Packing for the Tropics

It’s that time of year where tropical travel becomes more and more top of mind. The East Coast begins to chill and suddenly our minds are in the Caribbean fruity drink in hand. We might not be able to help with booking your flights, but we can help you pack. Here’s our list of tropical travel must-haves. Our Shellscape print from the recently launched Marea Collection is a sophisticated take on seashells. A mix of creams and browns, this neutral-heavy look goes with anything making it the perfect choice for that week-long getaway.

the Airport Outfit

Make the most of your weekend away by looking fabulous upon arrival. AvA makes that easy with the Elaine Stretch Knit Pants in Shellscape which not only keeps you comfortable on the flight but leaves you looking effortless, chic, and ready for the seashore. We recommend pairing it with the matching Caterina Tank Top and your favorite comfy cardigan. Wear this later in the trip while touring a museum or walking the grounds of the resort.

Breakfast at the Resort

The Titania Cotton Kaftan in Shellscape offers a floor length, long sleeve silhouette that’s both covered and lightweight, a great option for the hot days and cool nights of the tropics. What we love most about this stunning ensemble is its versatility. Wear it belted for a structured look at breakfast, or loose for a flowing beat-the-heat kind of ensemble. The detailing down the center of the kaftan will match your scenery perfectly making it a must-pack.

Beach Bum

It’s time to take the Electra Mesh Topper for a spin. Offered in our Shellscape print this silhouette will keep all eyes on you as you lounge on the beach, enjoy lunch in town, or bike around the island. The lightweight, translucent fabric helps you beat the heat of the tropics. Wear over your swimsuit, or the matching Caterina Short Dress. 

Dinner Reservations

Can we have a round of applause for the Kai Dress? Its fitted dress with attached flowing cape in the Shellscape print belongs in a museum. This above-the-knee number is like the little black dress for those of us who prefer prints. Flirty, fun, and fabulous is exactly how you’ll feel sporting this number around town. Make sure to add a colorful lipstick and a chunky high heel.

We’re always looking for streamlined packing and with AvA’s lightweight mesh staples, and packable fabrics every trip feels like an effortless dream. We can’t wait to see everywhere your AvA pieces take you. Here’s to more fabulous travel.