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.
A Wide-Brimmed Hat
A panama-inspired hat will keep you from squinting and helps to tuck away your perfectly unruly hair.
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)
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)
Giuseppe Zanotti Nuorock Embellished Leather Sandals ($495)
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)
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.
Ray-Ban The Wayfarer D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($155)
You're all set for the beach vacation of your stylish dreams!