A beach vacation is hard to beat – and packing for one, well, that’s the icing on the cake for me. Between poolside picks (love this swimsuit), chic kaftans that double as cover-ups, and all of the fabulous warm-weather accessories (really, who doesn’t need this fab raffia tote?), the island aesthetic has always been for me.
The lynchpin to any vacation-ready wardrobe? An assortment of dresses that matches up to the tropical spirit – think: bright hues and statement-making prints (see: this or this) that scream for sunshine. This is exactly what I had in mind when I started packing for my trip to Gasparilla Island earlier this month, and I knew just where to start: Saks. The Vacation Edit is where I found so many gems, including my new Lela Rose dress. With its whimsical fruit embroidery (!) and happy color palette, this cotton frock instantly makes me feel like I’m on vacation, even if I’m not.
Ahead, 22 vacation-worthy dresses to consider, whether you’re on island time or not.
This post was made in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue. All opinions are my own.