Summer Suite Case Must Haves for: The Modern Fashionista On A Budget

BY Christina Cordiano

Vacation Season is here!

We all know that when summer rolls around, all of us fashionistas and trend setters need a little relaxation and "me" time. We also know that when summer comes… so does expensive vacations, road trips, shopping sprees, tanning and drinks by the pool.

If you are like me... on vacation, I like to look my very best and document all of my looks and adventures on social media. While looking my best, I also like to find the most fashionable looks while keeping it "Cheap and Cheerful". Vacations can be super expensive, and while on vacation I want my suitcase to be full of the most popular summer trends and feel good about my purchases.

One of the most sought after prints for summer 2017 is the ever so bold & infamous palm leaves.

Shop the Cutout Palm tree one-piece swimwear.

On SALE: $13.99

Shop the Tropical Print Ruffle slip summer Dress.

On SALE: $16.49

Shop the Leaf Print off the shoulder top.

On SALE: $13.49

3 Colors Optional.

All of the above pieces have silhouettes that are on trend and super blog worthy. Cut-outs, slip dresses and off the solder pieces are all femme touches that pair well with this foliage print. The best part is they look good and are all priced at less than $25 dollars each !

These piece can be styled for a tropical vacation or just a regular summer day. You are sure to be the centre of attention in these pieces.

One of my strategies for scoring trendy looks, is online shopping. Often times online sites have the best selection of products that stores do not carry, while offering the best prices. My go to site for this season's best trends is ZAFUL. ZAFUL offers the best prices, promotional deals and free shipping !

Striped Floral Embroidered Tunic Shirt Dress - Blue S

Credit @christina_cord

Shop the Striped Floral Embroidered Tunic Shirt Dress. On SALE: $14.99

Layered Sleeve Striped Wrap Blouse

Credit @emitaz

Shop the similar Layered Sleeve Striped Wrap Blouse.

I have scored many pieces that fall under the embroidered and nautical theme that has been trending all over store fronts and run ways for less than half the designer prices. Even the most popular of bloggers love sticking with reds, whites, blues and details of embroidery.

Mini Ruffles Off The Shoulder Dress - Blue L

Credit @c.c.2013

Shop the similar Mini Ruffles Off The Shoulder Dress.

Ruffles Embroidered Off The Shoulder Blouse - White M

Credit @emily_luciano

Shop the Ruffles Embroidered Off The Shoulder Blouse.

These pieces from ZAFUL, are priority when packing for my upcoming vacation. They are stylish, and effortless and interchangeable with so many wardrobe basics... these pieces are definitely no brainers when it comes to taking on your next vacation or even must haves for surviving the upcoming heat.

These bloggers inspire all of us to take one focus wardrobe piece and turn our summer vacation looks into the focus of all "va-ca" photos.

Yes, while clothes are often the main focus of our vacation packing lists, we can't forget about our fancy feet and the array of creative accessories the market now has to offer.

ZAFUL has an array of unique and affordable accessories. Boho accessories are the go to options for summer special touch.

Espadrilles, straw bags, and boho metals are suit case must packs! They spice up every outfit, and don't take too much space.

Tote bags that are embroidered and convenient to throw all your beach and pool essentials in are clearly popular among all shoppers.

Straw Bags

Tassels Weaving Striped Shoulder Bag - Off-white

Shop the Tassels Weaving Striped Shoulder Bag.

Embroidered Flamingo Straw Tote Bag

Shop the Embroidered Flamingo Straw Tote Bag.


Tassels Lace Up Espadrilles Sandals - Black 37

Shop the Tassels Lace Up Espadrilles Sandals.

Platform Two Tone Star Pattern Sandals - Black 37

Shop the Platform Two Tone Star Pattern Sandals.

Tie Up Espadrilles Faux Leather Sandals - Black 40

Shop the Tie Up Espadrilles Faux Leather Sandals.

Block heels, espadrilles, and slip on mules are the most popular choices for foot wear! Whats better than comfortable, practical and attractive shoes that can assist you in all adventures you may embark on this summer! comfort is key but so are looks!


5 PCS Adorn Star Hair Accessories - Silver

Shop the 5 PCS Adorn Star Hair Accessories. ONLY $1.99

Bead Embellished Body Chain - Golden

Shop the Bead Embellished Body Chain.

1PC Coins Fringed Charm Vintage Slave Anklet - Silver

Shop the 1PC Coins Fringed Charm Vintage Slave Anklet.

Jewelry designed in a whole new way. The summer road trips and festivals are the best place to show case these unique pieces. The hair rings are on my radar to add to my mermaid braids while strolling on the beach this vacation .

Keep an Eye out for:

Bold prints are in this summer! While most of vacationers we will be making a big splash in the pool, our boldly printed outfits of nautical strips, palm leaves and embroidery details will be making a splash on those candid summer moments.

The colours blue, white & red are popular amongst the best of "it girls", whether it be all colours together or one at a time. Strips are our friend.

Silhouettes are just as important as pattern.

Metal body and hair jewellery is a summer smart choice when dressing really simple.

Mules, block heels and espadrilles are both fashionable and comfortable.

These are my favourite trends and my top fashion picks from the ZAFUL website for my upcoming summer vacation.

Hopefully some of these helpful & on trend suggestions help to navigate you smoothly with your purchases.

ZAFUL is a large site with so many fashion and accessory options to choose from. There services are great and clothing does not disappoint.

These affordable and fashion forward picks are sure to gain you some positive attentions, keep you confident and feeling like the new "it girl."

Happy Shopping on ZAFUL and don't forget to tag ZAFUL on all your social media pictures !