So here’s the biggest misconception people have about what to wear in St. Barths—it’s not as fancy as you think! Sure, you’ll find women toting Birkins, but for the most part, the dress code is fairly casual. I always describe it as an “anything goes” kind of place.
I’ll never forget on my first trip to the island, I got DECKED to go to lunch at this beachfront restaurant we’d heard amazing things about.
Well, wouldn’t you know, when we walked in, the first person I saw was a hot French dude in his late 4os…barefoot and shirtless. In the restaurant. His feet were covered in sand and he was delicately eating a 30 euro Caprese salad. The best part? It wasn’t out of place or unusual. If anything, I was the one who felt weirdly overdressed in wedges. That’s St Barths in a nutshell. Below you’ll find a basic list of what to pack for St Barths—as well as outfit inspo based on things I’ve worn during my own trips.
WHAT TO WEAR IN ST BARTHS DURING THE DAY:
Swimsuits, cover-ups, jean shorts, flat sandals
WHAT TO WEAR IN ST BARTHS AT NIGHT:
Sundresses, short summery dresses, white jeans/jean shorts + a cute blouse, flat sandals or wedges (only if you feel so inclined – definitely not a requirement.)
If you’re looking for inspo, I’ve got you covered. See below for outfit ideas and what I’ve actually worn on my trips. (And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out my EXTREMELY THOROUGH St. Barths travel guide, which will tell you everything you need to know about the island.)
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Tempted to plan a trip of your own? First things first: figuring out how to get there. My transportation guide breaks it all down for you.
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