What to pack for a weekend away: the beach

Headed for a weekend getaway? Lucky you! Whether you’re headed for the beach, lake or pool, here’s your pared down, no-fail packing list.


When packing, our strategy is to choose pieces that work for day and night like a tunic swim cover-up and a summery dress. Wear the piece at night first with simple accessories and a pair of white jeans (in the case of the tunic) and the next day, wear it over a swimsuit to take your look from beach to boardwalk.

We put together 2 night and 2 day looks using just 16 pieces, including shoes, bags and jewelry. And best of all? It all fits in a small overnight bag. Have a little extra room in your bag? Add a t-shirt and shorts and another pretty top to pair with the jeans and you’ll have enough to cover you for day 3. Add sunscreen, some tinted foundation and lip balm, and you’re ready for a fun and stylish weekend away!

Day 1:

Day 2:

For more ideas for vacation packing, check out:

What’s In My Weekend Bag: Weekend At The Beach

Getaway Chic: What To Pack For A Weekend At The Beach

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