Since I’m super excited about my beach vacation coming up in just a couple days, I’m sharing another beach related post with you today! Last week I talked about my favorite beach beauty essentials and today I’m sharing my suitcase essentials.
I tend to be an over-packer, but since I usually end up wearing only half of the things I pack, I’m really trying to downsize this time. Here’s an overview of what will be in my suitcase for a 9 day vacation (all of which will fit in a carry on suitcase):
- 8 tops – mostly casual but a couple dressy ones
- 4 pairs of shorts – all in neutral colors to go with my tops
- 2 cardigans
- 1 maxi dress
- 2 sundresses
- 1 raincoat
- 2 swimsuits
- 1 beach cover-up
- Running shorts and shirt
- Floppy hat and baseball hat
When I type it all out it seems like a lot, but all of those items will fit in a carry on suitcase. I didn’t include shoes because I’m not sure yet which shoes I’ll take, but I can always fit my shoes in the front pocket of my suitcase.
Before packing, I got a few ideas on what essentials I should take here. That post is a little more detailed if you want some more insight on what to pack!
What do you pack for vacation? If I missed an essential, let me know!
7 thoughts on “Packing Essentials : Beach Edition”
I always pack a pair of jeans & a light jacket. It seems like when I don’t, we always end up with a cold or wind or rainy day, wishing I had some. 🙂
That’s a good idea! I wasn’t sure if I would take a pair of jeans or not, but I think I might!
It looks like you have a great variety of outfits to choose from. I love all the colors and outfit combinations. I always struggle with bringing the right amount of shoes – not too many and not too few 🙂 Way to go on getting everything in a carry on! That’s quite an achievement in my over packing books
Thanks! I’m planning on doing a follow-up post on the outfits I make from the clothes I bring – just have to remember to take pictures while on vacation!