Yes, it’s true. Fashionistas can whip out last season’s maxi dresses and still look fab, and sporting a little black dress is always in style. But why not get a little more creative when jetting off to the tropics this year? These five trends will help make your vacation photos that much more beautiful.
Show some shoulders
Flaunt those tan lines with the off-the-shoulder look that has flooded the runways. Try an dress with a colorful pattern as seen from designer Nicole Miller that would pair beautifully with a solid color flat. Or opt for a one shoulder shirt like this Zac Posen blouse above paired with a loose fitting skirt.
Leave the dressy sweater at home. Whip out a sporty jacket for those chilly vacation nights instead. Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and Prada were some of the luxury brands to incorporate comfort onto the runway. Throw a short bomber jacket over a knee-high dress with heels for a look that mixes casual and chic.
Add some ruffle
Take a cue from Peter Pilotto, Louis Vuitton and Balmain, and get flirty with ruffles. Whether it’s a ruffled skirt, sleeve or dress, these add a feminine charm that will help you shine during an evening out. Pair it with a simple open-toe flat to keep all the attention on the ruffle.
Big hats all day
Maybe you wouldn’t sport a hat to dinner back home, but on vacation anything goes. Follow Osklen‘s trend and pair a straw hat with a black jumpsuit and open-toe flats of the same color. Or get bolder and opt for a bright red or blue floppy hat as seen on Gucci‘s runway.
Stand out in polka dots
Floral prints may scream tropics, but choose a different pattern this vacation. Polka dots are just as playful and standout from the crowd, especially when they’re colorful. Calvin Klein, Gucci and Carolina Herrera were just some designers to bring polka dot dresses onto the runway.