If there are any fashion trends that I can predict the annual return of (each Spring) it’s floral prints and cargo jackets. From feminine floral palazzo pants (that can be worn from day-to-night) to masculine military jackets (that are as practical as they are stylish), here’s a fun Spring vacation outfit idea.
Inspired by InStyle
Inspired by the March 2019 issue of InStyle magazine, this Spring vacation outfit incorporates elements of Brie Larson’s cover shot (pictured below) – like a dramatic floral print pant that exudes a wanderlust-worthy vacay vibe.
Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway to a coastal retreat or you’re heading to wine country for Easter week, figuring out what to pack for a Spring vacation can sometimes perplexing. During this time period, the weather is often still erratic – vacillating from sunshine to rain showers. That’s why it’s helpful to dress in layers and bring outfits that exude a Spring vibe, while still being practical (just in case the weather changes).
A Fun & Floral Spring Vacation Outfit Idea
Here are a few style tips on why this outfit is a smart choice to pack for a Spring vacation. Plus, learn how to elevate your look, so that it can easily transition from day-to-night.
As an Amazon Prime member, one of the perks of the membership is that you can try on fashion at home (for 7-days) before committing to buy them. This is helpful, as it gives me the confidence to try new looks and styles. One of the recent fashion finds I discovered through the Amazon Prime Wardrobe program are these beautiful wide-leg floral drawstring pants.
Not only are they super-comfortable to wear (it feels like wearing loungewear), the black floral print adds a whimsical touch. This type of pant definitely puts me in the mood to relax and lounge – which is exactly what you can find me doing when I’m on vacation.
What makes wide-leg pants like this so ideal for Spring vacations is that they’re easy to pack, look appropriate either day or night, and enable you to do all types of activities – including bicycling around town!
To stay warm (while looking trendy), an olive green army jacket is a great go-to jacket for a Spring vacation. Army jackets are an ideal choice for Spring vacay, since they are durable, comfortable to wear, and aren’t too lightweight or heavy.
This particular one (which I bought a few years ago) has garnered so many compliments, since it has a few unique details – such as a ruffled back and belted waist. There are so many styles to shop – from army jackets with cinched waists to hoods. Having an army jacket in your wardrobe is definitely a wise choice – as it can be worn year-round.
To keep your face from getting burned and to elevate your look, a stylish straw hat is always a must-have for a Spring vacation. Whether you prefer a fedora look or a vintage-inspired wide brim hat (with a bow, of course), a straw hat is a wise choice, especially in quickly-changing weather.
It will keep your hair looking great (even if there are a few showers), and will prevent you from getting too much sun (while you’re lounging by the pool).
An easy way to elevate your outfit for a Spring vacation is with a pair of espadrille wedges. Not only are these on-trend shoes suitable for day-to-night, but they’re also a practical choice since you can do everything from a walk around town to a leisurely ride on a bicycle.
When it comes to accessories, a chic and glamorous way to accessorize your outfit is with gold jewelry. A classic gold-toned bracelet watch, a designer ring (like this one by David Yurman), and a high-shine chain-link necklace (like this one by Michael Kors) are a few of my favorite pieces to wear.
And, of course, we can’t forget a pair of stylish sunglasses! Whether you prefer trendy sunnies (like the oh-so-popular pointed cat eye sunglasses) or a classic style (like wayfarers), make sure to pack sunglasses that offer UV protection – to keep your eyes protected from sun rays.
As you can see, packing stylish and comfortable outfits are a wise choice for a Spring vacation. Not only will they put you in the mood to have some fun and be active, but they’ll also look great from day-to-night.
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