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Casual Outfits For A Tropical Getaway

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Happy Wednesday, ladies. As the weather warms up, many of us are starting to plan vacations. I’m getting super excited about my upcoming trip to visit my brother in Mexico. It’s been far too long since I’ve hugged him. Here are a few casual outfits for my tropical getaway.

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective. Since Nordstrom is my favorite department store, I am always honored to work with them.

woman in blue caftan and straw hat
WEARING –  STRAW HAT  IN VANILLA  –  V-NECK COTTON CAFTAN  –  WOVEN LEATHER TOTE  –  HAVAIANAS SANDAL

I’ve had this hat in the classic beige straw and black ribbon for years and reach for it more than any other hat I own so when I spotted this color, I had to have it. The vanilla-colored one spoke to me of soft colors and going with everything in my wardrobe. It also comes in a gorgeous lilac. You can, and I have, spent a small fortune on a great hat, but this Brixton Joanna is a stylish, sturdy hat at a fabulous price.

More great hats

My recent struggles to make my old caftan look flattering came to an end when I tried on this one. Its gauzy cotton fabric will be just as cool as my other one but the shape is more slimming. Everything I wear needn’t be slimming, but it helps if it doesn’t make me look much larger than I am.

This one comes in 8 colors in sizes XS-XXL. I’m wearing a small so it runs TTS. This is selling out very fast so I hope they restock because I want the white. Here’s the same style in what appears to be crisp cotton which would be nice for a dressier option.

WEARING –  STRAW HAT  IN VANILLA  –  V-NECK COTTON CAFTAN  –  WOVEN LEATHER TOTE  –  HAVAIANAS SANDAL

No warm-weather vacation outfit would be complete without a tote bag. I chose this woven leather tote because it works at home and on holiday. The weaving makes it extremely lightweight plus it has a long shoulder strap to wear it cross-body if my arms are full on the way to the beach or pool.

More lightweight dresses

woman wearing pink cardigan and striped dress
WEARING –  4 WAY CONVERTIBLE CARDIGAN IN ROSE QUARTZ  –  HAVAIANAS SANDALS  –  STRAW HAT

This outfit is also going with me and it will probably be the first thing I change into when we arrive. Let’s start with this always useful, lightweight cardigan sweater. I started buying these Nic+Zoe little cardi’s several years ago and find them one of the most versatile pieces in my warm-weather wardrobes. It can be worn 4 ways but my preferred is simply tied in front. It gives great arm coverage for chilly A/C and covers your shoulders from too much sun. It comes in regular and petite, 2P-XXL. I opted for the misses medium which fits perfectly. You can find more colors here.

woman wearing 4 way cardigan over striped dress

Unfortunately, my dress just sold out, so hopefully, they will restock it. Here’s another striped option that’s really pretty. This one is a similar shape in white.

A cute pair of pool shoes are mandatory for a tropical vacation. These ones caught my eye because they have a colorful fabric upper which I find easier on my foot than rubber. The colors are really fun and they also come in a navy/beige combo.

woman wearing pink sweater and black pants
WEARING –  LIGHTWEIGHT CARDIGAN  –  NIC+ZOE  TANK  –  LINEN PANTS  –  BLOCK HEEL SANDALS

I’m also bringing these classic linen pants, in fact, I may toss sneakers on and travel in this exact outfit. I have these pants in several colors from last year and find them invaluable in hot weather. They come in sizes XXS-16W and run large so I bought the XS.

woman in pink cardigan and sunglasses

This tank is a cheery print that looks like tropical leaves and is a perfect match for my cardi. It comes in regular and small, XS-16W. I am wearing a regular small so it runs true to size.

Nordstrom is my favorite department store for so many reasons, not the least of which is their amazing customer service with free shipping and returns along with curbside pickup and free basic alterations.

Their Nordy Club (free to join) allows you to earn points towards Nordstrom notes you can spend on future purchases. I like to save my notes up until I have enough to treat myself to something special. Something I wouldn’t ordinarily buy for myself so it almost feels like a gift!

Are you planning any getaways this spring or summer?

Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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