How to Choose Perfect (and Appropriate) Cruise Wear


It is apparent that when you are approaching the age before and after retirement, one of your aspirations is to go on various cruises. However, what do you wear for your cruise wear is the question that needs to be answered for many? Of course, for every woman who wants to enjoy her later years, a cruise is essential to relieving the stress, having fun and meeting new people.

Preparing for the cruise means that you have to do your research. Included in your research should be different ports where you will stop; the weather that you will encounter and how long you will be allowed on land. You also want to know what kind of entertainment the ship provides for its guests.

cruisewearQuite likely, most ships will have a band with live entertainment on specific nights. Most ships have an indoor and outdoor pool where you can lounge at the poolside all day if you want to. There are casinos on many ships if you love to play the slot machines. Of course, you cannot avoid eating various meals in the restaurants. Most ships will also have guests congregate to play games and offer prizes.

With all of this being said, you will need semi-formal attire for the casinos or you can choose comfort in flats, capri pants and trendy top. A nice top and pair of pants or skirt will also do for such occasion. For the pool side, you will need a nice, sexy bikini, if you choose to be bold or a one piece bathing suit, if you want to be less conspicuous. A tankini and bottom is also another option, if you don’t want to wear the bikini or one piece bathing suit. This is more conservative than the bikini. For the live entertainment night, you can dress up more formally with a stunning dress or pant suit.

When going off the ship, think about comfort. You want to have one or two shorts set; baggy shorts and loose top because you will be doing a lot of walking and may get hot. You can also wear a long maxi dress; loosely fitted as well and a pair of slipper. For bedtime, you can wear nice lingerie or pajamas will do.

There is not much to shopping for cruise wear since the most obvious have already been mentioned. You don’t have to pack a punch when traveling on a cruise ship, but be sure to have no less than two bathing suits and two sets of clothing for the different events; especially if you are the kind of person who is indecisive about what to wear.


The “Urban Jungle” Trend


This look is sweeping stores by storm this Spring, and I think it is going to be big in the fall as well. Michael Kors has evoked this look in his Fall 2011 as well as Spring 2012 designs and women all over have taken to this look very fast. Urban Jungle is a trend that pairs khaki, utilitarian styles that are perfect for trips and vacations. The look of urban jungle can be achieved many ways but you do not want to overdo it or you could end up looking like a big grocery bag! Keep this look simple. Add a khaki blazer with a deep colored bottom like a sage, brown, or even taupe colored bottom. Find one key piece that seems tribal and use simple concept pieces to build an urban jungle look that is perfect for you!

Resort Style for 40-plus

So I know many of you like me enjoy following fashion and the newest styles out there. Some of them are a little “out there” and daring for my taste, but some of them are very sleek and sexy.

The latest style and fashion season that we are in right now is called Resort Style. This is the transitional season between fall and spring that is often when we, as consumers, are shifting into our traveling stage of the year and need outfits to fit those activities.

Resort style is very free flowing, long linen lines. The resort style is very simple to create. With bright colors and linen pants you will easily pull this look off. Remember, think cruise and jet-setty.

The key to this look is finding bright colored tops and pairing them with white bottoms and a simple flat and VIOLA! Resort style chic!

Cute Travel Couture

Ever go on a trip and wish you had something comfortable yet stylish to wear while traveling? Well I have your solution. Take a simple pair of leggings or jeans and wear a basic tank or tee and you have the foundation of a comfortable, travel-friendly outfit.

Now for the accent pieces. Add a cute scarf or simple necklace to make your simple outfit pop – I suggest using a bright color or bold print to standout. Also remember to wear a jacket because you never know how hot or cold the plane and destination you are traveling to will be. Traveling should be fun and stress free so the last thing you need to worry about is looking good. Have a great trip!