Olivia Culpo Has Mastered Vacation Chic, Here’s How You Can Too

No matter where she is, the model’s outfits never disappoint.
Olivia Culpo poses with her hair slicked back and smiles over her shoulder at the camera.

Olivia Culpo.

We all know Olivia Culpo can serve glamorous looks on the red carpet (see her British Fashion Awards ensemble for evidence). But her incredible style isn’t just limited to high-fashion events. No matter the occasion, the model and 2012 Miss Universe knows how to show up.

She proved as much while on a family cruise last week, packing just what the occasion called for and more. In an outfit roundup that the 31-year-old shared to her Instagram following the trip, she put her various looks—from a chic travel ’fit to a glamorous night-out mini—on display.

We won’t walk through every outfit that Culpo brought with her to the tropics, but we will talk you through our takeaways.

1. Matching sets are always a good idea

Half—or perhaps more than half—of Culpo’s styles were matching sets. They ranged from leisurely looks (an off-white knit cardigan and pants to travel in) to elevated outfits (a gauzy, striped pair of pants and matching button-up).

2. Invest in cover-ups that match your swimwear

If you’re swimsuit is, like Culpo’s, a patterned blue, snag a coverup to match. It doesn’t have to be so specific. She also wore a black bikini with a matching black sarong—a style that could go with several different swimwear sets.

3. Maxi dresses are a versatile necessary

She wore a couple of different cotton, figure-hugging maxis during her ocean-going trip. They’re simple enough to be dressed up or down, depending on what the occasion demands.

4. One high-fashion style is a must

For the model, it came in the form of a white satin mini dress. Whether or not you have a fancy night out planned, packing a nice, elevated outfit is always a good idea.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.