You've already packed your vacation essentials, but did you save some room for your good-impression outfit? You know, those pieces that kick your casual look up a notch. Figuring out a few key items in advance can help you avoid panic-buying outfits you'll never wear again. The dress code will depend on the destination—and our stylists are here to help with that. In the meantime, we put four looks together to give you some ideas.
At the Beach
Poolside party at the resort? You're ready for it with a breezy cropped top and tropical-print pants. This outfit gets bonus points for packability and versatility—swap the pants for denim cutoffs and you're all set for a day of inland exploration.
In the City
Rooftop drinks? Yes, please. If the occasion allows, balance chic and sensible—in this case, we paired a standout dress with a hat for sun protection and sneakers for spending an evening on your feet. A longer dress will keep you covered when the wind kicks up.
In the Mountains
Whether your getaway is at a luxe lodge or a rustic cabin, you can keep things pretty casual. The ideal campfire attire includes comfortable, laid-back pieces, plus an extra layer you can throw on for stargazing after the sun goes down.
In the Desert
Sunset dinner party, perhaps? Capture the zen vibe of your surroundings with a mix of neutrals in clean silhouettes. A wide-brimmed hat is essential for comfort and style, and a statement necklace makes the look your own.