How to Go on Vacation Just by Dressing Like It

Amelia Diamond | February 25, 2016

This is not a timeshare scam!!! (But a fedora is involved!!!)

In partnership with H&M

Let me tell you who Adele would be on Snapchat: the kind of girl who sends 10-second-long shots of her knees overlooking oceanic water like a two-headed Mount Rushmore that could probably use an SPF upgrade, if we’re all being honest (in addition to jealous).

“Hello from the other side,” she’d write.

“Why is Adele always on vacation,” you’d side-text your BFF.

“IK, right.” She’d respond, followed by, “Must be nice,” or, “Get a job.”

But the green gills of envy look good on no one except for your utility jacket!

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(More on that jacket in a second.)

(But because I know you just tried to tap your screen for credits: It’s H&M from their Spring Studio Collection.)

Vacation Adele is hypothetically annoying on Snapchat, yes, but it turns out that you can go on your very own vacation, too — sans funds, mid-winter — just by dressing like it.

Step 1: Passport retrieval

H&M Drawstring blouse, and pants from the H&M Studio Spring Collection.

Don’t go into work today. You “have to renew your passport” instead. Everyone knows that this means standing in the line at the passport store for at least 8 hundred hours, which means this will buy you sympathy and time.

What do you need time for? To do absolutely nothing. Don a linen blouse, light jeans (fringe the hems yourself if you need to, but these H&M ones come pre-free’d) and add a shark-full of tassels. Not pictured but not optional: a glass of something with the word piña in it.

Step 2: Book your hotel

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H&M tank, blanket as sarong, and silk blend jacket (in hand) from the H&M Studio Spring Collection.

Ask your roommate if she knows how to turn towels into the terrycloth equivalent of balloon animals. Hopefully she does. If not, I’m sure there’s a YouTube video that can teach her.

Your job, meanwhile, is to find the nearest pineapple-painted fedora you can, pair it with a terra-cotta tank and then wrap a sarong around your thong. No one likes bare cheeks on the communal steaming bench, especially not your roommate. Especially x2 not when “communal steaming bench” means your couch with the heat turned up an unsafe amount. Give your roommate a break, though! She’s making you a cool turtle out of a towel and a pair of sunglasses.

Step 3: Take a Dip

H&M-Leandra-Medine-Summer-Man-Repeller---14 H&M jacketsports bra top and bathing suit bottoms from the H&M Studio Spring Collection.

There’s that jacket I told you about! But this time, it’s green with utility and you’re golden with happiness. Your end of the stick: add a high-neck sports bra, steal the sunnies off of that terry turtle and take a dip in the porcelain ocean. No tub? No troubles. Buy a kiddie pool, fill it up, flip on the boob tube and don’t say I never did anything for ya worth Snapchatting Adele about.

It’s like a staycation minus the lamecation, and your flight’s leaving soon.

In partnership with H&M. H&M Studio Spring Collection is available in select H&M stores and online at hm.com; photographed by Krista Anna Lewis.

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  • Kerrith

    OMG! I am totally going to wear a sports bra as a bikini top this summer. Why did I never think of this? Thank you! What a great way to get support!

    • dina bolden

      I am getting a salary of 5700 dollars each week. Over sq a year ago I was in a horrible condition , jobless and no bank credit . Thanks to one of my friends who showed me a way where I was able to gather myself and making average of 56 d/h. So it can change your life as it has changed mine.

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    • cameron humphrey

      I am getting a salary of 5700 dollars each week. Over a year ago I was hm in a horrible condition , jobless and no bank credit . Thanks to one of my friends who showed me a way where I was able to gather myself and making average of 56 d/h. So it can change your life as it has changed mine.

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  • WorthLivinIt

    I’m trying to convince myself to get a day off and just stay home (which I usually thought was a waste of my time off) and this piece gives me sufficient arguments!!!!!
    worthlivinit.com

  • equality

    #freethenipple you go girl! proud of you!

  • Noor

    Love it! Is the white blouse a size 2 or 4?

  • Noor

    Love it! Is the white blouse a size 2 or a size 4?

  • she looks dope in #2

    http://BryanBarrera.com

  • Kristien

    Leandra, I just want to say that I know you aren’t feeling your best lately, but every time I see photos of you (especially these!), I just think how beautiful and natural and chic you look. And I love these outfits on you so much. *Fan-girl-ing over.*

  • Victoria

    Can’t wait for the next holidays somewhere warm. I always get jealous when our London Escorts from Brazil are going home during winter.

  • nooooo I want that hat! I need it! My spring break would have been complete with that pineapple printed hat. If only I had seen it before. Not a spring breaker in the world could’ve topped that hat.
    Kat | Delirium Style

  • Aryanna Cabrera

    Check out my new fashion blog! http://www.glamitupblog.com

  • This is so good!! It is all about state of mind! http://www.styleonedge.net

  • Loving this post! Such cute ways to dress up and pretend you’re on vacay! If only…..lol

    Love, Mariam
    http://www.thepetitebijou,com

  • Bita

    So cute! Love the white outfit with the red ties! thanks for sharing