Last Resort Outfits

Just kidding! These 2014 resort-wear trends will be anything but your last choice while you’re island hopping. Throw in a few of these trendy pieces with your bikini, cover-up, and your Honeymoon Handbag (see our recommendation of go-to products here) and you’ll have a wardrobe fit for a princess—or a newlywed.

Nautical and Nice

It’s no surprise to see nautical attire as part of a resort collection; however, this year’s designer didn’t fall into old patterns. This season’s nautical numbers may be inspired by the seaside, however they hearken to a more relaxed vibe. From slouchy trousers to slouchy pull-overs, to generous yet structured dresses and jackets, this season makes seaside look so appealing.

Lace See

We sure saw lots of lace on the Resort 2014 runways, but be assured: This ain’t your mama’s lace. There is no shortage of the romantic lace of eras gone by in this season’s collection, but an edgier cousin also made an appearance with her mesh-like and graphic patterns.

Minding Your Midriff

Crop tops are continuing to crop up in this season’s resort collections. However, instead of the ab-baring numbers of seasons past, these midriff-showing showstoppers are decidedly more classy oh-so-chic!

Slouchy Trousers

Skip the skinnies this season and head straight for some slouch. Resort 2014 trouser style is defined by loose, comfortable, and even a little bit baggy. Pair with a crop top and some oversize sunnies, and you’re ready for a day of island exploration.

Tropics of Thunder

While we hope there’s no thunder on your resort vacay, we do hope there are lots of tropics—and we’re not just talking about the landscape. Resort runways were filled with tropical patterns this season, and we couldn’t be more pleased, especially since the patterns were characterized by a more sophisticated island-vibe than we’re used to. No tacky Hawaiian shirts here, friends. Just chic, updated frocks with sophisticated patterns.

Cool Clothes for Hot Weather

Hot Weather Fashion

It’s getting hot and that’s even more reason not to lose your cool—especially when it comes to clothes. Here are some summer fashion tips to help you beat the heat without sacrificing style.

Linen is a summertime staple and a must-have for cool style. Its cool-to-the-touch quality and lightly textured feel makes it the perfect fabric for hot days. Men and women
look relaxed and comfortable in linen pants, skirts, and shirts, and the commonly used neutral colors make it a classic look to be used for years to come.

If you’re feeling fancy but don’t want to fret over sweat, snag a hi-low dress. For this style of dress, the fabric is cut shorter in the front and longer in the back. This sexy summer design lets you feel the breeze while showing some leg. The formality of this style is up to you as the length can be formal or informal: Dress it up with tall heels and
jewels, or tone it down with sandals and a chunky necklace.

Hide out from the sun under a floppy sun hat. Always glamorous, the sun hat will keep you summer hats for style and protectioncool as a cucumber and looking like a million bucks. Wear it to the beach, to the park, or to the family cookout. No matter where you go, you’ll be shaded in style. Throw on some big sunglasses to complete the luxurious look.

Too hot to work out? Don’t sweat it! Columbia’s new Omni Freeze Zero collection will have you chilled out on your workout. The high-tech
material is designed to cool when wet, so the more you sweat, the        cooler you get! In addition  to its cooling technology, the material also features Omni-Shade UPF30 sun protection and Omni-Wick to keep you dry. The workout wear comes in a variety of fun colors and styles to fit your exercise needs.

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