My Spring Aesthetic Is OOO—Let Me Explain

This spring and summer, whether I’m at my desk, out to dinner, or actually on vacation, my style goal is to emulate someone who has their email set to vacation responder mode because out-of-office style is officially in. It’s kind of like the whole dress-for-the-job-you-want thing but updated to dress for the vibe you want. It’s the perfect cross between S/S 19’s California-cool and traveler trends, and includes, but isn't limited to, maxi dresses, strappy sandals, tourist sandals, tropical prints, wrap skirts, beach-ready accessories, swimsuits as tops, and more.

If this all sounds too abstract for you, not to worry, because of course I've rounded up all the outfit inspo you could possibly need in order to make sense of all this. To see how some of my favorite girls on Instagram are making OOO style their own and shop some of the pieces you'll need to get the look along the way, just keep scrolling.

You can't go wrong with anything from Paco Rabanne here.

Layered shells and animal print make for quite the aesthetically pleasing combo.

This Zara tunic was already in my cart, and this look just made me pull the trigger and order it.

Tourist sandals look even cooler when contrasted with a vibrant maxi dress.

I recently discovered this brand that makes this perfect skirt and have since become obsessed.

A floral dress is an obvious vacation pick, but why not take one for a spin in your hometown next weekend?

My next self-imposed fashion challenge is to pull off a one-piece swimsuit as a top.

Printed sets are not only easy on the eyes—they also make for easy outfit ideas.

Everyone needs at least one pair of strappy sandals in their closet this summer. 

Jacquemus is another brand that is practically made for this style of dressing.

You can't even begin to attempt vacation style without a caftan.

Loewe's raffia tote was one of the best fashion investments I made last year.