Friday, January 20, 2012

Tips when Packing for that Quick Beach Get-a-Way...


I have decided I've got to escape this...


...& temporarily trade hats & scenery...


...for this...


Yep, I'm jetting off to the beach next week for some much needed Vitamin D!  Quick trip- plans are to even pack in a carry on (ew).  So if you're like me & a carry on is deemed as an impossible feat, try using these simple packing tips when heading out on those quick beach get-a-ways!

Tip 1: Basic Black
Every girl needs a basic black swimsuit.  Not only is it chic, it's easy to match with other beach accessories. aka no need to pack 9 patterned suits to match 9 different hats & sunglasses...


Tip 2: Bright Beach Tunic
Here is where you add your pop of color if the idea of an entirely black swimsuit is not settling well with you.  Don't be that girl that walks around in her bikini inside the resort.  Throw on a light weight tunic when heading to the beach. 


Tip 3: Woven Fedora
Besides the obvious imperative need for facial spf- a fedora is perfect for blocking those harmful rays from your face, as well as controlling your beach blown hair, as well as looking entirely well-put-together while on the beach!  For those quick trips- there's no need for more than 1 chic beach hat & I highly recommend a woven fedora...


Tip 4: Havaianas 
You guys know me, I'm a huge fan of the espedrille wedge, but let's be real- a great pair of flip flops is like heaven on your soles.  I'm faithful to Havaianas, but whichever brand you decide, stick to a 1 solid color flip flop.  My suggestion would be silver because then you're not stuck in the category of black-brown-blue & that just leads to fashion issues...



Tip 5: Classic Aviators
Aviators go with everything! & luckily, they look good on everybody!  Stop wasting space & packing multiple pairs of sunglasses when there is actually 1 style that goes great with everything...


Tip 6: Bold Maxi Dress
Maxi Dresses are be beachy & casual- perfect for throwing on for dinner.  I would suggest to sticking to a fun, bright, bold, solid color, which allows you to easily pack matching accessories...



Tip 7: Corals & Turquoise Accessories
Coral & Turquoise are perfect color pops when accessorizing at the beach.  A bright wrap bracelet like this, will bring style to your simple maxi dress, as well as bright color to your black bikini (get the idea here- multi-versatile accessories)... 


Tip 8: Cotton Shawl
For those chillier nights out & about, opt for a cotton shawl to drape over your shoulders.  A gray shawl works perfectly with the yellow maxi dress & even better with your silver havaianas...


Tip 9: Beach Tote
You'll want a tote for your belongings when heading to the beach & I am obsessing over these Michael Kors woven totes! Perfect size & since we're trying to maximize the space we have to pack, this will act as your purse for the weekend...


Tip 10: Statement Wristlet 
Your tote is intended to haul your beach towel, book, water, etc... down to the beach- not be toted to mornings perusing the market or evening dinners.  A bright clutch or wristlet solves these problems.  Large enough to store your wallet & lipgloss, but small enough to still be chic while out on an adventure...

 Happy Friday, Friends! See you when I get back :)

xo, kl

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