One long weekend (that we’ve all been waiting for), plus one suitcase, and summer is ON…
We hope your summer plans include some mini-vacays, and tons of fun to pack into a few days. But packing the suitcase? That’s a ninja-level skill. When you’re halfway to the lake cabin for Memorial Day, you don’t want to realize you left your favorite cut-offs behind. Here’s what to take with as you head for that pontoon…or patio…or patch of sand with your name on it…
Hit the road in destroyed denim shorts. You can dress them up with a drapey tee or wear with a bikini top and boyfriend shirt. Pack a pair of soft, unstructured pull-on shorts, too – and let the lounging begin.
Long weekends are all about throw-and-go style. Toss a tee dress over your swimsuit to go from the beach to a seaside burger joint.
EVERY PICNIC’S SECRET WEAPON
Sriracha! What does this NOT taste great on? It’s the-squirt-that-works on potato salad, grilled corn, bbq, and Sunday’s Bloody Mary. Pack a bottle and you’ll be even MORE popular than the person who remembers to bring paper plates.
An easy piece to layer over any look, especially after sundown (if you expect even chillier evenings, add a summer weight scarf).
The strappy…lacey…pretty way to beat the heat.
Fill a reusable water bottle and take it wherever you go. This is a necessity second only to sunscreen.
Big and broken in – pick a plaid that has a vintage surfer vibe (it doubles as a quick swimsuit cover up).
For the most sun protection, wear a floppy wide brim. For the most attitude, pick a fedora or panama.
Look for these safe but effective ingredients in a lotion or spray: citronella, peppermint, and lemongrass oil.
Will you be dancing dockside? Or going into town to hit some flea markets? Pack a few pairs of pedi-ready sandals.
Shimmy into a one piece or tankini, and show those lake trout how YOU swim.
SOMETHING TO TAKE YOUR S’MORES OVER-THE-TOP
Bring along unexpected ingredients and bust them out when the campfire gets going: chocolate wafers (instead of graham crackers)…salted caramel sauce…and shredded coconut.
Perfect for a vacay vibe. After your trip, when you wear them again, you’ll remember everything WONDERFUL about your weekend away.