Beach Vacation Must-Haves

written by alison August 16, 2013

With an impending vacation just a week away, my daydreaming about the Greek Isles has been, needless to say, distracting. As a Wardrobe Stylist, it’s nearly impossible for me not to put together looks weeks, even months, in advance. To say I enjoy packing for vacation is somewhat of an understatement. Here’s my checklist for beach vacation must-haves.

1. The Maxi Dress – easy to pack one piece outfit Young Fabulous & Broke Skinny Stripe Maxi Dress $203

2. The Bikini – for obvious reasons Zimmerman Oasis Bandeau Bikini $220

3. The Flip Flops – simple and elegant takes you from day to evening for casual dinners and beach parties Tkees Flip Flop French Tips $50

4. The Sun Hat – no wrinkles please Eugenia Kim Fedora$265

5. The Clutch – throw in your beach bag during the day; transitions easy for evening dinners Mar Y Sol Opal Clutch $85

6. The Cover-Up – need I say more? Vix Inga Embellished Caftan $188

7. The Sunnies – a classic metal style to prevent raccoon eyes in the sun. Hello aviators Original Ray-Ban Aviators $215

8. The Beach Bag – for all the necessities. I prefer throwing a couple of envirosax bags into my suitcase….easy to pack, easy to clean Envirosax Organic Hemp Ikat Bag $29.95

9. The Wedges – one neutral pair should do it Diane Von Furstenberg Opal Wedges $295

10. The Denim Jacket – for those cooler nights AE Dark Denim Jacket $69.95

And don’t forget:

11. Camera – the go pro is hd ready and water friendly Go Pro Underwater Camera $199

12. Ipad – as many books, magazines, and movies as you want, without the bulk Apple iPad Mini $329

13. Sunscreen – skin cancer is so not chic Sun Bum Continuous Spray Sun Screen $16

Bon Voyage!

Bonus tip for checking luggage: Always pack swimwear in your carry on. Even if the airline loses your bag…there’s no way they’re keeping you from the beach! xx AG

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