Ah, summer. It’s the time of the year when you can finally take advantage of that PTO request you put in a few months ago. You’ve got the flights booked and the hotel reserved, and the last thing to do is fill your suitcase with all the cool outfits you’ll be wearing on the beach, exploring old ruins, or ducking into a museum. If you still haven’t started packing, we’ve got you covered.
The good news is that we have pinpointed some of the biggest vacation style trends you’ll be seeing for summer 2018. So you can take the guesswork out and feel confident by adding these items to your travel wardrobe. From matching sets and sweetheart necklines to the swimsuit silhouette we didn’t expect to come back into rotation, these are the biggest vacation style trends of 2018 to pack in your suitcase. Ahead shop our favorite pieces.
Get some leopard in the mix
As you might be able to tell from my Instagram outfit photo, I'm very on board with the leopard trend that's happening this summer.
I'm naming this the skirt of the summer.
Available in sizes XXS to XL.
It's all about the sweetheart neckline
I actually just placed an order for this very dress. I'm really into the sweetheart neckline—a trend I've been spotting everywhere—and think it will be my go-to style to wear all summer long.
I can't wait for my order to arrive from Australia.
Available in sizes XS to L.
The earrings everyone is ordering
We plan to stack these up.
Available in one size.
Good things come in twos
Right now, I can't help but notice all of the cool tops that coordinate with pants or skirts. While I usually avoid a head-to-toe look, matching sets suddenly feel fresh and cool.
This top would look great on its own, but somehow looks even better with the matching pants.
Available in size L.
How much do you love the floral embroidery?
Available in sizes 23 to 30.
When it comes to hats, the bigger the better
We're tracing the big hat trend to French designer Jacquemus.
Available in one size.
Get creative with your color choices
Right now, there hasn't really been one standout color of the moment. With rapid pace we're moved through lavender, yellow, orange, and lime green. But one thing is for sure, it's all about embracing vibrant colors.
To wear with a printed dress.
Available in sizes 36 to 39.5.
The swimsuit style we didn't see coming
When it comes to fashion trends, not much surprises me at this point. But tankini swimsuits? That I actually want to wear? That, I was shocked by.
Top and Jamie Basket Weave Bottoms ($88) available in sizes XS to L.
Another neckline to consider
Whether you're looking for tops or dresses, it's all about the neckline at the moment. Square shapes are becoming hugely popular and I'm all for them.
Pairs nicely with hoop earrings.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
The Cinderella shoes we've been waiting for
I've dubbed these clear PVC shoes, "Cinderella" shoes because they are what I imagine she would wear in 2018.
A modern version of Cinderella's glass slipper.
Available in sizes 35 to 42.
And now, more travel clothes you'll want to pack on your summer vacation.