What to Pack for the Beach

January 25, 2018

Every year at this time I feel myself dreaming of the beach. To lounge and read a book in the sun. To wear a dress without layers and stockings. To feeling warm. Obviously I am a bit vitamin D deficient at the moment and in need of a beach vacation. This is what to pack for the beach.

what to pack for the beach

What to pack for the Beach

  1. Yellow Cotton Dress – A bright cotton dress is a must have for a beach vacation. It can double as a dress for dinner and a beach cover up too.
  2. On shoulder One piece stripe swimsuit – The one shoulder suit is so fresh right now. I like the idea of a classic stripe in a new silhouette. I pack as many swimsuits as I have in my closet because I find they don’t dry out very quickly in tropical countries due to the humidity. I also like to change into a dry bathing suit for lunch so I am not sitting in wet suit all day.
  3. Beach Shimmer Stripe Criss Cross Dress – I pack dresses for every day I am at the beach. Cotton dresses don’t take up too much space and as I mentioned before they can double as a beach cover up.
  4. COCO Pom Pom Mule – These are a nice twist on a traditional sandal plus the espadrille bottom is perfect for the beach. And who can say no to a pom pom? I try to pack 3 – 4 pairs of shoes. Sandals tend to be light and not take up much space so I can get away with more pairs. If you are coming from a colder location make sure to wear a close toed shoe on the plane. You can always have a pair of sandals in your carry – on. Also if you are planning to do anything athletic having a pair of runners is a must.
  5. Gold Molten Small Hoops – I love gold for vacation to play up any tan that I pick up while there. These gold hoops are a great size. Not too big but not too small. I don’t pack too many accessories, but do like to have some statement earrings and boho necklaces for dinners.
  6. Crystal Embellished Calf Hair sandals – These sandals are so glam. Maybe not great for he pool but great for wearing with dresses for dinner.
  7. Pom Pom Embellished Rafia Clutch – I like to pack a few different clutches for a beach vacation. Since there isn’t too far to go I don’t carry to much in my purse so a clutch is all I need. Plus an embellished clutch goes great with a summer dress. Use your clutch to organize your carry on for the flight.
  8. New Wave Applique Swimsuit – I said it before. Pack all the suits.
  9. Broderie Anglaise Cotton Dress – I love a boho dress while on vacation. This one is so pretty with the blue and white.
  10. Linen – jersey Tshirt – As much as I like to pack mostly dresses when I head on a beach vacation packing separates like Tshirts, shorts and skirts gives more options. Great if you are a minimalist packer. Tees are great too for when you are going on an excursion, or plan to play some sports. Pair them with some shorts and runners.
  11. Calf length Cotton Skirt – loving this two tone skirt. A fun alternative to a dress.
  12. Packable Hat – I love a big hat while I am on a beach vacation. I have had sun stroke before while in the Dominican and I never want to have experience that again! So I always wear a big hat. It also helps my face from getting too much sun.
  13. Lobster Canvas Shopper Bag – How much fun is this bag? I like this as an alternative to a traditional beach bag.

In addition to what is on this list you might want to read my posts on packing a carry on and your personal item. I also like to pack my own towels as a colourful beach towel stands out amongst the rows of beach chairs. Don’t forget your favourite toiletries and any first aid items. And underwear! Don’t laugh sometimes I forget to pack the simple things.

What do you pack for the beach?

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