Tropical Vacation Outfits

When it comes to the perfect beach vacation adventure to a new country, you want to have the right wardrobe for the occasion. Packing for a family trip to Mexico or a weekend away with your partner shouldn’t be stressful. It’s a chance to wear your favorite hot weather outfits and showcase all your best styles and accessories.

Here at PixieLane, we carry clothes for every occasion. The next time you’re headed on a summery getaway, explore our growing collection of dresses, shorts, cool t-shirts, and accessories to elevate any look.

Plan the perfect tropical vacation styles starting with our vacation fashion favorites:

Heading Somewhere Warm? Here’s What To Wear

When it comes to warm-weather outfits, comfort is key. You want to make sure your clothing is loose and breathable and that you’re protected from excess sun exposure when you’re down by the pool or out at the beach.

Here are a few of our favorite tropical outfit picks for the whole family:

Best Tropical Vacation Outfits for Men

Men can create chic and comfortable tropical vacation outfits with just a few key pieces from men’s apparel essentials.

To start, always make sure you pack a few pairs of pants and the right shirt for the events and activities you’ll be enjoying. It’s a good idea to bring along one look that’s a little more elevated if you go to a show or out for a nice dinner.

For tropical vacations, sandals and flip-flops are always a good idea. You’ll also want to make sure you pack swimsuits, jeans, linen shorts, and sunglasses, so you’ll have lots of good options to pick from on your next adventure.

Best Tropical Vacation Outfits for Women

When it comes to tropical vacation outfits, women have lots of cute and creative options. It’s easy to stay cool and comfortable with maxi dresses and maxi skirts, and they come in many different colors and styles, so you can really express your personality with your outfit.

Neutral colors will help to keep you cool in the sun, and you can wear denim shorts and lace tops for more casual events and activities. Don’t forget to pack for the poolside with bathing suits, coverups, and straw hats to protect against the sun.

Best Tropical Vacation Outfits for Kids

The more comfortable your little ones are, the more fun they’ll have on the next vacation to a tropical destination. That’s why it’s crucial to bring cool and breathable outfits and pieces and why you want to make sure they’re as protected as possible from the sun.

Shorts, dresses, and exciting t-shirts are always a good option for vacation clothes for kids, and you can also add cover-ups to reduce sun exposure. Flip flops are perfect for the beach (but aren’t great for hiking or other physical activity).

Add in some chic jewelry and hair accessories for a little something special to every outfit.

What Should You Wear on the Plane?

You also want to make sure you’re dressed properly for the journey. Airports and planes can be chilly, and it’s a good idea to have layers on hand.

These are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind (and in your suitcase) when it comes to dressing for travel:

Opt for Comfy Clothes

Of course, you want to look cute and stylish on every adventure, but it’s just as important to opt for comfort. When you have a long flight, it’s useful to settle in to watch a movie or nap, which can be challenging if your clothing is tight or too hot.

Dress in loose or stretchy pieces, and make sure you have layers that you can take on and off for maximum comfort throughout the flight. Shoes that come off easily make it faster to go through security, and you won’t have to worry about your feet pinching. Always dress to your preference and comfort level.

Pack an Extra Blanket for the Flight

It’s also a good idea to make room in your pack for an extra blanket. Planes can be chilly, and if you’re headed to a tropical destination, you’re probably dressed for warmer temperatures.

A blanket will also make it easier to nap or get cozy throughout your trip. That way, you’ll be awake and refreshed when you arrive at your tropical destination.

Tips for Packing for Hot Weather

What’s better than heading out on a tropical adventure? You’ll get to see beautiful places and spend time in the sunshine with loved ones.

Here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when packing so nothing distracts you from having a wonderful trip.

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

Sunburns are no joke. They can cause serious pain and discomfort and may even have lasting side effects. That’s why it’s important to keep sunscreen on hand throughout your tropical vacation.

Double-check it has a high enough SPF (30 or higher!) and that you apply it regularly to prevent sunburns and to keep you and the family safe.

Bring Some Cool Shades

Tropical locations are also very sunny. Since you’ll want to be able to see all the beautiful views, it’s a good idea to pack sunglasses. Bring a few different pairs to mix and match with your favorite outfits. Plus, then you have a backup in case one gets lost in the waves.

Sunglasses will help to protect your eyes from too much sun exposure and allow you to take in the beauty of nature and tropical locations with ease. You may also want to pack a floppy hat or ball cap as well.

Pack a Few Extra Bathing Suits – Just in Case

When it comes to a tropical vacation, nothing is more important than a super adorable swimsuit. That’s why it’s a good idea to bring a few extra bathing suits. Some children really hate putting on a wet swimsuit from the day before (and honestly, we can’t always blame them!).

Pick out different shapes and styles, like one-pieces and tankinis for the kids, and maybe even a bikini for mom. You can find them in many different tropical colors and patterns. It’s a chance to show off your favorite looks, and you won’t have to worry if your suit gets swept away.

Sunny and Bright

Tropical vacations are wonderful for families and couples. They’re a chance to spend time with loved ones in a beautiful location and embrace some of the most incredible natural places in the world. And you want to make sure you have the perfect wardrobe for your next trip.

It’s a good idea to pack casualwear, like t-shirts and shorts for dad and the kids, and moms and girls will enjoy the coolness and comfort of dresses and skirts.

Don’t forget the poolside essentials, like swimsuits and flip-flops. And, of course, you want to make sure you have the proper coverage and protection from the sun with coverups, sunscreen, and cute, floppy hats.

No matter what your warm-weather wardrobe needs might be, PixieLane has you covered. We carry the clothes parents can rely on for every day and for once-in-a-lifetime, and we’re here to help you find the perfect pieces for your next tropical vacation, next holiday, or next best-day-of-school-ever.

 

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25 Tips for a Better Beach Day With Your Kids | Parents

I fly at least once a month and always dress up to travel. Here's why you should, too | Insider

Sun Safety (for Parents) | Nemours KidsHealth