Packing List: Top Travel Essentials
Your trip is planned, tickets bought, hotel booked. Now, to pack!
Whether it’s for a fun girls’ weekend or a far-off dreamy destination, packing for any trip can feel like a daunting task. Usually you’ll find us standing in front of our closet, brainstorming what to pack for the trip, what to wear on the trip, and which pieces will end up unworn, at the bottom of our suitcase. And if you’re like us, you attempt to pre-plan outfits for each day you’re away, so you’re bringing only what you need. To expedite the packing process, we’ve put together the ultimate travel checklist to inspire easy, eye-catching outfit ideas. So, grab your suitcase and read our tips for packing the perfect vacation clothes for every type of trip.
The Best Resort Wear for a Beach Vacation
Whether you’re traveling to a tropical island or to local shores, our beach packing list details all of the beach clothes and top beach essentials you can’t sun without.
Our number one piece is a casual beach dress for those warm-weather days by the water. Nothing beats the comfort and ease of a beachy maxi dress, plus it effortlessly transitions from day to night without missing a beat. Our second must-pack piece is a flowy knit top or tee. Stick to a silhouette you know you love, one that will hold up in hot, humid weather. Our next essential resort wear piece is a pair of summery shorts. Currently, we’re loving the look and feel of our soft linen shorts and beachy Bermuda shorts. Lastly, no tropical trip or beach weekend is complete without your favorite pair of flip flops or sandals.
What to Wear in the City
For city vacations we have our go-to pieces we can’t explore without. Your guide for what to wear in the city is right here! First up on our packing list for a city vacation: a classic pair of cropped ankle pants. When we hear “city" we think sophistication, which perfectly describes these pants. They’re chic yet practical, and comfortable enough for walking endless city blocks all day long!
Next on our list of city vacation essentials is a pretty blouse or shirt. Go for a solid color, so it’ll easily pair with other items in your suitcase. And don’t forget to bring a versatile maxi dress or jumpsuit as one of your easy city vacation outfits. Comfy and classy, dresses and jumpsuits are great for saving precious space in your suitcase too!
International Travel Checklist: What to Take on a Worldwide Trip
When we’re crossing oceans and continents, the first thing we think about is comfortable travel clothing. You’ll likely be on long flights, perhaps with a layover, and the last thing you want to worry about is what you’re wearing. For the plane and beyond, our favorite international travel essential is a flowy kimono, cape or poncho. Not only do these double as extra blankets on long overnight flights, they also add interest to any look. Keeping on the comfort train, you should also always bring a pair of your favorite casual pants. You’ll be glad to have these for jam-packed days of site seeing and map navigating.
Another style we’d never leave behind are a pair of palazzo pants. Flowy, feminine and flattering, palazzo pants offer a polished look with a super-comfy feel.
Next time you’re prepping for a big trip, follow our packing tips and shop our style-loving travel clothes for women while you plan! We’ll help you create the ultimate travel closet, with outfits suited for every destination.