I am lucky enough to call Bangkok home, and I make sure to go visit every year. I usually head over in December, and even though it’s winter in Thailand, it’s never colder than 25C—I am definitely not complaining about that. I get to escape Vancouver’s chilly temperatures to what is basically summer again!
Even though I basically just got back to Canada a month ago, I came across some photos the other day and got so homesick! So here I am, trying to relive my holiday, by writing this blog post…
This is going to be a quick piece about how I usually dress up when I am in my sweet Asia. I tend to rotate between some staple styles that keep me both feeling cool and also stylish.
1. Denim skirt, plain tops, and matching accessories: the humidity in Bangkok really makes you want to take off all your clothes sometimes, hence I always make sure to carry both shorts and short skirts with me to allow my legs to breathe freely. Plain, thin tops always allow your upper body to feel light— I avoid darker absorbing colors and stick to whites, and other basic neutrals. To add some zing to this look, I made sure to pack along my matching plaid clutch and cap—both accessories being extremely useful in all the glaring sun and city’s hustle bustle as well.
2. Breezy rompers: Being really stylish is sort of hard when you can’t layer up too much because of the heat. That’s why I make sure to purchase extremely frilly/colorful/uniquely-cut pieces for any tropical getaways. This romper is super frilly, has an adorable bow in the front, has some cute cuts at the shoulders, and let’s not forget about this cute blush tone. I made this look a little more dressy with my floral Gucci sling bag, and some transparent heels. Also, I bought a new pair of Raybans— I recommend investing in a sturdy and stylish pair, I was living in mine my whole trip because all that sunshine can be literally blinding.
3. An oversized cotton top, black shorts, and some dressy heels: This is definitely one of my more dressy looks. I wanted to be comfortable for my rooftop lunch rendezvous, but also look good at the fancy place we were eating at. Though the outfit alone is pretty simple, I used matching Louis Vuitton and some fancy high heels accessories to add some flair to this look. The belt really made this look for me as, without it, I look shapeless and too casual.
4. Plain cotton dresses: I also have some plain dresses for the extra hot days that I just don’t want any material touching my sweaty body as I am outdoors for extended hours. That being said, I still want to be looking my best, so I tend to add a pop of color with some colorful and matching accessories. Here, I wore my yellow sling bag with yellow slippers and long yellow earrings.
5. Statement pants, top, and cute accessories: Long pants are great for the days I am going to be indoors at a department store, I tend to buy colorful ones which give off some tropical vibes, because why not? I paired these with my Gucci top to make them a little more dressy, and a matching yellow headband. To match the red in the Gucci logo in my shirt, I wore some cute red bow slippers and carried my straw sling bag—again, to add to the tropical vibes.
6. Baggy cotton pants: These pants were the most comfortable purchase I ever made in Bangkok. They were so cooling, and also so cute! There are so many ways to pair them, I chose to throw on a floral loose-fitting tank top to add to the flowy look I wanted. I also made sure to match my nude accessories to solidify this minimal vibe I was going for. The only pop of color here was my red lips, which I think balanced everything out quite nicely.
I hope you enjoyed the read!
Would love to hear any questions you have about tropical dressing, or anything else at all really.
Until next time!