It’s that time of year again where vacations are just around the corner. Once they’re planned and the dates are set, it seems like forever until it’s time to jet off. The fam and I are headed to the beach this weekend (finally) for a relaxing getaway and some fun in the sun! I can’t wait.
But, there is nothing worse than being on vacation and realizing you don’t have everything you need! As I was shopping around last week, I came up with 5 essentials for wherever your summer takes you. They will keep your bags packed light, but stuffed with style all vacay long. So, I thought I would share my inspo with you. Let’s get started!
A Perfect Pair of Sunnies
Reflector sunnies have been all the rave since the weather has warmed up and I don’t mind it at all. I love the different lens colors you can find and all the vintagesque styles. I picked up the cutest blue pair at Sunglass Hut. I mean talk about a great selection. And they’ve got a GREAT deal going on: Take an additional $15 off with a minimum purchase of $100 or an additional $30 off with a minimum purchase of $175. If you’re looking for a less expensive option, my girlfriend recently found these gems at Old Navy for $8! What a steal!
A Fitted White Crop Top
One of my must-haves for spring and summer. A white crop top is a statement piece that can go with just about anything. Pair with a floral maxi like this one or even a bright short or pant. They have so many options and colors at Forever 21, and at prices you just can’t beat.
A Bold Maxi Skirt or Dress
There’s no question with this essential. Without my maxi skirts, getting dressed in the summer would be a nightmare. I’ve found some of my favorites at Gap and they always last me for multiple seasons plus you’re guaranteed at least 40% off when you shop at Tanger! How cute would this be with essential #2, a white crop top? Easy, right.
If you aren’t a maxi skirt kind of girl, I also found this awesome striped dress at Papaya for $10. It looks simple, but has so much style potential. I normally wear my stripes with a pair of lace-up white tennies. Perfect for comfort if you plan on exploring a little bit!
A Wide-Brimmed Hat
As much as I love the sun, too much exposure can be harmful to your skin. My solution – a wide-brimmed hat. Give yourself a little shade with this essential. It will cool you down and keep you looking adorable all day. Where to find? H&M has the perfect picks. And with their low prices, pick one up for all the gals you’re traveling with!
A Spacious Bag
Now of course once you’ve found my other essentials, you’ll need something to carry them all in! Beach bags are my lifesavers when it comes to my vacations. I can pack everything I need without having to run back to where I’m staying during the day. Let’s be honest, I need every minute in the sun I can get to work on my tan. Saks Off 5th has the best selection for travel bags. Even hang your new sunnies on the edge like this photo :-).
If you’re looking for something a little nicer, maybe for a night out, his striped tote from Michael Kors will compliment any outfit choice. I’m loving the rope and tassel accents on this bag… gives you a little something extra on your special trips.
The only essential left – Getting to your destination! I hope my 5 must-haves for your summer getaway will give you a hand in packing this season. So where are you headed? The beach, the lake? Be sure to share your photos with me of your ultimate vacays by tweeting @TangerOutlets using #TangerMillennial. And if you need any help with your getaway essentials, you know where to find me!