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10 Cute Clothing Basics for Your Next Vacation

Planned your spring vacation but still struggling to figure out what to wear? Leave it to The LA Girl to have you covered! Trust us, we know it can be tricky packing for spring vaycay- but those cold transitional weeks got nothing on us because getting ready in the morning (with only basic pieces) just got easier!

Let’s start off with our favorite BONUS one piece this summer: 


Here are 10 Fashion Basics to Up Your Vacation Wardrobe that you can easily fall back on. Enjoy your trip!

The List:

Simple and Chic

First up, a pair of denim jeans and a cardigan. You can never go wrong with these two during springtime or anytime, really! A good pair of jeans is something that every LA Girl already has in her closet, so why not bring it out? Preferably light-washed denim, we can see every silhouette with this one – mom, bootcut, relaxed, baggy – paired up with a cute cardigan, tees, or even swimwear! Cardigans go a long way and make the perfect transitional piece everyone must have.


Re/done High Rise Loose Denim – $325

The Ragged Priest Blue Release Jean – $72

Re/done High Rise Denim – $285

Everlane Chunky Cardigan – $110

Vince Ribbed cotton-blend cardigan – $475

Alexander McQueen zip-detailed ribbed and cable-knit wool cardigan – $2,750

Sweet and Charming

Continuing the cardigan mini-series, we have a spring dress with a cardigan! For those sunny days, simply wear a dress and have a cardigan on hand. We all know this one – a simple dress paired with a cardigan; what could go wrong? Here are some dresses we love to pair up a cardigan with!

NBD Mugsy Mini – $238

Place Nationale Le Sete Dress – $236

For Love & Lemons Eden Midi Dress – $207

Steve Madden Feliz Dress Heels – $41
Ermonn Ruched Faux Leather Strap Slip-on Heels – $43

Fashionable and Elegant

As the chillier weather comes around, a long coat is a key to keeping you nice and cozy. You can pair the same dress with a long coat – we love white, black or a cream/beige.

BLANKNYC Keep Me Company French Terry Coat – $128

Zara Faux Leather Trench Coat – $129

Zara Menswear Style Wool Coat – $129

Chic Black Dresses & Sun Hats

Bonus: A mini black dress and a bikini!

We know, we know… The mini black may seem overdone, but trust us on this—whatever the occasion is, you can NEVER go wrong with a mini black dress. You are sure to look chic and on point! Don’t forget to dress up your outfit with gold accessories and chic heels, or whatever fits into your unique style! Add a hat and your favorite purse to make the entire outfit come together just perfect.

Free People The Only One Mini Dress – $78

Exlura Ruffle Mini Dress – $40


Verabella Sun Hat – $26

Boderier Bucket Hat – $12

Rag & Bone Baseball Cap – $85

Bonus: Vacation Accessories:

Chloe Large Woody Tote Bag – $1,050

Pavoi 14K Gold Plated Layering Necklace – $16

Pavoi 14K Gold Plated Chunky Hoops – $14

Ray-Ban Round Fleck Sunglasses – $130

Don’t let the idea of pre-vacation shopping stress you out! Check out The LA Girl’s top picks for fashion basics.

Photos courtesy of @minimalistmovement