Picture yourself lounging by the pool of the number-one globally ranked five-star luxury hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Look your best and feel your best while staying at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel.
Come prepared to dazzle, while lounging poolside or sipping cocktails in one of the many fabulous bars, with this ladies’ guide to the four most-sought-after trends of the summer season. By packing a veritable lookbook of on-point beach looks, you'll be able to breathe easy and truly immerse yourself in the unforgettable experience that is a stay at the exclusive Condado Vanderbilt Hotel.
Try a Non-Black Bathing Suit
While black is ultimately classic and chic, vibrant Summer colors are all the rage in this season’s latest fashion trends. Why not step a little bit outside of your comfort zone this summer and check out the lush fresh-off-the-runway suits that this season has to offer. A luxury island vacation is a perfect time to embrace the vibrant colors and textures seen in top designers' 2017 resort collections. Whether you choose a sleek burnt orange one-piece -- the one-piece is definitely making a comeback -- or a shimmery mustard bikini, you'll stand out as being effortlessly classy, both on the beach and the sunny streets of San Juan.
Ditch the Traditional Cover-Up
When transitioning inside after a long day in the sand and sun, you may feel inclined to grab your usual tasseled cover-up as you make your way to meet friends for a pre-dinner drink. However, this summer's style is all about casual refinery. Throw on a feather-light wrap-around jumpsuit that you've conveniently packed in your beach bag or a playfully nautical floral jacket. Your freshly-tanned skin and eye-catching swimsuit will peek out in just the right places, giving off that “I'm so glamorous I don't even have to try” attitude that every It Girl exudes (and the rest of us shamelessly covet).
The Bronze Goddess Effect
Blend coppery metallic and jewel tones on your eyelids, and if you're going for drama, add a smudged line in the same color along your bottom lash line. After you apply your favorite waterproof mascara, you will have achieved the perfect tropical smokey-eye. This unexpected alternative to the traditional smokey-eye (which can be heavy and powdery), works so well because it can melt as much as the humidity wills it to, and the end result is only more sultry and undone.
Extend your bronze glow by smoothing a liquid highlighter over your cheekbones, in the inner corners of your eyes, below the arch of your brows, and on your cupid's bow. Keep lips bare, but use a lip balm with SPF regularly to keep your pout dewy. This natural look is just enough to achieve effortless glam, perfect for the transition from the beach to a night out.
Speaking of SPF...
Many forego SPF due to the thick, oily consistency the residue of many drug-store sunscreens that gets left behind on your skin. However, because using SPF is so important in keeping your skin healthy and protected -- particularly when you're vacationing at a world-renowned hotel in the ever-sunny Puerto Rico -- many top skin care labels have devised clever new formulas that, simply put, will make you rethink the very concept of sunscreen.
Take, for example, Shiseido's Extra Smooth Sun Protection Lotion. It's pleasantly runny, absorbs quickly into the skin, and doesn't leave behind a film or white cast. In fact, it leaves your body butter-soft while still offering full UVA/UVB protection. The best part: it’s wonderfully fruity and sophisticated scent. Nothing could be farther from the greasy, ghostly memories of sunscreens past.
What are you waiting for? Dive in today; book your dream vacation at the classiest luxury hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. With a rich heritage and plethora of stunning sights, as well as world-class amenities available night and day, there's simply no better place or way to spend your summer. While you’re armed with this cutting-edge insider take on the regular (dare we say boring?) summer style guides, you'll look the part while you live it.