The 9 Pieces You Need to Pack for a Stylish Beach Vacation
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.
A Flirty Dress
With its multicolored floral panels, lace details, and a low back, this easy dress can take you anywhere.
Tanya Taylor dress, $695; farfetch.com
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
A touch of gold makes everyday nude sandals cocktail-ready.
Ancient Greek Sandals, $219; ancient-greek-sandals.com
Oversize Sun Hat
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
These striped oyster shell shades are just as elegant as a standard black pair, but more fun.
Warby Parker sunglasses, $145; warbyparker.com
A Killer Bikini
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
A Bohemian Caftan
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
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
A Festive Tote
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