What to Pack for Every Type of Summer Vacation

You’ve booked the flights. Secured the hotel. Lined up the restaurant reservations. (Insert applause emoji here.) But now it’s the night before your departure, and you’re staring aimlessly at the pile of clothes on your bed—confronted with the overwhelming task of packing every single outfit you’ll need for your anticipated vacation. Sound familiar?

There’s nothing more frustrating than arriving at your summer destination to discover you’ve packed a suitcase full of the wrong kind of clothes. (High heels on the cobblestone streets of Rome? Don’t try it.) In order to take the stress out of last-minute packing, we’ve rounded up the most stylish and suitable looks for every type of vacation.

Whether you’re headed to a city escape, beach getaway, or outdoor adventure, scroll down to find the key pieces to pack, no matter where you plan to jet to next.

City chic

beach bound

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You'll be the belle of the beach in this pretty pink hue.

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From beach to bar in seamless style.

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These woven sandals were made for longs days at the beach.

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A wide-brim hat is your summer closet staple.

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Choose rose gold frames for a striking signature look.

Outdoor Adventure

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A military touch says you're ready for everything.

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Hike, bike, and revel in summer activity in these must-pack sneakers.

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We're calling this the perfect road trip shirt.

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A sporty silhouette for your action-packed days in the sun.

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Every traveler needs a great-fitting staple white tee.

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 A bandana adds a cool, easy edge to every outfit.

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Outdoor adventures call for high-performance leggings.

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When it comes to backpacks, this one's remarkably chic. Ideal for exploring the great outdoors.

romantic getaway

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A budding romance calls for a flattering floral-print frock.

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A versatile summer essential to take you from romantic sunrise to sunset. 

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Love will blossom when you're in this dreamy lace bra.

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Delicate jewelry adds an eye-catching touch. 

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Nothing says summer like an effortless basket bag. 

sail away

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Look stylish at sea in this flattering wrap top.

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Don't leave home without staple white jeans.

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Classic white sneakers are a perennial favorite for a waterfront weekend.

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No need to overpack on the jewelry. All you need are these ultra-chic hoops.

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Just add a breezy white button-down for the ultimate coastal look.

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Round gold frames pair perfectly with white and blue hues.

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Elevate your look with a polished tan suede bag.

staycation

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You'll at least feel like you're on vacation in this cheerful top.