March 12th, 2018

Mexico Vacation Style: Resort Lookbook

What to Wear to a Resort Vacation | Sara du Jour

I just came home from a week in Mexico with my best friend. We had the most wonderful, relaxing time in Cancun – but I’ll wait to tell you all about it in my next post. I have so many stories and photos to share, but for right now, let’s focus on vacation style, and what to pack for a resort vacation.

If you’re going somewhere hot, you’ll likely be spending the majority of your time either swimming in the sea or laying by a pool – so you’ll be living in one-piece bathing suits, bikinis, and cheapie plastic flip flops most of the time. But many resorts also have nightlife, activities, and fine dining restaurants, so in addition to shorts and beach cover-ups, it’s a good idea to pack a few nicer outfits, too.

Here are some of the dressier outfits I wore while on vacation in Mexico. I’ll link the items that are still available below each photo – the majority are super affordable. At the end of this post I’ll include a list of what to pack for a resort vacation.

Vacation Style: Resort Lookbook | Sara du Jour
White Halter Crop Top | Mustard Floral Wrap Skirt

Vacation Style: Resort Lookbook | Sara du Jour
White Strapless Knot Top | Palm Print Midi Skirt | Strappy Nude Heels | White Sunglasses

Vacation Style: Resort Lookbook | Sara du Jour
Yellow Gingham Mini Dress (Size up!!!) | White Cat Eye Sunglasses

Vacation Style: Resort Lookbook | Sara du Jour
This is me, low-key pretending I’m Moana

Vacation Style: Resort Lookbook | Sara du Jour
White Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress | Red Headband | Tassel Earrings

Vacation Style: Resort Lookbook | Sara du Jour
Striped Bikini TopBall Earrings | Straw Hat | Ray-Bans

Vacation Style: Resort Lookbook | Sara du Jour
Yellow Off-the-Shoulder Eyelet Two-Piece Set | Black Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Vacation Style: Resort Lookbook | Sara du Jour
Rust Plunging Maxi Dress | Gold Hoop Earrings

Vacation Style: Resort Lookbook | Sara du Jour

Which look was your favourite? Leave me a comment below and let me know – and don’t forget to pin it! And now, as promised, your packing list!

What to Pack for a Resort Vacation:

  • Swimwear: assorted one-pieces + bikinis
  • Plastic flip-flops
  • Straw hat
  • Comfortable maxi dresses
  • Shorts
  • Casual tanks or tees
  • Sarong/flowy skirt
  • Party dress or top + skirt
  • Cozy sweater or cardigan, for cooler nights, + leggings/pants
  • Dressy heeled sandals (nude and black)
  • Headbands/hair elastics
  • Inexpensive jewelry – optional
  • Sunglasses (preferably cheap, in case you lose them to the ocean)
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe
  • Book(s)
  • Underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Bug spray
  • Phone + charger
  • DSLR camera + memory card + charger – optional
  • Travel wallet/passport
  • Toothbrush + toothpaste
  • Skincare/makeup
  • Money for tips and souvenirs
  • Painkillers, tampons/pads – because ya just never know.

I hope you enjoyed this post and that some of this was helpful! Stay tuned for the full post all about the resort we went to and the shenanigans we got up to.

Until then,

– Sara

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2 comments

  • Neo-Seul

    Absolutely loved the second, and the last outfit ♡ but you looked gorgeous in all of them!! I hope you had a great time :’)