Summer Vacation Clothing Trends

Couple-on-summer-vacationSummer vacation packing is made easier when you select the perfect combination of mix-and-match vacation clothing. The latest summer vacation clothing trends for women and men include lightweight fabrics, comfortable footwear and stylish swimwear.

Women’s summer vacation packing list

Whether it’s a weekend away or a week at the beach, women need a variety of vacation clothing to be at their stylish best. When packing for a summer vacation, begin by considering the activities you’ll engage in and the places you plan to visit. Regardless of Sophia-Vergara-swimsuitdestination, women should consider packing at least two pairs of sandals, one for casual or beach/poolside and another for dining out.


Most summer vacation fashion necessities include beach or swimwear. A trip to the beach (or resort with a pool) requires a swimsuit, cover-up and a pair of sandals wearable to the beach or poolside. Summer swimwear trends include suits with ruffles, bold graphic designs, metallics, 1950s retro styles as well as floral and animal prints. Regardless of color and pattern, you can find every style from tankinis to swim dresses, one-piece suits and bikinis.

The Jaclyn Smith carmen swim dress features ruffles across the bust and flattering ruching across the midsection plus a removable halter strap. The Sofia Vergara swimsuit collection includes an animal print monokini swimsuit with daring side cutouts and a scoop neck.

Sophia-Vergara-shortsCasual clothes

A day at the botanical gardens, museum or shopping is ideal for wearing lightweight capris, walking shorts or a comfortable knit dress such as the Route 66 sleeveless chevron dress.

Consider a pair of Bermuda shorts in cotton sateen from Sofia by Sofia Vergara. With a flat front and low rise, its cut will flatter a variety of body shapes, and the bright yellow is perfect for summer. Basic Editions offers cotton capris with an embroidered floral design, which can be worn for a walk along the beach collecting seashells or enjoying lunch at a quiet café.

Attention-belted-maxi-dressEvening clothes

Many summer tourist destinations don’t expect their guests to wear full formal wear for dinner. A man can pack a pair of khakis and a short-sleeve button-down shirt; a woman should bring a couple summer dresses. If packing sleeveless dresses, be sure to include a light sweater or shrug.

Halter-style maxi-dresses are a hot summer trend for women — consider the Attention Women’s Belted maxi-dress in Cleo print or the elegant paisley maxi-dress from the Jaclyn Smith collection.

Men’s vacation styles

Men can step out in style with the latest summer vacation clothing trends as well. Cargo shorts and canvas slip-on shoes are still trending for this summer’s vacation season. Typically, most men will be adequately packed with the following basics: swimsuit, cargo shorts, khakis (for evening dinners), polo-style collared shirts and well-fitting jeans, as well as a couple of short-sleeve button-down shirts and comfortable tees. Consider hot brands such as Joe Boxer, Attention, Route 66 and David Taylor.


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