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6 Non-Cliché Vacation Outfits For Your Next Getaway

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    Vacations tend to bring out some sartorial skeletons. Even if you're an all-black-everything kinda gal in your normal routine, there's something about jetting off to a beach that summons the floral maxi-dresses, terry-cloth cover-ups, and hand-me-down Hawaiian shirts from spring breaks past. Though vacations may seem like an entirely different style beast — the sand, heat, and pre-noon piña coladas might have something to do with it — you don't have to sacrifice your trademark look to dress the part.

    So, in an effort to help you avoid said vacation-style clichés on your next escape, we're giving you the cool girl's answer to beach attire. Ahead, find the new style rules for a tropical getaway, with creative looks for everything from seaside frolicking to getting your tourist on. The best part is you can repurpose some of your everyday faves — like Sunglass Hut shades, a leather moto vest, and comfy slides — which means no dropping your rent money on an entirely new vacay wardrobe. Click on for travel outfits as fun as the trip itself — your #islandlife grams (and wallet) will thank you.



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    The Boyish Beach Bum

    While pants at the beach may seem like a no-no, a loose, breezy option will transition your bikini to off-sand wandering with ease. With these new takes on swim cover-ups, it's time to scrap that floral sarong for good.

    On Luz: 6397 jeans, Mara Hoffman swimsuit, Preen top, Loeffler Randall shoes. On Adeele: Converse shoes, Rebecca Minkoff jumpsuit and swim top.

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    Swap your caftan for an eyelet overall.
    We love a good jumpsuit, and this white eyelet style is a breathable companion piece to your colorful bikini. The porous, mesh-like fabric will keep your new suit on prime display and allow the ocean breeze to flow right through.

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    Take cues from surf style with a neoprene topper.
    The texture and zip-front detail of this top give it a cool, wet-suit feel that's practically made for beach life. Wear it open as a throw-on-and-go layer, or zip it up for more coverage. Cuff a pair of white boyfriend jeans, and throw on mirrored Ray-Bans to complete the tomboyish look.

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    The Urban-Meets-Island Reveler

    Your city-girl style need not disappear just because you're going off the grid. Bring your urban staples, like leather and denim, and mix 'em up for edgier getups when you hit the town.

    On Adeele: Topshop vest, Rebecca Minkoff dress, Isa Tapia shoes. On Luz: Topshop top, Rodebjer jeans, Loeffler Randall shoes.

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    Keep your cool with culottes.
    If you're a tried-and-true denim girl, swap out your stuffy skinnies for breathable culottes at the beach. A high-waisted option will lend the perfect proportion for your flowy crop tops. Keep it extra comfy with flat slides.