I’m dreaming of sunshine, warmth, and my beloved flip flops on my feet.  That means heading to Florida in the pursuit of heat. Prior to vacation, I log onto the resort website and plan my activities.  I check out the fitness center, peruse the pool decks, salivate over the menus, then gulp, I go all verklempt.  I see two words “resort wear.” What DOES that mean?  Is it casual-ish?  Formal-ish?  The dreaded somewhere in-between!?  Will I have to leave behind my beloved flip flops?!

Thankfully I work at Kiskadee where my casual style can translate beautifully into resort wear.  I can pair any top with white jeans or flowy linen pants and rock resort casual with confidence.  There are a few considerations while packing but keep in mind resort wear can certainly be a lot of fun!

Essential Pieces

A bathing suit cover-up is number one on the list!  This striped hoody pull-over by Caroline Grace is fantastic in navy and white.  Made of cotton and cashmere it is comfy and, more importantly, breathable for the Florida heat.

Fabric Considerations

Florida’s balmy weather requires clothing lighter in weight and resort wear does not disappoint.  This airy top by Johnny Was is simply luxurious.  Beautifully appointed with silk-covered buttons, it is a myriad of prints that collide in a burst of color.

Also, knits should be under consideration because they pack well and typically don’t wrinkle.  This top by 525 America adds a bit of surprise with the fun open back, aka, party in the back!

Pick Your Color

As mentioned, pick white as your base color and you cannot go wrong.  It is extremely versatile and will make any top pop! This multi-blue-hued-and-white tunic by Johnny Was mimics the Atlantic Ocean and Florida sky.  Crisp and clear, it anchors a resort wear look.

And yes, I will be packing my flip flops!