking good in all your far-flung photos). Beginning to build said wardrobe is relatively simple; Start with a few staple pieces in coordinated colors that are crafted from breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. But, for more specific summer vacation outfit ideas for 2019's upcoming trips, the easiest tool for discovery is Instagram. Since many influencers and industry insiders consider jet-setting a regular part of their job, they've developed key ways to up their style while living out of a suitcase.
Ahead, discover nine outfit ideas via women who have mastered the art of vacation dressing. They deftly marry the practical with the trendy — a combination you can embrace on your travels too. You'll find a handful of cute straw hats that'll make protecting your face from UV rays a fashionable endeavor. There are also '70s-inspired pieces, bold color combos, and neutral suiting to add to your packing list. In other words, plenty of fluid, carefree outfits to bookmark in anticipation of where you're headed this summer, whether it's a tropical beach, the Europe countryside, or a major metropolitan. Scroll down to see and shop vacation outfit inspo. Bon voyage!
Bold + Brights: Nnenna Echem
Oslo-based blogger Nnenna Echem is a go-to for highly saturated looks that work for both city life and more laid-back destinations. A warm-weather holiday is a great excuse to embrace loud pops of color, which makes Echem's Instagram a great source of inspiration. For your next trip, try a few splashy hues like turquoise and slime green for a look that could be plucked straight from a Slim Aarons photograph.
Timeless Neutrals: Neada Deters
Sometimes a simple, minimalist swimsuit and fun hat are all you need to feel put together while spending time in the sun. Follow Neada Deter's lead and find a topper with a floppy brim that you can flip up in the front for a subtle '90s vibe. The LA-based creative's account is chock-full of ideas for how to incorporate basics in a way that feels fresh and exciting, so beyond beach-wear, you'll find plenty more you'll want to recreate this summer.
Psychedelic Patterns: Chrissy Rutherford
Summer is the season of tie-dye, especially in 2019. Embrace the trendy look via a cute tank top that you can style with everything from denim cutoffs to white linen trousers. As a New Yorker and the Special Projects Director of both talent and social at Harper's Bazaar's, Chrissy Rutherford's Instagram is a mix of polished outfits and travel looks bursting with a slew of summery colors and prints that punch up your look.
Breathable Separates: Stephanie Arant
Often the best vacation outfits are those that only require two pieces, like this straw hat and black breezy dress combination above from Stephanie Arant, who is an expert at finding laid-back staples with statement-making silhouettes. Just add sunglasses and your summer read and you're getaway ready.
Crisp and Clean: Taylr Anne
There's something so summery about a white-on-white ensemble, which is why this look courtesy of Taylr Anne is worth copying in your own wardrobe. Her wanderlust-inducing Instagram account is one to note if you need ideas for how to achieve laidback, West Coast style in any locale.
Nostalgic Swim: Bettina Looney
Go for a retro fit for your next swimsuit, like this seashell-patterned one-piece on Bettina Looney. This constant-traveler is always finding creative ways to modernize nostalgic trends. Finishing this retro look with cat-eye sunglasses is a choice Marilyn Monroe (and Looney) would approve of.
Trendy Travel-wear: Alyssa Coscarelli
If you're looking for a comfortable vacation outfit that also happens to photograph well — like Alyssa Coscarelli's above — then a cool hat and dramatic kaftan or kimono is your best bet. Head to her account whenever you want to learn about a new indie brand that makes vacation-ready statement pieces that you'll wear after your trip is over, too.
Parisian-Chic Swimwear: Sabina Socol
No vacation wardrobe is complete without a sweet swimsuit, like the printed beauty above. Parisian Sabina Socol is always visiting the south of France, which means her account is one to check before taking a dip somewhere warm this summer.
Day-To-Night Style: Aimee Song
For balmy evenings spent snacking on fresh fish and sipping rose, you'll be needing a stylish look. So, go for a matching set, like this one from Aimee Song's new label. Don't forgot to follow both her personal account and that of her new line for plenty of day-to-night travel inspiration.