How to Wear Boho Resort Style IRL

I can’t explain why, but every summer, a boho vibe somehow takes over my closet and my shopping brain. I don’t go on tropical vacations, and even though I’ve lived in Florida all my life, I don’t often go to the beach. And yet, every summer, I find myself wanting to dress like I’m omw to my summer home in St. Tropez.

Which would probably be fine, if I didn’t want to start dressing like a 1960s French movie starlet the second fall rolls around, but such is life.

Come on, guys. How cute is this? 


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For this week on Try the Trend, I leaned in to my resort wear inclinations and styled three outfits that bring tropical style to the city, or wherever you may be.

Because I'm obsessed with these heat wave-ready looks.


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Wondering how to get these warm weather styles irl? Well, that's what I'm here for. I styled three options based around some of my fave pieces, and they look pretty damn good if I do say so myself. Trust me: when it comes to surviving this weather, there's nothing quite like lighter fabrics, easy go-tos, and clothes you can actually move around in and feel like A Human.

Look 1: Simply Classic

For this look, the key was to unbutton most of the buttons except for a few in the middle, and tie the shirt up at the bottom. I also rolled the sleeves up and let the shirt slouch a little to make it look even more casual. Finally, I topped it off with some cute, simple jewelry from Veggani’s Laos Bombshell jewelry collection. I like how simple and cute these pieces are, and I LOVE how they help clean up leftover bomb shrapnel from the Vietnam war in Laos.

Look 2: Understated Chic 

For a slightly breezier option, I went with an understated, tropical floral-print bodysuit and a muted, green skirt. I think this outfit worked well because the flowers in the bodysuit were bird-of-paradise flowers, which communicated a tropical theme without the garish colors that most tropical prints use. I also specifically chose the skirt because it was the same shade of green as in the print, which made the outfit more cohesive.

Look 3: Cozy & Breezy 

For the last look, I went with some vertical-striped, wide-leg pants and an off-the-shoulder, smocked top. I like these pants a lot because they’re super comfy and breezy (which is ever crucial in this summer heat) but still look put-together. I went with sandals for this particular look, but I think it would do just as well with some white Converse. I really liked styling these outfits, especially because now I don’t have to think about what to wear for the next three days.

I’d love to see your takes on this trend, so make sure you tag @hercampusstyle on Instagram. Thanks for reading about how I tried this trend, and make sure to check back in a week for the next one!

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Taylor Thayer is a student at the University of Florida studying advertising, with a concentration in art and art history. She has been writing for Her Campus UFL since January 2018 and has covered such topics as fashion, student life, and body image. After college, she aims to work in the fashion industry, in brand management or social media marketing. Her hobbies include spending time outside, pole dancing, and creating Instagram content.

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