What to Wear on Your Summer Vacation
As we approach the time of year when lots of our loyal friends and clients begin traveling with their families, we thought it would be helpful to give a few style tips for packing, given three vacation destinations, so that you look and feel fabulous during your time away from home. Whether you're planning an extended family getaway to Lake Tahoe, a cultural adventure in Paris, or a tropical escape to Hawaii, one thing remains constant: you want to feel like you’ve packed properly for whatever adventure awaits. In this month’s installment of our blog, we'll explore the ideal outfits for casual daytime lounging and elevated dinners out at these three fabulous locations. We hope our suggestions will help get you ready to make a confident fashion statement, wherever your summer vacation takes you.
- A vacation in Tahoe is a Marin family favorite. Whether you're lounging by the lake, exploring the shopping in Truckee, or checking out a show at the casinos on the south shore, comfort and style should go hand in hand.
Casual Lounging: Opt for a relaxed yet chic outfit perfect for the laid-back Tahoe vibe. Consider a pair of high-waisted denim shorts paired with a, lightweight linen top. Complete the look with comfortable sandals or stylish sneakers. Don't forget your wide-brimmed hat to protect yourself from the sun while looking effortlessly cool.
Nice Dinners Out on the Town: For a special night out, elevate your lake style with a flowing midi dress in vibrant colors or floral prints. Choose a dress with breathable fabric to keep you comfortable during the warm summer nights. Pair it with wedge sandals or strappy heels for a dressier look. Add some statement earrings and a clutch to complete your lake glam 'fit.
- Paris is THE fashion capital of the world and requires a certain je ne sais quoi, a polished and fashion-forward look. From picnics along the Seine to exploring museums and endless iconic landmarks, make sure your outfits reflect the city's effortlessly chic culture.
Casual Lounging: Embrace Parisian style, it’s simple yet sophisticated. A lightweight sweater paired with high-waisted jeans and comfortable flats is a classic choice. Layer with a classic cut blazer for cooler evenings. Add a classic style bag to exude timeless elegance.
Dinners Out: Parisians love their fashion, and dinners out feel like you’re part of a show. Make sure to dress your best for dinner in the city of lights. A menswear-inspired suit or blazer paired with tailored pants or an evening-appropriate dress in a luxurious fabric are both great choices. Pair either with sleek heels and statement earrings to finish your look.
- Lastly, let’s take a quick trip to Hawaii. Your outfits should reflect the vibrant and relaxed island lifestyle. From lounging on the beach sipping a mai tai to exploring the island by boat or helicopter, embrace the island spirit with your outfit choices.
Casual Lounging: Choose lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen for your daytime looks. A colorful sundress or a flowy maxi skirt paired with a cute top is perfect for embracing the island vibes. Complete your outfit with comfortable sandals or flip-flops and don't forget your straw hat and a trendy beach tote.
Dinners Out: For a more formal dining experience in Hawaii, go for a sophisticated resort-wear look. Opt for a flowy, printed maxi dress in vibrant tropical patterns. Pair it with wedges or, for a more formal look, gold-toned sandals. Accessorize with statement earrings and a woven clutch for a touch of bohemian flair.
No matter where your summer travels take you, feeling confident about your personal style choices will add to your overall experience and allow you to fully relax and embrace the culture and spirit of your destination. From casual days to more formal nights, be sure to choose outfits that combine comfort, style, and just a little bit of local flair. Enjoy your summer getaways with confidence and make lasting memories, all while looking fabulous. As Evan said recently on our social media channels, remember to pack versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create different looks throughout your vacation. NEVER pack something you’ll wear only once. And don't be afraid to experiment with colors, prints, and accessories that truly express YOUR personal style. Stay comfortable, stay stylish, and have a fabulous summer vacation!
We hope we see you before you go.
Ronnie and Evan