7 Luxury Fashion Items to Pack for Your Tropical Vacation

Whether you’re going to the Maldives, Bora Bora or St. Bart’s, it’s important to be prepared with the right accessories to really embrace the tropical vibes of your vacation.

Besides creating an airtight itinerary, you also need to plan out how to look your best – after all, you’re going to want to post a lot of photos on Snapchat or Instagram. Get ready to create some serious FOMO by investing in the luxury fashion items below.

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1. A waterproof watch

When you’re getting ready to dive into some crystal clear waters, why not opt for a waterproof watch to give you a little polish while you’re getting up close and personal with some of the local marine life? The sea turtles may not appreciate your attention to detail and bling but your followers on social media surely will.

Hopefully, you don’t have to be a slave to the clock while you’re relaxing on your vacation but even if time is nothing but a distant concept to you, a classic timepiece with a waterproof design will keep you punctual – even if that just means being on time for your dinner reservation.

2. Smart activewear

You’re going to be traveling and likely flying to get to your tropical destination. You don’t want to be caught pulling at your clothes or otherwise showing that you shouldn’t be in first class. You don’t have to wear a ball gown or tuxedo to look like you belong, but we suggest investing in a classy activewear outfit.

Activewear serves two purposes: first, it allows you to run to your connection if need be and two, it is a comfortable outfit that you can wear no matter how long your flights are. We suggest Outdoor Voices or Iffley Road if you’re looking for dependable activewear brands.

3. Headphones

Traveling can be stressful even when you’re traveling to go to a destination where you expect to relax – you still have to get there. To ease your mind as you deal with changes in your flight schedules and other travel-related hiccups, we recommend investing in noise-canceling headphones. This will allow you to catch up on your favorite podcast or simply tune out the world with your favorite Spotify playlist.

4. Anti-theft accessories

One thing you definitely don’t want to worry about when you go on vacation is being the victim of petty crime. Help reduce your chances of being pickpocketed with an anti-theft purse or wallet. It’s a great investment you can use after your vacation as well.

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5. Eco-friendly swimwear

If you’ve been paying attention to the news – at all – you know that the world is currently facing the issue of how to respond to climate change. Although you might not feel like it, the individual choices you make in your own life can help or hurt the planet – it’s up to you. So, do your part and choose an eco-friendly swimwear brand if you’re trying to be more conscious about where you spend your money.

SummerSalt is a great place to start if you’re looking for a sustainable swimwear brand. Otherwild is another sustainable brand that offers a variety of gender-neutral swimsuits in more modest styles.

6. Reusable water bottle

Plastic water bottles are one of the most common causes of pollution. The earth desperately needs to reduce its plastic consumption and one way to do so is by investing in a nice reusable water bottle. MiiR is a sustainable water bottle brand that funds a giving project with each product sold.

7. Luxury luggage

Brands like Osprey, Patagonia, and Hadaki all specialize in eco-friendly, luxury baggage that will stand out in a sea of black and navy blue on the luggage carousel. Travel in style and enjoy dependable luggage that won’t have to be tossed out after one trip.


Packing for a vacation is exciting! But in your excitement, don’t forget that you’ll need some essentials so you can be comfortable and stylish at your destination. From luggage to the right accessories, traveling while looking good has never been easier. Follow this guide to arrive at your destination ready to serve looks for Instagram and take on the world.