It’s #TravelTuesday and this week we’re headed to the sunny shores of a glorious island getaway. If, like us, you’re planning on putting your Out of Office on and taking a few days to maximize your tan whilst lounging on the sandy shores, it’s time to get packing.
And if you hit the same level of anxiety and indecisiveness as we do when it comes to packing our bags with what we absolutely need (and probably don’t need) for the trip, you’ll need some help downsizing your list. To help you get there, we’ve put together a list of our top four must-haves that you absolutely need for your ultimate beachside getaway.
MUST-HAVE #1: THE PERFECT SHADES
The first thing we always reach for when packing our bag (or bags, let’s be real) for a sunny beach getaway is definitely our sunglasses. Both protective and totally chic, these babies can easily make or break an outfit.
This summer we’re loving the bold geometric shapes and coordinating colors inspired by days past. Match it with your suit, like this gorgeous babe, and you have the perfect look.
Take it from it girl Danielle Bernstein – throwing on a pair of sunnies is the perfect way to take your outfit to a whole new level.
MUST-HAVE #2: THE BELTED SWIMSUIT
Forget your old one pieces and boring two pieces – this summer it’s all about the belted swimsuit. Whether you’re at the beach or lounging poolside, this piece is certain to have heads turning.
When you’re there for the rays (and a killer Instagram story) and a swim in the ocean isn’t in your immediate future, go for a statement belt. We love this minimalist look – and not to mention, you can never go wrong with Chanel.
When in doubt, always opt for the vintage-inspired color-blocked look. Take it from these babes – adding rich black to a bright white strappy suit is always a great choice. Look for a belt that hits right at the natural waist for the ultimate feminine appeal.
MUST-HAVE #3: THE KILLER JUMPSUIT
Whether you’re simply lounging or getting ready to hit the downtown bars for a few beachside drinks, you can easily take your look up a notch with the right piece – a statement jumpsuit.
Take it from one of our favorite style gurus, the one and only Rachel Zoe – pairing a stare-worthy jumpsuit with an oversized belt is a one-way ticket to totally chic. Add some beachy waves and you have the perfect recipe for a killer look.
Or, if you’re more in the mood for something simple that you can easily rock while kicking back at a bonfire, take a chance on a simple patterned piece like Sara with @collagevintage.
MUST-HAVE #4: THE BEACH-READY DRESS
If jumpsuits really aren’t your thing, this baby is your perfect alternative. Flowy, lightly patterned, bohemian inspired – however you wear it and whatever your style, the ultimate beach-ready dress is totally a must-have in your bag.
Take it from Tash – having the perfect beachy dress ready to go is always a good thing. Look for something colorful that’s easily to slip on over your favorite swimsuit and that you can totally dress up for a night out.
Halley Elefante really knows how to throw down the perfect boho-inspired style day in and day out. Channel her look by styling a floral printed wrap dress for the perfect summer ready look.
What pieces will you be packing for your upcoming summer getaway? Let us know in the comments below!