The US Virgin Islands are scenically impeccable. The turquoises and blues signature to the Caribbean seem to surround you at every turn, while the tropical landscape has immersive properties to it. Between the pristine beaches, protected forestry and colorful architecture, there are a number of memorable outdoor adventures that await. USVI is the place to be this winter for those seeking complete relaxation and pleasant sensory experiences, while the exquisite hospitality and outstanding dining scene make for fine complements. Temperatures remain in the 70s and 80s around the year for the ideal winter getaway, whereas the abundance of first-rate accommodation makes for a comfortable experience from top to bottom. It’s here where you’ll be able to find the best kind of tropical fix – and our US Virgin Islands Style Sheet will lay out what you should be packing ahead of your trip.
No matter where you find yourself in the US Virgin Islands, you’re never too far from shimmering azure waters and pristine coastline. These tranquil beaches are an invitation to complete relaxation, so it’s no wonder that USVI has been such a popular destination among honeymooners and couples. Beyond the sand and water, however, the islands are simply a feast for the senses: lush hilltops, vibrant villas and colorful underwater life. Don’t be afraid to bring a light-hued splash to your beach look.
Designed in a simple one-piece suit, this Mara Hoffman Persephone Swimsuit still manages to grab your attention with its bold coloring, making for a playful statement in the sand. It’s also cut from a fabulous stretch fabric that sculpts and defines your frame. For the men, check out these simple Prada Shell Swim Trunks, which are crafted from a sleek teal shell fabric and feature an elasticated waistband for maximum mobility in the water. Pair the swim shorts with these Alexander McQueen Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses for a winning combination. The glasses are not only 100% UV protected to shield your eyes from the harsh rays, but also make for a chic look with their stylish gradient lenses.
The US Virgin Islands are home to one of the Caribbean’s most prized culinary scenes. There are a number of well-respected establishments across the trio of islands that take advantage of the fresh seafood and bountiful local ingredients, while French and West Indian tradition is felt throughout. Whether it’s a seaside lunch in St. Thomas or up in the hills of St. Croix as the sun goes down, keep it resort casual to maximize comfort, coolness and style.
Constructed without the stuffiness of a classic polo, this Onia Shaun Striped Polo Shirt is the ideal companion that will take you from under the Caribbean sun to cocktails on the beach come night. It has an open placket for a casual and easy fit, whereas the overall linen construction is lightweight, keeping you cool throughout the duration of your stay. Toss it on over your swim trunks for a versatile look when you’re hopping from island to island during the day. If dinner and drinks comes at night when a coastal breeze comes over, pair the shirt with these Frescobol Carioca Slim-Fit Linen Trousers for a more formal yet still undeniably casual look.
Across USVI, St. Thomas is the most commercialized of the islands. Stroll through streets filled with local handicraft shops and family-owned cafes, while lush hills, colorful architecture and the yacht-dotted harbor is almost always in view. St Thomas is undeniably the place to be if you want to dabble into the cosmopolitan culture of US Virgin Islands.
Drenched in a captivating floral print, this DoDo Bar Or Lora Cotton-Voile Mini Dress is the perfect daytime dress to take you from the beachside to the streets of St. Thomas with ease. The spread collar and long sleeves complement the ring-detailed wrap front, while simultaneously keeping you cool and looking effortless. These Prada T-Strap Leather Sandals are crafted from Italian leather into a simple t-strap silhouette, making them ideal for walking around town. These chic flats also come in a subtle metallic color for a versatile pair that will take you from the beachside to city streets with ease.
A Private Paradise
Between St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, the US Virgin Islands are a place where you can locate your own little slice of tropical heaven. Whether that involves scenic hikes and waterfall vistas or unspoiled beaches without another soul in sight, you’ll want to be prepared with the right garments and accessories to take you through. Topped off with glamorous crystals, these Giorgio Armani Cat Walk Open Lenses Glasses are a sophisticated tropical statement. The traditional cat-eye shape has recently experienced a renaissance and this pair is designed to catch attention for all the right reasons.
Cut from breathable linen fabric and fitted with an eye-catching tiger print, these Rachel Comey Syncamore Shorts are a versatile bottom that you can flaunt across the islands. On the men’s side, take a look at these Giorgio Armani Catwalk Sunglasses for a simple yet bold approach to the Caribbean sun. The timeless round shape and subtle details allow for a one-of-a-kind look that is equally great dressed up as with a pair of swim trunks. Lastly, don’t forget to add the finishing touches with the Rolex Submariner.