I managed to pack for a 2 week holiday in Tulum and Cuba using just ¾ of my carry on. Say whaaat? Yes, it is possible to go minimalistic and still rock those #OOTD photos. I thought about hitting ASOS and buying whole new outfits for this holiday but I realized I’d rather get creative with my existing summer staples and save space for souvenirs – and I’m so glad I did!
If you’re heading to a beach destination soon and you’re looking for some packing inspiration, keep on reading!
Inside my carry-on
- Tops (4)
- Shorts (3 pairs)
- Beach Dress (1)
- Swimming suit (2)
- Sandals (1 pair)
- Flip flops (1 pair)
- Straw Hat (1)
- Beach tote (1)
- Small shoulder bag (1)
- Sunglasses (1 pair)
- Others: Camera gear, toiletries, chargers, jewelry, etc
Total: 17+ items and 1/3 of empty space!
Airplane outfit (rule of thumb: wear the heaviest items on the plane!)
- Long-sleeved blouse
What are your must-haves beach holiday items? Are you a light or heavy packer? I’d love to know.