Cory and I are lucky to have been traveling every weekend for the last month and a half! It's crazy. We've been to Philadelphia, Mexico, home to Florida and most recently to the Cape. So I've become quite the pro at packing for a weekend getaway. Only what you can fit in a carry on bag. Below are my essentials and tips for packing for a weekend at the beach.
one - romper/jumpsuit
A romper or jumpsuit has become my recent go to outfit of choice for travel days because it's comfortable enough for the car or plane and also cute enough to head straight from the airport to lunch/the beach wherever I'm going!
two - bikini
I just assume every weekend getaway in the summer is to the beach - or at least it should be. So a bikini or multiple is a no-brainer. Below I've included the two I'm wearing above as well as some of my favorites.
three - cover up
For a weekend getaway, I prefer a cover up I can wear over my bikini as well as an outfit on it's own. This romper above is my absolute favorite and always a piece I'll have with me on every beach vacation. It also works as an outfit during the day with a crop top or bralette underneath instead of a bikini. Jean shorts are a given for me as they're a summer staple. Easy over a bikini to the beach or on their own around town.
four - beach bag
A beach bag for your sunscreen, your book, your beach towel and whatever else you take with you to the beach. I recommend one you can also use as your personal item on the plane - 1 less thing to fit in your suitcase.
five - jean shorts
Jean shorts are such a staple for summer. One solid pair and you're set for the weekend, wear them with any shirt, over your bikini to the beach, they're all you really need for daytime plans.
six - a flowy dress for dinner/evening plans
A dress for dinner out and evening plans. Bonus points if you can wear it day to night. The two above are my favorites right now for summer.
seven - jean jacket
A jean jacket is the perfect versatile piece for chilly summer nights in the Northeast. Wear it on the plane with you so you don't have to pack it and take up valuable space in that carry on.
eight - the right pair of sandals
Shoes are where it's easy to be tempted to pack 5 pairs just resist. Pack 1 great pair of sandals that go with everything and you can wear day to night. These Sam Edelman's are my go to, they're the perfect nude/brown that I can wear with jean shorts, a cute set, a dress to dinner, everything.
I also always pack my sunglasses, a big hat to block my face from the sun and a good book to read on the beach. I'd love to know what some of your essentials are to pack for a beach weekend?