Packing list: the beach
It’s just about the time of year that I start heading out of the city on weekends—some people do it as soon as Memorial Day hits, but I don’t tend to go away until it starts getting meaningfully hot out—and I have gotten my packing list down to a science (I’m not including swimsuits here because I’ve got a post coming up on them). This year, I’m thinking of adding a Kenya-style woven tote to the mix, and found this excellent (and one-of-a-kind) specimen on Etsy.
Since one of you will probably snap that up, here’s a pretty nifty geometric-patterned one.
A dressed-up pair of flip flops will take you anywhere in the summer.
Or you could just go for some (fairly) cheap Havaianas—I like the thick straps here.
I wear a hippie girl cover-up like this one to the beach, naturally, but I also like to sleep in it.
This dress could easily function as a cover-up too.
I kick around everywhere in Converse low tops—I think you’d be hard-pressed to find more great style for a mere $80.
A breezy sundress—this one is so good with the red and blue stripes—looks pretty great with the aforementioned Converse.
A decent A-line denim skirt is tough to locate, but this one is a good length and also doesn’t cost a fortune.
I’ll wear it with a graphic tee like this one.
Or maybe this one.
I like a bucket hat to keep the sun off my face, and a light hue keeps things from getting too hot.
This is my favorite racerback bra for tricky or bare tops—it’s cuter than most racerback bras, and very comfortable.
Finally, I don’t venture anywhere without sunglasses, and this square-ish aviator shape is so good, especially with the blue lenses.
Here’s a post I did on weekenders.