Have Bikini Will Travel: Swimsuits to Match Your Travel Destination

Preppy prints? Teeny-bikinis? Sporty Styles? Travel destinations have a style all their own, on and off the beach. With so many swimsuit styles available, knowing what type of bathing suit to pack is half the challenge. I gave Vagamom.com the scoop on where to go and what to pack for a swimsuit-centric getaway!

1// Palm Springs Vacation Style

This darling palm-print bikini by Milly puts the palm in Greater Palm Springs. Stay at the Sands Hotel and Spa in Indian Wells. You’ll feel right at home amongst the retro-vibe, pink decor and green palms. Daily activities include spa + lounge poolside + read book + repeat, so the off-the-shoulder style with suit the laid-back vibes just fine. Available at Shopbop.com.

{Photo: Shopbop}
{Photo: The Pink Cabana at the Sands Hotel + Spa}

2// Boho Chic Mexico Getaway

The only thing missing from this boho-fringe Anna Kosturova bikini is a hammock and some major R&R. Which thankfully you can find (along with your inner eco-chic hippie) at Nomade Hotelin Tulum, Mexico.  Available at AnnaKosturova.com.

{Photo: Anna Kosturova}
{Photo: Nomade Hotel Tulum}

3// Holiday to Italy

You can find us in this rose-checked Tori Praver bikini at the Borgo Scopeto RelaisHotel in Tuscany, soaking in the Italian sunshine with a straw bag and white eyelet cover-up. Ah, la dolce vita. Available at Shopbop.com.

{Photo: Shopbop}
{Photo: Borgo Scopeto Relais}

4// California Coast Road Trip

Wish they could all be California Girlsindeed. The little string bikini is as quintessential as the Beach Boys. Whether you choose a skimpy version or opt for a style with a little more coverage, the string bikini is the little black dress of swimsuits. A classic. Stay beachside at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalowsin Santa Monicafor plenty of fun in the California sun. Kushcush by Kerry Cushman swimsuit.

{Photo by Kushcush}
{Photo Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows}

5// Vacation goals. Dream trip to the Maldives

If paradise had a color it would be light aqua. This textured bikini by L.Space will camouflage perfectly in the seafoam paradise of the Maldives. Good thing because you’ll neverwant to leave the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. Paradise found. Bikini available at Bloomingdales.com.

{Photo: Bloomingdales}
{Photo: Fairmont Maldives}

Not that you’ll want to get out of your bikini, but just in case – check out these 5 Must-Have Fashion Accessories for Packing Light.

Heads ups fellow travelers! We’re passionate about sharing our love for travel (and swimsuits!). This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are totally our own. 


Kerry Cushmanis a fashion designer turned travel + style writer. Her swimsuits have been worn by celebs such as Jessica Biel, Kim Kardashian and Solange Knowles. She’s been featured in VOGUE UK, InStyle, Marie Claire, Coastal Living, named E!’s ‘Most Wanted Fashionista’ and a Glamour ‘Do.’

Behind the shoot: Vita Fede campaign

It’s a wrap! I just finished styling the Vita Fede photo shoot for their new campaign (the new collection is amazing). Check out some behind-the-scenes action from the set!

{The look}


Mood board and inspiration photos. Edgy beautiful and masculine + feminine looks define the mood.


{The wardrobe}


At Kathy Walker showroom pulling stunningly modern silk looks for the shoot.  Next stop was French label Gerard Darel who’s blazers nailed the masculine + feminine mood with a distinctive Parisian-cool factor.


{The Shoes}


A favorite find for the shoot, a pair of fabulous Dolce & Gabbana black patent lace-up oxford heels. Loveeeee. They went with everything!


{The model}


Mia from Elite Model Mgmt. I love model style and Mia arrived on set looking great in a chunky sweater dress, thigh highs and distressed boots.


{The prep}


Steam it like you mean it! My assistant Sarah prepping wardrobe backstage.


{The hair}


Luke created big volume on the model’s fine hair with extensions and several coats of hair spray.


{The makeup}


Bring the drama! Make-up artist Andre Sarmiento gives Mia a flawless smokey eye.


{The shoot}


On set! Angelo from InHouseLA getting the shot. Inside scoop: the 800 images taken will be narrowed down to 8!


{It’s a wrap}

Pop champagne! xxK