Who’s feeling a little beat down by the winter here in the Pacific Northwest? Well if you’re like me, all you want to do lately is huddle under a blanket with the heater pointed right at you going full blast and a steaming mug of coffee in your hand. You also may be dreaming of your next escape to paradise (um, Hawaii anyone??). If so, then this post is for you! I’m sharing 5 of my MUST-HAVE fashion items for a romantic island vacation (P.S. these are all similar to items I brought with me on my honeymoon to the Dominican Republic!).
#1: So I’m going to skip the obvious (a swimsuit) and get to a more detailed piece – a kimono cover-up. These are so sexy over a bikini or even a one-piece, and you can totally wear them over a regular outfit too! These two here would be great for an island vacation!
#2: The perfect hat is something that I brought with me to the DR because it’s functional and stylish (I don’t know what it is about hats, but I feel like I don’t have to worry about my accessories so much if I throw one on!). This white hat here is perfect for your romantic getaway ?
#3: Sunnies, sunnies, sunnies! Seriously though, it’s friggin’ bright by the ocean, so you’ll definitely want a great pair of sunglasses (plus you can throw these on with that white hat and look instantly chic ? ). I adore the cat eye style lately so I would personally bring these with me, but there’s also a bling version here if that’s your thing ?
#4: A date night look is going to be essential for a romantic getaway! If there’s one thing I loved (other than lounging by the ocean) on my honeymoon to the Dominican Republic, it was having a romantic candle-lit dinner with my new hubby. I of course wanted to have a sexy dress for these nights, and I think this one here is the perfect combo of sexy and island boho. You can also wear something like a jumpsuit with a pair of wedges if you want, like this one here!

#5: Last but certainly not least, you definitely want to bring a nice bag that you can haul all your goodies down to the beach with, but that can also double as a carry-on or packs well for travel. I absolutely LOVE this bag here! It’s a great size for shopping, going to the beach, or even as a carry-on. The print is also perfect for a trip the Hawaiian islands or Dominican Republic!
Alright lovelies, hope you enjoyed reading about my 5 essential items for a romantic island vacation! Let me know in the comments what your 5 picks would be, I’d love to hear!