Whether you're heading out to the mountains or going to a tropical destination for your next summer getaway, you'll agree that the perfect outfit can make or break your vacation. From keeping you comfortable and confident to looking good in pictures, the right outfit is the need of the hour.
So I researched long and hard to bring you the most fashionable outfits and help you pack the right stuff for your upcoming travels. Consider this your official guide on what to wear this summer:
1. Breezy Kaftans
A kaftan is such a versatile clothing item. Whether you're relaxing on the beach or heading out for a walk at night in the mountains, you can just put one on and instantly look fashionable. You can use it as a coverup on the beach, or wear it as a dress with the right accessories. It is also great for layering up if the weather gets chilly.
Take inspiration from the stylish Pupul Pachauri to see how you can style a kaftan as a cover-up.
2. Tropical Prints
Tropical prints are such a rage right now. You can see them everywhere from dresses and kurtas to bags and shoes. So why shouldn't they be a part of your holiday wardrobe? A tropical print dress, like the one Shruti is wearing here, makes for a great vacation outfit. You can style it with sneakers for a sporty look or pair it with heels for an evening-out look. Keep a shrug handy in case you get cold.
3. Little White Dress
Move over the LBD ladies, it's time for a new wardrobe essential! White dresses have become such a wardrobe staple in the past couple of years. And they make for great vacation outfits because of their versatile nature. You can wear them during the scorching heat or even when it is cold outside; you can style them for a day out or for an evening soiree.
Shraddha here looks like a dream wearing white in the deserts of Oman!
4. Count on the basics
If you can't figure out anything else, go back to your basics. Nothing beats a good pair of mom jeans. Style it with a T-shirt or a floral shirt like Sayanti Mahapatra has done here. Wear a pair of flat sandals or sneakers and you're good to go.
Take some inspiration from this fashionista's wardrobe to build your basic wardrobe and you'll never run out of stuff to wear.
5. A pop of yellow
This is purely for aesthetic purposes. Did you know that yellow is the most easily recognisable colour for the human eye in photographs? Well, if you're looking for a great picture then a pop of yellow in your outfits goes a long way. A yellow dress or even a shirt will instantly enhance your picture.
Suvarna Arora is killing it in this picture with this beautiful backless yellow dress.
6. Colourful head wraps
This is one trend I wish would go on forever. Any time you're unsure about how to accessorise an outfit, go ahead and add a head wrap to the mix. You'll have an instantly elevated look. These make you look chic and boho at the same time and that is something all of us could use more of. This red head wrap worn by Tanushree is making us swoon!
7. Crochet swimwear
Add a bohemian touch to your beach outfits by wearing crochet swimsuits or coverups. These can also double up as crop-tops in non-beach destinations! Wear these with jeans, denim skirts, or swimwear bottoms in contrasting colours for a stylish vibe!
Yogasini aka Radhika Bose gives you an example of one such perfect pairing!
8. Comfortable kurtas
Let's not leave ethnic wear behind when it comes to packing for a vacation. The quintessential kurta and palazzo set makes for a chic yet comfortable outfit. And with so many different styles in the market, you can pick something to suit your unique style
Vaishnavi's printed white kurta with black palazzos steals the show with its simplistic beauty.
9. Denim Jackets, FTW
How can you have a trip without a denim jacket! Whether you're dealing with airport ACs, chilly mountainside, or breezy evenings on the beach, you just cannot travel without the perfect coverup – the denim jacket. The best part? They come in all shapes and sizes! Whether you like oversized ones or the cropped styles, you can find one to your liking.
Take inspiration from Ajmira Shaikh's denim jacket and polka-dotted skirt combo when planning your own outfit.
10. Say it with ruffles
If you are looking to add an element of fun in your outfits, then ruffles are the way to go. Whether you're wearing a flirty top or a flowing dress, a ruffle detailing will instantly elevate its look. You can style them however you like – add sneakers and a cap for a sporty look or a pair of heels and dainty earrings for a more feminine look.
Bhagyashri's pink ruffled dress with aqua sneakers is simply #vacationgoals!
What is your go-to travel outfit? Let us know in the comments below or create your own travel essentials' list on Tripoto.