I’ll be the first to admit that my packing game was not always strong. In fact, up until very recently, sporadic would have been the best word to describe how I approached packing, which often resulted in me bringing way more things than I actually needed, and/or forgetting to take some of the things I would now consider my absolute beach getaway must haves. Well, practice does make perfect I suppose, because in time, I’ve learned that when it comes to packing smart, versatility is definitely the best way to go! So, without further ado, here is my absolute must-take, can’t do beach getaway right without, packing list.
Crop Top – so good with high-waisted shorts, maxi skirts and wraparounds, I love the fact that they can be easily styled and restyled for day or night. I often pair them with denim shorts or high-waisted bikini bottoms during the day, and switch to a dramatic maxi skirt for an evening out. Oh, and if I happens to be off-the-shoulder, well, that’s just icing on the cake!
Wear Anywhere Slides – comfort is key for me when it comes to vacation footwear, so a pair of cute flats is a must. Normally, I look for something with pretty little details, or embellishment to make them special enough for night, yet comfortable enough to run around during the day.
Cute Coverup – what I normally look for is something I can easily throw over a bikini during the day, yet something special enough I could wear to dinner at the beach at night.
Beach Bag – the right beach bag is an outfit maker for me. Since bags tend to take quite a bit of space in a suitcase, I try to limit how many I take to as few as possible, so I often opt for straw and rattan options in neutral colors which tend to work well with most of my beachy outfits!
White Maxi/Midi Dress – otherwise known as the dress I tend to live in during beach getaways. Pretty and practical, easy to wear and accessorize, I love a good white ( preferably eyelet ) dress because it looks equally relevant at dinner paired with dressier shoe and bag option, yet never fails to impress during the day thrown over a bikini and accessorized with a floppy hat and giant sunnies.
One Piece Wonder – aside from the fact that monokinis are having a bit of a moment right now, I love a one-piece suit because let’s face it, most of the time it doubles up as a top. So, yay to another top option! Never a fan of anything plain, when it comes to swimwear, fit is obviously a priority numero uno, but cut and special little details, tend to be a close second. Cute at the beach, cute for poolside cocktails paired with denim shorts and a floppy hat, basically cute all around, so what’s not to love.
Zimmermann Lumino Daisy Bodice (similar here), Meridian Circle Dress (similar here and here), Divinity Wheel Short | Hermes Oran Sandal (similar here and here) | Cult Gaia Bamboo Circle Bag (similar here and here) | Melissa Odabash Kate Guipure Lace Kaftan (similar here and here) | Norma Swimwear Artemia Swimsuit (similar here and here)