Spring Break for some of us means packing it up and heading somewhere warm.
Not heading somewhere warm?
Mix up a fancy cocktail, grab your favorite beach read and dream of your next getaway!
The best part about a beach destination is that you really do not need to pack much. I know I’m not alone in admitting that I tend to overpack – every time.
One really only needs a few key items:
Swimsuit(minimun two in case one is wet)
Cover-up (Minimum two)
Dress for dinners out
Tanks or Tees
A fringe kimono or lightweight sweater that works with shorts, dress and a skirt. I like ones that double as a cover ups and be dressed up or down
A necklace/bracelet/earring combination for evening
A tote bag that can go from pool to dinner and can double as a carry-on for the plane ride over.
Flat sandal that can be dressed up or down
Athletic wear of choice based on what your needs are + sun hat/visor
For a 4-5 day vacation I would start with something like this, adding a dress or two, a maxi skirt and t-shirts as needed.
$195 – nordstrom.com
As much as I love heels, I never wear them when I am on vacation with the kids plus they take up a lot of room in the suitcase.
I have also found that when I pack clutch bags for evening I don’t wear them. If you want a bag in addition to your tote bag, consider bringing a versatile cross body or mini backpack that can go day to night.
Swap the maxi dress out for a jumpsuit and you get a whole different look for your trip.
$93 – nordstrom.com
I also like to throw a convertible maxi skirt into my suitcase as it can be worn as a skirt, dress or cover -up; for day or night time.
Something like this:
Elan Convertible dress/skirt |$38.00 | Nordstrom HERE
Stripe (LOVE!) HERE | Solids HERE (black is uber versatile, I promise you will wear it out!)
Have some tips for the rest of us when packing?
Items you can’t live without when on a sunny holiday?
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I’m 5′. I’m always hesitate to buy a heel that has a high ankle strap because I don’t want it to cut me off making me look shorter. I do like what the shoe looks like, and would love to have a pair. Any suggestions? Would a thinner higher ankle strap look better then a thicker one? Or does that even matter? Or maybe this isn’t the shoe for me. I usually always buy a regular pump to get a clean line.
Hi Jan! Thanks for stopping by! Which shoe is it? Is it the Okala Pump, with the ankle strap? If so, and this would apply to any ankle strap; to elongate your leg, the strap should be the closest match to your skin tone as possible. A black ankle strap for example would not be great. A nude pump with a nude strap would work. You are correct, it is best to avoid “chopping” off your leg at the ankle because you are trying to get as much length as possible. Thinner is good, but not always as comfortable. Let me know if you have more questions and If I am referring to the correct pump. Suzanne