SHOP THE LOOK:
A Lesson In Avoiding “Beach Bum” Syndrome
Just last week I found myself vacationing beachside at Maderas Village on the sunny shores of Nicaragua. While I admit that I was definitely excited to get out of the unseasonably cold NYC weather, one quick look at the temps in Nicaragua left me a little anxious when it came to packing. What exactly does one wear for a weeklong climate of 98 degrees and 50% humidity without falling victim to the “beach bum” syndrome. In other words, can I manage to stay cool and look stylish in anything other than a bathing suit all week? The solution, I found, relied on lightweight fabrics and relaxed fit, breathable pieces. This outfit here combines both those principles in an effortless summer travel look. A loose-fitting, thin cotton popover makes the perfect top. Just leave a few buttons undone to add to that laidback vacation feel. The baggy distressed denim pants also gives your legs some room to breathe, so leave your city skinnies at home. I finished the outfit with a sun-shielding wide brim fedora and a light leather espadrille so I can easily slip them on and off from the beach to the bedroom. If you ask me, now that’s how you beat the heat while still showcasing some city style.