8 Vacation Outfits To Copy Now, Courtesy Of D.C.'s Chicest Bloggers

It may sound silly, but it's true: Our favorite part of going on vacation is packing our suitcases. After all, a carry-on full of bikinis, caftans, and sandals is how you know you're really going somewhere, right? But even enthusiastic planners like us need a dose of inspiration every now and then. That's why we've turned to some of the DMV's chicest, savviest bloggers for help — these ladies make an art out of looking effortlessly cool and relaxed while they're out of town. So, before you book a flight somewhere fabulous, take a peek at our jet-set primer. Then it's bon voyage!
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The fastest way to elevate a striped top and cutoffs? Follow Style Within Reach blogger Caitlin's lead and opt for a leg-lengthening sandal and a collarless jacket. Now, you're ready for brunch, a casual bike ride, window-shopping, you name it...

Photo: Courtesy of Style Within Reach
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In a sea of patterned maxi-dresses, it can be hard to stand out. Take a cue from Nikki of Beaute J'Adore — her effortless white-column dress is exactly what's missing from our vacation wardrobe.

Photo: Courtesy of Beaute Jadore
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Talk about heating things up in the tropics! We love the way La Belle Mel blogger Melanie paired her asymmetric Zara skort with tango-ready heels and a pretty, lemon-hued blouse. It's the perfect balance of drama for a daytime look.

Photo: Courtesy of La Belle Mel
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Can't commit to summer's midriff-baring crop top? The Fashionably Broke's Erika gets the same peek-a-boo effect with this cutout romper from Forever 21. We think it's the ideal outfit for a day when don't want to feel too exposed.

Photo: Courtesy of Fashionably Broke
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Feel like you've over-exerted yourself with mixing prints? Don't underestimate the power of a simple white top and nude heels — Kendal of Metropolitan Thread proves that they can be just the thing to make bright patterns look relaxed and easy.

Photo: Courtesy of Metropolitan Thread
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The devil — or in this case, the drama — is in the details. Ashleigh of The Daileigh takes her minimalist maxi-dress to the next level by opting for pops of color and bold accessories.

Photo: Courtesy of The Daileigh
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Okay, we might just steal this outfit for everyday wear — who can wait 'til vacation? Sydney of The Daybook pairs her graphic top with skinnies and sandals, and we think this getup was made for a rendezvous somewhere cool and pleasant — maybe L.A.?

Photo: Courtesy of The Daybook
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Elena of Classy and Fabulous caught our eye with this supremely steal-able look from a recent trip to Miami. The combo of a relaxed white blouse and a poppy-hued skirt is appealing in its simplicity, but still looks amazing when it meets an ocean breeze.

Photo: Courtesy of Classy and Fabulous