How to Style This Summer Staycation Outfit High and Low

OK, so you can’t go on a summer vacation this year. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy taking some relaxing time off while staying at home. This summer you can order in food from your favorite restaurant and dine alfresco on your balcony or patio and pretend you are on vacation. What will you wear? Here’s a chic, comfortable and casual summer staycation outfit you can wear for the occasion.

Summer Staycation Outfit High and Low

You can assemble this look with high price designer pieces, low-priced look-a-likes, or mix them up for high low styling. Enjoy wearing this look on your staycation this summer. Remember, you can wear it again on another trip in your future. We will all be traveling again some day!

The Long Floral Dress

Start the look with an easy, breezy vacation style dress. Farm Rio makes fabulous easy to wear maxi and midi dresses in the most gorgeous colorful prints. This Farm Rio Macaw Mix Midi Dress will never go out of style so it is worth the investment of $250. But you can get a similar short sleeve red print dress for less like this Vintage Clothing Women’s Floral Maxi Dress for only $38.99 on Amazon.


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Flat Summer Sandals

Flat ankle strap sandals are all the rage for summer, and look fantastic with long dresses and skirts. They are easy to walk in, too. I adore these Chloe Aria leather sandals for $790 because the design is clean and uncomplicated and you can also wear them into the fall. But if you want to save over $700, you can get these Franco Sarto Moni T-Strap Sandals. This pair is now on sale for only $53.96.

Round Black Straw Tote

You still need to carry your phone and a few essentials with you, even if you are on staycation, in the vicinity your own back yard! A round medium black straw bag like the Clare V. Alice Tote for $224.73 makes quite an impact. It has a shoulder strap for when you do a little sight seeing (even if it is in your own neighborhood). Or you can add some graphic punch to your outfit with this circle shaped Estee & Lilly Top Handle Clutch for only $39.99.

Bright Colored Summer Jewelry

The spring-summer jewelry trends shown on the runways included lots of bright colorful pieces and oversized earrings. These Lele Sadoughi Oversized Organic Banded Hoops, now $117.60, will be chic and lightweight with your bold print dress or anything else you wear with them on your staycation. These earrings will add a lot of style even to a white t-shirt and jeans. But if you don’t want to invest too much in the trend you can get these gold and pink oversized link earrings from H&M. These are so fun because they come in a 4 pack with 3 other colorful earrings for only $17.99.

Sophisticated Shades

Last but not least, you’ll need a fashionable pair of shades to chill out in as you relax at home. These Gucci 58mm Round Sunglasses for $505 are gorgeous and your will love them forever! But you can try out the look with these Butterfly Oversized Metal Sunglasses for only $14.99 at Target.

Summer Staycation Outfit Styling Tips

1. Start with a colorful dress. Find a bold colorful print that makes you happy! Choose a color that you love and complements your skin tone. Bold colors like red, blue and magenta are easier to wear than pastel shades which can make you look washed out. Look for vintage prints because they never go out of style.

2. Go Flat! Flat sandals are perfect to wear with maxi dresses and you’ll feel so comfortable, too. This is also a great opportunity to wear ankle strap sandals or ankle wrap sandals. You can also wear them with your jeans and cropped pants.

3. Wear bright colored jewelry for summer 2020. Find oversized Lucite earrings, a big plastic link chain necklace or a bold colored pendant. This summer’s whimsical jewelry will put a smile on your face. One piece of new jewelry can be the accessory you need to dress up everything your wear this summer, even your joggers!

Shop This Summer Staycation Outfit High and Low


Farm Rio Macaw Mix Midi Dress, $250

Chloe Aria Leather Sandals, $790

Clare V. Alice Tote, $224.73

Lele Sadoughi Oversized Organic Banded Hoops, were $168, now $117.60

Gucci 58mm Round Sunglasses, $505

Total High End Outfit: $1887.33


Vintage Clothing Women’s Floral Maxi Dress, $38.99

Franco Sarto Moni T-Strap Sandal, now $53.96

Estee & Lilly Top Handle Clutch, $39.99

H&M 4 Pairs Earrings, Gold-colored/pink, $17.99

Target Women’s Butterfly Oversized Metal Sunglasses – A New Day™ Brown, $14.99

Total Low Price Outfit: $165.92


Are you planning a staycation this summer? What will you be wearing?

Carol Calacci

You may also like to read more of Carol’s High Low style posts like How To Style A Zoom Meeting Outfit High Low and How To Dress For A Pool Party High And Low.

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