I am not a ‘less is more’ kind of girl. I am a ‘more is options’ kind of one. I also obsess over what to pack weeks before any trip. Bizarre, I know, but it definitely gets me in the mood and excited for an impending trip. I Google image outfits and read blogs about what to wear. I thought I would share my cruise outfits with any of you girls out there who are crazy like me looking up, “What to wear on a Caribbean cruise?”
I wore this cotton dress for embarkation. It is so comfortable and works well with flip flops. I also liked the blue and white strips, which always feel nautical to me. Did I mention it’s ridiculously cheap too?! I was super grateful I packed this light weight denim shirt from H&M, as I wore it several times over tanks and dresses on the cruise.
The first few days of our cruise were super windy. The wind coupled with the blaring air conditioning made the ship cool, so I was glad I packed a pair of dark jeans that could be dressed up for dinner.
Don’t forget that most cruises have a formal night. These nights range from cute cocktail dresses to sparkly gowns. I opted for a cocktail dress with big earrings.
Cruise or not, I never travel anywhere warm without a Roxy dress. They are cute, fold to the size of a handkerchief and you can dress them up or down. I am wearing my swimsuit under this one at our first port of call. You can find them in all different colors and patterns on Amazon. I am embarrassed to say how many I own. 😉
Here’s another Roxy I wore to the formal dining room. I paired it with a bangle bracelet, big wooden earrings and Tom’s wedges to dress it up. I highly recommend packing wedges instead of heels. You will be walking a lot-especially up and down stairs. I can walk a mile in my Tom’s wedges!
Don’t forget to pack something sporty and casual in case you do an excursion that requires walking in the hot sun, like ours did. I paired my batik shorts with a simple tank from H&M. (I always stock up on these for warm trips!) I also like traveling with a more casual pair of flip flops that can get wet and sandy. These Rainbows have lasted for years! Be sure to pack a day pack. I didn’t, so I ended up carrying my beach bag ;).
Be sure to pack some nicer casual clothes that you can wear to breakfast, for example. I personally loved sitting on my balcony with a book or to stare out at the expansive sea. I brought this 3/4 sleeve navy shirt and also a navy tank, so that I could switch them out depending on the weather.
And of course swimwear! I don’t get anywhere without my Athleta swim skirts that I put over my suit bottoms. I am 42 ya’ll, which means there are things to hide! I also like to bring extra cotton dresses or full cover ups too for when we sneak back into the ship for lunch. As you can see from my pictures, I always bring several hats when I travel anywhere warm. I love to be in the sun, but I am not a fan of wrinkles!
If you are currently surrounded by piles of clothes debating what to bring on your cruise, hopefully this helps just a bit.
Whoever you are, wherever you are going, look good doing it!
Ps-Not pictured, but I was happy to have a wristlet size purse to walk around the ship with. I carried it to dinner with my lip gloss, phone and sea pass card. Also, I brought work out clothes as I love to run on the track outside in the mornings.