Summer may well be over, but we all know that travel knows no seasonality. Be it a road trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city, or a relaxing getaway to the tropics for some major rest and rejuvenation—we all know that the outfits play a major hand in the quality of our vacation. And let’s be real here, we’re not about to pass up a good photo op in foreign land. Or if photographic evidence of your travels isn’t the end goal here, we can’t deny the rush of putting together a good outfit and showing up for yourself during your downtime.
Formulating the perfect vacation capsule closet may seem to be a challenge when you’re on limited baggage allowance, but for frequent high-flyers like Kiko Mizuhara and Peggy Gou—they’ve got their vacation wardrobe on lock. Across the board, sundresses seem to be the hot pick and understandably so, considering it takes the hassle of coordination out of the mix. For fashion darling Ashley (better known by her Internet pseudonym, Bestdressed), a girlish minidress and cowboy boots does just the trick for a scenic road trip. On the same note, Ashley Park and Kiko Mizuhara also opted for the minidress and sensible flat footwear combination on their travels abroad.
We admit a flirty sundress makes for a great outfit on more laid back days, but if you’ve got sightseeing and maxing out on 15,000 steps on the itinerary, perhaps a breezy pair of shorts may work out better in your favour as seen on Oh My Girl’s Mimi and Thai actress Prim. Or if you’re looking for something a little more elevated for the cityscape, we suggest taking a page out of Peggy Gou’s book by sporting baggy cargoes, or go the Y2K approach like G-IDLE’s Soyeon. Eitherway, we guarantee the ‘fit will be fire. Without further ado, peruse the vacation looks sported by our favourite Asian stars, below.
When in doubt, look to Kiko for inspiration as she artfully styles a printed minidress with comfort-guaranteed hiking shoes—a tropical ready ensemble we never knew would work.
Monochrome is the brief, and Ashley Park delivers. Sunbathing in the sweltering Tuscan sun, a little red sundress and complementing flats is undeniably the way to go when enjoying the tranquility of the countryside. Top it all off with a colourful bandana like Park, and you’ve got yourself an Instagram worthy outfit.
A playful juxtaposition that says cowboy chic like no other. Simply grab yourself a pair of boots meant for walking like Ashley has, and a little white dress—and voilà, it’s giving bohemian coquette-core.
Oh My Girl’s Mimi made a trip down to Hong Kong recently, and it seems she’s opted for a comfy pairing of trekking shorts and a crop top. To top it all off, a pair of Jibbitz-clad crocs and fanny pack for maximum comfort and convenience.
Sticking to shades of cream, Prim’s breezy co-ord finds the perfect balance of elevated vacation-wear. The crocheted shorts and collared shirt combination never fails—especially when you’re looking to navigate between the malls and the outdoors.
Rina Sawayama slays the poolside look with a relaxed white shirt and slides.
Amevia makes a case for coquette even as she’s touring in Bangkok. Sporting a ribboned strapless top and a basic black skirt, these pieces are bound to serve you well on dressier days.
Soyeon beats the Texas heat with a graphic tank top and flared jeans—staying true to her Y2K baddie image. A trusty tank and denim are bound to serve you well on a trip abroad, so be sure to bring versatile options from your wardrobe that you can mix and match with.
Baggy cargoes are the way to go for lazy days. Peggy Gou pulled up to Ibiza in all-black, a palette that we know we can count on for those days when colour seems a little too fanciful.
Joy showed a little skin during her pitstop in Singapore, posing among the greenery as she showed off her sweet yet simple vacation look consisting of an off-shoulder top and vintage denim—complete with a baseball cap to go incognito mode.