What to Wear on a Summer Vacation? Cute Outfit Ideas to Pack

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (3 Summer Holiday Style Outfit Ideas).
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These looks are to inspire you whether you’re spending your vacation beachside or backyard-side and to make the most of another year of staycations. Simply because your summer holiday plans have been waylaid by travel restrictions for a second year that doesn’t mean you can’t still dress the part.

With most foreign travel still grounded, now is the opportune time to take advantage of being a tourist in your own country. The following outfit ideas will have you looking fashionable, staying comfortable, and keeping cool while you explore your own backyard.

Short Summer-White Dress + Brightly Colored Oversized Blazer + Wooden Heeled Sandals + Scarf as Bag

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Oversized Coral Blazer, White Lacy Tiered Paul and Joe Sister Dress, Daquy Wooden Heeled Sandals, Scarf as Purse, Illesteva Sunglasses).

A white dress is a summer holiday staple thanks to its versatility. A mini dress in summer white is easy to throw on over your bathing suit, keep you cool and comfortable for a day of sightseeing, or dress up for a meal at your local restaurant. The styling possibilities are endless and you can think of it as a blank canvas. This allows you to invite color into your look via the accessories and accompanying pieces. 

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Oversized Coral Blazer, White Lacy Tiered Paul and Joe Sister Dress, Daquy Wooden Heeled Sandals, Scarf as Purse, Illesteva Sunglasses).

I’ve chosen to style my mini dress with an oversized blazer in a you-won’t-lose-me-in-a-crowd color, wooden sandals, and a silk-free scarf tied as a bag. Feel free to let loose here and pick vibrant or even neon colors. You are on holiday after all and that means all colors are welcome.

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Oversized Coral Blazer, White Lacy Tiered Paul and Joe Sister Dress, Daquy Wooden Heeled Sandals, Scarf as Purse, Illesteva Sunglasses).

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

CLOG SANDALS | Da Quy (current styles by Da Quy)

SUNGLASSES | Illesteva (current styles by Illesteva)

Oversized Linen Blazer + Pastel Bermuda Shorts + Gladiator Sandals

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Oversized Sky Blue MCM Blazer, Grey Top, Peta and Jain Brown Belt, Yellow Bermuda Shorts, Sans Beast Reader Bag, NAE Gladiator Sandals).

Summer pastels make the perfect color palette to feel relaxed, which is why they’re ideal for vacation time. They also style well together, which makes it a breeze for you to mix and match the limited wardrobe you packed.

A light linen blazer in a pale color will keep the sun off your shoulders without making you too hot and it’s just the answer for those evening strolls on the beach or nights around the campfire.

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Oversized Sky Blue MCM Blazer, Grey Top, Peta and Jain Brown Belt, Yellow Bermuda Shorts, Sans Beast Reader Bag, NAE Gladiator Sandals).

The perfect complement to your loose-fitting blazer is some cotton Bermuda shorts. Bermuda shorts have been trending for a few seasons now and don’t seem to be going anywhere.  Find yourself a pair in a cheery color like sunshine yellow and style them with comfortable shoes such as gladiator, dad, or fisherman sandals to make exploring your own or a new city more enjoyable.

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Oversized Sky Blue MCM Blazer, Grey Top, Peta and Jain Brown Belt, Yellow Bermuda Shorts, Sans Beast Reader Bag, NAE Gladiator Sandals).

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

GLADIATOR SANDALS | Nae (current styles by Nae)

BELT | Peta + Jain (current styles by Peta + Jain)

PURSE | Sans Beast (current styles by Sans Beast)

SUNGLASSES | Cole Haan (current styles by Cole Haan)

Bermuda Shorts + Light-Weight Blouse + Linen Blazer

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Linen Blazer Shell Print Blouse, Plaid Bermuda Shorts, Sans Beast Bag, Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather Sandals, D-frame Cole Haan Sunglasses).

If the spring 2021 Versace runway was any indication, ocean and sea-motif fashion is on our minds. What better way to feel like you’re headed to the beach (even if you’re only dipping your toes in a kiddy pool in your backyard) than by incorporating some ocean vibes into your outfit. Shells, starfish, coral, etc. are all fair play. 

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Linen Blazer Shell Print Blouse, Plaid Bermuda Shorts, Sans Beast Bag, Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather Sandals, D-frame Cole Haan Sunglasses).

Styling a beachy blouse with long and loose-fitting Bermuda shorts that graze the knee tells the world not to disturb you. Vacation mode is officially in full swing with this Miami Vice meets Sex in the City look.

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

SANDALS | Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather (similar by Bhava)

BELT | Nae (current styles by Nae)

PURSE | Sans Beast (current styles by Sans Beast)

SUNGLASSES | Cole Haan (current styles by Cole Haan)

Final Thoughts

Your holiday plans may have gotten disrupted but your style game doesn’t need to be. Use these looks to feel like you’re on vacation wherever you are. 🏖🏡

Looking for more summer styling inspiration? Check out my other posts on How to Style Green Clothing for Summer; Summer Shorts Styles Here to Stay; Timeless Skirt Lengths for Summer; Track Jacket Summer Style Ideas; Trending Dress Styles for Summer; Dad Shirt Style Tips; How to Wear Pink for Summer; and Black & White Outfits for Summer.

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Michelle Rothenburger

Michelle Rothenburger is a vegan fashion blogger whose work has been featured in such publications as Marie Claire, InStyle, Woman & Home, and Vilda. Find out more by reading Michelle’s full story (from bullied to fashion influencer) and feel free to send her a personal message.


All your must-have vegan accessories!

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To me, no outfit is complete without some killer accessories, that’s why I’ve highlighted a few of my favorite vegan accessories below.

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Combat Boots: You can’t go wrong with these killer black vegan leather combat boots from Viron World. I dedicated this entire post to them and also styled them in a grungy look and for winter.

White Lug-Sole Boots: If you’re looking for an awesome pair of chunky white boots then this pair from Venus is Vegan is a dream. As comfortable as they are chic, you’ll want to style them with everything. Use discount code HARMFREEFASHION20 to save 20% off all styles. I show you three ways to style them for winter and one way for spring.

White Chunky Sneakers: These white trainers from Humans are Vain have the perfect amount of chunkiness in addition to an unexpected splash of color. If you use the coupon code HARMFREEFASHION you’ll get 15% off. Here’s how I styled them with a layered outfit for spring, with mom denim shorts, and with winter layers.

White Low-top Sneakers: If you’re searching for the perfect classic white shoes then these beauties from BeFlamboyant are it. Discount code HARMFREEFASHION will save you 10% off. See how I styled them for winter and with a timeless trench coat.

Timeless Purses: My favorite brand for classic purses is Angela Roi. The styles are all super fashionable and made from a luxurious-looking pebbled vegan leather. I have their Barton mini bag in postbox red, which is sadly out of stock but all of their other styles are equally as cool and timeless.

Personally recommended purse brands: To see a detailed list of my favorite purse brands check out my Best of Vegan Handbags post.

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