Summer Outfit Ideas for Your Next Houseboat Vacation

Packing for an upcoming lake trip? Figuring out what you need to bring (or not bring) can be tough, especially if this is your first time staying on a houseboat. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Below are some of the best summer outfit ideas for your next houseboat vacation that will keep you stylish and comfortable. 


Wide-brimmed hat and swimsuit


Be prepared to live in your swimsuit during your houseboat vacation. Whether you plan on taking a dip in the water or not, stripping down to your suit will keep you cool on those bright sunny days. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen and top off this look with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes and skin. 


Sundress and flip flops


Pairing a sundress with flip flops is the perfect way to cover up and still look stylish. We personally like the flowy dresses that can easily slip off before you jump into the water. Also, speaking from experience, pack your old flip flops instead of your favorite pair so you won’t worry about getting them dirty.


T-shirt and shorts


A t-shirt and shorts are the classic male or female lake look. It provides the right amount of coverage and keeps you cool at the same time. We recommend packing your lightest colored clothes to help reflect the sun, instead of your darker colored clothes which soak in the heat. 


Light jacket and tank top


We know what you’re thinking. A jacket in the middle of summer? Yes. It’s all about protecting your skin, especially during those peak sunny hours from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Throw on a light breathable jacket over a tank top and you’re covered! 


Swim trunks and T-shirt


Guys, listen up. Rarely will you have to put on underwear for this trip. All you need is a handful of swim trunks and t-shirts to wear. Top off this look with a baseball hat and some flip flops and you’re ready to get your float on.


Tank top, shorts, and hiking shoes


Sometimes, you might actually want to leave the boat to take a hike. During those moments, you'll want to be properly dressed. A simple outfit that will do the trick includes a light tank top, shorts, and some hiking shoes. We prefer hiking sandals because they’re light-weight, breathable, and won’t fall off or trip you up while you’re adventuring.


In addition to clothing, it’s important to pack a few extra things to make your houseboat vacation an enjoyable one. Check out our website for additional tips from professionals at Forever Houseboats. If you have any questions before your trip, feel free to reach out to us at 1-800-255-5561 or visit us online.