This is fashion blogger, Amanda Korina from FromTheHeelsUp. I recently traveled to Montego Bay, Jamaica and had the time of my life – in style of course. I absolutely love traveling mostly because the fashion and culture is different everywhere I go. I can get into a specific character based on the destination sort of like role-playing. Planning my looks for trips is so much fun! I get asked all the time how do I pack? How do I plan? Where do I shop? So I’m going to share my personal tips and advice on packing for your next Caribbean destination. Also, outfit details of course!
Pajama: Victoria’s Secret
Everywhere I travel to I stick with a theme or should I say a “vibe” – which is almost always connected to where I am going. For Jamaica, I packed fringed pieces, tribal prints, straw hats/bags, vibrant colors, accessories with tassels and shells, and off-the-shoulder tops. Sticking with a theme keeps me focused when i’m vacation shopping.
I plan every outfit before-hand. This avoids over-packing and that annoying feeling of not knowing what to wear once i’m at my destination. I try my best to incorporate a variety of looks: dresses, shorts, maxi skirts, etc. Vacation is the best place to be fun with your clothes!
Swimsuits are the most important part of your trip. I mean, you are in a swimsuit more than you are in real clothes so why not step out of your comfort zone and have fun with prints and cut-outs. Two-pieces are cool but one-pieces can be sexy as well! Don’t be scared to wear one. My advice is pack extra itty bitty two-pieces to change into after wearing a one-piece. Snap that photo and get your tan on. That will avoid crazy tan lines!
I am the biggest fan of cover-ups. In my opinion, it makes the swimsuit. After all, you don’t want to go into bars and restaurants half-naked. There are so many options: skirts, shorts, kimonos, button-downs. Have fun with it.
BAGS, ACCESSORIES, SHOES:
Pack versatile pieces. No need to pack tons of accessories! I pack three bags: a beach bag, a day-time bag (big enough to hold my cameras and essentials) and a clutch for going out at night. I try my best to pack classic and timeless bags and shoes – again, to avoid over-packing.
90% of the time – dresses, rompers, and jumpsuits are my go-to on an island. It’s easy, lightweight, and simple. Don’t over-do it, comfy and chic is the goal.
Hopefully you found this post super helpful and you’re inspired for your next Caribbean vacay!
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