Ask Helen: What Should I Wear?

Q: I have a Bermuda Cruise vacation coming next month. What should I wear in order to stay comfy and chic? With two kids and a busy work schedule, I like low maintenance pieces that I can throw on and go. I have a petite frame and slightly pear-shaped body, and my budget is around $500.
A: For a relaxing cruise vacation, the last thing you want is to think about what to wear. Below I picked six pieces as a mini capsule wardrobe, which can create 11 outfits for you to enjoy a worry-free vacation and save precious luggage space for souvenirs. More over, you will find that you can’t stop wearing them after the vacation: Many are classic enough to accompany you season after season. Hope you enjoy them as I do. Wishes you a safe, relaxed vacation with your loved ones!

 what to wear on vacation

Lemlem Bara striped cotton-blend top (only one left!)

J Brand 818 Mid Rise Slim Boot Leg Jeans3

J Brand 818 mid rise slim boot leg jeans (two petite friendly options here & here!)

rag & bone 'Arianna' Pointelle slip back Sweater

Rag & Bone ‘Arianna’ pointelle sweater (also like this color!)

J.Crew 7 chino short

J.Crew 7″ chino short

Rebecca Taylor Silk & Cotton Sheer-Striped Floral-Print Blouse

Rebecca Taylor silk & cotton sheer-striped floral-print blouse

Madewell pleated shirtstripe skirt

Madewell pleated shirtstripe skirt  (40% off with ‘HIGHSUMMER’)

Below I put all the pieces together, so you can see how each top work perfectly with each bottom.

what to wear on vacation

By Helen Hou

I'm Helen. In the huge fashion world, what attracts me the most is the way different people accessorize themselves. Our daily outfit choices are not just about the pieces we pick, they relate to something lurking deeply within our hearts: how we feel about ourselves, how we express ourselves to the rest of the world, what kind of people do we want to be and what kind of life do we want to live. Following my passion for fashion, I immerse myself in this bizarre world and try my best to share what I learned with you!