Are you one of the lucky ones who plan to escape this frigid winter weather on a glamorous cruise? Soon you’ll be soaking up some sun, island hopping, and eating gourmet meals every single night.
But if you’re scratching your head about what to pack, don’t worry! Fashion stylist Morgan Mullin has put together some ideas for what to take to look fabulous onboard.
To get the most out of your limited suitcase space, it’s best to pack separates for daywear. This way you can mix and match to get more outfits. Cropped pants, Bermuda shorts and simple v-neck tees are great options to pack. A while back we talked about the nautical look being hot for spring and nowhere is it more appropriate than on a cruise. You can never go wrong with navy, white, blue, red. This combo always looks crisp, classy and casual.
Finish off day wear looks with practical sandals, a watch (to make sure you don’t miss timed activities) and fun necklace. If you’re looking to really fit the theme of your vacation, try playing around with tropical prints. This season designers such as Marc Jacobs have re-invented classic floral Hawaiian print in dark colors, creating a beautiful, moody effect.
A cruise is one of the few places left in the world where people still dress up for a meal, even for informal dinners.
With that in mind, make sure to stash a few lightweight sundresses in your bag. Paired with a heeled sandal and some fun jewelry, a sundress is super comfortable, yet still dressy. And choosing a fun print is a great way to pack an extra fashion punch! If dresses aren’t you thing, light khaki pants with a floaty blouse will fit the bill.
At some point on your cruise, you’ll want to sip cocktails on deck (preferably near a pool). This means one thing: Swimsuits. Don’t panic, though. Finding a flattering suit isn’t as impossible as it seems. If you’re self-conscious, choose a one piece suit in a solid color. (Try to not fall back on black though. Have fun with colour!).
To make it modern (and flattering on a fuller tummy) choose a bathing suit with some ruching through the midsection. A deep v neckline or one-shouldered neckline will make your look fashion forward. Don’t forget a gauzy tunic to wear as a cover-up and a great straw hat to keep your face out of the sun.
Here’s hoping your cruise is as fabulous as the suitcase you packed! Have fun, and don’t forget the sunscreen!