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Book That Vacation, Because Here Are 28 Things You'll Want To Wear On A Tropical Island

If you've been second guessing booking that tropical vacation, I think about half way down this list you'll be opening up a new tab and searching for flights.

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1. A leaf print jumpsuit that'll have you jumping for joy when it arrives.

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Get it from Forever21 for $27.90 (available in sizes S–XL).

2. A straw floppy hat to let everyone know your intentions for your trip: bumming around on the beach!

Get it from Asos for $26.
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Get it from Asos for $26.

3. A beach coverup so cute, you may not want to take it off, even once you get to the beach.

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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $44 (available in sizes XS–XL).

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4. A retro one-piece that's basically like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Bathing Suit because it looks amazing on everyone, though I doubt you'll ever want to share it.

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in 26 colors, sizes S–3XL).Here's why we love this amazing one-piece!
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Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in 26 colors, sizes S–3XL).

Here's why we love this amazing one-piece!

5. A chiffon sarong as a versatile beach coverup to tie around your waist or into a dress.

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Get it from Amazon for $11.79 (available in 25 colors).

6. A pair of crochet sandals you can easily kick off for a stroll on the beach.

Get them from Free People for $100 (available in sizes 36–41).
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Get them from Free People for $100 (available in sizes 36–41).

7. A one-shoulder shirt so at least one of your shoulders will be cold in the tropical heat.

Get it from American Eagle for $29.95 (available in sizes 2XS–2XL).
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Get it from American Eagle for $29.95 (available in sizes 2XS–2XL).

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8. An island print or palm print button up just begging to be taken on vacay!

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Get them from JCrew: Island print for $59.50 or palm print for $59.50 (available in sizes S–2XL)

9. A crocheted crop top which would look great with a pair of high-waisted shorts.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $36 (available in sizes S/M and M/L).
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Get it from Nasty Gal for $36 (available in sizes S/M and M/L).

10. A tie-dye maxi dress you can accessorize to your heart's content.

Get it from Amazon for $18.89 (available in 19 colors, sizes XS–XL).
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Get it from Amazon for $18.89 (available in 19 colors, sizes XS–XL).

11. A pair of hibiscus sunglasses guaranteed to have everyone asking where they can get a pair for themselves.

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Get them from Ban.do for $10.

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12. A monstera leaf clutch for carrying all your night-out essentials.

Get it from H&M for $34.99.
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Get it from H&M for $34.99.

13. A crocheted romper that'll keep you cool on hot AF days because it's breathable and covered in holes.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69 (XS–XL).
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69 (XS–XL).

14. A pack of 15 stud earrings so your ears can get involved in the tropical fun!

Get them from H&M for $12.99.
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Get them from H&M for $12.99.

15. A strappy one-piece that'll totally be worth the strange tan lines.

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Get it from Tobi for $25 (available in three colors, sizes XS–L).

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16. A pair of swim trunks that may convince you to sign up for a surf lesson.

Get them from Walmart for $13.93 (available in four colors sizes S–2XL).
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Get them from Walmart for $13.93 (available in four colors sizes S–2XL).

17. A patterned dress as a cute beach coverup for your outfit when you head to a nice dinner.

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Get it from Amazon for $18.85+ (available in 18 colors, sizes S–2XL).

18. A pair of pom pom wrap sandals to give even a basic outfit that "I'm on vacation" flair!

Get them from Asos for $26 (available in sizes 4–11).
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Get them from Asos for $26 (available in sizes 4–11).

19. A colorful one-piece with a mesh front for letting the sun shine in.

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Get it from Walmart for $24.99 (available in sizes S–XL).

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20. A pineapple shoulder bag because pineapple doesn't have to be just your favorite fruit...it can also be your favorite accessory.

Get it from Amazon for $13.88.
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Get it from Amazon for $13.88.

21. A fit and flare dress that'll go perfectly with the piña colada that's going to be permanently in your hand.

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Get it from Forever21 to $14.90 (available in sizes S–L).

22. A smock dress so you can bring the sun with you wherever you go!

Get it from H&M for $24.99 (available in sizes 2–18).
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Get it from H&M for $24.99 (available in sizes 2–18).

23. An embroidered pocket T-shirt interested in playing a game of peek-a-boo.

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Get them from American Eagle for $18.71 (available in five colors, sizes XS–3XL).

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24. A white dress that'll be all business on the top and party on the bottom.

Get it from Old Navy for $31.50 (available in three colors, sizes XL–4XL).
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Get it from Old Navy for $31.50 (available in three colors, sizes XL–4XL).

25. A monstera leaf beach towel big enough for laying out with your friends.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $68.
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $68.

26. A 1950s-style dress if you wish an airplane were actually a time machine to your favorite decade!

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 11 colors, sizes XS–2XL).
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Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 11 colors, sizes XS–2XL).

27. A one-piece to plunge into the ocean.

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Get it from Asos for $29 (available in sizes 0–8).

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28. A midi dress that'll be the envy of your Instagram feed.

Get it from Nordstrom for $64.95 (available in sizes XS–L).
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Get it from Nordstrom for $64.95 (available in sizes XS–L).

Bravo

You deserve it!

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