This Is Your Summer Vacation Hotline—11 Fire 'Fits to Try on Your Trip

As travel restrictions are eased and more people in the U.S are vaccinated, it seems like everyone and their mother on vacation right now. Each time I open up Instagram, my feed is flooded with idyllic shots of people living their best summer vacation lives, from the nightlife of Miami to the beaches of Mexico. More than ever, people are hitting more local destinations rather than taking trips across the world, but they aren't letting that stop them from showing off their excellent vacation wardrobes.

As I said, I've been seeing dozens of summer vacation outfits all over the 'gram, so I'm sharing my favorites among them here. These are, in my mind, the defining fashion-girl looks of the summer, so you can expect to see a selection of the biggest trends in the below roundup. Matching bikini sets, crochet everything, tied details, and more have made it into the suitcases of your favorite fashion girls, and these 11 outfits are proof. 

Whether you're here to see what to pack for your next trip or simply want to fill up on some excellent summer style inspiration, you've come to the right place. Ahead, see the prettiest vacation outfits of the year and shop key pieces from each.


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Sometimes, you need to keep it simple with one standout piece, like this dreamy see-through number. It makes packing much easier.


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Strap details are everywhere, and all you really need to pair them with is a cute handbag and statement shoes. 


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If you like to keep it more casual on vacation, throw a light cardigan over a bikini top and jeans. 


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Packing neutral pieces makes it easy for quick outfit styling when you're on the go. 


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There's something about an airy maxi skirt that just feels so summery. Pair it with a colorful top and you've got a breezy but fire look.


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I like when vacation outfits are easy to style. Printed jeans keep the look elevated, but all you need to do is pair them with minimal accessories and a basic top.


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Midi skirts have always been around, but ever since Jacquemus released its version on the spring 2021 runways, the style has completely blown up. Pair with a second-skin top and sandals for the ultimate summer vibe.


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We clearly can't get enough of crochet around here, and for valid reasons. Wear a crochet vest or cardigan over a top or a swimsuit. 


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You can't go wrong with a floral midi dress—it's something that'll be in style every summer.


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My favorite vacation combo is tying a blouse over a dress. It's the only kind of layering I'll accept in the summertime.


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If you're heading to an island or somewhere with a beach, you need to have a variety of swimsuits on deck. 

Next, The Ultimate Summer 2021 Trend Shopping Guide, Starting at Just $11

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Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.