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Travel Styling: What to Wear on a Beach Vacation, 2024 Outfit Ideas

How to Dress for Your Beach Resort Vacation in 2024, Image via Pinterest

Do you have your outfits ready for vacation? You’ve booked the trip, you’ve made your reservations for hotels, dinners, events and more. But what about what you’re wearing? Unfamiliar resort dress codes, dubious temperature changes, outfits that can go from beach to dinner, walkable shoes and more can leave you completely stumped for what to pack.

That’s why Meg’s Styling Services are invaluable when packing and preparing for your trip! Los Angeles Personal Stylist Meg Gallagher offers last minute travel styling and vacation capsule wardrobes for President’s Day, Spring Break, Summer Vacation and more.
Here’s what you’ll experience when you work with Meg:

*Save time, eliminate stress! Meg’s services do the legwork of shopping, styling and packing.
*It will enhance your experience. By having a travel wardrobe pre-curated around your itinerary, your outfits are organized and you can focus on your trip worry-free.
*No more over or under packing. You’ll never again be bogged down by extra clothes, or even worse – realize you’ve forgotten something you needed.
*You’ll feel great. With preparedness comes confidence. Truly relax on your vacation with outfits that fit, flatter and look great in all your photos!

We’ll be diving into all things beach in this post! Shop the best stylist recommended beach cover ups at the end of this post.
If you’re looking for packing inspiration for your next ski trip over President’s Day Weekend, check out our sister site Madison to Melrose for a full rundown on Skiwear and Aprés Ski:

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Travel Styling for 2024: Beach Resort Outfit Ideas with Cover-Ups

Lightweight Beach Dresses and Jumpsuits

Slip a lightweight linen or cotton dress or jumpsuit over your swimsuit for a look that will take you from the beach straight to dinner!
Some dress trends to look out for: Sleeveless/Tube top, Wrap top and Off-the-shoulder!

Beach dress outfit plus size midsize ideas
Beach jumpsuit outfit plus size midsize ideas

Knit and Crochet Pieces

Perhaps the most definitive trend we’re seeing this year are knit and crochet pieces layered over swimsuits! This is a perfect look for those who want to show a little skin without bearing it all. Crochet dresses, pants, skirts and matching sets are popular in both neutrals and brights.

crochet beach dress outfit plus size midsize
crochet beach pants outfit plus size midsize
crochet beach skirt outfit ideas plus size midsize

Lightweight Skirts and Beach Pants

Exploring around town straight from the beach may call for some coverage! Pair your swimwear with lightweight skirts or pants for airy outfits that will provide an easy outfit post-swim.

beach pants looks
beach skirt resort outfit 2024

Matching Sets

Matching Sets are still going strong in 2024 for being an easy wear. We love sets because the outfit’s already made! Pack some matching sets in your suitcase for a low-stress outfit suitable for city-strolling, beachwear and lounging!

beach set for resort wear

One-Piece Suit with Sarong Outfits

Pair your one piece with a sarong for a flattering, elegant beach resort look. Neutral colored one-piece swimsuits in black, navy, white and tan are popular staples in capsule travel wardrobes, serving as a perfect base top to pair with sarongs, beach pants and more.

outfit for beach and resort 2024

Kimonos and Sheer Cover-Ups

Kimonos and sheer cover-ups are great for wearing on the beach! Match your swimsuit to the fabric or pattern color for a cohesive beach outfit.

kimono outfit ideas beach looks for 2024
resort wear inspo 2024

Shop On Trend Resort and Beach Coverup Basics:

A collection of stylist recommended easy to pair pieces to add to your travel wardrobe for your next vacation.

Satu Dress
Jade Jumpsuit
Gotta Have It Set
Rio Tunic
The Pines Bottoms
Phi Phi Dress
Beach Riot Deborah Skirt
Down The Line Cover Up
Lumire Knot Dress
The Delta Dress
Wasini Skirt
Good American Goddess Kimono Robe
Evea Maxi Knit Dress
Kaya Pants
Dissh Natural Crochet Set
Onda Drop-Waist Tube Midi Dress
Matteau Abstract-print organic-silk sarong
Toyama Sarong
Jonas Shirt Set
Vanessa Shirt Set
Matteau The Knit and Cotton maxi dress
Zimmermann Printed Cotton Pareo
Blair Long Sleeve Deep-V Maxi Dress
Inga Midi Coverup Dress
Liv Robe
Valentina Skirt
Sleeper Off-The-Shoulder Linen Dress