Trendy Vacation Staples Every Wardrobe Needs

After years of lockdown, who would have imagined a time would come when everything would get back to normal? Flight prices are racking up, the world seems to be open, and everyone is back on the ‘skreetssss’ lol. If you are a baddie and know the streets are calling this summer or all year round, this post is for you.

As someone who has been out and about and catching these flights since the world slowly opened up last year, I have put together ‘Staples’ I seem to pack for every getaway. In the first quarter of this year, I traveled to Mexico, Spain, Italy, and Greece, and while they are different countries requiring different wardrobe packing lists, I noticed that I packed a few of the same staples every time.

So to inspire your next getaway, whether it’s a staycation, a vacation to an idyllic island paradise, or the tropics, I’m featuring the things that I can vouch for that meets your style needs and hoist your vacation looks. The key is curating a closet staple that will work with what is on the itinerary.

Straw Raffia / Tote Bags

What is a vacation style without straw raffia or tote bag?. Straw bags? Capacious totes? Sign me up, please. No doubt the straw bag trend keeps taking over every year; here is why: they are super versatile, trendy, stylish, and exude an effortlessly chic aesthetic. Who does not love a spacious straw tote that holds all your essentials in style? From wallet to sunscreen, to sunglasses, to beach towels? Yes, you can fit whatever you want in it. Whether you are jetting off to the beach or not, going to a park, or having a summer picnic, we can’t deny that a straw bag or totes add glamor to your outfits. Year after year, these trendy bags remain a popular pick and have proven to be a timeless purchase that will never go out of style. I have curated some of the best trendy bags to complete your summer/vacation wardrobe. So what are you waiting for?

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Pareo/ Sarong

Pareo, sarong, or a wrap-around skirt, as the names are often interchangeable, are summer or vacation essentials you never knew you needed until now. They are fun and flirty, made of vibrant colors with detailed tropical prints, making them a perfect addition for an island or a tropic lifestyle. I love that they are lightweight, breathable, and easy to pack. In addition, they are a great complement to your bathing suits as a cover-up. Going on a sunny escape? And you need a casual summer look that will awaken your inner island girl? A sarong in your closet is the answer!

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Crop Tops

Fashion girls and baddies love crop tops, period. So you bet they will be packing it for their next getaway. Crop tops definitely rank high on my vacay wardrobe staples. For those familiar with my style, you know your girl is a little obsessed with cropped tops and high-waisted bottoms. That, for me, is a typical go-to style on a day I am clueless about what to wear out. It is an ideal addition to your next much-needed vacation.

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Denim Shorts

As a big fangirl of high-waisted denim shorts, I will be a little biased to say that if I were to take one thing out of these vacation staples, shorts is that item for me. What’s not to love about them?. They are versatile, comfortable, can be dressed up or down, pair pretty well with any top, and are hot-weather friendly. For an effortless summer look, you would agree that no matter what kind of shorts you love to wear (*insert your favorite type of shorts), all you need is to layer it up with an oversized shirt and flats. Bonus point for shorts: No swim cover-ups? not a problem! because shorts come in handy when you do not want your ass all out in that bathing suit *Wink wink.

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Oversized Shirt

You saw this coming too, didn’t you? What is a closet staple without a white button-down shirt.? Best of all, oversized shirts. It is timeless, versatile, and transcends both season and dress code. I can go on and on about why you need not just one of these in your wardrobe, but I can show you more than I can tell you. Check out different ways to style this staple. When you are done, feel free to go shopping for it. You are welcome 🙂

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Statement Hat

Straw hats or visors and bucket hats are unquestioned summer staples. Hats are perfect for shielding you from the sun; some are even big enough to protect you from your enemies(*insert joke lol). A bucket or straw hat/visor is a vital fashion accessory to complete your look. If you’re not a hat person, consider this your entryway into the lifestyle. Protect yourself from sun rays all while looking fab in these hats. 

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Beach slides or flat sandals are a MUST have. So it is no surprise that this made it to the list of wardrobe staples for any vacation. Whether you’re wearing them to the beach, or going on a walk, a comfortable pair of sandals is a summer essential. Who does not love a comfortable flat they can live in all summer long. These feet are made for walking, and so are these flats. I have curated some slides you will find yourself wearing over again on every vacation. Happy shopping!

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Statement Jewelry

A statement accessory that demands attention is non-negotiable. Earrings, stacked bracelets, necklaces, and rings are the perfect accessory for leveling up your casual vacation style. Here’s my edit on some of the best pieces to shop.

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Undeniably an all-season essential, I have come to love it; there is no vacation without a pair of sunglasses. They are definitely worth the investment.

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Here’s a little vacation outfit inspiration I created using these Vacay Staples.

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Thank you for reading. Let me know in the comments what your favorite vacation staples are. Can’t wait to connect with you on my next post!

With Love From,

Chonks, xx


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