Summer Chic: 8 Essential Tips for Glamorous Resort Wear

As the temperatures keep climbing up, we are reminded that summer is just around the corner.  Which also means it’s time to pack for a vacation. Whether you’re off to a resort, a beach or a cruise you need to look good and to make sure there are a few admiration filled glances siding your way! How can you maintain your chic look without packing your entire closet?  We have you covered with this invaluable summer trip packing list:

1.  A Sarong


A sarong or a pareo as its sometimes called, is a summer must-have. It can be worn as a sarong, a skirt, a scarf and even a beach dress. Your imagination is the only limit to how these can be worn.  More details on many ways to wear the versatile sarong are in this post HERE

2. A  Wrap Skirt


A wrap skirt is a basic apparel which can be worn as a cover-all over your bikini and can also go from day to evening wear with ease. Fun and Flirty with waist ties, they fix most sizes and can be dressed up or down to go with many tees, tops and tunics.

3.  A Flirty Tank Top 


A fun ‘n flirty tank top paired with your favorite shorts is all you need for those gorgeous resort days spent lounging around and having fun with friends. And they pair up great with a wrap skirt or a sarong as well.

4. A Tunic 


A tunic is a versatile piece of apparel for all body shapes. Pair a loose tunic with slender bottoms, skinny jeans and shorts for effortless glam style. Try to avoid wearing a tunic with baggy or wide trousers.

5. A Cover-Up


A Cover-up is essentially a throw to go over your bikini or swim suit. Pack a flirty cover-up in your suitcase for those long days by the water and enjoy those jealous looks from neighboring cabanas as you glam up the scene with your style!

6. A Slip Dress


A stylish and slinky slip dress is can turn ultra glamorous when paired with right jewelry. If cruising around the French Riviera is a part of your resort dream, then a slip dress is a must have for that no-fuss look that lends itself to being tourist-y without being overtly, you know, tourist-y.

7. A Duster Dress


A duster dress or a maxi dress is the ultimate must-have for those who want to pack light and still look chic.  Whether in a neutral tan/beige or white, or a loud cheerful color, these dresses can be slung over bikinis, tanks or tees. Sivalya has designed a gorgeous duster dress with open buttons up-front for that sleek ocean look.



Too often, jewelry is the first thing to be taken out of the suitcase when space gets cramped. Don’t show up with naked hands and neckline. Jewelry is the most essential element of creating a look and can elevate your sarong or slip dress from poolside to fancy brunch-ready.

Now packing for your vacation should be complete!  Don’t have everything on this list? Sivalya has you covered.  You may mostly know us for our exquisite bohemian collections, but we also have a fascinating resort wear line crafted out of organic, natural fibers which are meant for tropical locales. Use this packing list as a guide, head on over to Sivalya and pick up what you’re missing–We have everything you need to stay chic while traveling light this vacation season!