Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Packing guide: Beach Vacation

I have seen a lot of people doing packing tutorials lately, and since I am currently on vacation, I thought I'd take a stab at it. Here are some examples of the clothes/accessories/shoes I will be bringing:
A variety of tops and skirts to be combined in various ways. It's easy stress-free packing creating a variety of different outfits that can be re-worn and -assembled.
Outfit 1: Gap skirt; The Limited Tank; Banyan Tree necklace; Sam Edelman sandals; Etsy clutch; Ray Ban aviators
Outfit 2: Marshalls' blouse; Urban Outfitters skirt
A going out dress. This was my investment piece from a couple of summers ago when I got one of my first official paychecks as a working college grad. It was something I saw, and knew I had to have. Luckily it went on sale right before I went on vacation. Can you say temptation?
J.Crew postcard dress
Shirt dresses/over sized shirts. I can't think of a more comfortable but still stylish beach go-to. This one is originally from H&M that I bought at the thrift store. At this point last week, I had not had time to iron my outfits. So please bare with me.
J.Crew polo; Forever 21 shorts 
The beach uniform: polo shirt and pastel shorts. It's not very creative, but who has time to think while on vacation. This goes along the lines of that boy scout motto: be prepared.
Cover ups. Once again a variety of colors and shapes to be paired with a variety of bikinis. I got this one at the thrift store and have no idea what the brand is. I just loved the stripes. Head scarfs/hats are essential especially when going down south. The sun is so penetrating that areas of my skin that have never burnt up north, including the tops of my ears/part line, get burnt.
Various jewelry and accessories. Not much thought was put into this mishmash.
I also just want to disclaim that even though this is roughly what I imagine myself packing when I go on vacation, an additional 10 outfits or so get thrown in, in a moment of indecision and loss of self control. Happy packing!

6 comments:

Lauren said...

lol, me too - an additional 20 items seem to get themselves mashed into my suitcase! Great picks though! I hope you have a wonderful vaca!

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Laurel said...

Perfect post I am packing at this very moment!

Melissa said...

Fantastic packing advice! I always stick with one color scheme, to minimize the number of shoes I need to lug along.

Kristin said...

Each and every look is fabulous. That madras skirt is so darling!

E said...

Oh I love that plaid skirt so much!

Dina's Days said...

I just LOVE the first look with the red skirt!

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