What should I pack for a beach vacation?

What should I pack for a beach vacation?

The best part of taking a beach vacation is the swiftness and simplicity of packing lightly. That being said, it's important to pack strategically and stylishly.


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    A Wide-Brimmed Hat

    A panama-inspired hat will keep you from squinting and helps to tuck away your perfectly unruly hair.

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    Panama Hat ($58)

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    Raffia Hat ($20)

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    The Perfect Caftan

    Pick a loose and luxe version of this coverup that doubles as a beachside layer and a going-out-at-night dress. Pick a print that mixes and matches well with bikinis, towels, and totes, and looks appropriate with bare feet and can be elevated with a layer of ethnic necklaces.

    Madewell Paddleboard Mini Cover-Up in Moroccan Mix ($78)

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    Flat Metallic Sandals

    A super flat, barely-there sandal with a hint of shine or sparkle will serve as your dressier shoe that adds easy elegance for nighttime dinner and drinks.

    Barneys New York Addyson Sandal ($199)

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    Giuseppe Zanotti Nuorock Embellished Leather Sandals ($495)

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    A Chic Little Tote

    Ditch your structured handbags and bring along a soft, cool tote. A brown woven version feels earthy, while a pop of color or animal print adds a good dose of adventure.

    Bamboula Ltd. Beach Bag ($78)

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    Classic Shades

    Bring along some aviators or wayfarers to protect your pretty peepers. These timeless, trend-less accessories will make you look cool from airplane to lounge chair. Blacks, silvers, golds and tortoise shells work with just about swimsuit or caftan.

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    Ray-Ban New Wayfarer ($180)

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    You're all set for the beach vacation of your stylish dreams! 

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