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!
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.
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.
Thierry Lasry Sexxxy Sunglasses ($435) in Black
These sleek, oversized shades are next-level cool, thanks to the golden arms.
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.
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.
Anine Bing Army Jacket ($349)
An army jacket will pair exceptionally well with every item in your suitcase.
Gabriela Artigas Large Signature Tusk Necklace ($198) in Yellow Gold Plated
A simple gold pendant will pull all of your outfits together.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Tayler Asymmetrical Dress ($228) in Parfait
Dress up this minimal shift with strappy heels for dinner or down with flat sandals for sightseeing.
Janessa Leone Gloria Hat ($165) in Creme
Wear this straw topper to the airport and every day in between!
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.
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!
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.
Maiyet Sandals ($394)
The bow detail and metallic leather make these flat sandals (a summer vacation essential) feel special.
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?
Pamela Love Five-Spike Stud Earrings ($275) in Rose Golden
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!