8 Tropical Vacation Outfit Ideas That Are Anything But Basic For Your 'Gram

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Those longs days on the beach sipping on a bendy straw and watching the sun fade away below the horizon are closer than you think. And while you plan on being a beach bum to the max, bouncing around a few tropical vacation outfit ideas is a must. You need options for your endless hours of lounging between surfing lessons and adventurous excursions.

A tropical vacation is the ultimate time to wake up and smell the pineapples. Any vacation makes you want to pack every cute outfit you own, but those baggage fees are no joke. You'll need the essentials, but also those not-so-basic, vibrant outfits that are going to make your 'Gram followers swoon over all the tropical feels.

Your vacation is going to be full of so many new and exciting experiences. You should be able to trace it back to the tactfully thematic outfit you picked out. You may not be able to bring back the same warm, relentless sunshine, but your pics will certainly light up your feed. You might already have one foot out the door and in the sand, but you might want to reassess your luggage and add these last few items into the mix.

1A Pineapple Crop Top

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Pineapple Sweatheart Crop Top, $10.90, Forever21

Forget floral print. When you're headed for the tropics, pineapple is the way to go. Crop tops are perfect for lounging on the beach and soaking up some sunshine. Oh, and you are definitely gonna want to snag the matching pineapple shorts ($10.90), too.

2An Ocean-Colored Dress For In Between Taking A Dip In The Ocean

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Ocean Breeze Cover Up, $99.99, Fashion Nova

Being in or on the water is must when you are on a tropical vacation. Instead of having to take off your shirt and shorts, you'll have a light dress that's so convenient. Those candid, walking-along-the-shoreline pics were meant for this dress.

3A Romper Stamped With Mother Nature's Approval

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Plus Size Floral Swim Cover-Up Romper, $17.90, Forever21

Rompers were made for vacations because they're simple to put on and complement almost anything you are going to get into during your trip. Floral or striped, these babies will highlight your sunbathing pics. You're going to need more than just one.

4Strappy Sandals With Jewel Embellishments

Steve Madden

Carmela, $79.95, Steve Madden

You can expect to embody a tropical goddess from head-to-toe by wearing a pair of these with a cream-colored sundress. Aside from the beautiful boho vibes, these sandals are the fashion statement you need while walking through your vacation. Rocking several anklets will complement these sandals so well.

5A Royal Blue Kimono

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Plus Royal Blue Piped Bell Sleeve Floral Kimono, $32.99, Rue21

Kimonos are super luxurious, and this one will pair so well with a cute crochet bathing suit. Get ready to pose for a beach selfie with a colorful flower in your hair. A pineapple drink and sunglasses need to photobomb this kimono pic, too.

6Fashionably Flared Pants

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Samirah High Waist Palazzo Pant, $95, Cee Cee's Closet New York

Flared pants with a bikini or satin top look so gorgeous. Whether you're walking up and down a boardwalk of shops, or preparing to lay out and read a book on a hammock, flared pants are going to bless your pics.

7A Sunshine-Yellow Crop Top

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Plus Size Smocked Crop Top, $17.90, Forever 21

Yellow is so meant for the tropics (and for vacationing, in general). Your attitude is already vibrant and excited, so your clothes should truly showcase that, too. With or without your suit underneath, you'll be diving into some good times, sun goddess.

8A Floral Bandana For Your Beautiful Waves

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Famata Bandana, $20, Cee Cee's Closet New York

Remember, an awesome vacation outfit includes everything from head-to-toe. The gold and red in this bandana is so dreamy, and if you can imagine it next to the super blue ocean waves — you must already be on vacation. Those messy buns and soft beach waves just found their favorite accessory.

Your tropical vacation is going to provide so many opportunities for dope pics. Make sure your camera isn't the only thing taking it all in.