It’s summer! It’s time to hit the beach and enjoy the sun, sand and the sparkling ocean.
If you’re planning your island getaway, here are some tips on what to pack so you have everything you need. This goes beyond the usual sunblock and beach towel—we’ve also thought of what you may want to wear to a nice dinner, or for sight seeing around the resort town.
Tunics are a versatile item in your summer wardrobe. They can be worn at the beach, to cover up the swimsuit, or as a daytime dress for lunch at the marina or souvenir shopping.
The jersey dress never wrinkles, and a simple one in a basic color can be used both for your flight on the train, or dressed up with accessories for dinner and dancing.
Metallic thong sandals
This is a much more versatile version of the typical flip flops. You can wear them at the beach, but they also can be paired with a dress or tunic for going around town. A metallic gold will also look beautiful against your tanned skin!
Wear this on the plane with your jersey dress, or throw over your shoulders if you foresee that your beach destination will get chilly at night.
A large sarong can be tied different ways for a variety of outfits and purposes. You can make it into a dress (halter-style) or folded then knotted around the waist for walking around the beach.
Full, crinkly skirt
This is a great piece that is perfect for sightseeing. Wear it with a tanktop and your metallic thong and sandals and you have a comfortable and stylish outfit for a day around the town.
Long, tailored shorts
Wear with a tank top and your metallic flip flops and you have a casual chic outfit that’s great for sight seeing or a lunch at a local restaurant.
Pair with your skirt and your shorts. It will also go with your black cardigan—layer on the accessories and you will look amazing!
Hat and shades
Protect your skin and your eyes from harsh sunlight and UV rays. (Read more tips on how to prevent sunburn.)
Find one that you can bring to the beach, but can also be used as a carry on during the flight or to hold souvenirs and other knick knacks when you go sight seeing. Ideally it can be zipped shut and has a plastic lining, to protect your things from the sand and the water.
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