By Caitlin Burnett
Just like that, it’s summertime, and if you aren’t planning to travel to a far-off location just yet you’re not alone. Thankfully there’s another equally exciting (and far more relaxing) option for your summer plans: A staycation.
Get all of those happy vacation feelings with none of the travel stress by planning something local.
Whether you’re checking into your favorite hotel or renting a beachfront Airbnb, a staycation is an ideal way to treat yourself to some fun this summer. And let’s be honest, part of those happy vacation vibes stem from all the cute outfits you planned for the trip—so a staycation should be no different!
From dreamy dresses to chic sandals and fun bags, below are all the beautiful pieces you need to make your next staycation one for the books (and the ‘gram).
Nothing says “OOO” like a pretty summer dress—it’s effortless, comfortable, and undeniably chic. Dresses featuring bold prints, tiered styles, cutouts, and ruffles will dominate summer 2021, and they all happen to make you feel like you’re on vacation just by looking at them. Pair these with your favorite flat sandal and consider your outfit complete.
While heels are great, there’s something about a sleek flat sandal that screams vacation mode. The mix of comfort and style is everything you want when you’re off the clock, so you can focus on what’s really important: Enjoying your staycation.
A chic hat is as quintessential as vacation pieces get, marrying function and style so you can enjoy sunny days poolside or walking along the ocean. The perfect topper to any outfit—from swimsuits to dinner dresses—a textured hat adds dimension and sun protection while you’re enjoying a long summer day.
Off-duty bags tend to be more fun than everyday bags because you can think more about style than practicality—no need to carry your entire life around with you when you’re in vacation mode. So grab your favorite straw tote or go bold with a pop of color for your days off.
Another way to add some fun to your look is with a punchy hair scarf. Not only does it add color and interest to your outfit, but it also takes care of styling your hair so you can spend more time enjoying yourself—just wrap it around your head and your hair is taken care of.