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The Style Sheet for US Virgin Islands

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 a pleasant sensory experience while the exquisite hospitality and dining is a fine complement. Temperatures remain in the 70’s and 80’s around the year for the ideal winter getaway while 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.

Tori Praver

Beach Serenity

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 yet eye-catching two-tone style, this Tori Praver Deja Two-Tone Bikini Top and matching Tori Praver Macie Two-Tone Bikini Briefs make for a playful statement in the sand. The two-piece bikini is fitted with a classic scoop neck, wide shoulder straps and secure under-band to optimize the fit. For men, check out these simple Givenchy Logo Swim Shorts that are cut from a stretch fabric to maximize comfort while underwater. The wonderful hue will draw just the right amount of attention without overdoing it, while a sleek brand logo and useful back pocket make for a great all-around choice. 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.

Dante Klein

Gourmet Restaurants

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 from a breathable linen fabric, this Onia Eddy Solid Mandarin Linen Shirt is the ideal companion that will take you from under the Caribbean sun to cocktails on the beach come night. It’s a relaxed take on the traditional button-up shirt, while the overall construction is lightweight, keeping you cool on even the warmest of days. 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 Tempus Now Pleated Cotton-Canvas Pants for more formal yet still undeniably casual look.

Stradivarius

St. Thomas

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. Covered in a flowing floral print, this Mara Hoffman Diana Floral-Print Midi Slip Dress is the perfect day dress to take you through the streets of St Thomas. The slender straps and breathable build will keep you looking effortless. In order to continue with the breezy style, consider this Ulla Johnson Pomme Wicker Bag, which has a timeless vintage look to it with its woven makeup. Toss it on across your body and use it to hold all of your essentials with ease. These Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Embellished Leather Slingback Sandals are topped with ornate crystals, while the white leather contrasts nicely with the gold tones for the finishing touches on an outfit that will take you from the beachside to city streets.

Giorgio Armani Eyewear

Find Your 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 a single other person 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. Fitted with dual waist buckles at the sides, these Rachel Comey Roam High-Rise Cotton 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.

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Braeden Alexander

Braeden Alexander is an explorer with an insatiable appetite for the world and all the exquisite experiences that await. As a writer, he's concerned with the similarities that connect us all.

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