It's officially summer, and I'm sure many of you have at least one vacation planned. There are many things that make summer at the beach so nostalgic for me. What about you? 


Whether you are headed out for dinner after a day in the sun and playing in the sand, or a traditional family photo session at sunset, you're going to need a few outfits! I like traveling to the beach with pieces that can all be mixed and matched. You never know what will happen, and the weather can change pretty quickly after a typical summer rain shower. I LOVE a summer storm when the cool air rolls in and you can enjoy the most incredible cool summer night in your cozy knit sweater.. ah I can't wait! 

I never want to feel stuck with what I'm wearing, and I always strive to be comfortable in my clothing, while still polished and put together. 







For example, I've been living in tank tops most recently, and it's for good reason. You can pair a tank with cute high waisted shorts, a skirt like photographed above, my favorite denim shorts, and even white denim with a scarf or cardigan for an easy layered look. Ps: currently dying for this light blue cardigan from Ganni... so perfect!


I love the fit and color of this tank from Vince. It has a subtle rib, and great quality. (I'm wearing a size small for reference!) I also have this one from Monrow in white , and this one from L'agence in black and white (can be seen below with my shorts). All of them being staples in my summer wardrobe.








(Please excuse my hair in these photos, it was HUMID and beyond the point of miserable heat. LOL )


I love having two bag options when I travel. Anything more is excessive and you never end up actually using it, so save your space and narrow down to two! In my opinion, you can never go wrong with neutrals. Especially if you're going for the "less is more" route. I have been wearing my Pamela Munson tote all spring and now summer, so that is at the top of my list. Still love this white embroidered straw tote, and it's perfect to use for travel and as a handbag.

My next option is currently this one pictured above from Staud. It's white, so it's immediately chic and can match with everything you have. (My opinion applies to the black color option as well!) It's also much more functional than it appears, and I love having something more unique and fun. Purchasing it in a neutral color helps tone down the "fun", so you can wear it with more, making it classic and treasured as time goes on instead of trendy for one summer. 











My picks for the best shoe options mostly consist of neutrals, but damn I really love these blue and white sandals as well! I'm also very into this pair from Sam Edelman pictured above with my skirt, super comfortable and simple, yet perfect to wear out with dresses and skirts. Let's just say they can be dressed up or down :) I also just ordered these gold Jack Rogers to match Madelyn's pair! My blush pink and blue and white Jack Rogers are a favorite of mine. I wear them almost daily because they don't show wear, and are crazy comfortable. I think the gold is going to be stunning for summer.






A few more items to think about packing -

My favorite travel case set
The perfect pair of earrings for everyday, and then a statement pair
Classic sunglasses
Chic one piece swimsuit, and pretty coverup
My favorite sunscreen for the face, and this one for my body. It smells incredible!
Headphones for travel and relaxing on the beach/by the pool with a good book or stack of magazines!
& don't forget the perfect sun hat!