Summer Vacation Packing Essentials

Summer is finally in full swing and you’ll probably counting the days until your next getaway, barbecue gathering or camping trip. So many fun things to do, so little time!

On this post I wanted to share my summer travel wardrobe essentials to help you pack for your next adventure. These are the items that I see myself packing again and again every year. My focus is on comfortable, versatile and timeless pieces that allow me to travel light and still look good in photos!

My 10 Summer Holiday Wardrobe Basics

1. Romper

A loose fitting, airy romper is your best friend when you don’t even want to think about what to wear and just want to get out of the Airbnb/hotel.

Wearing: Wrap Romper from Nordstrom, H&M Denim Jacket, Windsor Smith Sandals

SHOP ROMPERS

 

2. Statement Top

I love taking a casual yet chic top that I can dress up or down depending on the occasion. This year I’m really into linen tie waist tops like this one.

Wearing: Sanctuary Borrego Tie Shirt, Zara Shorts (old), Rosefield Watch, Urban Outfitters Fedora Hat

SHOP TIE WAIST TOPS

 

3. Short Dress

If you want to look good in photos, nothing can beat a cute short dress! I tend to go for solid colors to let the beautiful landscapes get all the attention.

Wearing: Navy Blue Skater Dress by Lulus (old), H&M Denim Jacket, Windsor Smith Sandals

SHOP SHORT DRESSES

 

4. Long Dress

Time to pull out those long flowy dresses out of the closet! If you don’t wear them now, when will you?

Wearing: H&M Dress (old), ASOS Straw Hat (Old), Windsor Smith Sandals

SHOP LONG FLORAL DRESSES

 

5. Basic T-Shirt

The basics of basics… no matter where you’re headed, you will regret not taking a basic tee. I have a thing for striped ones, clearly.

Wearing: H&M Striped T-Shirt (old), Zara Striped Top (old) , Zara Shorts (old), Urban Outfitters Fedora Hat

SHOP BASIC TEES

6. White Shorts

I’ve become obsessed with white shorts in the past few years because it looks more stylish than blue denim shirts and easier to match with statement tops.

SHOP WHITE SHORTS

7. Denim Jacket

No matter how warm your destination is chances are air conditioning will be in full swing so it’s always wise to bring with you a denim/light jacket.

Wearing: Navy Blue Skater Dress by Lulus (old), H&M Denim Jacket, Nike Sneakers

8. Comfy Shoes (Flat Sandals and/or Espadrilles)

When it comes to shoes, comfort is everything. Nobody wants to get foot pain while on vacation, right? 

SHOP FLAT SANDALS

SHOP ESPADRILLES

 

9. Straw Hat

Wanna make your photos more Instagrammable? Bring on the straw hats!

SHOP STRAW HATS

 

10. A Straw Bag

Nothings screams summer more than a stylish straw bag. These are currently on my wish list:

SHOP STRAW BAGS

 

What are your summer vacation must-haves? Let me know in the comment box below!

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