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How to Pack for a Beach Vacation

how to pack for a beach vacation

Happy Monday! While most of the US is headed into winter, I’m lucky to be taking a pre-Christmas trip to Hawaii for some time in the sun and sand. A little babymoon of sorts. I always carry on my luggage, but it can be difficult to narrow down your wardrobe to those essentials for a weeklong beach vacation. Here’s how to pack for a beach vacation, pregnancy or not.


for the flight: a pair of comfy leggings, a long sleeved tee and sweater to keep warm and a tote that can double as a beach bag

for the beach: a classic black bikini, sunglasses and a fedora

shoes: favorite flip flops, minimalist sandals in a neutral shade (or sub my go to rose gold birkenstock sandals, I’ve had them for 3 years now and they are worth every penny) and heels to pair with a dress, jeans or shorts

tops: drapey tank tops in neutrals, a graphic tee, chambray shirt (can be worn alone with jeans and shorts or over a tee and tank) and a basic grey tee

bottoms: white jeans to show off your tan and a pair of denim shorts (I live in my denim shorts on any sort of beach vacation and all summer to be honest). If you’re looking to splurge, these Frame denim shorts are my favorite (more sizes and 60% off here).

dresses: three maxi dresses in a variety of neutrals (black and blue) and a black dress for going out

active: 2-3 tanks and pairs of these and nike frees (lightweight and easy to pack)

accessories: don’t leave home without your leopard clutch and a dainty ring and necklace (leave the statement jewelry at home for this trip)

As for my go to sunscreen, I love this natural version for the entire family!

While you’re drinking hot chocolate to warm up, follow me on Instagram to catch a glimpse of the beach!


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