It’s time to plan your summer vacations! If you’re staying somewhere overnight, you’ll need to pack clothing that can be mixed, matched, and layered to meet your current needs - especially if you’re going somewhere coastal where it’s often hot during the day and cold at night. Here are some ideas on how to pack for your beach getaway!
First, pick a theme for your outfits. Choosing fewer items that can all be worn together in different ways will help you to maximize space when you’re packing. Decide on a color scheme will help all your items fit together, and be sure to bring several neutral pieces that will support your bolder items.
When you’re remixing the same pieces over and over, it can help to strategically choose accessories to balance your outfits and give each day a fresh feel. With your jewelry, nail polish, light scarves and hair accessories, go a little crazy! It’s also smart to bring multiple pairs of inexpensive sunglasses in case one pair gets broken or lost during travel. And don’t forget your favorite hat!
If your goal is to kick back and relax on your vacation, you probably won’t need more than two pairs of shoes - a casual pair and one that’s more dressed up. A pair of wedges and a pair of sandals fit these categories perfectly.
Be sure you have a bag that isn’t loaded down with your beach paraphernalia so you can take it with you when you go out exploring your new surroundings - the classic crossbody keeps your hands free and goes with any outfit!
Try to make your suitcase space count by including mostly multi-purpose items. Coconut oil is a great item to bring on vacation - it is good for so many things. You can use it as a makeup remover, body lotion, cuticle oil, coffee creamer, moisturizer, deodorant, sunburn soother, shaving cream; the list goes on and on! When you pack one thing that has so many uses, you save yourself a lot of stress and a lot of space. You could utilize this concept by using your beach bag as your airplane carry-on, or by wearing a button-down shirtdress as a cover up over your bikini so you can hit the town and the beach without having to change. Or, since one-piece bathing suits are making a comeback, pack one that can function as a tank or bodysuit - all you’d have to do is wear a maxi skirt or a pair of culottes over it to be ready for a luncheon or shopping date.
Maxidresses are easy to wear and they’re great for a day walking on the beach or to wear on a date night out. A cute romper is great for day wear and is a no-stress option that’s a breeze to style since it’s a one-piece outfit. And don’t forget denim! A pair of shorts, a chambray shirt, and a light denim jacket - all are vacation staples! Consider a pair of jeans as well if your destination gets on the chillier side.
Not only will you need all the makeup that fills out your daily regimen, you should also consider packing a separate carrier for medicines. Remember to include any daily prescriptions and vitamins you’ll need as well as ibuprofen, q-tips, tweezers and other toiletries.
Lastly, try to include fun pieces like printed shorts and graphic tees when you’re packing your bag - when you’re off duty and away from your daily routine, you’ll probably feel ready to show off your sassy side!
Don’t forget to think of items you’ll need as you travel to and from your vacation - get your headphones, reading materials, snacks and sunnies in an easily accessible place and get comfortable for the ride. Whether you’re headed to paradise or on your way back home, you’ll be relaxed and ready to go.
With $10 sunglasses, designer bags, summer hats, plenty of footwear and a variety of secondhand fashion for less, FreeStyle is the perfect place to shop if you need to get vacation ready! Stop in today and let us help you round out your perfect getaway wardrobe.