Are you headed to a resort in Mexico? Do you have a Caribbean beach vacation on the horizon? Lucky you! Now to make sure you can relax in your very best resort duds and accessories without spending everything in your budget.
A Floral Jumper
Easy, breezy, comfortable, and versatile: A nicely-cut floral jumper can be worn anywhere from breakfast on the veranda of your beach hotel, to the sandy shore as a bikini cover-up, to dancing and drinks at the night market. For a “looks expensive but isn’t” effect, look for clean lines, pleats, and most importantly, a good fit. We love this “Read it and Steep” romper in “garden” from Modcloth.com for under $60.
A Straw Panama Hat
A little more polished than a big, floppy garden hat, the Panama hat is stylish and effective against harsh rays. Many styles can cost hundreds, but this well-rated, sophisticated design from the Stetson company works for both men and women, and is available on Amazon.com for less than 50 bucks. Yes, please!
Everyone knows that a nice, big pair of sunnies is an essential staple for any beach vacation. But you don’t need to spend hundreds on a pair of designer specs to look stylish. Check out online outlets like Sunglasses Warehouse for chic styles on a dime. The vintage-looking square frames on this pair of August Sunglasses is particularly chic-looking, at a low cost of about ten dollars.
Fashion-Forward Beach Tote
When traveling, you need a bag that can carry all your necessities – sunscreen, juicy beach read, wallet, phone, towel and more. But leave giant ugly backpack in the room. Try a printed woven jute or burlap tote with enough polish and design to make its large functional size look good on you. We like this “Jute Tulum Bag” graphic number with leather handles from REVOLVE.com. And, no, it doesn’t cost more than your resort hotel. It’s a steal at about $35.
You don’t have to spend all your money just to look like a jet-setter. With a touch of creative shopping, you can save enough money on killer resort wear and accessories to afford a second beach vacation instead!