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Best Travel Outfits for a Tropical Holiday

If you’re anything like us over here at BB, you’re most likely experiencing severe fear of missing out watching everyone you know (because it certainly feels like everyone) jetting off on the most incredible holidays – Bali, Fiji, Thailand, Europe… you name it!

Or, if you're one of the lucky ones who has a fantastic summer holiday planned (we’re jealous) and you’re now left with the question – “What outfits should I bring on my tropical holiday?” – don’t fear, we are here to help.

We may not have a fabulous tropical holiday planned but we sure know how to pack a suitcase full of stylish holiday outfits! So without further ado, welcome to BB's guide on packing for those tropical getaway.

1. Slip into Summer Dresses

The first necessity for a tropical holiday is a couple of fun and bright summer dresses. Dresses that you can just throw on with a pair of sandals or heels and head out for a day of exploring or a beachside dinner.

BB's Top Picks for Summer Dresses

Cayman Blue Blossom Cotton Tunic Dress

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Kienna Navy Hibiscus Cotton Dress

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Lyric Blue Leaf Pocket Dress

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2. Choose Crinkle Cotton

If you're after something even more lightweight and breezy, crinkle cotton is going to be the way to go for you! We absolutely love crinkle cotton here at BB: there is nothing comfier and we love that it is always ready to go without any ironing or steaming needed! If you’re after a basic but bright dress to throw-on, we recommend the Milana Dress. If you prefer a little more length, the Layla Crinkle Cotton Dresses come in a range of fabulously fun tropical prints and will be perfect if you are looking for an easy-breezy statement dress. If you’re still unsure on which of our fabulous crinkle cotton styles is best for you, click here to browse our entire crinkle cotton collection – we are sure you will find something you love!

Easy Breezy Crinkled Styles

Milana White Crinkle Cotton Dress

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Layla Blue Foliage Crinkle Cotton Dress

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Sabina Blue Bloom Crinkle Cotton Dress

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3. Relax in Luxurious Linen

When it comes to versatility, nothing beats a classic linen piece. We have endless linen options to choose from: tops, dresses, shorts, pants – you name it, we’ve got it.

Our current favourite has to be the Courtney Shirt, a classic white linen shirt (which also comes in Navy and Khaki) that you can pair with absolutely anything for an effortlessly chic look. Pop it on with your favourite summer shorts or even a funky pair of printed linen pants if you’re not afraid of standing out in the crowd. We have so many linen pant options to choose from, there is bound to something that strikes your fancy.

Must-Have Linen Garments

Briony Green Linen Cotton Shirt Dress

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Ataya Beige Linen Pants

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Dorian White Linen Cotton Top

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Ashlyn Beige Linen Blend Shorts

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4. Pack a Kaftan (or two)

Of course, you’ll be needing a fun kaftan to pop over your swimwear when you’re lounging by the pool or the beach. Or if you’re anything like us, you’ll end up wearing your BB kaftans every day; they are just that comfortable and stylish. The Mykonos Kaftans are a staple of ours here at BB and are sure to be a favourite for your holiday wardrobe as well. One of our cult favourite kaftans is the Tiwi Kaftan: a beautiful flowing maxi kaftan that will guarantee looks of envy from fellow jetsetters when they see you sporting such a stunning piece.

Look & Feel Fabulous in Kaftans

Bedarra Pink Coral Cotton Kaftan

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Tiwi Teal Sea Cotton Kaftan

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Bethanie Purple Abstract Embellished Kaftan

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5. Accessorise

We all know that there is no better time than an exciting tropical holiday to show off all your most unique accessories. And if you’re in need of a few more standout bags or dazzling earrings, look no further than our accessories collection!

The Best of Beach Bags

A chic beach bag is an absolute must have to complete any tropical holiday outfit, and we have a fantastic range to choose from. For a classic straw bag that will go with everything, we love the Noella or Hera Tote Bags. If you are after something a little smaller, a BB clutch bag is the perfect way to finish off a dinner outfit. The Santorini Clutches in hot pink and khaki are a fun option with enough space for all your essentials. For a little bit of fun, show off your love for the classic Mojito, with our bright pink Mojito Tote Bag, a guaranteed conversation starter and the perfect size to throw all your beachside essentials in.

Lyndal Blue Stripe Medium Tote Bag

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Miami Yellow Stripe Canvas Tote Bag

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Santorini Pink Chain Clutch

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Lora Natural Woven Tote Bag

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Barbossa Black Straw Tote

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Endota Pink Straw Tote

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Compliment your outfit with Statement Earrings

When looking for a statement earring, we here at BB HQ think, the bigger and brighter the better! Anything with a statement drop, some fringe or bright colours in a big yes in our book, and a bold earring is the perfect way to jazz up any of your holiday outfits. If you’re more of a necklace lady (as many of us are), we always love the look of a beaded or layered necklace in a bright and summery colour. This is a super easy way to add some colour and excitement to a holiday outfit, and they barely take up any room in your suitcase.

Rogan Blue Beaded Drop Earrings

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Mason Brown Beaded Octagonal Earrings

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Peppa Gold Beaded Drop Earrings

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Maho Brown Teardrop Pendant Earrings

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Miah Blush Beaded Flower Earrings

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Jericho Lilac Woven Disc Earrings

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Comfortable & Stylish Shoes

When it comes to holiday packing, its super important to find the right balance between comfort and style for your shoes. Whether you are hiking to see a beautiful waterfall or exploring a historic town, a sneaker will be your best friend. We love the Greenie Sneaker: a classic white leather sneaker with a removable insole to provide maximum comfort. Of course, along with a ‘sensible’ shoe choice, we also want to have a little fun and that’s where the Spaghetti Strappy Sandals come into play. Coming in white, tan and black, these sandals will pair with all your holiday outfits for an effortlessly chic style.

Greenie White Leather Sneaker

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Bride Chocolate Crossover Slide

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Doti Champagne Buckle Slide

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Bria Taupe Slide

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Lauren Tan Leather Crossover Slide

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Beleev Tan Leather Heel

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Always Bring a Hat

And lastly, hats! A good hat will be the most important thing you pack for any summer holiday and its often completely forgotten about until you’re already at the airport, thinking “Oh no, I’ve forgotten my favourite hat!” BB has a huge range of travel hats to suit your preferences, all of which are made of the amazing crush resistant Flexibraid material, which ensures that your hat looks as good as new after being in your suitcase. Our Travel Fedora, which also come in a wide-brim option, is a classic fedora shape and will keep you protected from the glorious summer sun. To make sure that you don’t lose your hat somewhere or leave it lying on the beach, pick up one our hat clips as well which come in six stylish colours to suit all tastes. What’s a hat clip? Learn more here.

Ivory Wide Brim Travel Fedora

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Klipsta Black Hat Clip

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Canopy Natural Cloche Hat

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Natural Travel Fedora

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Klipsta Stone Hat Clip

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Voyager Caramel Travel Fedora

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They say it is about the journey, not the destination. While we have focused on dressing for the destination here, we also have a guide to stylish (and comfy) clothes for the journey!

If you unsure about any of the items mentioned above or needing a little more help in choosing the perfect items for your summer getaway, reach out to us using the Live Chat function on our website. You can also give our amazing customer service team a call on 1300 880 645 if you’re in Australia, or 09 884 6582 if you’re based in New Zealand.

If you’ve made it this far, time for a pina colada by the pool. Let us know if we have provided some inspiration for your tropical holiday wardrobe and let us know where you are jetting off to by leaving us a comment below!

BB xx

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