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Summer Vacation Packing Essentials

It's that time of year and if you're anything like me you dread the process of dragging out the suitcase and going back and forth between your weather app and your closet trying to figure out what's best to pack for that much anticipated summer vacation.  Here's a quick guide so some pieces that are great for packing taking into consideration color, cut, style and versatility.


floral lightweight jumper easy to pack for summer vacation

The floral full length jumpsuit (small, medium & large, $64) is our most favorite packing essential.  It's made of a lightweight fabric that rolls up easily and it takes up relatively little space.  It also will keep you cool and comfortable for any daytime boating trips, shopping trips or even as a beach cover up.



sloth sun dress easy to pack for summer vacation lightweight fabric

Our very popular sloth dress (small, medium & large, $48) is the perfect example of the little sun dress needed for every summer vacation.  This little cutie will also keep you cool with it's lightweight fabric & short length and can be dressed up or down.  If the evening becomes cool, throw on a cardigan sweater or a jean jacket and the comfort goes into your evening activities.


Of course you will need shorts for your summer trip and these floral crepe shorts (small, medium & large, $46) are a fave again because of the lightweight fabric and ease of packing.  We also love that they can do double duty on your trip - as part of a cute shorts outfit with your sleeveless linen top or as the perfect bottom half cover up for walking to and from the pool or beach.


You will need several sleeveless tops especially if you're headed to an especially warm and humid climate.  This criss cross back lace back lightweight tank (small, medium & large, $42) is our answer because the white color is super versatile along with the lightweight fabric and adorable lace detail for some fun.


You will also want some easy to wear tees and here we have our mixed stripe washed tee in blue (small, medium & large, $42) which looks great with lots of bottoms but especially white denim, another favorite staple of ours (Kut from the Kloth Catherine Jeans in white, sizes 2-12, $79).


Speaking of denim, I also love to pack a pair of my most comfy lightweight jeans and these super destroyed from Just Black (sizes 24-31, $68) win the comfort contest hands down - they literally feel like lounge pants!


lightweight long sleeve linen tee for vacation on cool nights easy to pack essentials

As mentioned before, it's a good idea to have at least one long sleeve item in your suitcase for nights that my turn chilly.  This "take a trip" top (small, medium & large, $42) is the perfect choice because it's a versatile navy stripe color and takes up very little room in the suitcase.


You are going to want an easy to carry small wallet purse for any summer trip but especially if you are planning to do lots of walking.  Our very popular and very versatile cross body wristlet clutch (in a wide variety of colors, $42) will serve every need.  It comes with two detachable straps so it can be used one of three ways - as a cross body for hands free days, as a wristlet or as a clutch.  And bonus points for no animals being harmed - it's made of 100% vegan leather.  While this comes in so many choices of colors, we chose this light bluish grey for fairly neutral color that will go the every one of the rest of our choices above.

If you like to have a little fun with accessories on your trip, nothing says summer like a pineapple pouch!  This all cotton zippered pouch ($16) also is quite packable as it is flat when empty.  It can be used for toiletry essentials but also why not use it as a clutch when headed to the surf side grill for dinner?


I tend to not want to deal with too much jewelry while I'm on a summer vacation.  That's why these are my choice for accessorizing my beach essentials.  These vegan leather teardrop earrings ($12) are so lightweight you hardly know you're wearing them and the neutral color and shape will add just a touch of fun to any summer outfit.  Not to mention they're super easy to pack - they just go right in my zipper compartment in my cosmetic bag or suitcase.


summer vacation packing essentials scarf cat eye sunglasses fedora hat cross body purse

Of course you can't hit the beach without your summer hat and this fedora with light brown ribbon trim ($28) goes with every color suit or cover up you own!  Same goes for the cat eye shades in a neutral taupe ($12) and at that price point, you won't be too torn up if they get lost in a giant wave!  If you are traveling to an area where the evenings get cooler, we love this lightweight floral print scarf ($24) in summer pastel colors - looks great with your white denim and any tee!  Also shown here is another cross body wristlet option, our Kate cross body (in a wide variety of colors, $42).


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