August is your month to fully check out. It's finally time to set your Slack status to unavailable, pack your bags, and head for somewhere far flung where cell reception is questionable at best. But, to make the most of your well-deserved time off, you need an outfit (or suitcase full of them) that's right for the occasion and destination. What to wear on vacation this August is all about finding the look that fits your getaway aesthetic.
For the woman who has sights set on the clear blue waters of the Amalfi coast, consider a floaty white dress that stands out again the cerulean sea. For the less-glamorous but more adventurous trek into the mountains upstate, grab yourself a pair of practical, sporty sneakers that happen to be a fashion-girl favorite. You're worthy of an ensemble that makes you feel every bit as relaxed, luxurious, or just-plain checked-out as you deserve to be. Inspired by the getaway looks of a few of Instagram's coolest trendsetters, you'll find all the outfit inspo you need for your summer galavanting — whether it be an Uber ride away, or a 13-hour trip by plane. Dig up your passport, and bon voyage!
If you're planning to lounge by a pool, try an all-white look, repurposing a sleek skirt as a swim cover-up.
Planning on getting a workout in? Embrace the preppy Tennis aesthetic with a chic skort and button-down.
Back To Basics
Keep things simple and throw on a comfy long-sleeve tee post-swim.
That's A Wrap
Tie a sweater over your shoulders in a contrasting hue to add easy intrigue to your look.
Keep It Simple
To protect your skin from a full day in the sun, try a light long sleeve top to style casually over your suit.
Cozy, pajama-inspired dressing is the ideal way to keep cool as things heat up. Try styles in two contrasting prints for extra oomph.
Keep things breezy during your next urban excursion and style a sheer top with Bermuda shorts. Layer a tank underneath is you want extra coverage.
Want to wear jeans? Keep things relaxed by styling a high-waisted pair with sandals and a tied-up tourist top.
All About Accessories
Accent an all white look with a bag that pops. It's an easy way to add color even for a minimalist.
Headed to a museum for the day? Break out your fall footwear, but style with a dress or shorts to keep your ensemble from feeling too unseasonal.
Grab And Go
In need of an especially easy ensemble? Try a tailored romper for a look that's effortless but still feels polished.
When you're dressing for evening, consider a high-waisted mini skirt with a minimalist tank. Tuck a longer top in and add a belt, or opt for a style that crops below the bust line.
Use statement accessories to instantly boost your look. Cow print shoes are an instant indicator that you're up on the trends, no matter what city you're in.
Oversized And Easy
A breathable, oversized maxi dress will keep you cool even in the sunniest of locales. Add a block-heel sandal and you're ready to travel.
All In The Layers
Give your usual slip a new look entirely by layering an oversized tee on top. The cool combo is ideal for a visit to NYC.
Set To Swim
For an unexpected swimsuit coverup, try wearing a sheer dress on top and finishing with a polished pair of heels.
Headed into the great outdoors? Swap your usual sport shorts for a pair that make a bit more of a sartorial statement. You'll still be cool and comfortable, but also ready to pose atop the mountain.
Sunglasses are an easy item to throw in your suitcase when you want to transform a look. Unusual shapes, cool colors, and even a holographic reflection can lean your look towards the romantic or sporty — it's up to you.
Embrace the sport sandal trend by styling practical shoes with a polished shirtdress.
Instead of your usual dress, opt for a day-to-night look that consists of a matching top and skirt along with neutral, flat sandals that you can wear for an evening stroll.
Dress Up Your Denim
Denim shorts can feel a bit casual, but styled with a romantic top, you get just the balance you need. Add statement earrings and an anklet to dress up the look even more.
Summer is the season to embrace color and texture all at once. Mix and match feathers, tulle, and beads into your night-out look for an added punch.
Test out the tie-dye trend by styling a tailored design with rainbow bright swirls or stripes. Style with a minimal black skirt for a cool combination to wear while out sightseeing.
All About Layers
To test a layered look that isn't going to leave you feeling overheated, try styling a skirt and white top with a cool vest and sandals.
A sleek, silky robe is the perfect finishing touch when you want to take a casual daytime look into the evening. Style with sandals and you're ready to watch the sunset.
This season, flip flops have a whole new caché. Try a leather style, or one with a slight heel for a look that feels more elevated that your regular beach footwear.
If you're looking to make a splash on vacation, swap out your usual bikini for an unusual swimsuit — like the once with a cinched waist above.
Sport shorts don't have to be just for exercise. Style them with a going-out top for a look that's unexpectedly sophisticated.
All In The Details
Scarves don't have to be reserved just for winter. Try tying one in your hair for a bit of retro flare.
Take a blazer out of the office by styling it with low key pieces like sporty sandals and a simple tee.
Try wearing your favorite scarf in a fresh way by tying a longer scarf around your chest. It's a nod to the early '00s, and will keep you from overheating, even in jeans.