Winter Travel to the Islands

what to wear resort

We received a great travel question from a friend, “My husband and I are going to St. John for 4 weeks in February. We live in Stowe, Vermont so leaving the cold for a bit to soak up some sun. How to pack for such and extended trip so I’m not wearing the same outfit every evening. Any suggestions?”

Ah, if everything was as simple as life on a beach.  Daytime will be spent in bathing suits and cover ups,  flat sandals, a sun hat and a tote.  This will take you from the beach, to lunch, to shopping with ease. Nights are for white pants and tunics,  a lovely long dress or short one, wedge sandals, a clutch and lots of fun jewelry.   And if you are planning to play tennis or golf, bring your gear and garb.   If an outfit looks and fits great, I wouldn’t worry about repeating it, but you can change a look with jewelry, and a colorful wrap.   And don’t forget that there will be wonderful shopping so you can pick up some new pieces as you go.   You may want to pack a spare Longchamp le Pilage Tote to bring back all of your island treasures.  Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Packing for Travel, to solve all of your future packing needs.   Scroll down to see our list.  Bon Voyage!

Our friends at  Glamourpuss NYC, have a super selection of bright and lively things.   Their tops and dresses are SPF 50, making them ideal for the strong rays on beach or boat.

Island Hopping 

what to wear resort

The one shoe that you must have for Island Travel, is the SeaSea Star Beachwear Espadrille. It is the ultimate resort and summer water sport shoe and lifestyle brand for men, women and children. The classic espadrille design was re-imagined with a neoprene upper and rubber sole so you can wear it fashionable on land and sea.

sea star shoes

Love cork for island footwear – lightweight, comfortable and stylish. We usually pack 3 pairs, a flat, a medium platform or flatform and a higher wedge.  

what to wear resort, packing for travel

1. Jack Rogers Marbella Mid Height Espadrille $148  /  2. Cole Haan Jillian Wedge $178   /  3. Sketchers Cali Women’s Modiste Fish Tail Wedge Sandal $54  /  4. Sperry Top Sider Flec Cork $90  /  5. VIONIC Amber $79.95  /   6. Flojos Hannah $36  /  7. Stuart Weitzman Minx $425

Packing List Resort Travel adapted from Packing for Travel

Day   3 bathing suits & cover ups or sarongs,  1 sun dress,  1 pair of shorts,  3 casual tops, 1 light cardigan, 1 light waterproof jacket

Evening   2 evening tops or tunics,  2 pairs of white jeans or pants,  3 cocktail dresses, long or short,  wrap or pashmina

Shoes   1 pair of comfortable shoes for walking, 1 pair flat sandals or flip flops, 1 pair of platform or flatform wedges,  1 pair of strappy sandals

Accessories   wrap or pashmina,  sunglasses, sun hat, tote for day,  clutch for evenings,  small waterproof bag for phone & camera,  small plastic bag for sunscreen and make up,  assorted, jewelry

Sports   attire for golf, tennis, kayaking, exercise, depending on your preference 

In my Glamourpuss Cover last summer.  

what to wear resort, packing for travel

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