We’ve reached that time of the year when we’re all itching to hit that reset button and head out on a much-needed getaway to warmer climes. And whether you’re bound for a luxe beach vacay in Tulum like your favorite travel bloggers or a destination closer to home, you still want to look great once you get there. The key? As we’ve discovered over the years (and over countless frequent flyer miles), savvy packing is the only way to save your sanity and your style.
Unfortunately, the task doesn’t always make for fun times, and more often than not, it’s left to the very last minute. (We’ve all been there.) In the interest of saving you time, frustration, and precious suitcase space, we’ve put together the ultimate resort-ready packing list featuring the five essential pieces every pro jet-setter relies on when they’re getting ready to hit the road.
Keep scrolling to see and shop the Bergdorf Goodman must-haves you’ll need for your upcoming resort getaway.
Nothing says resort like a stylish yet comfortable pair of open-toe slides. Sure, you can go with flip-flops, but why not add a touch of unexpected flair with these ultra-stylish go-tos. They’re easy to pack and fit nicely in a suitcase (or carry-on), and you can wear them with practically anything.
2. A Versatile Dress
You can never go wrong with a versatile dress; it’s a surefire way of knowing you’ll have a piece to wear no matter the occasion. Spontaneous reservation at a fancy restaurant? You have a look ready to go.
3. A Backpack-Style Purse
This on-trend piece is perfect for carry all of your must-haves. On a road trip? You can easily jump in and out of the car with one. Flying? Use it as your carry-on. It’s also lifesaving if you’re going to a destination that requires walking.
4. Strappy Sandals
The other staple shoe style to pack? A pair of strappy sandals. Unless you have plans to go to a fancy party during your travels, a pair of easy-to-put-on, easy-to-walk-in sandals will be your mainstay. Opt for a style with a higher heel, as they can work for a more elevated event like dinner with your travel partner.
5. A Third Piece
Even if you are traveling to a warmer destination, you always need a reliable third piece (e.g., a jacket, sweater, or statement accessory). Depending on your travels, opt for a versatile iteration that you can wear anywhere, whether it’s on the plane or for a night out.
Will you be packing these essentials on your next trip? Tell us in the comments below.