I’ve had some inquiries as to what to pack when heading on a beach/warm weather vacation and wanted to create a post to help (hopefully!) I know Fall is right around the corner for some, but for others there are still plenty of warm days left and opportunities for a beach weekend.
When I am visiting a seaside town (I was raised in one and married in one!) I like to pack maxi dresses. They are easy to pack, lightweight, and look good on everyone. I like that I can throw one over my bathing suit and carry a beach bag, two kids and 5,000 beach toys; then at night I can add some jewelry, bright sandals and a lightweight cardi. I don’t know about you, but I am always chilled after a day in the sun (despite multiple applications of sunblock,) so a black and white patterned cardigan or lightweight chiffon jacket is great for warmth and added interest.
Another thing I like to do on vacation is a fun braided hairstyle. That way I don’t have to worry about blow drying and straightening and my hair looks like I put more effort into it than I did. So in essence, my beach vacation essentials are: a printed or embellished maxi dress, a floaty cardigan, bright sandals, a braided hairstyle and some fun accessories. I will also say, I am not against those long, tube top style cover ups you see everywhere. They look great during the day over a suit and can be dresses up with great jewelry at night!
Other maxi options:
One; two(love the floral version!); three (love the black version!)
Wild card option: A fabulous floral jumpsuit paired with sky high heels.