With warmer days ahead, I am starting to put together my lists of the essentials that I’ll be packing with me this summer. We have a few sunny destinations for this year that I am really excited about, from Indonesia to Croatia.
When I start to plan out the outfits that I’d like to wear, I always poke around on Pinterest (even have a board just for summer outfits) to get some ideas going. I love blending into my surroundings and always like to get a new dress or two for a trip. This is what I’ll be taking with me this year.
The Essentials That I’ll Be Packing With Me This Summer
The French Farmers bag and anything woven.
I’ve been a bag lover for years, and after being in Bali and picking up one of those cute basket bags, I’ve become a bit of an addict. My latest addition to the collection is this fun and easily packable French farmer’s bag that is made of crochet. The other bags I have my eye on are this adorable Clare V. circle bag, this woven tote, and a woven beach bag.
The slip-on shoe, mules, and more.
Shoes! It’s the first thing I think of for summer. I ALWAYS have two pairs of Soludos with me like this one and this woven sneaker. The other pair of shoes I pack is a good leather sandal, in black or tan. My final pair I’ve added for this summer’s adventures is an easy mule — this woven one and this leather one are adorable. And you can never go wrong with a pair of wedge espadrilles.
The wide-brim hat.
I tend to skip on the hat but last year I was finally convinced to grab one for summer and I haven’t looked back since! Cuyana’s hats are always my favorite, Hat Attack is more affordable, and you can’t go wrong with Janessa Leone’s dreamy hats.
The flowy-piece in romper or dress form.
A solid pair of denim shorts.
I travel with one pair of denim shorts — these high-rise by AG and I love how soft the denim is.
The one-piece swimsuit.
Since I take a few photos in swim, I tend to lean towards a more modest one-piece. I scooped this one up by For Love & Lemon, I adore the Tavik designs and how comfortable they are, and you can’t go wrong with Solid & Striped.
SPF and other beauty products.
I never leave the house without SPF as I’ve learned you can’t rely other countries to have one that’s strong or affordable. I use Coola, La Mer, and the balm by Avene. The other product I swear by is this oil by Nuxe (plus it smells incredible!).
If you’re looking for more packing guides, be sure to check out the “In My Suitcase” page!
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