Your Ultimate Summer Vacay Wardrobe, Sorted.

Your Ultimate Summer Vacay Wardrobe, Sorted.

All Your Summer Holiday Outfits, All Sorted, All Styling.

 We all know packing light isn’t easy—even during the summer. Sure, tiny shorts, cropped tees, and trendy swimwear don’t take up a lot of space but if you want to make sure you always look photo-op-ready for your whole summer vacay, you’re going to need more than a few options.

Anything can happen while you’re out and about, even when you’re lounging in resort wear. Last-minute coffee date. Spontaneous brunch. Night-time beach-and-bar hopping. How do you ensure you’ve got a great outfit for any occasion when you’re limited to whatever fits in your suitcase?

Deep breath, girl. We’ve got you covered!

We’ll show you how to put together the ultimate summer vacation wardrobe without paying for excess baggage. From sunny staples like summer dresses and strapless tops, to day-to-night must-haves like summer Maxi dresses and booty-hugging linen pants.

Now that travel restrictions aren’t so, well, restrictive, you’ve got plenty of summer destinations to choose from. No reason your vacation wardrobe can’t have just as many options! Cotton tank tops and linen shorts are only appropriate for certain occasions, so a versatile – and portable! – clothing catalogue is a must.

Let’s dive in…

 Resort Wear & Outfits

We love a white cotton shirt as much as the next Matilda Djerf fan, but there’s more to resortwear than sun dresses and wide brim straw hats.

Plus, it’s not everyone’s aesthetic. Some prefer fitted tops over loose, floral ensembles but for those looking for a little more structure, why not create interesting looks using bright colours, strategic cut outs, and body-flattering designs? The right pieces are comfortable enough to lounge in and trendy enough to turn heads.

Our Top Picks

  1. BRALETTES in Basics

Get the look: MARY Knit Bralette in White

You cannot go wrong with a solid-coloured bralette. It’s on-trend and it’ll keep you cool no matter the temp! The beauty of a bralette lies in its versatility. It matches perfectly with skirts, shorts, trousers, and leggings—regardless of the waistline, material, and cut.

We recommend opting for solid basics, like white, cream, grey, charcoal, matte black, etc. That way, your bottoms can be as loud, as quiet, or as brightly-coloured as they need to be; the top will still balance them out.

  1. MAXI Dresses with Memorable Cut-Outs

Get the look! DANA Chiffon Diamante Trim Halter Maxi Dress

Summer vacation is the perfect time to experiment with interesting cut-outs! They can add depth to a simple top or dress without layering on extra details and they work double time making you look cool while keeping you cool. Trust us; you do not want to be weighed down in hundred-degree weather. 

III. FLOWY Dresses in Summer Colours

Get the look: DEMI Crinkle Satin Low Back Maxi Dress

All eyes on you? Not if you’re constantly donning neutrals. A soft cream bralette or a pair of white linen shorts is all good for quick, ready-to-go outfits, but it’s summer, you’ve got to have some colour in your wardrobe! Liven up your look with a sunny halter dress in butter yellow, or strut it out in a sensual, burnt orange maxi.

  1. PHOTO-Ready Wrap Blouses

Get the look: ANNALIESE Wrap Over Blouse

For a custom tailored fit that loves your curves, try a wrap dress or wrap blouse.

Don’t get us wrong; tank tops, bandeaus, and sleeveless tees are definitely the way to go for summer vacay. However, sometimes, you may need something with a little more coverage. In these cases, a soft and simple wrap blouse in interesting patterns or summer shades can do wonders.

  1. BODY-Con Bonanza

Get the look: LELA Cut Out Midi Dress

No matter where you’re planning to go for your ultimate summer getaway, you need a body-con dress. Loose maxi and midi dresses are great for chic cover-ups and casual days out and about. But you’ll need something that can switch from beachside brunches to cocktail casual with minimal adjustments. A cool, cottony dress that hugs all your curves is versatile enough to suit the dress code for all sorts of summer events.


Linen Summer Outfits

Yes; cotton is soft, breathable, and one of the best fabrics to incorporate into summer outfits.

But people are totally sleeping on linen—and we’re not talking about bedsheets. 

Linen is just as soft as cotton, just as breathable, and – in most cases – a lot more lightweight. It’s also a lot easier to handle, maintain, fold up, and shake out!

Pack a pair of wide-legged linen pants and a linen top or two for this vacation. The texture and versatility may just catch you by surprise.

Our Top Picks

  1. WIDE-Legged Linen Trousers

Get the look: MONA Linen High Waist Trousers

If you’ve never owned a chic, dependable pair of linen trousers before, get ready; they may very well become your summer staple. Linen trousers are soft, breathable, and super low-maintenance. They don’t wrinkle as easily as cotton, they don’t have a tendency to itch (like mesh), and they provide plenty of cover without being stifling. Wide-legged trousers are especially ideal for building the perfect cool and comfy  summer vacay fit.

  1. LINEN Tops

Get the look: YALDA Contrast Panel Linen Bustier

Like linen trousers, a trendy linen top is comfy and care-free. You can get it in a cropped, sleeveless, or bandeau cut for extra-easy packing and storage. Plus, it’s the perfect fit for summer! A linen bustier – like YALDA, over here – can help you look hot whilst combating the summer heat. Plus, her slight push-up effect gives your girls some extra love.


Get the look: YALDA Contrast Panel Linen Shorts

Summer and shorts—name a more perfect combo! Whether they’re board shorts, boy shorts, or booty shorts, there’s nothing quite like strolling along the sand or venturing down sunlit streets in a breezy pair! Linen shorts are especially ideal for summer vacations spent lounging in seaside resorts. They’re easy to pack, easy to slip on, and can easily turn an outfit from lazy loungewear to beach café casual. For maximum versatility, get one in a faded summer shade and one in a solid neutral!

  1. SIDE-Slit Linen Bottoms

Get the look: LEXI Linen Cut Out Side Pants

Summer flings are in season, so live a little! Subtle slits instantly add drama to a relaxed look. Maxi skirts with thigh-high slits are a classic, of course, but you should definitely experiment with other options. Like linen pants with side-seam slits. They create an interesting silhouette and they can flatter your legs like the world’s best wing-woman!


Don’t Forget Your Swimwear

Seriously; the last thing you want to leave behind on summer vacation is your swimwear. Even if you aren’t planning to swim at the beach or take a dip in the pool, you need a proper, vacation-ready swimsuit. Think of all the cute photo ops you’re missing! Plus, with the right bottoms and cover-ups, swimsuits can transform into casual-yet-trendy day outfits.

Pair a sunflower yellow bikini top with linen shorts or tuck a matte-coloured one-piece into a pair of high-waist jeans. It’s exactly like wearing and styling a (waterproof) bodysuit!

Our Top Picks

BUTTER Yellow Bikinis

Get the look: ARIEL Triangle Tie Up Bikini Top

If there was ever a season for bright, cheerful, cheery colours, it’d be summer! Plains and neutrals are all well and good, of course, but they can get boring. Summer vacation is the perfect time to mix it up a little with peaches, oranges, baby blues, and pretty mints! Take it from us; everyone looks good in a butter-yellow bikini.

JEWEL-Toned Swimsuits

Get the look: RILEY Triangle Hardware Bikini Top

If yellow is too bright for you and pink just isn’t for your palette, don’t fret; jewel-toned colours are very much within the summer shade range. Step out of your comfort zone – but don’t go too far! – with some choice swimwear pieces in shades of light emerald, soft topaz, or elegant purple. For extra sparkle, add some subtly sparkly details—like RILEY’s gold-toned triangle hardware!

NATURE Patterns

Get the look: BAMBI Cheeky Cut Bikini Bottoms

Summer’s also the perfect time to play around with patterns. If you’re comfortable with prints and you’re feeling a little frisky, try a one-piece with classic zebra stripes or a tankini with leopard spots.

Go big and go bold; it’s your vacation, after all!

If you don’t normally do patterns, nature-themed prints are a good compromise. They look good in summer but they’re not as loud. Watercolour palm fronds or water marbled ripples can be stunning in the right colour combos!


Maxi Dresses for that extra elegance

Maxi dresses are an easy way to look dressed up and put-together for any event (even if you literally just crawled out of bed). They’re comfortable, breathable, and super easy to style! Plus, their versatility is on a next level. You can wear a Maxi dress with diamante heels, woven wedges, sneakers, or simple flats. It’ll look like a cohesive outfit no matter what!

So, yes; we highly, highly recommend you bring along a Maxi dress in your summer vacation wardrobe. With how often you’re going to end up using it, we guarantee it’ll become a suitcase essential. 

Opt for Maxi dresses made out of light material so that you’re never in danger of overheating. You should also try to incorporate subtle design details like beads, fringes, sashes, and cut outs.

Our Top Picks

BOLD and Backless

Get the look: SABINE Backless Maxi Dress

Try a backless Maxi; it’s the perfect combo of casual and elegant. It can take you from fun-under-the-sun to beachside bar babe in a matter of minutes! Just swap out some accessories, touch up the makeup, and you’re ready to party.

BEADS, Fringe, and Feathers

Get the look: ALLY Beaded Halter Maxi Dress

Go full boho-beach goddess and slip on a Maxi dress with small, subtle, nature-themed details. Wooden beads, fringed hems, and feathers dangling from your ears? There’s a certain appeal to that aesthetic, and it glows under the summer sun. Take ALLY, for instance. She’s a lovely halter dress with front and back cut outs and beaded detailing. Slip her on and be a total summer stunner!   

RUCHED and Ready to Party

Get the look: JENNY Mesh Ruched Maxi Dress

Loose and flowy Maxi dresses are ideal for achieving a natural, casual grace. The silhouette it cuts is perfect for boardwalk cafes and lounging seaside. But for summer vacations at picturesque resorts, you can afford to slip into something a little more curve-hugging and clingy. Fitted Maxi dresses with a ruched bodice or ruched details can shape your ensemble, taking you from summery to sexy in a matter of seconds!


Summer Dresses to take you from Day to Night

Dresses that work for both afternoon coffee and romantic rooftop dinner dates are true gems. After all, why pack six to eight different dresses when three or four versatile – and trendy! – pieces can do the trick?

Halter-top dresses can keep you cool under the sun. They’re also great for flattering your shoulders and framing your collarbones. Short, mini-length dresses are trickier, but the right combination of accessories and shoes can make them work for both day events and night-time soirees.

Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with textures! Cotton, mesh, chiffon, and crinkle fabrics are all light enough to beat the summer heat.

Our Top Picks

CUT Outs & Curves

Get the Look! NAVA Crinkle Halter Cut Out Maxi Dress

You absolutely cannot go wrong with cut outs for a summer dress. They’re sensual, they’re sexy, and they cut the most interesting silhouettes and designs!

If your schedule’s packed with early brunch, afternoon coffee, and a steamy dinner date to finish it off, opt for a floor-sweeping, jewel-toned dress with strategic cut outs that frame your chest and/or curves. It’ll keep you cool during the hotter part of the day and make you look totally hot when the sun sets!

MINI Length for Maximum Chic

Get the Look! DARCIE Fringe Mini Dress

Shorter doesn’t necessarily mean sexier. Pair any outfit with bold, sun-kissed confidence, and the length of your skirt won’t matter—you’re gonna look hot! But if you need a little confidence boost, slip on a little mini or midi-length dress that shapes your bod and flatters your legs in the best possible. Opt for soft cream or white to really flaunt your golden tan!


Get the Look! ALIA Strapless Ruffle Midi Dress

If you need something summery, slinky, and ultra-versatile, get a strapless summer dress! Styles like ALIA cut a gorgeous silhouette that seamlessly fit into any day or night occasion.

Whether you’re getting coffee and pastries at a renowned, picture-perfect patisserie or seafood dinner with that cutie you met on tour, a strapless linen gown in light, summery colours will give you the perfect fit!


Get the look: LUCY Cowl Midi Dress with Corset

At first glance, corsets in summer might not feel like the best idea. No one expects a structured bodice to feel comfortable under the sun. However, if you pick one with the right cut and the right material, you may be surprised how comfy and sexy a corset dress can be.

For instance, LUCY uses a wide cloth corset that cuts the curves and cinches the waist without leaving the wearer out of breath. She’s also made of a soft, satin fabric that’s as smooth and breathable as it is sexy and slinky. It’s the perfect day-to-night combo!


The Wrap Up

Packing light may restrict your clothing options, but it shouldn’t restrict your style. There are plenty of summer-ready pieces in the market that work for a variety of occasions. Different accessories, different shoes, different hairstyle, and, bam; it’s a completely different fit!

For more outfit inspo, check out our Capsule Wardrobe collection for luxe everyday essentials and our Mirage collection for carefully curated, linen-and-earth pieces. Loved the pieces you saw here? Get them – or find other stunning pieces like them – in our summer-ready Resorts collection!