Styling Your Existing Wardrobe for a Tropical Vacation







Bodysuit: c/o Davier Lerner | Skort: Aritzia | Bracelet: c/o Dose of Rose | Sunglasses: c/o Sunglass LA | Bag: Gucci | Shoes: Steve Madden 

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Typically when I'm vacationing in a tropical place, I tend to wear clothing that resembles my surroundings: bright, colourful and patterned. I'll often buy new pieces specifically for vacationing. The only problem is, when I return home, those articles of clothing are placed in a closet until my next tropical vacation. 

For my past trip to Hawaii, I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could style clothing I would  normally wear on an everyday basis at home, for my vacation. There were very few steps I took to making this look Hawaii-appropriate and if you follow along, you too could take one of your everyday outfits and make it island-ready! 

1. Pick clothing appropriate for warmer weather. I know this one seems like a no brainer, but most of us already have existing shorts or tanks in our closets that would be vacation-appropriate. If not, invest in pieces that you could wear for both occasions. This bodysuit from David Lerner is the perfect investment piece because you can wear it all year long and for a variety of occasions and events. 

2. Accessories make a difference. Accessories are an inexpensive and easy way to transition your everyday apparel to vacation-wear. Choose a pair of colourful tassel earrings, some fun sunglasses and an oversize bangle to complete your vacation look. 

3. Effortless beach waves complete your look. So true story. I completely forgot all my hot tools during this past vacation meaning I had no straightener, curling wand or curling iron with me. I braided my hair everyday so that I could have effortless waves which worked out out really well in the end and gave my hair a break from the heat I normally use on it.  

The next time you pack for your beach vacation, re-visit your closet and visualize ways you could make your everyday ensembles vacation-ready. And if you still plan to purchase something for vacation, try investing in pieces that you could wear at home also! Happy vacation planning!

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70 comments

  1. Love your outfit and photos! Great post, thanks for sharing. :-)

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  2. Love this outfit! The earring are my fav!!

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  3. You looks so pretty. Your short skirt is so great,love it.
    I think that is very suit for summer!

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  4. You have beautiful hair that don´t need much work! Beautiful in a natural hair style!
    Really, only with some colorful earrings you managed to bring "a little of tropical" to the simple look. You're fabulous!
    Portugal is a country with mostly warm climate and we have a lot of bathing season. Even so, I fall into the mistake of buying holiday clothing which I hardly use. I'm learning with you dear Rina! Stopping with that mistake!

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  5. You look great. Love the Gucci bag.

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  6. Wow great post, I like it :) you look fantastic :)

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  7. You are absolutely nailing the tropical vacation look darling! The makeup and hairstyle here do all the difference! So amazingly styled! I wish I had your makeup skills! <3 Phenomenal look, I would wear this in a heartbeat! Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you're doing great <3
    Kisses from Mykonos!
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  8. I always dress for where I'm going! Glad to know I'm not the only one
    xx Leah

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  9. First of all, your makeup is so so gorgeous! Hello fierce eyes <3 And yes to these ideas. Love the idea of adding some color by the accessories. Your earrings really pop! Xx

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  10. You look effortlessly amazing and so sexy. That earrings on you is lovely and such a statement. Thanks for the styling tips. :-)

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  11. This look is so cute! Love it a lot!

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  12. I love your outfit! The skirt is so cute.

    Kim
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  13. These are awesome tips. Whenever I go on a tropical vacation I always pack lightweight and summer clothing. I love the outfit you're wearing, it's so chic.
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  14. Great tipsa my dear, and perfect outfit for hot summer!!! I love your earrings :-) Have a wonderful weekend :-)

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  15. What a great look, you look gorgeous
    Bisous from Peru

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  16. Nice combination. Looking lovely.
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  17. Great tips and love your look. Have a great weekend. Gemma x
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  18. Fantastic post! Happy weekend. :)

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  19. Wow,you seriously look fantastic <3

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  20. It's in 100% my style! I love that <3 Great pictures!
    xoxo
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  21. These are great tips and that is a really chic and minimalist outfit :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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  22. Love the outfit! I looks so effortless :)

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  23. Wow you look amazing and love your look! I also think that your make up looks so pretty! Xx Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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  24. First of all, look at your tan! You're glowing! Secondly, you always look so put together, no matter the occasion or scenery! Thank you for sharing your expertise with us!


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  25. Love your look here! Agree that accessories make a difference!

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  26. I love this look, you look absolutely gorgeous! I hope you had a fab time in Hawaii, I've always wanted to go! Effortless beach waves are always a look I want to go for but I'm useless at creating them myself. I must get braiding!
    Thanks for sharing,
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  27. Beach waves are definitely a must!! Who has time to style and MAINTAIN your hair on vacation?! You look great!!

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  28. You look stunning! Especially I love your sexy, white skirt!

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  29. You look absolutely gorgeous, Rina! Great styling as always babe!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful long weekend ahead!
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  30. I do the same thing when I go to a tropical island. I never see these clothes until the next trip. I love your outfit; it's chic and timeless. You can get a lot of wear out of this outfit.
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  31. Oh wow, I wish my hair looked this good when I braid it! It tends to just do whatever it wants, haha!

    These are good tips for packing for a holiday - I like to buy things when I'm on a trip too, I usually pick accessories so it's easier to work into my wardrobe when I'm back home :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

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  32. Lovely outfit! Love the shoes and tassel eaaring! <3


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  33. This look is just perfection. I really love the shoes.
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  34. This look is perfection. I love the shoes with it. You look fabulous.
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  35. So gorgeous! Love that skirt

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  36. I love the look of the Babaton Hikaro Skort from Aritzia and the contrast with the black bodysuit.
    I also love the travel tips. It's been almost a decade and a half since I traveled anywhere, and that wasn't even a vacation - so reading travel tips would be a must for me. Hawaii looks and sounds like a wonderful place to vacation!

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  37. I'm loving the outfit, the touch of the red earrings was fab .
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  38. Beautiful styling babe! xx

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  39. I love the idea and you look gorgeous!! :) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! :)
    xx
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  40. Great advice! It's really a problem when you do not know what to take with you on holiday! ;) Thanks for the useful post!

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  41. As always great tips my beautiful friend. My motto is buy less, choose well and make it last. I enjoy taking my existing pieces and making them work. I love the elegant classic pieces you are wearing, and the pop of color with the earrings is gorgeous. Enjoy your tropical getaway babe.

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  42. I love your summer look, looks so beautiful and fresh!

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  43. You look gorgeous, girl <3
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  44. You look so amazing here, I am loving the whole look from head to toe babe :) Thank you for all your love and support re my dads passing and my post, hugs xx

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  45. You look amazing in this outfit, great pics.

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  46. I love effortless beach waves! You look gorgeous and I'm loving that bodysuit.

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  47. This outfit is gorgeous, and your skirt is so beautiful!
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  48. These are such great tips, lady- and I love what you're wearing! So chic!

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  49. Oh very gorgeous style darling
    I love it your photos
    xx

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  50. You look GORGEOUS!! Love love your hair and makeup here!

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  51. You look so beautiful my dear! I always love everything the you wear. Your taste on fashion is amazing. Don't miss my last outfit, now on my blog! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
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  52. Loving this look and your skin is flawless. How pretty.
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  53. Love your look!

    Kisses,

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  54. You're a beautiful and you look amazing. I love the sultry look with red earrings and your outfit is beautiful

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  55. Great tip! One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made is not checking the weather before leaving! Helps if you’re heading to a tropical place though since those locations usually have similar weather all around. Love your outfit too!

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  56. Great tips babe! But this look though... I'll take a moment to cherish how fab you look here. Love how you broke up the B&W palette with a pop of color from your earrings!

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  57. Ok you seriously need to be a model haha you are gorgeous!
    Love the pop of red with the earrings with this look! And now I want to go on a tropical vacay ;)

    xo, Allie

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  58. Amazing look!
    Have a happy week.
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  59. The red tassel earrings do add glamour to the monochrome outfit. You look so pretty dear!!!

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  60. Great tips, Rina, and you look stunning! I love the monochrome look and those statement earrings are a perfect addition! Your hair looks amazing too!
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    1. Thanks babe! I thought the pop of red was necessary for this monochromatic outfit <3

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