Bon Voyage! Must-Have Packing List for Your Next Destination

It’s finally almost summer which means hot days lounging by the water, ice cream dates, and of course, vacation! After a long winter, there is nothing better than spending time with loved ones on a relaxing or exciting trip– whether that’s at the beach, in the mountains, or in between! If you’re heading out for a new adventure this season and aren’t sure what to pack, we’ve got you covered with an essential packing list no matter what type of environment you’re heading to.

The model is wearing a loose sweater for  a vacation's must-have packing list.

Versatile, lightweight sweaters

Who says sweaters can only be worn in the wintertime? Our new Lazy Days Sweater is a short-sleeve knit top that features a unique and stylish design. It’s lightweight, looks great on most body shapes, and can be worn for many different occasions! To dress up the Lazy Days Sweater, pair it with our Just Right Cropped Pants. To dress it down, the Denim Knit Second Nature Capris are the perfect option! 

Another elevated, breezy summer sweater is our tried and true Starburst Top made from a combed cotton and Modal® yarn, which is breathable, super comfy, and looks great with a variety of bottoms. It has a flattering scoop neckline, a beautiful starburst knit design on the front, and a high/low hem which makes it easy to style. We love pairing the Starburst Top with a stretchy pair of bottoms like our Denim Knit Second Nature Capris, Just Right Cropped Pants, and our Tencel® denim Details Flood Pants. If it’s going to be a bit chilly where you’re headed, top off the Starburst Top with a light cardigan or jacket

The model is wearing a long black dress for a vacation's must have packing list.

Comfy dress

An easy-fitting, versatile dress is an absolute must-have on any vacation. You can wear it for casual outings like a day of shopping or walking around town, but you can also dress it up with strappy sandals and a nice sweater! Our Day After Day Dress is a refreshed version of a classic jersey dress. It features multiple tucks in the front and back to make it incredibly flattering and even has pockets! 

Comfortable shoes

If you’re planning on exploring your destination, it’s a no-brainer to pack a comfortable yet cute pair of shoes. If you’re more of a sneaker kind of gal, we love the Birkenstock Bend Natural Leather Sneaker. If sandals are more your speed, opt for the Cardinal Sandal by Coclico. Both options will keep you comfortable and stylish no matter what your day has in store! 

The model is wearing a tee for a vacation's must have packing list.

Travel-ready tee

An elevated tee is always ideal to pack because you can wear it while you’re traveling, and you can dress it up when you arrive at your destination! The new Tie Dyed Every Day Tee is a great addition to your suitcase due to its comfort and versatility. This top is so easy to style with cropped pants, a cropped jacket, or a comfy cardigan for those cool nights. It comes in three new colorways and is crafted from ultra-soft Modal® and Spandex.

The model is wearing a blouse for a vacation's must-have packing list.

Bright-colored top

If you’re usually into neutral tones, summertime is the perfect season to break out of your shell and add some bright colors to your wardrobe, especially when you’re on vacation!

Our Raise the Bar top is available in three beautiful dip-dyed colors to bring a little pop to your collection–Hibiscus, Lagoon, and Kiwi. This is another extremely easy-fitting top that can be worn with almost anything! We love pairing it with our Tencel® Criss Cross Leggings or Denim Knit Second Nature Capris, and of course, you can’t forget a cardigan for any chilly air-conditioned restaurants! 

Glowy makeup

The easiest way to choose your vacation makeup routine is to find a kit that will provide you with all the essentials you’ll need while traveling. This could include eyeshadow, blush, mascara, and more! Two of our favorite summer makeup kits are the W3ll People Starter Kit and the Honest No Makeup Makeup Kit. Both of these options will provide you with everything you need to stay glowy and bright this summer!  

The model is wearing a shades for a vacation's must have packing list.

Classic shades

It’s easy to forget a simple accessory like sunglasses when packing-which is why it’s so important to add it to your packing list now! The Aubrey Sunglasses by Warby Parker are timeless and can elevate any look (all while keeping your eyes protected!)

The model is wearing a hat for a vacation's must have packing list.

Sun hat

Heading somewhere sunny? Then you can’t forget a sun hat for style and protection! We’ve been loving the Victoria Hat from Wallaroo for its affordable price point and a large selection of colors. 

The model is wearing a jacket for a vacation's must have packing list.

Water-repellent jacket

Even in warm destinations, rainy, cool, and breezy nights can make the air chilly. A lightweight, water-repellent jacket like our new cropped Style to Spare Jacket or the longer Favorite Jacket are the perfect vacation companions because they’re easy to pack and will keep you dry and warm during those cool nights! 

The model is wearing a versatile blouse for a vacation's must have packing list.

Versatile blouse

A stylish blouse is an essential style to bring on any vacation because it’s easy to style and can be worn in so many ways. Our new Front Row Blouse is a modern take on the traditional button-up because of its stunning pleated back. We love to wear this blouse with our Just Right Cropped Pants or  Tencel® Criss Cross Leggings!

Travel bag

Last but certainly not least, you can’t forget the perfect bag to carry with you throughout your travels! To make traveling a little bit easier, we like to bring a sturdy tote bag along for the ride to carry all our essentials while also staying chic. The Kånken Tote from Fjällräven is the ultimate travel bag as it transforms from a tote bag to a backpack and back again! It’s available in 13 fun colors to keep you bright for the summertime. If you’re more of a traditional tote bag kind of gal, the Rhapsody Essential Nylon Tote from Briggs & Riley opts for a more classic silhouette. But don’t let that fool you; this tote is heavy-duty and water-resistant, making it perfect for whatever is on your travel itinerary! 

Need more vacation outfit inspiration? Head to our Looks We Love page to check out our current favorite looks!

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