Fiji. Hawaii. The Caribbean. Your own back yard! Regardless of where your tropical paradise vacation takes you, you’ll want to look your best – and it’s all about color. The tropics bring out the fun in everyone. Let it show in the way you dress.

Let your long, bright skirts flow and sway in the warm, tropical breeze. Give your entire look an air of tranquility and fun with beach-inspired colors that make you feel happy and alive. Here’s how to find some inspiration.

Let Your Surroundings Inspire You

Think about the endless blues and greens of the ocean. Stare out across the warm water in your mind’s eye. This is where your tropical style begins.

 
 

Imagine the stunning sunrise and sunset out over the distant horizon. Can you see the amazing yellow, orange and red hues? Use them to create a great blend of colors for relaxing on the beach, lounging by the pool or dancing the night away to your favorite island music.

Cool and Breezy Attire

A plus size tank top in lightweight fabrics is a natural choice for a warm tropical day. The casual style keeps it cool and comfortable. The easy fit and vibrant tropical colors will keep you feeling light and cheerful. Isn’t that the perfect vacation mood?

Tunic tops are also a must when packing for your getaway. Especially for evening dining or long moonlight walks on the beach.

Tunics stay casual but add an air of class and style to your outfit. Combined with a long flowing skirt, the right tunic will bring a hint of formality to your comfortable, casual outfit – all while keeping you nice and cool on those warm tropical nights.

Vacation Accessories

When it comes to tropical vacation accessories, the bigger and brighter the better. Here are some fun ideas:

Tank tops give you tons of room for accessories. Large bracelets and long necklaces offer a stunning accent to bring out the style of any simple top.

You can never go wrong with large hoop earrings that boast bold colors. Remember, you’re on vacation – and in the tropics to boot! So, the bolder, the better.

For the night life, accessorize your tunic with a sparkle of silver or a glitter of gold. This classy touch will beautifully enhance your bold and tropical colors.

Bracelets that dance around your wrist with a gentle jingle add to the fun of the festive vacation mood.

Lightweight Fabrics

When packing for a tropical vacation, never overlook the simple comforts of cotton. Basic cotton tees and tank tops pair easily with your favorite shorts and skirts. They make for perfect plus size casual vacation wear.

Cotton tees and tanks have another advantage. You can throw them on over your bathing suit and seamlessly go from lounging by the pool or sunbathing on the beach to taking a swim or playing in the ocean waves.

A bright orange or yellow tee paired with navy shorts will leave you looking stylish and comfortable. Aqua and turquoise tanks can be combined with wrap skirts in neutral shades of white or tan.

These create ensembles that instantly transition from shopping in the streets to chilling beside the pool or relaxing in the sand. No need for a wardrobe change.

Look Amazing on Your Vacation

Will you be starting your vacation day with breakfast by sunrise over the ocean? Or perhaps you’ll end your day with a sunset dinner on the beach.

Regardless, pause and reflect on the sensational surroundings and ultimate relaxation of the tropics. When it comes to your vacation attire, color says it all. Use nature’s color palate. You’ll be able to pack the perfect casual and comfortable plus size travel outfits for your tropical island getaway.

If you want to try some of our plus size clothes, we are offering a 10% discount for our Sixty and Me sisters in our Etsy Shop.

What are your favorite summer clothes? What colors do you like to pack for your summer vacations? Please share your ideas below!

Stephen HadleyStephen Hadley, founder of Generous Fashions, has exclusively designed plus size clothing since 2002. In 2009, he relocated to Bali to handcraft fabrics and garments from his home studio for generousfashions.com and his Etsy shop. Sign up for the Generous Fashions newsletter for new arrivals and member discounts.

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