Koh Samui, with its sun drenched beaches and palm fringed ocean views, was a no brainer for me when it came to deciding where to go for my CFDA Fashion Incubator Inspiration Trip. Here is a look at some of the pieces I brought with me to Thailand, and how I channeled the island vibes into creating looks for relaxing by the pool to hosting my presentation and everything in between.
1. FOR SPLASHING AROUND IN THE POOL:
The Stiles skirt
was the perfect coverup for taking in the 270-degree, uninterrupted view of the beautiful gulf of Thailand from the private pool at the W (not to mention for staying cool in the 85º weather). I styled it on top of my Collins bottom
and Sagamore top
in Ocean, with a white, ruffled top for an effortless, tropical-resort look.
2. FOR STANDING OUT (WHILE BLENDING IN):
The Catalina top in Lemon was practically made for the endlessly colorful world of Koh Samui. Paired with minimal gold accessories, dark sunnies, and the Shore Club linen pants, its an elevated take on the laid back, island girl lifestyle.
3. FOR SNORKELING IN NANGYUAN ISLAND:
At 80% humidity, you might as well just be underwater, right? I spent a day snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters at Nangyuan Island wearing the East top
and Collins bottoms
. This red played well with the surroundings as I explored beneath the warm Thai waves.
4. FOR GOING FROM DAY TO NIGHT:
I wore my black Delano
with the Deauville cardigan
in pink glitter, chunky silver hoops, a pair of lace-up sandals, and
distressed denim shorts for a more casual look. Swap out the shorts for the Shore Club linen pants
in black and you have a day and night outfit with the same suit – perfect for packing light (because who wants to pay that overweight luggage fee?).
5. FOR TAKING IN THE TROPICAL VIEWS:
I wore my Cavalier romper
in white over my Tides top
to visit the Jungle Club viewpoint, and take in some of the most gorgeous views on the island. Pair the Cavalier with a pair of gold sandals and a sunhat – Non-negotiable for the perfect vacation ootd to wear in all those insta-worthy photos.
All images featured in this blog post were shot by Jake Rosenberg.