Do you have a vacation on the books? Maybe you’re just daydreaming about your next getaway. Chances are, you’re heading somewhere the weather is idyllic, and so are the views; chances are, you’re heading to a beach. There are many positive benefits to vacations beyond the sightseeing, excellent food options, and memories you’ll make. Vacations even have a positive impact on our emotional and physical well-being. So, if you’ve been looking for a reason to pull the trigger on booking a vacation, just consider it part of leading a healthier lifestyle. One thing that shouldn’t worry you when planning your beach or resort getaway is what to pack in your suitcase. So, keep reading for all the essentials you’ll need to make this a dream vacation you’ll never forget.
One key aspect of any vacation resort or beach town is having fun in the sun (and water). Not to mention, nothing is worse than putting on a cold and still damp swimsuit from the previous day. Ensuring you have several options for swimming in your suitcase is key to being comfortable and confident while you work on your tan. Whether you’re a one-piece or string bikini girl or like having many options, pack at least two suits, but three or four is even better.
For many oceanside days, you may not even get fully dressed; you could spend all day in your swimsuit. But, you’ll likely be walking along a boardwalk, running back to your hotel for various reasons, or grabbing a bite to eat. A cute coverup can help you meet the dress code for these trips. Not to mention, sometimes you want to throw on a coverup even when you’re ocean or poolside. Shopping for a swimsuit coverup can feel daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Identify the style and length that resonates with you and grab a few options to take with you. Some women opt for just a wrap skirt as a coverup, while others prefer a kaftan style. The choice is yours!
It’s no secret that the skin on our faces is much more delicate than the rest of our bodies, so we must use facial SPF anytime we’re out in the sun, not just on vacation. Did you know the skin around your eye area is the most delicate on your face? On top of using an SPF around your eyes, protect your skin with a pair of oversized designer sunglasses when you’re outside. In addition to their benefits to your skin, oversized shades can hide any eye bags or puffiness you may have incurred from your vacation’s late nights too!
Whether you’re a fun, floral print type of person or more of a solid neutral, maxi dresses are a must-pack for a beach or resort trip. Maxi dresses have long dominated the summer dress trends for a good reason. They are the summer version of the LBD (little black dress). The dress style is universally flattering and can be dressed up or down depending on what the day brings. Maxis look cute with flip flops and messy buns and polished with a wedge heel and elevated jewelry for dinner. Bringing several with you on your vacation will have you selfie-ready, not to mention comfortable in high temperatures and humidity.
We all know that shoes take up more luggage space than any other item, and we don’t even end up wearing half of them! When it comes to a beach trip, flip-flops or sandals are a given, and you likely only need one pair. If you want to keep things simple, bringing one pair of versatile flats for your trip can save serious space and reduce decision fatigue. Opt for a neutral pointy toe flat if your style is more polished. A pair of white slip-on sneakers are perfect if you’re a casual girl. Closed-toed shoes like flats can provide your foot more protection and comfort as you explore your resort town, making them an essential packing piece!
Of course, your packing list will include items you deem essential, like denim shorts, white t-shirts, or even your trusty LBD. But, by including the above items, you’re set to stay comfortable and stylish no matter what your vacation brings. Bon Voyage!