Your Resort ’18 Capsule Solved

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Even our professional stylists agree—packing for a trip can be overwhelming. Now with the pressures of Instagram, it can be easy to fall into the trap of overpacking—after all—we need lots of options for all of the potential photo ops! Our advice? Quit stressing about what to bring and follow our checklist below. The key to a truly relaxing and memorable vacation is packing practical, comfortable clothes that you feel confident in, not head to toe looks meant to bolster your Instagram following.

Below we’ve created an easy to follow checklist of wardrobe necessities for your upcoming trip. Once you’ve crossed these off your list, feel free to pack a few Instagram worthy outfits—but only if you have extra room in your luggage.

1. Cross body Bag

For long days spent exploring your vacation destination, a light, hands free cross body bag is an absolute necessity. We love a basket bag or a summery white option for tropical locations.

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2. Swim Suit Coverup

We recommend choosing a cover up that also doubles as an outfit—think a breezy kaftan or a gauzy dress—that you can also wear to a casual dinner or lunch.

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3. Lightweight Printed Dress

An easy breezy dress in a fun print will come in handy for day to night exploring. Pair with your cross body bag and a pair of flat sandals.

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4. Romper or Jumpsuit

For those days when you don’t feel like wearing a dress again, reach for a silky jumpsuit for night time or a breezy romper for day.

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5. Swimwear

We suggest you bring a couple of swim suit options—we’re big fans of the high waisted styles, one pieces, and solid color swimsuits.

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6. Wide Brim Hat

A hat to block the sun’s rays is an absolute must for your vacation capsule ( but don’t forget your sunnies either!) Chose one that’s chic enough to wear with a daytime outfit while still providing enough protection for time spent at the beach. When in doubt, a Panama hat is always a safe and stylish choice.

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7. Flat Sandals

You’ll definitely want to bring a sturdy pair of flat sandals—we love the strappy styles that are trending right now and you can’t go wrong with a pair of simple slides. These will be your go-to shoes for most of your everyday outfits. If you have room in your suitcase, we also love the look of resort wear with wedge espadrilles.

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8. Denim Jacket

Depending on where you decide to go on holiday, it can get chilly in the evenings. A denim jacket—preferably cropped, in white or classic blue—is the ideal topper for resort style wear. It will pair perfectly with your dresses, jumpsuits, and rompers, and it can even come in handy on air conditioned planes.

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