Summer calls for penciling in as many weekend plans as you can. Whether you’re jaunting off on a mini exotic vacation or a quick getaway to the country, the last thing you want to do is stress about what to bring. To help you streamline your load and choose easy essentials that’ll last you through the trip, we’re sharing our top packing hacks and must-have travel staples so you never fall short of looking like a fabulous jet-setter. Score our tips ahead.
Summer Packing List
Firstly, you need a good weekender bag that's roomy yet still easy to carry. Choose a durable waxed canvas option with leather straps, effortless zips and interior pockets for maximum functionality.
Be sure to bring a compact cross-body bag—in a neutral hue that works with any outfit—to store your daily essentials.
Shades are a must for travel. Opt for these chic oversize frames rendered in classic tortoise or black to complement your daytime ensembles through the weekend.
Stylish sandals in a neutral color are far more versatile than any pair of heels. You can don them with denim during the afternoon and a colorful dress in the evening.
A printed kimono robe is the perfect one-and-done piece to pack. Wear it as a cover-up with cutoffs and a swimsuit at the beach then throw it over a sexy slip dress during after-hours.
With just two single pieces of stitchless Lycra that can be knotted and tied to result in various silhouettes, this convertible suit enables you to create multiple bikinis over the course of your trip.
This useful pouch can double as a swimsuit, lingerie or makeup bag. The tropical print and water-resistant feature make it the perfect warm-weather getaway staple, particularly when packing your still-damp suit before heading home.
An on-the-go cheek and eye palette can be used to create different looks for any outing—without a bulky makeup bag. Blend the eye shadows, blushes, bronzer and highlighter interchangeably for a glowy face.
A hydrating hair oil is crucial for keeping frizz at bay throughout the weekend. Apply through wet tresses and air dry or smooth out dry strands for a tamed, shiny finish.
When you're in a rush to head to dinner from the pool, this super-soft turban quickly absorbs excess moisture so your hair will dry in half the time.