A quick scroll through Instagram is enough to give us major wanderlust—jet setting it-girls and frequent flyers constantly make us long for a holiday in a far-flung paradise. But once the time for a vacation finally does arrive, we make panicked purchases thinking we definitely need another bathing suit, chandelier earrings, and a bucket bag. Instead, why not build your resort wardrobe over time and take the stress out of packing altogether?
To help us figure out how to craft the perfect holiday wardrobe, we tapped the best people for the task: stylish Instagram it-girls that travel a lot. Curious to know what they actually pack in their suitcase? We found out for you—from maxi dresses to straw hats and silk pajamas, you'll never want to go on vacation without these chic finds again. Get ready to seriously step up your holiday wardrobe with these seriously chic and cool-girl approved vacation outfit ideas.
Finding the perfect straw hat—one that's both stylish and durable—is no easy feat. But if her Instagram is any indication, cool-girl Jessie Bush swear by her Nanushka hat. You'll be hard-pressed to find her on a beach somewhere without it—and we can understand why. It's the perfect summer hat!
"When going on vacation, I love packing all those dreamy dresses I never get to wear in my day-to-day," marketing professional and Swedish it-girl Babba Canales told MyDomaine. "I would never wear a maxi dress to work because I need my uniform to be practical and professional. Therefore, vacays are my dresses' time to shine!" At the beach, dress down even your most extravagant maxi dresses with Canales-approved leather sandals from ATP Atelier.
We never fail to scroll through London-based Lucy Williams' Instagram feed for vacation outfit inspiration. The frequent jet-setter gives us an endless stream of holiday-approved fashion ideas, from strappy linen dresses to seriously chic and flattering bathing suits.
"When in Italy, silk pajamas are fully acceptable for dinner," says newly-married Hannah Bronfman in an Instagram caption. Is bed-to-bar the new beach-to-bar? We certainly hope so.
In the summertime, French fashion blogger Camille Charrière seems to be hopping from one vacation spot to the next, leaving no shortage of outfit inspiration in her tracks. One of her staples: a simple tee, breezy wide-legged trousers, and comfortable but fun low-block sandals.
"When it comes to my vacation packing Modus Operandi, I love summer dresses that go the extra mile with a bit of flair—either an interesting design detail (like the pineapple on the back of this dress) or a fun print," travel blogger Krystal Bick tells us. "It makes transitioning from day to evening a breeze by simply swapping out accessories and shoes. Bonus points for fabrics that don't wrinkle easily!"