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How to Pack for a Beach Vacation

how to pack for a beach vacation

Happy Monday! While most of the US is headed into winter, I’m lucky to be taking a pre-Christmas trip to Hawaii for some time in the sun and sand. A little babymoon of sorts. I always carry on my luggage, but it can be difficult to narrow down your wardrobe to those essentials for a weeklong beach vacation. Here’s how to pack for a beach vacation, pregnancy or not.


for the flight: a pair of comfy leggings, a long sleeved tee and sweater to keep warm and a tote that can double as a beach bag

for the beach: a classic black bikini, sunglasses and a fedora

shoes: favorite flip flops, sandals in a neutral shade and heels to pair with a dress, jeans or shorts

tops: drapey tank tops in neutrals, a graphic tee, chambray shirt (can be worn alone with jeans and shorts or over a tee and tank) and a basic grey tee

bottoms: white jeans to show off your tan (maternity option here) and a pair of denim shorts

dresses: three maxi dresses in a variety of neutrals (black, navy and navy/grey striped) and a black dress for going out

active: 2-3 tanks and pairs of these and nike frees (lightweight and easy to pack)

accessories: don’t leave home without your leopard clutch and a dainty ring and necklace (leave the statement jewelry at home for this trip)


While you’re drinking hot chocolate to warm up, follow me on Instagram to catch a glimpse of the beach!


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