Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it’s gotten to the point that we just can’t wait for the cold to be gone and the warmth to kick in. Although my Miami friends may not be feeling the pain, those of you in New York I’m sure can relate. For those of you who are escaping your winter wonderlands for holiday break and heading to the Caribbean or Pacific Islands for your winter destinations, I’ve got you covered on what to wear to own your vacation style. Although shopping for warm weather items is difficult this time of year, here are a few I’ve found that are sure to impress.

First and foremost, you’ll need cover ups that are sure to make a statement. What you wear on your way to the beach is just as important as what you wear while on it. So many classy statement dresses and tunics are out this season for a chic vacation style.

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(From Left to Right: SEA, Acne Studios, Marysia, Zimmerman)

Next up, your bathing suit should definitely make a statement amongst your fellow vacationers. Although swimsuits that are flattering and have enough coverage are often hard to find, Norma Kamali makes some great styles that are flattering, fitted, and stylish for your getaway style.

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A great beach bag that goes with any outfit is also a must for your vacation travels. You want one that is sturdy enough to carry all your beach essentials but also stylish to complete your overall tropical look. This red tote from Antonello is a fabulous find because you can wear it to the beach or have it double as a purse for your daytime adventures.

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What’s a beach day without glasses? Now that sunglasses have been an essential statement piece for the past few seasons there is no excuse to play it safe anymore. Think outside the box from your classic aviators and spunk up your style with trendy new styles. These round sunglasses from Oliver Peoples are the perfect blend of refined yet trendy. They look good on almost everyone and are a modern take on a classic style. If you’re still hesitant to make too big of a statement, these are the way to go.

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Last but not least your nighttime attire for a tropical getaway can be difficult to shop for. You want to look chic and refined but not too over the top for chill tropical vibes. This skirt from Lisa Marie Fernandez is a perfect item that can double as a daytime outfit or nighttime look perfect for dinner with your family if you dress it up. This Zimmerman top is also a perfect look for day or nighttime. The white will show off your golden tan and the high neck and sleeves automatically make your look more polished.

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