If you head into your favorite shops at this time of the year, you will notice two things. First, everything is 75 percent off. Second, Resort is on display. I know, you’re like, “What in the world is Resort?” It’s not 7 days and 6 nights in Bora Bora, it’s actually a terminology in fashion retail for a collection that happens between Fall and Summer. Also referred to as Cruise, it was originally intended for a brand’s wealthier customers who vacationed in warmer climates during winter months. Cruise, or Resort, offers warm weather apparel during the cold winter months.

To all my cheap and chic divas, Resort may be out of your realistic budget, but if you’re going on holiday you will have to dress for the weather. Wondering what to do when your linen pants are in storage or in the back of your closet? Have no fear, here are a few quick and easy steps  toward heading onto your own cruise:

Put It Aside For a Warmer Day
It may be too late now, but when you transition your wardrobe from season to season, try to keep a few pieces from the other season out. Fall and Spring happen overnight: you’ll go to sleep at 40 degrees and wake up at 75 and vice versa. To avoid those weather wardrobe shocks, keep a few of your favorite pieces within close reach.

Buy Transitional
Cotton, silk, denim, three quarter sleeves–these are all key forms of transitional. Microfiber and tropical wool work as well. When shopping, be a truly educated consumer and buy pieces that you can wear at least three quarters of the year.

Layers Are Not Just For Cakes
I strongly suggest layering for the actual day of travel as well as on on days you’re not traveling. Planes are notorious for frigid temperatures; plus, you are moving from one climate to another. By layering lightweight pieces, you can easily strip or put back on depending upon your body temperature.

What do you wear when traveling to warm climates? Do you have any other tips for wearing Resort?

Guest blog submitted by Shop, Eat & Sleep.