Congratulations — the worst weather of the year is now behind you. To celebrate the start of summer in a big way, you’ve got the ultimate weekend trip planned. But, what’s one to wear on the first outdoor-grilling, bathing-suit-wearing, three-day hangout of the season? For us, the shorter the trip, the harder it is to not overpack.
We’re the kind of people who bring five pairs of sunglasses on a two-day trip, because there’s nothing wrong with having options. To help keep things on track, though, (and to help lighten that weekender), we’re narrowing in on what you really need (and if you’re really good at life, you can even pick and choose from the list ahead). With this checklist, you can skip the outfit planning and just rely on staples that can be worn in multiple ways, like a dress that doubles as a cover-up, or a one-piece that works as a going-out top, too. Everything about summer should be easy and breezy, luggage included. And this weekend, we’re leaving the rolling suitcase behind.
Ditch the denim cut-offs for shorts that can transition from beach to dinner table.
1-01 Babaton, $138, available at Aritzia
Memorial Day weekend isn’t quite the tanning fest we wish it was – it is still spring after all – so we’re keeping our swim attire simple with a cute monokini.
H&M, $34.99, available at H&M
New beach tote alert! The best part about this one is it comes apart to lie completely flat in your travel bag.
Lisa Says Gah, $18, available at Lisa Says Gah
Don’t forget the sunnies for all those rays you’re about to take in.
Blyszak, $219, available at Blyszak
A two piece set lends itself to multiple outfit combos meaning you’ll get more bang for your buck, and space, for the weekend.
Reformation, $218, available at Reformation
Ready to feel our toes in the sand.
Nicole Saldaña, $340, available at Nicole Saldaña
Oh yes, we’re bringing back the OG pool coverup.
Donni, $154, available at Donni
A pair of versatile (affordable) earrings you won’t be too scared to accidentally lose in the water.
Alex Mika, $80, available at Alex Mika
If you can’t tell, we’re really into packing clothing that’s mutli-functional. Like this bikini wrap top that doubles as a going-out top.
When you can’t afford Jacquemus but are really dedicated to trying the look.
Zara, $39.9, available at Zara
Let your suitcase say it for you.
Paravel, $425, available at Net-A-Porter
It’s like packing the perfect Instagram background in your bag.
ban.do, $68, available at Shopbop
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