What To Pack For A Warm Weather Getaway When You're Used To Wearing Sweaters

If you've booked a January getaway to Barbados, or you're spending New Year's Eve in Brazil, we applaud you for planning ahead to get some winter sun during the bleakest months of the year.

However, with your favorite brands focused on the boots, coats, and knitwear of the season, inspiration for beach-to-bar attire may be somewhat lacking this time of year. But if you're savvy enough, you can still find some summer-y gems from November through to March. And since pickings are a bit slimmer than say, the middle of May, it's strategic to stick to the essentials (and stock up on those more trend-driven pieces later on).

Ahead, we've broken down the five categories (and pieces you can buy for each) you'll need for a vitamin D-packed winter break. Just don't boast about your beach days on Instagram while we're here battling the cold, okay?

The Printed Swimsuit
Tory Burch Pomelo Floral Long-line Top, $148.00 Buy
Tory Burch Pomelo Floral High-waist Bottom, $138.00 Buy
& Other Stories Polka Dot Swimsuit, $65.00 Buy
Mara Hoffman Abigail Bikini Top, $140.00 Buy
Mara Hoffman Jay Bikini Bottom, $155.00 Buy
Zimmermann Kali Bandeau 1 Pc, $310.00 Buy
ASOS CURVE Riviera Print Supportive Swimsuit with Mesh Insert, $48.00 Buy
The Beach-To-Evening Dress
La DoubleJ Editions Tile-print Cotton-velvet Dress, $483.00 Buy
Ganni Harley Crepe Shirt Dress, €179.00 Buy
De La Vali Jolene Bird Printed Ruffle Slip Gown, $530.90 $318.54, Buy
Borgo de Nor Bella Floral-print Crepe Maxi Dress, $985.00 Buy
Lisa Marie Fernandez Smocked Off Shoulder Polka Dot Dress, $745.00 Buy
The Sandals That Won't Give You Blisters
Topshop Hacienda Braided Ribbon Sandals, $40.00 $20.00, Buy
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Finery London Porlock Silver Tie Detail Slides, $99.00 $69.00, Buy
Charles & Keith Flatform Sandals, $49.00 $29.00, Buy
Charlotte Stone Bruna Slide in Black, $215.00 $150.99, Buy
Tabitha Simmons Lassie Profilo Slide Sandal, $545.00 Buy
The Bag That Fits It All
Sun Jellies Atomic Basket Tote Bag, $34.00 Buy
A Cold Wall Transparent Plastic Tote, $250.00 Buy
TRUSS Truss Medium Tote Bag, $205.00 Buy
Everlane The Beach Canvas Tote, $60.00 $35.00, Buy
Michael Kors Collection Cooper Woven Leather Tote, $1,090.00 $397.00, Buy
The Too-Cool Shades
Giant Vintage Blox Demi/Green, $22.00 Buy
Quay Australia As If!, $65.00 Buy
Gucci Oversize Square-frame Acetate Sunglasses, $1,380.00 Buy
Adam Selman x Le Specs The Last Lolita, $119.00 Buy
Black Eyewear Cleo – Havana Sunglasses, $177.00 Buy