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It’s summertime which means it’s time for destinations and vacations. After a whirlwind of a year, you deserve a break filled with sun, fun, and sand. But even if you’ve got your flight booked and itinerary scheduled, one important question remains: “What do I wear on vacation?” 

After a year in our comfy clothes, wardrobe refreshes are needed and vacation is the perfect time to experiment with trends. Whether you’re headed to a tropical destination or stomping around the city, you can look fashionable, on-trend, and ready for whatever adventure comes your way. Here’s your ultimate guide to 2021 summer fashion trends and what to wear on your upcoming summer vacation. 

Tired of boob sweat on vacation? Try using nipple pasties so you can avoid wearing bras all summer!

What are the top trends for summer 2021?

In the midst of the summer heat with vacations and social gatherings resurfacing, there’s still time to get your wardrobe in check. A little summer outfit inspo can be just what you need to get your style back on course. Unique silhouettes, cropped styles, and light colors are all amazing options for your vacation outfits. 

2021 Summer Trends and How to Style Them: 

1. Scarf Tops 

  • Scarf tops are a versatile trend that instantly creates a fashionable look. They can be bought from your favorite retail stores or you can do-it-yourself by tying a scarf behind your back to create a top. What’s great about this trend is that both options can complete your vacation outfit effortlessly and fashionably by pairing them with wide leg pants or shorts. Because scarf tops are often open-back or strapless, we recommend using a pair of Nippies Skin nipple pasties to keep your breasts comfortable and supported. 

2. Neutral Colors 

  • Nothing screams summer more than a laid back, relaxed color palette. Beige, cream, and macadamia hues are all perfect choices for the beach, brunches, or poolside lounging. If you’re a fashion rule follower, rock your white pieces before Labor Day! 

3. Slip Dresses

  • While slinky bodycon dresses can be worn any time of year, they are especially great for summer. They are perfect for keeping you cool in hot weather! Opt for a mesh dress or one with front or side ruching for an extra touch of style. If you want to glam up your look before dinner or a night out, just add some layers or accessories!

4. Tie-Front Tops 

  • Tie-front tops are easy, breezy, cute, and casual. Their cropped style can hit the midriff, under the bust, or can tie around your breasts to resemble a bandeau. Wear them with high waisted shorts, wide leg pants, or a midi skirt for an effortlessly fashionable vacation outfit. 

5. Two-Piece Sets 

  • It’s nothing new that two-piece sets are a great way to look on-trend while vacationing. These sets come in a variety of styles and prints, meaning there’s something for everyone! Two-piece sets entail a matching top that comes in strapless, off-the-shoulder, or tank silhouettes and the bottoms are often mini skirts, midi skirts, pants or shorts. Our recommendation is a matching top and midi skirt set in a flowy fabric and solid color. It’s perfect for the beach, dinner, and everything in between. 

What should I wear to the beach this summer? 

Heading to the beach? The options for vacation (and staycation!) beachwear are endless! Here are some top outfit choices for an easy, breezy beach day. 

What to Wear to the Beach: 

  • Crochet Knit Tops 
  • Maxi Skirts 
  • Kaftans 
  • Cover-Ups 
  • Sarongs 
  • Swimsuit 
  • Button-Down Shirt 
  • Shorts 
  • Blouses 
  • Flowy Dress
  • Sunglasses  
  • Sandals or Flip Flops
  • And don’t forget to wear sunscreen!

Crochet knit tops and maxi skirts are a great go-to option for beachside lunch dates and boardwalk adventures. They often come with halter straps and look amazing with high waisted denim or linen shorts, while maxi skirts can be paired with a bodysuit, a one-piece swimsuit, or bikini top for a stylish look. 

If you’re looking to make an impression on the beach, your cover up is the perfect way to show off your style. Loose, breezy kaftans often come in light, neutral colors and are perfect for those with a minimalist style! Maxi length knit cover-ups are also a great way to stand out on vacation. Sarongs, or side-tied skirts, have also made a loop around the trend cycle and look amazing with both one-piece and two-piece swimsuits. For a timeless summer style, choose a button down shirt or a flowy, tiered dress. 

If you’re feeling bold and want to take a risk with your swimwear, opt for the upside-down bikini made famous on social media by the Kardashian-Jenner clan. 

How should I dress for my summer vacation?

Summer is the perfect time to go bold with your vacation outfits. Here are some summer vacation outfit ideas you’ll be itching to throw into your suitcase:  
  1. A midi skirt and tank top is an effortless way to look chic and stylish while traveling. Tuck the tank into your skirt, style it with your favorite jewelry and espadrilles, and step into the sunshine! 
  2. Chaotic bottoms and a spaghetti strap tank are a match made in heaven. What are chaotic bottoms, you ask? Any pair of pants with a big, bold print. Think colorful plaids, scarf prints, or psychedelic-inspired patterns. Simple on top and bold on bottom is a classic outfit combo that never goes out of style. Bonus points for pants with a wide leg silhouette!
  3. A flowy mini dress is the perfect outfit for a summer day with a light itinerary. Great for relaxing at the beachside in the evening or getting in a last minute shopping trip. It will look amazing paired with your favorite sandals and sun hat!

What clothes should I pack for my vacation? 

Vacation prep can be intimidating, but we’ve got you covered. It’s important to consider all factors of your upcoming trip before packing - length, weather, how many carry-ons or bags you’ll check, etc. Layout your belongings to prevent yourself from overpacking, avoid clutter, or forget that favorite swimsuit! 

What Clothes to Pack for Vacation:

  • Underwear and Socks 
  • Swimsuit (maybe 2….or 3 if you’re me) 
  • Cover-up 
  • Shorts and Pants
  • Tops and Blouses 
  • Dresses (preferably flowy) 
  • Two-Piece Sets 
  • Nipple Pasties
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sneakers 
  • Sandals 
  • Sun Hat
  • Jewelry 

First, throw your swimsuit into your suitcase (we’re kidding, please fold it neatly). Pack your cover-up, sunglasses, and jewelry. Bring a sun hat if you like to keep it classic or a bucket hat if you’ve got 90’s nostalgia. A pair of sandals are perfect for the beach and a fashionable pair of sneakers are great for walking days. 

Who doesn’t love having options? Bringing a variety of clothing is always a great idea. If you’re looking to pack more minimally, bring neutral colored layers and two-piece sets to save you space. A two-piece set is a great throw-on-and-go option if you’re ever in a rush! Traveling somewhere warm or tropical? You can’t go wrong with having too many dresses. Choose from a slip dress, maxi, or flowy poplin dress for a casual look you can take from day to night! A pair of high waisted shorts is a must-have, it can be paired with any top or your swimsuit. A pair of pants is also nice to have. Opt for a breezy, wide leg pair with a light fabric to minimize sweat!  

Lastly, who wants to be bothered with bras on vacation? Underwire causes underboob sweat, which is a massive mood killer in hot weather. Wearing a pair of breast pasties is a great option for summer vacation, especially if you’re wearing revealing or see-through clothing! Check out our Nippies Skin nipple pasties that make it easy to go braless and keep cool while out and about. If you’re headed to a destination that’s a bit more glamorous (Vegas, anyone?), Nippies Style and Restyle are great options to pair with your vacation outfits. You’ll thank us later! 

Final Thoughts

Summer fashion is fun and full of variety. No matter your vacation destination, you can look trendy and stylish with ease. Pack your suitcase tight and enjoy your vacation! We’ll be living through you this summer. 

 

Contributing Writer: Hillary Cormier