Do not underestimate the power of packing light. Less is more.
For a weekend getaway to the coast, a small suitcase should suffice. In pictures below, view several beach-going essentials followed by a comprehensive and concise packing list.
DAY OUTFIT: Nautical stripes. Beach basket. Chucks. Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat. Protect your skin! A friend of mine recommended this face sunscreen, and I’ll never buy anything else. It’s lightweight, oil-free and long-lasting.
ACCESSORIES: DIY denim shorts. A notebook for writing and a Kindle Fire for reading. Game of Thrones is my book of choice for July.
GOING OUT: Color-block dress, wedges, lip gloss, face wash and a very handy steamer.
TRAVEL NECESSITIES: First, the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant which is a fine powder and serves as both a cleanser and exfoliant. You are welcome TSA. Second, the my little steamer does wonders for wrinkled clothing.
BEACH PACKING LIST
1. Sunscreen, SPF 30 or more (Body + Face)
2. Two bathing suits
3. Beach cover-up
5. Denim shorts
6. Cotton striped shirt
9. Dermalogica face wash
10. My little steamer
11. Kindle fire + notebook
12. Beach bag
14. One pair of exercise clothes
15. Running shoes
16. Sleep T-shirt + shorts