WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION
It’s been exactly 2 months-65 days to be exact—since we have been quarantined at home together. Whew. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve yelled, we’ve screamed, we’ve reflected, we’ve loved, and most importantly, we’ve grown. More on that later, because as I type this, we are heading to our happy place: 30A! A MUCH needed change of scenery, a disconnect from work, salt in our hair, and sun on our cheeks is EXACTLY what we need right now. As summer approaches, I realize travel will be a little different this year. However, if you have beach plans coming up or even if you’re just flirting with the idea of booking a getaway, I wanted to share exactly what to pack for a beach vacation.
We shot several styled looks that will take you from the beach to date night and everything in between. Most of the items are either under $100 or on sale and can be mixed, matched, and worn throughout the summer. In this post, you will also find a roundup of swimwear, coverups, dresses, accessories, shoes, and beauty products I am packing for our trip to 30A. Make sure you are following me on Instagram to see each of this looks styled throughout the trip.
VACATION STYLE: EASY CASUAL
From a poolside lunch to a beach bonfire, these outfits are sure to make a statement. Pair this adorable hot pink band tee with cut off shorts (AGOLDE on sale!) and white sneakers for a fun, sporty look. For a chicer option, pair a pretty lace top (under $100) with high waisted white shorts (on sale!). More of the trendy type? You will love this tie-dye crop top (under $100) or these tie dye sneakers for a more accessible version of this trend.
VACATION STYLE: BRUNCH WITH THE GIRLS
The colors, the sleeves, the fit…oh my goodness, this boho mini dress is ADORABLE (and on sale!). It hugs in all the right places, creating a surprisingly flattering silhouette that works for brunch or date night. And these strappy heels WILL become your go-to sandals this summer. Speaking of date night…
VACATION STYLE: DATE NIGHT
I am obsessed with this look! This is actually a black swimsuit from Amazon that is ridiculously flattering and very high quality, but paired with leopard pants, it totally works as a halter top for date night. You can literally go straight from the pool to cocktails with your hubs. These Marc Fisher sandals are chic, affordable, and versatile. You could pack only these and wear them the entire trip.
Another date night option is this silky jumpsuit. Yall, this one is a SHOWSTOPPER. The color is beautiful, the fit is absolutely stunning, and the price is just right. Pair with our go-to strappy sandals and a straw bag for a sexy date night look.
VACATION STYLE: AFFORDABLE GLAM
You guys will not believe the price point (UNDER $45!) of this crochet swimsuit coverup. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it has gold thread woven through out. This leopard swimsuit is extremely flattering (and comfy), and the pink leopard version is on sale on Amazon! I don’t know about you, but this outfit makes me want to jet set to St. Barths. The best news? This look is both glam AND affordable.
MORE BEACH ACCESSORIES
The gangs all here! These are the swimsuits I packed for this trip. All (except the Fendi) are on sale and/or under $100; all are chic and flattering and guaranteed to turn heads.
Click on the images below to shop my favorite straw hat, under $50 straw beach bag, and my go-to summer sandals that can be worn with jeans, dresses, and/or shorts. All of these items that are must haves to pack for a beach vacation.
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Not quite ready to head to the beach yet? Make sure you pin this post, so you can refer back to it once you are ready to travel again. Also, all of these items can be worn to the pool or even your backyard for a chic social distancing capsule summer wardrobe. What is your vacation style? Comment below! Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram to see these looks in real life.