So, Monique wrote in: “Hi, I need some stylespiration. I’m going on a cruise throughout the Western Caribbean and I need ideas, there will be the poolside moments, dinners, when we get on shore at the various countries etc. How do I stay fab yet comfy throughout these beautiful islands? HELPP!!!”
We got you, Monique! Dressing for a cruise is relatively simple, and extremely fun: with just a few standout pieces, you can create fabulous looks. Cruises are all about flaunting your style, so for those “poolside moments,” try a fun cutout swimsuit instead of a bikini. If you’re not comfortable with showing so much skin, opt for a colorful one-piece like this one from Marni, or one with an eye-catching pattern. Cover-ups are a definite must, so don’t be afraid to try one, even if it has a busy pattern or plenty of bright colors– you’ll fit right in (and still stand out) with your fellow seafarers! Floppy sun hats are the pinnacle of mysterious fabulosity, and on a cruise, the bigger, the better! Round out the outfit with a cute tote for all your poolside necessities:
For on-shore island touring, instead of a regular tank and shorts (which is still a solid choice), why not try a flowy caftan or batwing top? It adds a degree of effortless elegance to a look that is super easy to put together:
After a long day of lounging and souvenir store shopping, dinner is the time to go glam! A drapey silk dress like this one from All Saints is simply chic, and easy to accessorize. A pair of metallic heels, simple earrings, and a fab little tassle clutch. Since you’ll probably be bare-faced all day, throw on a coral lipstick to show off the gorgeous tan you worked so hard for!
Have fun on your trip! Have a cocktail in a coconut for me!