Woo-hoo, for many of us it’s spring break time and you know what that means – resort wear! This year we spent our winter break in Belize. It’s a super-casual place so I left my resort dresses at home and focused on more casual pieces for this low-key getaway.
Blogger Confession: The sun sets early in Belize and we were traveling with friends, having WAY too much fun during the day. Consequently, no time for photos, so recreated my looks back at home. In a few weeks I’ll be sharing our trip experiences and you can expect some jungle and beach scenery then!
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Resort Casual Sunset Cocktails
In my late teens, and early 20’s the store Express was one of my favorites. Then for a spell, I felt it got too trendy and young for my taste. Well, in recent years I’ve rediscovered them as a fantastic source for reasonably priced trend pieces, especially go-out tops and everyday tees.
For a casual cocktail look, I paired an Express striped high-neck halter with my wide leg crops from Madewell. The tops runs large – I’d recommend sizing down one full size. Add a neutral slide (similar shown here) and clutch and bring on that coconut mojito!
The many colors in this top make it easy to pair with quite a few things – picture it with a black skirt or a bright, coordinating tone of walking short.
Resort Casual Strolling in Town
For strolling in town, I went even more casual, pairing the wide leg crops with a simple tie-front white tee, some colorful flat mules and bright, chunky beaded jewelry. I’m really starting to love the wide leg profile – so much lighter and more beachy feeling than the typical skinny-jean look!
This post has more ideas on styling wide leg crops. Still dealing with cold weather? Check out this post on styling wide-leg crops for winter.
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12 thoughts on “Resort Casual OOTDx2”
Cute outfits! I also loved Express for the longest time – I’ll have to stop back to check out the clothing!
Thanks so much and I hope you find! I’ve been finding great stuff recently, particularly when it comes to on trend tops.
I hope you had a wonderful time in Belize!
I look forward to reading about your trip and seeing your photos!
I love to read about travel destinations I haven’t been to.
Thanks so much! It was great fun and I look forward to sharing – post is scheduled for April 19th! Thanks for stopping by!
I love Express and its been WAYYY too long since I’ve been in there. I love that first outfit, the shirt is so bright and cheery and the denim is so fun for the Spring! AND, those shoes are adorable!
Thanks so much! It’s so fun to rediscover brands as both they (and we) grow and evolve!
Such cute looks. Casual and comfy with a current look. And I love the stripes!
Thanks so much!
Love these looks!! Your tie front striped top is so pretty!!
Thanks so much Elise! Glad you like and thanks for stopping by!
sounds like it would have been a wonderful trip! I used to think the same with Express, at one point I thought too young or someting. Now, I have some of their tops and I like the dresses too. Love the colors in this halter, ive bought a few halters for summer myself. Great looking jeans too, this style is adorable!
thanks for linking!
Thanks so much, Jess! It’s funny how stores go through phases. I’ve come across a few now that fell out of favor for a while only to fall back in favor at another point. Glad you’ve found some good Express buys as well!