What to wear to Florida in winter... DIY resort wear ideas and call for suggestions!
If the answer is "right now," or "recently," I need your help. I'm headed there in a couple weeks with the family to visit cousins and their babies and my aunt and uncle, and haven't been somewhere warm and tropical since our honeymoon! (P.S. Really funny to read that post from 2+ years ago--we disconnected for the week and some funny "news" happened that I noted in the post! Ha!)
Of course, any fun trip is an opportunity to me to pick a theme for my wardrobe and take some memorable pictures where I like the way I look. This trip sneaked up on me a little, so so far that's meant some recent Pinterest research and a limited bit of frantic shopping last weekend where I found nothing. I think I need help!
Also, I have very very limited knowledge about the East Coast. I've been there, um, four times? Hawaii was so casual and laid-back, really just made sense to wear whatever was comfortable (some of what I lived in). Parts of Florida are preppier and more urbanized in comparison, so I guess my style on vacay there might not be as different from my everyday warm weather Oregon style, but still, I want to have fun with dressing for the place! Plus, Florida has some amazing historic palaces and things, has more of a historic feel than Waikiki did, and I might want to add in some more romantic/retro florals.
I've been saving some ideas on my cute clothes board, my dresses board, and my brights board, but I'm still a little stumped. So far I'm thinking my basics for this trip will be:
3) white jeans
4) floral dresses
5) gladiator sandals
I know it's resort wear season in the stores, but there's still not a ton of selection, and I'd love to DIY using fabric and pieces I already have. So help me out--first, what to do they wear in Florida this time of year? Second, any more DIY ideas to add to the list? Some listed here, and I bet a lot of the summer picnic DIY fashion ideas I collected last summer would work, too!
Tropical vacay wardrobe ideas
A tropical floral skirt would be easy to make!!, if I had such cool fabric.
I have never in my memory worn a romper, and the word intimidates me a little, but I think I could rock one of these! Would be a pretty easy thing to sew, too!
So, now I've spent way more time than I expected bringing together pins and ideas, and I still don't feel solid about my packing list. ;) Inspired, a little, but it's hard to think about the warm weather when I'm still wearing riding boots and puffy vests whenever I can!
What would you bring to Florida?!??