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Favorite Vacation Outfits from Our Cruise

Mommy and Me Lilly Pulitzer outfits // favorite vacation outfits for the entire family

I never thought we’d be a cruise-loving family — possibly because Adam tends to get sea sick! — but it’s been such an easy way to travel as a family, with little planning and built-in activities, and lots of flexibility and convenience since we already live near ports. Plus, Adam wears a little patch behind his ear and we’re ready to roll!

We went on the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas during spring break; we did a Disney cruise last year (here are my best tips before cruising by the way). and while we preferred the Disney experience, we had a blast and particularly enjoyed going with a family family friends.

So what to wear? Think resort style & don’t overthink it! Keep it casual daytime, with plenty of bathing suits and cover-ups, and for evening, think breezy dresses, white denim or all white outfits, even dressy shorts and tops. I wear these wedges every single night, and bought them in white because they’re the perfect summer wedge (great price, super comfortable, flattering, etc).

A few things to consider packing: gym clothes and sneakers; rubbery flip flops that won’t get ruined at the beach (I have these); sweatshirt or cardigan; leggings or pants for the kiddos (our ship had an ice skating rink and kids had to wear pants!), plenty of sunscreen, travel scissors (random but so useful!), and a tote you can use during excursions (if you brought an LV or nice bag you don’t want to schlep it everywhere).

What to wear on a cruise // the modern savvy
IMAGE ABOVE: Lilly Pulitzer tank (so soft & washes great; also have in blue) // denim skirt (similar) // sandals (older) // Tote (c/o; love the size for travel & beach days)
IMAGE BELOW: rainbow ring (more styles here) // X ring
What to wear on a family cruise
What to wear on a cruise -- mother daughter style

Image above: Sarah wearing a romper / dress (older), and these wedges // I’m wearing dress (older Target; similar here and love this) // wedges // earrings, and love it with a funbeaded bag under $35

Amazon bikini with palm print, under $25! // what to wear on a cruise

Image above: bikini from Amazon (under $25), and below… because I can’t resist nachos, ever! 😉

Images above and below (c/o Lilly Pulitzer): Alyson tank and skort (comes in five prints) // Sarah top and skort

Lilly Pulitzer mother daughter style // what to pack for a cruise
What to wear on a cruise

Beach day in Cozumel, outfits c/o Cabana Life

Alyson: Cover-up (love!) // bikini top, and bottom (full coverage) and blue striped tote (great deal, holds so much & packable); also Alexandra Gioia earrings and Havaianas  flip flops in rose gold

Evan and Adam: Evan suit and rash guard set // Adam’s bathing suit

Mother son style -- what to pack for a cruise
What to pack for a family cruise
Scalloped tank and heart earrings // what to wear on a cruise

Image above: BaubleBar heart earrings // J. Crew Factory scalloped tank (I have in two colors)

Crochet bathing suit cover-up (under $20) // star necklace

Outfit above: Shashi wood hoop earrings (incredible & ultra light weight) and wedges // two-piece set from local boutique, Lola Chiq. I love, love supporting local businesses and Lola Chiq at Downtown at the Gardens is definitely a favorite, in addition to Vagabond for more brands you know

Wheh, so there you have it! This is for sure not all encompassing but it gives you a good sense of what I wore on the cruise — lots of whites, brights, light-weight fabrics and fun earrings to amp up basically any outfit.

Here’s images for most items seen above, along with a few other items I brought or own and would be great for summer and tropical travel:

Hope you found this helpful! I’m working on content for the summer — personal style, personal growth, family, vent sesh posts, real life, you name it… I’d love to hear what you’d like (or would like less of, promise you can’t hurt my feelings!).

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    Kimberly Smith
    May 14, 2019 at 7:59 AM

    Love them all & am totally buying that crochet cover-up!!

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