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Written by Savi, 17 Comments

Think of a summer island paradise  – an island far far away from civilisation, dotted with gorgeous huts and palm trees, and surrounded by turquoise water. I knew this was going to be a dreamy holiday the second I saw this picture-postcard haven looming in the foreground as our boat bobbed towards it. And so it was.


As for clothes, I packed a bag full of pastels and tropical palm prints. It was too hot for jewellery, so I stuck to playing dress up with tassels and crochet. It’s easy to pack light for Maldives because one is in swimwear or sarongs most of the time 🙂 Keeping the weather in mind, I went for breezy silhouettes that show a bit of sun-kissed skin – loose bohemian bottoms, bright tropical culottes, grecian maxi dresses, and stringy bikinis. The hues? Pastel pinks, whites, and bright tropical greens.


This lookbook is an ode to sun-drenched days in a tropical paradise and all that comes with it – laughing and playing in the sparkling ocean, bare feet on sand, sipping on coconut water, and reading on golden beaches. Hope it whisks you to the tropical paradise of your dreams 🙂



Outfit details:

Location: Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort

Green culottes and pink maxi dress – H&M

Maxi Kimono – H&M (sold out but similar here)

White Maxi Dress – More details in our post on Pisa

Bikinis – ASOS

Fedora Hat – Topshop

Vid’s White Shirt – Zara

Vid’s Denim shorts- Topman


To sun beams, flowing dresses, skinny dips, sea breeze in your hair and mixed patterns. Let’s go…..



Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort
Arriving in tropical island paradise


Overwater villas in Maldives
Room situation in Maldives – so dreamy!!


Asos bikini travel fashion Maldives
Reading is a LOT more fun in this dreamy gazebo 🙂


flowy bohemian maxi kimono
A flowy kimono is an island essential 🙂


Outrigger Konotta Maldives sunset cruise
I love this photo – flowy Kimonos come in handy during brewing storms 😉


Outrigger Maldives Over water villa
View from our villa in Maldives


infinity pool maldives travel fashion
Morning coffee with a view to boot 🙂


Men's swim shorts travel fashion in Maldives
It’s easy to pack light for Maldives because entire days are spent in swimwear


Tropical bikini Packing for Maldives
I packed loads of bright tropical prints and a hat for sun protection 🙂


tropical bikini culottes travel fashion maldives
Tropical prints are a no-brainer for an island holiday 🙂


Travel fashion maldives
As is tomfoolery 🙂


packing for maldives pastel maxi dress white shirt
Packing for Maldives is easy – just stick to light shades 🙂


travel fashion maldives
Pastel shades are perfect for a romantic island getaway 🙂


H&M maxi dress in Maldives travel fashion
This flowy pastel maxi dress goes everywhere with me 🙂


Maldives men's travel fashion white shirt denim shorts
Vid packed loads of whites – shirts, shoes, and linen pants 🙂


White maxi dress Travel fashion in Maldives
A white maxi dress is a travel essential 🙂


travel fashion maldives white maxi dress
Sun-kissed paradise 🙂


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Want to read more about the hotel? Check out That Honeymoon Feeling at Outrigger Konotta, Maldives

Want some more inspiration for your beach getaway? Check out Packing for the beach

I’ve always loved tropical prints. Check out this bralet I wore in Italy back when we’d just started Bruised Passports 🙂

17 thoughts on “Tropical Island Paradise: A Lookbook from Maldives

  1. I saw your post on FB and got to know about this site. You guys make a perfect couple and I loved the way you articulate your experiences 🙂

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