What to wear on a luxury crewed charter in the BVI

Looking for the best assortment of jetsetter essentials for your next sailing holiday? Krystal Bick, fashion influencer and founder of style and travel site, This Time Tomorrow, sets off on an exciting exploration of the British Virgin Islands aboard a Moorings 5800 catamaran Crewed yacht charter, with the ultimate chic wardrobe in tow. Read on to uncover her must-have items while cruising in the Caribbean.

Bikinis for Every Occasion…


Maiyo: Luna

The white crochet Luna bikini set by Maiyo Swim is an ideal piece for lounging on powdered white sands in the BVI. The look is completed with a removable khaki belt which helps to exude that perfect mix of bohemian chic while on holiday. Whether you’re soaking up the atmosphere in White Bay on Jost Van Dyke, or enjoying hors d'oeuvres and cocktails made-to-order on board your crewed yacht charter, this classic two piece is bound to make waves.


6 Shore Road: Coco Bikini

This retro-inspired bandeau top and high-waisted bikini bottoms, blur the boundaries between swimwear and daywear. A must-have bikini when transitioning from beach to bar, Krystal recommends pairing the sailor striped top with high-waisted skirt for that just sun-kissed look.

The versatile design from Sunni Spencer will keep you covered throughout the day if you want to paddle board and surf, Krystal explains. Like something out of Robin Crusoe, she cruised towards the idyllic anchorage in Peter Island, south-west of Tortola to paddleboard in turquoise waters teeming with Angelfish, barracuda and exposed colourful reefs.


Heidi Klein: BB Reversible Bikini

Heidi Klein’s new capsule collection of reversible swim pieces are perfect for all kinds of water sports. After wearing one of their bikinis on a trip to St. Lucia, Krystal was hooked on the brand and encourages others to embrace this bandeau bikini for diving and snorkelling in the Caribbean.

While on board her All-Inclusive Crewed yacht charter, Krystal had the chance to head north of the Bight on Norman Island to snorkel in The Indians. Swimming amongst sergeant majors, parrotfish and fire coral, the bikini top’s extra layer of power mesh provides extra support, giving her the chance to really explore with ease. When there, your captain can also direct you towards the hidden Bubbly Pools near Diamond Cay for a refreshing dip.


Zimmermann: Tali One Piece Flutter Sleeve

With fluttery accents and unique cut outs, this Zimmermann bronze one piece, demands to be seen, and what better place for its debut than The Baths in Virgin Gorda!

Krystal saved this statement worthy swimsuit for a relaxing morning exploring the collection of scenic grottos, natural pools and large granite boulders south of Spanish town. After snapping some photos underneath the towering and dramatic Cathedral Room, Krystal’s catamaran cruised towards the North Sound to spend the night at Leverick Bay.

On the Quest for the Perfect Dress...


Veronica Beard: Samara Dress

Krystal fashioned a beautiful silk-chiffon Samara dress by Veronica Beard with signature ruching and multi-layered skirt that was designed to dance in the Caribbean breeze.

Complimenting Anegada’s cobalt blue waters, the Samara dress pops on the white flat sands of Loblolly Beach. With adjustable ties at the shoulders and the waist, this maxi dress fits comfortably over any bikini allowing you to quickly change from daywear into nightwear on sultry evenings, by simply dressing it up with strappy tan sandals. Krystal enjoyed heading over to the Cow Wreck Beach Bar & Grill in this piece for a delicious lobster dinner.


Zimmermann: Jaya Scallop Midi Dress

Zimmermann is definitely Krystal’s go-to summer brand — and for good reason. This charming off-the-shoulder polka dot dress with a scalloped trim is a perfect choice, whether you’re looking to lounge on the beach after a day swimming in the crystalline waters of Benures Bay, or stop for evening drinks at Pirate’s Bright restaurant. Airy and lightweight with its ruffle tiered hi-lo hem, this dress aims to impress in balmy weather.


Self Portrait: Panelled Maxi Dress

Inspired by Bianca Jagger’s iconic disco style, this cut out lace-trimmed maxi dress is the ultimate companion when exploring the Caribbean’s vibrant nightlife. Make an entrance with this dress as the metal chain straps and shimmering gold fil coupé catches the light as you move. Krystal recommends spending an evening in Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke to try the BVI’s signature cocktail, Painkiller, an iconic blend of West-Indian rum, coconut, fruit juices and nutmeg.


Zimmermann: Melody Off Shoulder Dress

Another gem from Zimmermann’s summer swim 2018 collection is the Melody off shoulder dress. Offering beautiful ruffle detail, short blouson sleeves and exposed lace, this dress is a fun and flirty option for your sailing holiday. Relax on board while you and your captain plot the next hidden gem to visit, or drop anchor and unwind with your favourite book ashore in this beautiful lace number.

Accessories to Complete Your Look... 


Pixie Market: Knit Fisherman Bag

Packing for the beach has never been easier with Pixie Market’s slouch ivory knit fisherman bag. Perfect for carrying all your summer essentials, it has an extended shoulder strap and durable material that bodes well in the sand.


Eric Javits: Boater Hat

A hat is a must have accessory if you’re looking for that added protection under the Caribbean rays. Take a leaf out of Krystal’s book and invest in a classic boater hat fashioned with a grosgrain band for that chic, yet nautical look.


Anthropologie: Rina Crocheted Crossbody Bag

This bohemian crochet carryall is the ultimate island accessory. Lightweight and cross-bodied, this snap closure Anthropologie bag, effortlessly transitions from a day carryall to an evening shoulder bag for your compact and lipstick when ashore.


Chanel: Vintage Earrings

Complete your outfit with these Elizabeth Taylor inspired Chanel earrings. The Florentine glass faux-pearl clip backs add a touch of class to Krystal’s Samara dress and Self Portrait number. From the Autumn ’94 collection these vintage earrings are a statement worthy piece that never go out of style.

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