Whether you’re jetting off to warm weather or just fantasizing about it, these looks act like a dose of vitamin D.
Winter gloom has officially set in. It’s dark and rainy and, well, you know.
Whether you’re escaping by jetting off to Hawaii or Mexico, or just want to start fantasizing about the warm seasons to come, we’ve got some looks that will act like a big dose of vitamin D.
Here are our resort picks for men and women that will keep you looking stylish, both on and off the beach.
IN THE SAND
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Elegant and flattering, the Magicsuit One Piece High Neck ($156 at Everything But Water, Bellevue) features a draped front with bead details on the straps. It’s available in six colors, including jewel tones and neutrals.
Guard your face from the rays with the Tommy Bahama Montego Sun Hat ($88), a raffia, fedora-style hat that pairs with any beach ensemble. A subtle black bow adds a sweet accent.
Stash your sunscreen, books and other beach essentials in the hand-woven Jadetribe Large Tassel Beach Basket ($160 at jadetribe.myshopify
.com), a summery straw bag with a fun, colorful tassel, and a drawstring liner to keep valuables safe.
Throw on the Profile Blush by Gottex Wings of Desire Tunic ($124 at Everything But Water) over your bathing suit between swims. Its whimsical butterfly pattern is unique and eye-catching, and the semi-sheer fabric covers without feeling bulky.
The Kate Spade New York Fifi Sandals ($48) take your average flip-flop to the next level, with a chic bow at the toe, and a fun pattern on the foot bed.
Toms’ Margeaux Sunglasses ($119 at Horseshoe Boutique, Ballard) combine classic tortoise frames with a trendy pop of blue. And with every purchase, Toms works to restore sight to a person in need via prescription glasses, surgeries and medical treatments.
AT THE BISTRO
For a low-key evening at a beach bar or bistro, slip on the casual Roper 9593 Multicolor Aztec Print Sun Dress ($60 at zappos.com) with an on-trend print on breezy 100 percent cotton.
For a dressier option, consider the Eliza J Floral Print Halter Dress ($158 at Nordstrom). Its bright print is perfect for tropical destinations, and the halter ties into a bow on the back to give the dress a unique, elegant touch.
If you love a little height, swap your heels for a wedge and get lift with comfort and stability. The Cole Haan Penelope Wedge ($178 at colehaan.com) pairs beautifully with evening attire and won’t leave your feet aching in the morning.
FOR DAY TRIPS
When you’re ready to take a day off from the beach in favor of sightseeing, don the tropical-themed Loft Petalwork Riviera Shorts ($49.50), which look great paired with a tank or light sweater.
On top, the Velvet by Graham & Spencer Tie Dye Linen Tee ($84 at Nordstrom) is on-trend and effortlessly chic, and its muted tone will complement your more colorful attire.
For a daytime shoe, slip on a sneaker or, for something with a little more pizazz, the MICHAEL Michael Kors Holly Metallic Leather Sandal ($120 at michaelkors.com) in shimmering gold.
Before you head out for the day, pack everything up in the roomy and durable Love Stitch Harbor Tote ($94 at Moorea Seal, Belltown) with a fun nubby texture.
FOR THE GUYS
The Tommy Bahama Baja Ships in the Night Swim Trunks ($88) are designed for the water, but the vintage-style shorts also work off the beach in casual settings.
The comfy Banana Republic Surfboard Graphic Tee ($34.50) fits right in at the beach or on a daytime excursion — no actual surfing required.
Pack the versatile Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Two Band Suede Sandals ($135 at Macy’s) to pair with everything from swim trunks to linen pants. Also able to go almost anywhere: the Gap Getaway Shorts ($45). They’re available in a variety of colors and easily pair with a tee, polo or a dress shirt.