Summer vacation: two of the sweetest words in the English language. Packing: one of the most stress-inducing words in the English language. Since vacation and stress don’t mix, we’re here to make the packing situation a lot easier with a few of the cutest, most versatile items that money can buy. These pieces will work for any summer vacation-worthy locale, so scroll down and start making your packing list!
16 Items To Pack For EVERY Vacation This Summer
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Clare Vivier Messenger Weekend Bag ($460) in Black Basketweave
A roomy satchel that will take you from airport to dinner is a vacation must-have. The adorable basketweave detail is on-point for summer.
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Club Monaco Dree Culotte Shorts ($140) in White
We advise staying away from short shorts in the city; this style is so much more sophisticated. Even better: these airy culottes are perfect for tropical locales too.
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Thierry Lasry Sexxxy Sunglasses ($435) in Black
These sleek, oversized shades are next-level cool, thanks to the golden arms.
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Stuart Weitzman The Solo Sandals ($335) in Nude Suede
These sandals will keep you comfortable and chic, whether you’re pounding the city streets or the sand. In case you hadn’t noticed, we love gold details for summer.
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Marc by Marc Jacobs Jacquelyn Striped Dress ($258) in Indigo Multi
A touch of Parisian charm is always a good idea for any destination. This striped shift will do the trick, and then some.
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Anine Bing Army Jacket ($349)
An army jacket will pair exceptionally well with every item in your suitcase.
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Gabriela Artigas Large Signature Tusk Necklace ($198) in Yellow Gold Plated
A simple gold pendant will pull all of your outfits together.
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BCBGMAXAZRIA Tayler Asymmetrical Dress ($228) in Parfait
Dress up this minimal shift with strappy heels for dinner or down with flat sandals for sightseeing.
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Janessa Leone Gloria Hat ($165) in Creme
Wear this straw topper to the airport and every day in between!
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Jerome Dreyfuss Momo Printed Calf Hair and Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag ($508)
You can keep your look simple with this stunning bag on your shoulder. Still not convinced? Thanks to its petite size, it won’t take up precious suitcase space.
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Zara Flared Skirt ($60) in Red
You can wear this bright midi skirt during the day and at night. That’s the kind of vacation versatility we crave!
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J.Crew Scalloped Pajama Short Set ($138) in Liberty Theodora Floral
Don’t you feel the need to wear cuter sleepwear than usual when going on vacation? Problem solved.
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Maiyet Sandals ($394)
The bow detail and metallic leather make these flat sandals (a summer vacation essential) feel special.
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Tibi Silk Strappy Ruffle Cami ($250) in White
Picture this flirty blouse with everything from denim shorts to a pencil skirt. See what we mean?
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Madewell Surfbreeze Sweatshirt In Stripe ($70) in Navajo Red
A nautical striped shirt is one of our favorite wardrobe workhorses. Don’t leave home without it. Bonus: no suitcase-induced wrinkles here!
What's on your shopping list for summer vacation? Let us know in the comments!