1. Lightweight cover-up
I live in my swimsuit on beach vacations, but I always bring a light cover-up. www.asos.com has some great options at reasonable prices.
I love my black bikinis, but I’m also loving whites at the moment & more colorful pieces. The lighter the color, the more tan your skin will look.
3. Floppy hat
This is a MUST for me. I’m a huge fan of protecting my face from the sun. www.oldnavy.com has some really chic ones. If a floppy hat is just not functional for you, go for any hat that will shade your face.
4. Easy maxi dress
Go for one with a fabric that does not wrinkle easily. I also like ones that can double as a cover-up. www.asos.com has some great ones.
5. Strappy sandals
I like sandals that look effortlessly chic & that can be dressy enough to be worn with shorts and a chic top or a maxi dress for dinner. Go for neutral tones that you can use with multiple outfits. No one does them quite like samedelman.com Living in the “Giselle” ones this summer.
I like denim shorts in different washes and I love a white denim as well, as they are easy to match. The sweetheart shorts from Old Navy fit me well and are flattering to my body type.
I always bring one to two colorful statement necklaces just in case, for a dinner outing.
8. Beach tote
This year my beach tote doubled as my carry-on. It converts to a cross body bag and came with this great smaller bag which I used to tote toiletries.
9. Cotton tanks
A MUST. I live in these in the summer. Great ones at Old Navy.
No trip is complete without the right pair of shades. I love them oversized! And a classic aviator as well.