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I felt a little overwhelmed when it came to picking outfits to bring on our cruise.
We had a verity of adventures planned and I really needed versatile, functional, yet still fashionable attire.
We also wanted to only bring a carry on which meant my space was limited.
I decided to keep it simple…
Stick to neutrals
Bring items that are interchangeable
Comfort is a must
Fashionable is a must
Must be versatile
I decided to bring a couple categories of clothing items that could also be turned into evening wear.
I actually did almost all my shopping on Amazon for our trip because their clothing is cost-efficient and of course free shipping is always amazing.
I will say that the quality isn’t the best, but for the clothing I wanted I was ok with that for the price.
My biggest mistake was not bringing enough dressy clothes. I really wanted to pack light because we didn’t want to have to check bags.
Here is My Minimalist Outfit Checklist
one baseball cap and one floppy hat
Two Bathing Suits: (Should have brought 3)
Three Bathing Suit Cover-ups:
Tan Cover up
Four pairs of shoes:
Four pairs of pants:
One Pair of olive green cargo pants
Three dresses: (I should have brought one more)
Peplum dress for “Dress Your Best” night
Olive crop top
Floral off the shoulder
This was a travel day since we flew in the day of our cruise. I wore my favorite pair of high waisted stretchy cargo pants from American eagle and a comfortable shirt.
Once we boarded the ship, I changed into my tankini, a pair of jeans, and a cover-up.
This was one of my favorites outfits because it was super versatile.
Then I changed into a jean dress for dinner which was comfortable but a bit more dressy.
Day two we spent at Blue Lagoon Island. We purchased the dolphin experience as a birthday gift to me, and spend the day rest of the day at a gorgeous beach!
I wore my black one-piece swimsuit and a pair of boho styled pants and a tan cover up I got years ago.
Day two is also “Dress Your Best” night on the ship. I wore a dress I picked up at Ross for $12 that looked much nicer than it actually was.
We were at sea. I wore my same black bathing suit under this striped cover-up dress which ended up being one of my favorites pieces I purchased from Amazon.
I wore the same dress to dinner and it totally worked! Would definitely recommend this item because it is comfortable and versatile.
Day four we were supposed to be at CoCoCay Island which is a private island owned by Royal Caribbean but the waves were a bit rough that day and we weren’t able to dock which was really disappointing.
I wore the same pair of jean shorts from day one, and an olive green top from target.
I changed into a nicer pair of jeans for dinner but I will definitely bring a dress for each day next time.
Was another travel day. I wore a light sweater, a pair of comfy jeans, and my converse.
I also brought very few cosmetic and hair care items. I didn’t take a ton of time to straighten or curl my hair because we were in and out of the pool throughout the day and I just wore it with my natural waves at night.
My cosmetics included:
& lip gloss
I really embraced the beachy lifestyle and wore very little makeup.
You can check out my other posts about our first Royal Caribbean cruise here:
Why It’s Important To Take A Kid-Free Vacation With Your Spouse
First Time Cruisers Guide To Royal Carribean Bahamas
How To Pack For A Cruise Last Minute Like A Pro
What I Wore On Our First Royal Caribbean Cruise