Style Me: Packing for the Beach

If there was one place that I would travel to, it would most certainly be the beach. Since my last trip to the beach was a total bust (think 50 degrees and rainy), I’ve been itching to go on another trip to somewhere warm and beachy. To prepare for this wishful thinking trip, I’m prepping what I would pack for a weekend at the beach.


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Most of these items are from some of my go-to shops; Gap, Old Navy, and Lands’ End. So that makes them not only cute, but affordable too. You can also shop my entire list at the bottom of the post!

Non-Denim Shorts: I’m all about comfort and nothing is more comfortable than a pair of linen or cotton shorts.

Lightweight Sweater: an easy lightweight sweater is great to throw on in air conditioned hotel rooms and restaurants.

Joggers: I am totally on the jogger train. These are great to throw on to stroll around in. I actually wore mine to travel in; they look much more put together compared to sweats/yoga pants.

Maxi Dress: A great maxi can be dressed up or down. Perfect for a night out.

Swimsuits: Duh. Gotta have a swimsuit for the beach. I have one just like the Victoria’s Secret one and I really like it. If you are looking for more coverage, Lands’ End has some great ones. How cute is the palm print and stripes?

Dress/Coverup: I like things that can pull double duty and a dress like this can go from the beach to the boardwalk easy peasy. See how I wore it here!

Tees/Tanks: A simple tee or tank top plays well with everything else.

Bag: I got this Lo & Sons bag and it is fantastic. It fits a ton and the bottom compartment is great for shoes.

Jewelry: bring a statement necklace in a neutral color like this one from Kendra Scott and instantly dress up any outfit. A set of bracelets can add a boho vibe as well.


What else would you add to your bag?


Don’t forget to visit all of the other lovely Style Me bloggers to see their travel recommendations or plans!

PS: Be sure to stop by again tomorrow (Saturday) as I have a new series that I am starting called Weekend Editions. 🙂

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16 thoughts on “Style Me: Packing for the Beach

    1. Alison C

      I have the long sleeve on (on two colors!) and it great! You can never have too many stripes right? Stripes are considered a neutral right? 🙂

  1. Lana L.

    The beach is my favorite place to vacation too. I finally bought a pair of joggers to wear on my trip to NYC in a few weeks.

  2. Leslie Clingan

    Seems like we all love a good beach vacation! I took my palazzo pants to the Dominican Republic last summer in the middle of the summer challenge and they were perfect for dressing up in the humidity. Great beach vacation suggestions.

    1. Alison C

      Thanks Leslie! Good choice on the palazzo pants. I only have one pair that I haven’t worn in some time. I just might have to pull them out again!

  3. Katie Mitchell

    Super great picks!! I would have to add a floppy hat, fedora or baseball cap!! I love the beach and can stay out for hours and hours but as I’ve gotten older my face has suffered so I need to cover it after awhile!!

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