It seems like everyone on Instagram right now is away on some fabulous or exotic vacation along the Amalfi Coast, in Mexico, or simply living it up in the Hamptons. My feed right now is a virtual fashion show of influencers, editors, and friends living their best peak-summer lives before the fall season quickly sweeps in.
Instead of impulse-booking a vacation, I’ve decided to break down exactly how to create these curated swim looks we’re seeing all over the internet right now. Let this shopping roundup be your packing resource to dress for where you’d rather be. Just like the old saying, “Dress for the job you want,” I’m saying dress for the vacation you want. May this form of shopping manifestation will make your end-of-summer travel dreams come true. I’m buying it (literally). Scroll ahead for six ideas on how to accessorize your swim look by destination.
The Hamptons, New York
As every New Yorker's favorite weekend getaway, the Hamptons is definitely a place to see and be seen. Whether you're lunching over lobster rolls at The Surf Lodge or having a rosé day at Gurney's, the unspoken dress code of the Hamptons includes the following: white eyelet swimsuits topped with unstructured linen blazers at the beach, preppy knot headbands, flouncy miniskirts, and easy leather slides. The vintage Chanel bag is optional (but highly recommended).
Ibiza is the land of the dance music and the day club. Be prepared to wear your party hat and a tiny bikini. It might be the only place where sequins are frequently seen on the beach. Our advice? Take advantage!
There is nothing quite like the Italian seaside. Grandma-inspired floral and fruit prints fit in here along with nautical stripes and oversize straw hats. It's a vintage-inspired, romantic setting rich with history, art, and pasta (so be prepared to dress for it).
Oahu is the big island of Hawaii where Honolulu resides. It's a colorful place full of palm trees, surf culture, and endless nostalgic Hawaiian prints. Saturated hues and citrus colors coordinate with the killer sunsets along with seashell or nature-inspired jewelry. Don't be afraid of linen trousers at the beach and wearing a sarong six different ways.
Tulum was once the exclusive hotspot for fashion influencers. The blow-up of this once under-the-radar vacay destination has populated its signature style of cotton silks, pampas flowers, crochet clothing, and wood detailing. The Tulum aesthetic channels nature, wide-open spaces, and muted tones mixed with a little bit of glamour.
Moroccan style is all about pom caftans, leather babouches, and embroidery. Vibrant embellished tunics are the beach cover-up of choice in colorful prints and loose-fitting fabrics that flow in the wind. The beautiful clay architecture and pattern tiled floors of Marrakech help inspired the vibrant fashion mood.