Southern Style · Travel

Resort Style, Part 1: Sundress + Pashmina

I would happily live in resort wear year-round if the weather in Dallas would permit it. The carefree, easy style is both comfortable and chic. When you can wear the same sundress as a beach cover-up and to brunch at the Park Hyatt, it’s a win in my book. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be talking about my favorite resort style pieces, starting with sundresses and pashminas.

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Dress: Old Navy

Pashmina: old – bought in Italy (similar, here)

Earrings: Kendra Scott

Necklace & bracelets: Hickory + Worth: The Collection (more info coming soon!)

Shoes: Jack Rogers

Shoot Location: Palm Court at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Resort style clothing is perfect for travel, because most pieces are made of cotton, linen, organza, straw, or silk. They’re lightweight and easy to pack. And the best part? Most of these materials still look great with a few wrinkles – so you can spend more time enjoying yourself on vacation and less time unpacking and ironing your clothes. When I’m on vacation, I like to be able to grab something out of my suitcase, throw it on, and walk out the door with out putting much thought into it. I also try to pack versatile pieces that can be worn different ways. Enter: the sundress.

A casual sundress can be worn as-is for sightseeing around town, BUT it can also be dressed up for dinner. In today’s post, I dressed-up a casual navy cotton sundress with a pashmina, and voila, it was dinner-appropriate. This spaghetti strap dress would not have been suitable for a resort dining room, but with a pashmina wrap and a pair of nice sandals, it was just perfect.

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The pashmina is my #1 go-to when it comes to resort wear. You can wear it as a wrap, drape it over your shoulders, tie it behind your back, or wear it like a poncho. But any way you style it, it covers your shoulders – which is one of the biggest dress code requirements in upscale resorts.

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