Styling Tips: Jolyn Puts Together 5 Cabo-Inspired Outfits
This month Glamour magazine and bebe are hosting an amazing sweepstakes for a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and a $500 bebe gift card! In honor of the occasion, we brought back our go-to area manager Jolyn to give us the 411 on how to style for a destination where the weather is hot, the outfits are sexy and the drinks are plentiful. Whether you’re off to an exotic locale or not, get ready to lay back and enjoy some sun in these chic ensembles.
What’s in your vacay suitcase?
SHOPPING, SHOPPING, SHOPPING
WHY SHE LOVES IT>> “This is the perfect Cabo Complete outfit. Strappy wedges? Check. Distressed denim shorts? Check. Wide-brimmed statement straw hat? Tribal-inspired statement necklace? Printed kimono-sleeve top to match your Cabo ensemble? Check. Check. Check. Each piece in this Cabo-ready outfit is amazing on its own, but together they’re the recipe for a day of shopping in the sun.”
GET THE LOOK>> Boxy Scarf Poncho Top (194694, $89), Destructed Cut Off Denim Short (192554, $79), Floppy Chain Straw Hat (180821, $29), Short Hammered Tribal Statement Necklace (193822, $34), Stella Strappy Leather Cork Wedge Sandal (192068, $139)
DINING AL FRESCO
WHY SHE LOVES IT>> “Maxi dresses are a Cabo—and, for that matter, a vacation—MUST. Something about this patterned knit maxi speaks sophistication in the sun. On the practical side (yes, fashion can be practical) this is an extremely wearable, breathable and packable dress. The knit material is light and airy, while the dress is practically wrinkle free, which makes packing a cinch. Who can resist a dress with such benefits and such style? This mixed-metal tassel necklace and perfectly coordinated shoes and shades are the icing on the cake for an outfit that—let’s just be honest—is as effortless as it is sexy.”
GET THE LOOK>> Chevron Stitch Maxi Dress (192585, $149), Dollface Rounded Square Sunglasses (189379, $89), Layered Fringe Tassel Necklace (188666, $34), Tina Faux Leather Metallic Woven Sandal (188727, $159)
SEEING THE SIGHTS
WHY SHE LOVES IT>> “Nothing says vacay ready like bright pops of color, which is why bebe’s colored denim is a spring/summer/vacation MUST. (My two favorite colors are the pink shown here and our mint-colored denim.) Pair your colored denim with either a solid top or, if you feel like going trendier, this tribal-inspired tank. If you can’t already tell, I’m obsessed with our straw hats this season…I LOVE this one as it works as well with this outfit as it does with the little black bikini I’m pretty sure will be packed in your luggage. Packing for a vacation is all about creating multiple outfits with only a few pieces, and the fun, wearable pieces of this look do just that.”
GET THE LOOK>> Hi-Lo Aztec Tank (194440, $69), Signature Stretch Color Skinny Ankle Jean (190285, $98), Colorblock Floppy Hat (190491, $39), Stella Strappy Leather Cork Wedge Sandal (192068, $139)
LOUNGING IN THE CABANA
WHY SHE LOVES IT>> “Ahhh…the romper. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that this look is a clear indicator of a girl who wants to have fun. There are a few benefits to rompers: (1) easy to pack, (2) can be worn with heels and flats, (3) fun to dress up with a wide belt and (4) do you really need any more benefits? Because believe me, they are endless. A packing faux pas is packing only dark colors thinking that doing so will create multiple wearable looks. WRONG. Your outfits set the mood, and bright colors are vacation essentials. Don’t be afraid to ban black from your bag, and if you’re feeling a little more timid, pair pops of colors with neutrals. I find that gold accessories always make bright colors look and feel a little more luxe. But I digress…where was I? Oh yes. The romper. LOVE IT.”
GET THE LOOK>> Viper Pleated Romper (181898, $109), Hammered Ring Stretch Belt (194010, $39), Double Hoop & Long Chain Duster Earring (192036, $29), Kelly Strappy Sandal Wedge (193877, $129)
WHY SHE LOVES IT>> “For Cabo cocktails or a night on the town, keep it simple yet sexy. This asymmetrical side-ruched dress is favorite of mine. It’s extremely flattering on all body types as the slouchy fabric hides some of those midriff imperfections that most of us worry about (especially after a few days of indulgent eating). Not only is this dress practically worry free (no need to worry about hiding tan lines, finding the right bra, the hem being too short…need I go on?) but it’s absolutely stunning paired with basic gold accessories and a good tan. Vacation packing should be easy and worry free. Who wants to worry about outfit execution when you have bigger problems to think about, like choosing between a mojito and a margarita?”
GET THE LOOK>> Asymmetric Off Shoulder Dress (194476, $119), Tribal Snake Hammered Necklace (196465, $29), Bead Minaudiere (190448, $49), Carmen Curved Crisscross Leather Sandal (192004, $159)
PS: Don’t forget about the Glamour and bebe Glam Getaway Sweepstakes (ends 4/9/12)! Enter here for your chance to win a Cabo vacay and $500 bebe gift card!