Summer 2022 Vacay Must-Haves for The Beach and Beyond

Summer 2022 Vacay Must-Haves for The Beach and Beyond

Get the scoop on versatile must-haves for travel this summer whether you’re heading to the beach, glamping, or exploring a new city.
Woman wearing plus size summer vacation style.

Liz Bader-Natal 

With the official arrival of summer just days away, many of us have travel top of mind. Whether you’re heading to the beach, planning a camping  (or glamping!) getaway, or exploring a new city, the Styling Team at Dia is here to make sure your bags are packed with versatile plus-size outfit ideas to meet all your needs. Regardless of destination, being able to mix and match pieces is essential for effortless travel.

To the Beach or Bust

If you’re headed to the beach, finding swimsuits that make you feel comfortable and confident is the first order of business. I suggest starting with bold color and, since you’re keeping the pattern and silhouette simple, the small cutout detail is a fun update to this classic piece. Be sure to pick a piece that has adjustable straps for a secure fit. The right swimsuit cover-up will allow you to go straight from the sand to the snackbar. Look for a piece that can double as a casual dress by adding a pair of wedges or white sneakers. I also love a sarong to throw over my shoulders to prevent a burn, to wrap around my waist or to layout on my lounger. A straw tote is the perfect beach day accessory. Look for something big enough to hold a couple of magazines, sunscreen and your water bottle. Finally, you’ll need a few plus-size beach outfit ideas for after the sun sets and you’ll be ready to sip pina coladas in a colorful maxi dress

Hitting the Trails

Lace up your hiking boots, grab your map and get ready to explore the great outdoors in these super comfortable and casual plus size outfit ideas. In the past, the clothes that you packed for a hiking adventure might have been boring and drab but that is no longer the case. Pick out a matching set in your favorite colorway and you’ll not only be dressed for scaling mountains but you’ll look super chic as well. If it’s hot where you’re headed, the skort trend is something I cannot recommend highly enough! You won’t have to worry about the dreaded chafe or your shorts riding up. I’m obsessed with this newest addition to the activewear landscape and plan to wear them throughout the summer months. At the end of a long day on the trail, there is no better feeling in the world than peeling off your hiking attire, rinsing off and cozying up in clean, lightweight loungewear while you make s’mores by the campfire. 

Seeing the Sights

Meri Skye

Michelle Soft Cotton Tee
$29.00

Maybe your summer travel plans have you jet setting to a new city. At Dia & Co we’ve got you covered with plenty of casual plus-size outfit ideas. For the flight, a maxi dress layered under a denim jacket is my go-to. It’s comfortable for a day of travel and keeps me warm on a freezing plane. Best of all, as soon as I get to my destination I’m ready to hit the ground running and explore. A pair of wide leg pants are a suitcase staple as well. Especially a pair that are lightweight and airy. Look for an inseam that you can pair easily with your favorite platform sneakers for a long day on your feet. Finally, I never leave home without being sure to pack the perfect t-shirt. I like to bring a few different colors because I can pair them with denim shorts, a printed skirt or leggings – the options are endless.

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