You're finally going to the Caribbean Islands
! You've dreamt about this your whole life and now, you're on your way! Are you packed yet? Are you sure you’re bringing the right clothes? While fashion isn't that big of a deal in this region, it still counts. You'd still want to look your best as you revel in some of the world's dreamiest paradises, right? A kaftan, for example, is a must! They serve as the perfect swimsuit cover-ups and you'll look elegant in one too! Then there are your summer sandals. The right pair will make all the difference!
No matter where you go, a white shirt is an absolute must. People mostly think of it as a Paris wardrobe staple
or a signature New York look, but in truth, a white shirt is fashion's best equalizer. Arguably even more so than denim jeans. A white look can look casual or sophisticated depending on how you style it or pair it with. You can use it as a cover-up when you spend the day at the beach. Then come nightfall, all you need is a nice skirt or tailored slacks for a nice evening look.
Speaking of denim, don't forget your denim shorts to the Caribbean too! In fact, you'll find a lot of stores selling their own pairs here, but it's always better to have your own. Denim shorts are a signature Caribbean look. They're short and sexy but easy and refreshing too. Instead of a usual cover-up, you can walk about in any of the Caribbean best beaches
with just a bikini top and your denim shorts. This look is a lot more common than you think. Then just pair it with a nice top and you're ready to explore the bustling Caribbean towns afterward.
What do you know about the Caribbean? That they're a bombastic group of islands, each with its own colorful culture? Correct! You won't find a place as vibrant as the Caribbean anywhere else! As such, shouldn't your wardrobe reflect that? Don't be afraid to go wild with prints when shopping for your trip to these islands. The bigger and brighter, the better! Be they dresses or separates, the Caribbean is one place that will appreciate such extravagant sartorial choices. You might even receive a few compliments as you walk down the street. Don't worry! They're not all catcalling you! The locals are just that warm, welcoming, and appreciative of one's boldness to don colorful prints.
Be it day or night, a maxi dress works for a wonderful stay in the Caribbean. The garment is easy and breezy, just like the islands of the region. You can walk in them with ease, especially when you explore the neighborhoods of St. Barts
or the districts in Kingston, Jamaica. More importantly, you can dance in them too! And if there's one thing the Caribbeans love most of all, it's to have a good time. Seeing people dance on the street is common in this part of the world and you can easily join in on the fun when you're wearing a maxi dress!
Want to look elegant on your trip to the Caribbean? Then pack some caftans with you! Kaftans are long robes or tunics that have become a staple in resort wear. Usually, elegant grand dames wear them as they lounge about in their luxury homes in the Caribbean
, the Mediterranean, or any other sunny part of the world. But that shouldn't stop you from wearing them either! You can wear it as a cover-up when you go to the beach. Style it with a belt and it easily transforms into a chic maxi dress too. Talk about versatility!
Considering that you're going to the Caribbean, packing some swimsuits is only natural. With that said, however, you'd do well to pack two kinds of swimsuits. The first one is the two-piece, the sexier the better! This isn't to say that your goal is to expose as much skin as possible (but that isn't such a bad goal at all too!), but rather a bikini lets you soak up as much sun as you want. And if there's one thing you want to do in the Caribbean, it's to embrace the warm sunlight as much as possible!
The second kind of swimsuit is the tankini
. Though you traveled all the way to the Caribbean to get a lot of a sun, too much of it can harm your skin. Even with multiple coats of sunscreen, don't underestimate just how intense the sun can get here. At times, you'll prefer to don a tankini to let your skin take a break. Since this type of swimsuit covers you up without constraining you too much, you can still have loads of fun on the sand or in the sea, all while covering up some of the most sensitive parts of your skin.
For your footwear in the Caribbean, there's really only one choice: summer sandals. Trust that you'll do a lot of walking when you get to this part of the world. You'll likely spend most of your days going out and about outdoors, take a little break in between, and then go out at night. Many Caribbean islands are also the world's best party islands
, after all. There's no doubt your daily schedule will have you on your feet all day and all night long. As such, you need comfy summer sandals that'll give you maximum comfort for 24 hours or even more!
You already have your clothes and footwear down pat, what about accessories? Well, apart from your usual bling, trust a tote bag too! A nice tote made with high-quality material is the perfect accessory in the sunny Caribbean Islands. They're easy to carry (or tote) around, can hold all of your stuff, and they look quite chic too. Get one that's big enough to carry all your stuff when go out on the town or to the beach. That way, you won't need to carry too many things at the same time!
Do you know what to wear to the Caribbean? From caftans and maxi dresses to even a tankini, pack the right clothes to ensure that you look your best in what is about to be one of the best vacations of your life!