Summer Travel Picks plus Packing Tips

Beach tan lines, toes in the sand, poolside cocktails…yeah most of us aren't seeing that this year. Vacations are looking a little different this year, but hopefully you're able to get away for some sort of little summer getaway. Whether you’re off to a secluded cabin, private beach or just staying home, we have the perfect pieces to take you there plus a helpful list of packing tips.

Check out our summer suitcase essentials.

Tropical Breeze Getaway

Keep cool in lightweight fabrics, sleeveless tanks and shorts in any length or style. Pack a loose flowy kimono for cooler days (and nights). Add fun earrings and necklace in a cheerful hue and a crossbody bag that can double as a clutch (flat, fashionable and easy to pack) and you’re ready to go.

 

 

Your packing checklist for a tropical getaway: 

  1. Floral print tank top
  2. White swing tank
  3. Flowy kimono
  4. Tie waist shorts
  5. French terry shorts
  6. Versatile crossbody bag
  7. Vegan leather earrings
  8. Pop of color necklace

 

Casual Pastels Please

Lemon, mint, strawberry and vanilla—nothing says “summer” better than an assortment of ice cream-colored styles. Toss in pale blue stripes, and you have a palette of pastels that play well together. Add visual interest with a paper bead necklace and matching earrings. Finish the look with a neutral-colored wristlet.

 

Your casual weekend trip packing guide:

  1. Striped linen top
  2. Swing tank
  3. Lightweight top
  4. Your favorite denim shorts
  5. Your white skinny jeans
  6. Neutral wristlet
  7. Paper bead necklace
  8. Beaded earrings

 

Staycation or Sightseer

Black and white always looks so good, especially in a plethora of prints, patterns and textures. We love this color combo for its ease of mixing and matching—pretty much anything goes. Pack a pair of comfy sneakers, and you can look forward to pain-free sightseeing or just a walk around the neighborhood on your staycation.

Your sightseeing trip packing guide:

  1. Basic white tee
  2. Animal print tee
  3. Tie waist shorts
  4. Capri leggings
  5. Mini backpack
  6. Stacking bracelets
  7. Neutral hoop earrings
  8. Travel mug

 

Our Top 10 Packing Tips And Tricks

1. Stick to a simple color palette

Pick three or four coordinating colors based on your destination. Try a neutral palette (black, white, navy and grey are no-brainers). For a beach trip, mix in some pops of color with white, cream or tan. A singular palette lets you mix and match just about everything in your suitcase, which translates to more outfit ideas and less stress.

2. Accessorize! 

A little jewelry goes a long way. Statement necklaces and earrings are an easy way to give your look some style. Pack a colorful kimono for a pop of color that you can layer over a tank or dress on a cool evening.

3. Bring practical, multitasking bags

No need to pack a handbag to match every outfit. Choose a neutral-colored crossbody bag with a removable strap that turns into a chic clutch for evenings. Your carry-on tote can double as a beach bag.

4. Comfy shoes are a must

A pair of neutral sandals or flats are all you really need. If you want to bring a dressier shoe, a  wedge is a good choice. And don't forget sneakers if you'll be doing alot of walking.

5. Pack at least one pair of denim

Denim is always a travel must. They can be dressed up or down, go with just about anything. Bring your most versatile, most beloved pair to mix and match with all the tops in your suitcase.

6. Check the weather beforehand

Hopefully the only umbrella you’ll need to take out is the one in your fancy drink; but, it’s always smart to pack a small travel umbrella just in case.

7. Roll it up!

Roll your clothes to make the most of limited space. Not only will you be able to fit more into your suitcase, but rolling helps keep your clothes wrinkle free too.

8. Downsize your toiletries

Pack travel-size versions of your favorite beauty products, or buy small plastic bottles and fill ‘em up. Full size versions just add unwanted weight and take up valuable space.

9. Spill-proof your suitcase

Put your toiletries that could spill or leak in a ziplock bag and then put them in your makeup bag for added protection from spills.

10. Show your skin some love

Don't forget to pack sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses!

Are you headed anywhere this summer? What are your favorite packing tips?


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