Summertime is here, and with it, sunny days and a (much-needed) beach vacation are in your cards! You’re probably already thinking about the book you want to pack, the drink you’ll enjoy, and the relaxation that’ll take center stage. Now, as you get ready to embark on this blissful journey, allow us to guide you through our 6 best packing tips– from the necessities you’ll need to the sun hat you won’t want to forget. Let's commence and say goodbye to stress and hello to the future, more relaxed you!
1. First, Pack The Essentials:
- Elegant Swimwear: Grab your favorite swimsuits, whether it's a classic bikini or a trendy one-piece. Mix and match to feel your most confident!
- Resort-Worthy Cover-ups: From flowy kimonos to chic sarongs, bring some beach cover-ups that make you feel like a true goddess when you step off the sand.
- Sunscreen is the MVP: Shield your skin from the sun's rays with high-quality sunscreen boasting advanced UV protection. Seek products that blend seamlessly with your skincare routine, ensuring optimal care for your complexion.
- Don’t Forget Your Sun Hats: Simultaneously protecting you from the sun and completing your ensemble, a sun hat is a must. Go big, with a floppy hat, or keep it simple and grab a baseball cap. Either way, you’ll save yourself from any uncomfortable squinting and (in the worst-case scenario) sunstroke!
- Shades for Days: Adorn your eyes with sunglasses that exude sophistication. We always love a big moment, so go for your fav big sunglasses that are sure to steal the show and complete your ensemble.
- Must-Have Towels: You can’t forget your towel! (Unless you want to be picking sand out of places all night long). Seek out some big plush towels that will feel great to lounge on.
- Maxi Madness: Maxi dresses are the ultimate beach-to-bar outfit, flowing and fabulous for those balmy nights under the stars (here are some of our recs!).
- As a bonus, check out this long garment hanger which will keep your maxi nice and neat!
- Effortless Layers: Prepare for cool coastal breezes with impeccably crafted cardigans or linen shirts, offering lightweight warmth without compromising style. Choose neutral hues or pastel shades that seamlessly complement your beach wardrobe.
- Stylish Versatile Footwear: Complete your refined beach attire with elegant sandals, tasteful espadrilles, or easygoing sneakers. Seek designs that combine comfort and sophistication, effortlessly enhancing your ensemble as you stroll along the sandy shores.
- The Can-Do Tote: Totes are one of those highly durable bags which are ideal for beach days. Not likely to get destroyed from the salt water or sand you throw their way, totes can hold up to the challenge! Not to mention, you already have 1 or 5 laying around your home!
- Splash-Proof Phone Pouch: Don’t worry about sand or water ruining your phone, protect it in a cool waterproof pouch so you can snap Insta-worthy shots without any worries.
- Snorkel Like a Pro: If you're up for some underwater adventures, bring your own snorkeling gear for a colorful rendezvous with marine life.
- Travel-Sized Indulgences: Head over to Sephora and get your hands on some travel-sized versions of your preferred luxury toiletries. Treat yourself to lavish shampoos, conditioners, and body washes, so you don’t have to suffer from stiff, saltwater hair! (Alternatively, you can get your hands on some Cadence capsules and make your own travel-sized toiletries).
- Hair Care Sophistication: Extend your fabulous vacation hairstyle with a spritz of dry shampoo. It's like a little bottle of beach hair magic!
- Soothing Aloe Vera: We all love getting a glowing tan, but sometimes that suntanning can lead to painful sunburns! Ensure you have some aloe on hand to instantly soothe your skin.
- Insect Repellent: No one likes itchy mosquito bites, so ensure you shield yourself from pesky insects with a discreet, travel-sized insect repellent.
- Scented Ribbons: Inspired by the sea, this scented ribbon will keep your things smelling fresh, so you don’t have to worry about the overwhelming ocean smell.
- Packing Cubes: Embrace the art of meticulous organization with packing cubes. Separate and protect your garments, ensuring easy access and organization.
- Methodical Garment Rolling: Roll your clothes instead of folding them to save space and minimize wrinkles. Plus, it gives you that satisfying feeling of winning at packing.
- Secret Stash: Discover hidden spaces in your luggage, like your shoes or inside your hats, to stash away small items like socks or accessories. It's like your own secret treasure chest!
- Weather Watch: Stay one step ahead of Mother Nature by checking the forecast. It'll help you decide which fabulous outfits to rock and whether to pack that cute umbrella hat!
- First Aid Fabulousness: Pack a mini first aid kit with essentials like band-aids, pain relievers, and any necessary prescription medications. Safety first, fun second!
- Space for Memories: Allocate ample space within your suitcase to accommodate cherished souvenirs, capturing the essence of your beach voyage and forever cherishing the memories forged.
- Consider Travel Insurance for Big Trips: Amp up your peace of mind by considering travel insurance. It's like having a stylish guardian angel looking out for you during your dreamy beach vacation.
Now, you’re set and ready to embark on your beach vacation with peace of mind and a refined sense of style. By embracing these tips and tricks, you'll curate a perfectly tailored suitcase that has everything you could need on your trip (and is organized so that everything is easy to find!). Allow the allure of the seaside to merge with your new refined peace of mind, and fully enjoy your beach getaway!