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.