Oh the joys of breakfast alfresco on a balcony overlooking the ocean, dipping your toes in a sparkling pool, lazy’ing the day away in the sunshine, frosé in hand—a tropical retreat is the perfect personal oasis. And being in OOO mode also means looking the part in breezy fashion while sun-proofing yourself from head to toe. Here, how to enjoy your vacay without a care or sun-bleached hair in the world.
Shield your tresses
Before stepping out in the sunshine or taking a plunge in the hotel pool, protect your strands from the sun’s rays, which can wreak havoc on your hair color and dehydrate your hair. A powerful antioxidant-infused primer like Cuvée Protective Treatment adds shine while providing UV protection. Spray generously from root to tip and stash it in your beach bag to reapply throughout the day.
Elevating your poolside look means stepping up your style—especially for that strut from hotel room to lounge chair—because you know everyone will be watching. A caftan can instantly up the glam factor and is the kind of getaway style that translates from pool deck to street to dinner. This romantic style from Miguelina features delicate crochet and a tastefully sheer silhouette guaranteed to turn heads.
Refresh & protect
A broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s oft reapplied is the only way to shield your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 30 Cooling Water-Lotion not only keeps you protected, but it has a cooling effect on the skin that provides welcome relief from the heat, so you’ll want to reapply it over and over again throughout the day.
Stay under wraps
Taking extra care to protect your hair in the sunshine calls for some serious cover and care. Tying up your strands in a chic silk scarf not only looks incredibly chic but will help hide your hair from those color-changing rays. This bright Emilio Pucci Printed Silk Scarf basically embodies the luxe vibes of a tropical retreat in a head wrap and adds major sophistication to anything you pair it with.
Brush with greatness
After a day spent in the salt, sun, and chlorine, the struggle with post-dip tangles can be real. To keep your strands smooth so they aren’t vulnerable to breakage, carry a nylon and boar bristle brush like Cuvée Beauty Hair Brush in your bag and use it throughout the day. Trust, it’ll save your sanity and your hair from damage.
Get carried away
…with a cute tote. Because obviously you need something to hold all your beach swag. Nothing quite says vacay like a straw bag, and the Ibiza Mar Y Sol Toteis exactly the kind of bag to carry everything under the sun in the most festive way possible. Just looking at the colorful raffia tassels is enough to put you in the vacation spirit.