7 Beach looks for your winter sun getaway

As some of you may already know, it’s a goal of mine to develop the travel-style category of my blog. Knowing what to pack for a trip can be a traveller’s biggest conundrum, so I am working on a style section which will be your go-to destination for fashion-forward packing inspiration. Whether it’s chic city break looks or ideas for exotic beachwear, I’m going to have it covered. So consider this post my style diary for Antigua. I’ve broken down all of my favourite looks from my recent trip and included shoppable links in the text and below every look. Scroll and enjoy!

Look 1: Exotic Explorer

For my trip into St John’s (Antigua’s largest town), I wanted a look that was cool and comfortable. I kept it fairly simple with a pair of high waisted Mom shorts which come in a pack of 2 from Asos. I paired it with my asymmetric ruffle top which is lightweight and easy to wear. To finish the look I paired it with my new metallic cross body bag and embellished sandals, both from Accessorize.

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For a final detail I added my round Rayban dupes and a set of semi precious rings.

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Look 2: The Staple Swimsuit

Next up is my favourite beachwear look from the trip. This navy scalloped edge swimsuit is so comfortable and flattering that I think it’s going to be a staple swimsuit for me for years to come. The scalloped edges give it a really feminine and stylish cut and it has built in cups in the bust so you feel really secure. I paired it with my new Lariat drop necklace which added an extra touch of glamour to the look.

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Look 3: The Super Comfortable Beach Dress

A dress like this is every girl’s best friend on a beach holiday. It’s so easy to throw on over your bikini and is incredibly comfortable and light. It’s elasticated around the bust so it’s great for most shapes, and I love the layering and embroidery detail on the skirt. It looks great against a tan too! I completed this laid-back beach look with my Lariat drop necklace and added a statement ring too.

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Look 4: The All Black Beach Ensemble

Who say’s you can’t wear black at the beach? First up in this look is my black bardot off-the-shoulder bikini. The bardot cut is in style at the moment and the fact you can now snap up bardot bikinis is even better. Over the top I layered a pair of wide-leg pants. They have gold thread detailing on the waist-band and a flirty slit up each leg. As well as being perfect for a beach look, I also wore these pants in the evenings with a halter top and extra jewellery, so they’re a pretty versatile piece to add to your holiday wardrobe.

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Look 5: The White Embroidered Bikini

Another new bikini which made its way into my case was this embroidered white bikini from Accessorize. I love how the bikini has an extra band under the bust as it looks really flattering on your waist and the embroidery added a splash of colour. The bikini has built in cups for a smooth bust, another thing I look for in a bikini.

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Look 6: The Racer Bikini

A spent a lazy afternoon in the beach in this athletic, racer bikini. This cut of bikini is perfect if you’re planning to get a bit active with watersports, snorkelling or scuba diving. It’s also a great option if you’re conscious of your boobs or cleavage. I felt really comfortable in it and finished the look with my new favourite paisley headscarf from Asos. It’s a great option to pack a few headscarfs for a beach holiday to keep wayward beach frizz at bay (something I am very prone to!).

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Look 7: The Hot Pink Bikini

This isn’t a new piece in my wardrobe, but I couldn’t write this post without giving a shoutout to my favourite crochet bikini. This hot pink number looks fantastic with a tan and it definitely fitted well with the colourful caribbean vibe of Antigua. I also wore this with my paisley headscarf and Lariat drop necklace.

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Special thanks to Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority for inviting me to experience Antigua.

What did you think of my tropical looks from Antigua? Are you planning your holiday wardrobe at the moment? I’d love to hear your favourite items from these looks. If you enjoyed this post, or want to see more style posts like this, please leave me a comment in the box below. Jess x 


My trip to Antigua was hosted by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. Some products featured in this post have been gifted to me. All views are honest and images are my own. 

Jessica Ruth Gibson is the Founder and Editor of Travelista and an award-winning travel content creator of 10 years. She lives in York, UK with her son and has travelled to over 50 countries; her favourites being Italy, Canada and Vietnam.

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