12 Picks for Your Warm Weather Escape

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Polar Vortex, ice storms and deep freeze are just some of the chillier-than-normal weather conditions this winter has foisted on us.

If you have had enough and are ready to pack your bags for a sunny tropical destination or a relaxing cruise, you might need a few things to give yourself a spiffier image while you’re strolling down a promenade, relaxing at the bar poolside or dining under the stars.

That’s right, old T-shirts and tattered shorts are not going to cut it. After all, show some respect to the locals. Also some cruise ships are bucking the all-too-casual trend by implementing dress codes for dinner times, and some resorts are enforcing a dressier code of attire for their dining venues.

Don’t look at it as a chore. The stores are already brimming with warm weather clothing (retailers are always dreamers!), and picking out a few colourful things should lift one’s spirits from winter’s doldrums.

Besides, when you return, your vacation attire will be ready for their next outing – spring and summer.

Lion bathing suit, $33.80, Forever 21

Floral bathing suit, $29, Joe Fresh and joefresh.com

Natori silk cover-up, $190, Holt Renfrew

Victorinox Islander Trunk, $75, swissarmy.com for retailers

Neon ruched underwire bathing suit, $128, J.Crew and jcrew.com

Marni sunglasses, $380, Karir Eyewear, karireyewear.com

Tote, $160, Banana Republic

Kate Spade for Keds, $90, Town Shoes.

Hunter Original Driving shoe, $125, ca.hunter-boot.com (available February 3)

Alice + Olivia skirt, $750, Holt Renfrew

Straw hat, $9, Joe Fresh and joefresh.com

Striped floral dress, $175, Banana Republic