Hello! Here’s a breakdown of all the dresses I wore on my vacation to the Virgin Islands. These are snap shots I also share on Facebook and Instagram, created by mixing and matching items I already have in my closet. I hope this gives you ideas that maximize your wardrobe, and add new things for the summer.
We flew from St Louis to Charlotte, and because airplane temps are unpredictable, I layered for comfort. These drawstring cuffed linen pants worked perfectly. They’re light-weight and don’t wrinkle.
I’m always cold, so my denim jacket was a lifesaver. I used a cross-body to keep my necessities (credit card, phone and lip stick) handy and it fit into my tote come boarding time.
I’m a huge hat fan! I narrowed my hat choices to two, and wore one on the plane. With a long day of traveling I didn’t have to worry about styling my hair.
Linen Pants | Denim Jacket | Straw Tote | Straw Hat (similar)| Polo T-shirt (TJMaxx)
Downtown St Thomas-
Taxis are very pricey in St Thomas, so we decided to rent a car. There were tons of shops close by in the main downtown area, so I changed into this cute open-shoulder ruffle romper. It was a beautiful day, making this a good fit for outdoor shopping. My beach bag doubled as my shopping tote, and I accented it with my “go to” hat, that shaded me from the bright Virgin Islands sun.
Romper | Tote | Hat (similar)| Vince Camuto Sandles (TJMAxx) | Fitbit | Earrings
One morning we took the gondola up to one of the highest points in St. Thomas to check out the views. It was absolutely gorgeous! I threw on this casual and cool halter drawstring dress, again using my beach bag as a tote, and wearing my wedges I can walk in for days.
Halter Dress | Straw Tote | Cork Wedges (similar) | Sugar Fix Earrings | Straw Hat | Bracelet
In St. John (a short ferry ride from St. Thomas), we went from shopping to hiking, to beach activities. This green dress worked like a charm. It’s so light-weight and cool with the razor back cut in the back. This dress folds up to the size of a cell phone! I paired it with the statement necklace from Target.
Dress | Necklace | Fitbit | Hat (similar)
Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
This blue dress is not only chic, but flattering, especially after all the frozen drinks I had on the trip. It comes in many colors and was great when going from around town and getting a little sun on my shoulders, to dinner with my husband. The statement clutch added a pop of fun, and the earrings scream vacation.
Dress | Wedges (similar) | Earrings (similar) | Clutch (TJMaxx)
The Ritz Carlton, St Thomas
On our last day I picked this Maxi dress. We went from the beach, to lunch, to the airport. It feels like wearing pajamas, but looks like the ultimate long flowing dress. I knotted it on the side for a more casual look while walking on the beach with flip flops. After lunch I had my denim jacket handy for the airplane, and the hat disguised my messy hair.
Dress (similar)| Hat | Sunglasses | Clutch (Target) | Bracelets (Loft)
I hope you got some outfit inspiration. I’ll be sharing my beach and pools looks along with more details of our trip soon. If you have any specific questions, please leave them, and I’ll address them in upcoming posts. If you’re heading a vacation yourself, don’t miss my “Top Packing Tips” video. You’ll never over-pack again!
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