The 9 Pieces You Need to Pack for a Stylish Beach Vacation

A Festive Tote
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The holiday season conjures up images of crunchy snow, cozy sweaters, and chilled eggnog. But as pleasant as that sounds, hopefully, you will be traveling somewhere warm this winter, where miles of endless beach await. Simply packing a few sarongs and a couple of bathing suits on such a trip will not do, so we came up with the ultimate beach list for your exotic travels to St. Barts or Punta Cana.

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A Flirty Dress

A Flirty Dress
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With its multicolored floral panels, lace details, and a low back, this easy dress can take you anywhere.

Tanya Taylor dress, $695; farfetch.com

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Statement Earrings

Statement Earrings
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When traveling, choose one statement jewelry piece that will fit right in with your far-flung locale, like these mother of pearl earrings with African beads and black raffia fringe.

Lizzie Fortunato earrings, $175; lizziefortunato.com

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Chic Sandals

Chic Sandals
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A touch of gold makes everyday nude sandals cocktail-ready.

Ancient Greek Sandals, $219; ancient-greek-sandals.com

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Oversize Sun Hat

Oversize Sun Hat
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Add some Old Hollywood glamour into your beach attire with an oversize sun hat. You'll keep your skin safe and look impossibly chic in the process.

L.L. Bean hat, $30; llbean.com

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Sophisticated Sunglasses

Sophisticated Sunglasses
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These striped oyster shell shades are just as elegant as a standard black pair, but more fun.

Warby Parker sunglasses, $145; warbyparker.com

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A Killer Bikini

A Killer Bikini
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Not all bathing suits are created equal. Need proof? Take a look at this printed wrap style that turns the traditional bikini on its head.

Zimmerman bikini, $265; zimmermannwear.com

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A Bohemian Caftan

A Bohemian Caftan
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No beach trip would be complete without a breezy cover-up. This lightweight cotton style with hand-embroidered flowers is both Boho-chic and polished.

Sensi Studio cover-up, $330; net-a-porter.com

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Boyfriend Shorts

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Consider this a no-fuss staple. Perfectly worn-in denim shorts look just as good with a simple T-shirt as they do with a frilly off-the-shoulder top.

Madewell shorts, $50 (originally $75); madewell.com

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A Festive Tote

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This Indian-inspired carryall with pom poms, tassels, and silver-accented mirrors instantly dresses up any bathing suit.

Figue tote bag, $415 (originally $695); figue.com

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