Packing for an Island Vacation

Packing for an Island Vacation

Someone says vacation, travel or getaway to me and I’m instantly on board, a lot of times it doesn’t matter the location, if I’m going to be able to getaway for a little bit I’m there!

Picking out the location, hotel and activities is the easy and most fun part or planning a trip, then comes the packing. If you’re anything like me you wait until the absolute last minute to pack and then sit there and stress over the ever so fun question: “what the heck do I need to pack?”

With the amount of traveling I have done, one would think I have the whole packing thing down to a science, and while I’m definitely getting better, if you ask my mom or sister they will gladly tell you that I am the absolute worst packer.

I always pack way too much or not enough, thankfully packing for an island getaway is a little easier. I spent all of last week stressing over what to pack for an island vacation and procrastinating on the actual process. Once I finally started packing I realized I was way overthinking it!

I thought I’d pull together a little cheat sheet in case any of you are packing for an island vacation any time soon!

Packing for an Island Vacation

Triangl bikini / Striped Halter Bikini / Triangl Bikini / Lilly for Target – similar / Tribal Flounce Bikini /

Swimsuits: considering you will be spending about 75% of your trip in a swimsuit, whether it’s on the beach, at the pool or underneath a cute coverup or sundress, you want to pack a few. I look for bright colors and fun patterns when I’m picking out swimsuits to pack. Also varying shapes to help tame the tan lines.

Packing for an Island Vacation

Lulu’s Dress / Sabo Skirt Romper / Palm Printed Halterneck / Lilly Pulitzer Romper – old, similar / Off the Shoulder Coverup / Toweling Romper

Coverups and Sundresses: The next most important thing for me to pack was coverups and sundresses, especially for an island getaway being able to just throw a lightweight easy dress or coverup on while exploring is the absolute best!

Packing for an Island Vacation

Denim Cut offs / Similar / Similar / J.Crew Chino / Cotton Faille Pull On Short

Shorts: Distressed denim are perfect for the beach and for cocktails, just add a cute top and heels! I also live in my J.Crew Chino shorts on a beach trip.

White Jack Rogers / Cyprus Sandals  / Steve Madden Wedges / Sneakers / Running Shoes

Shoes: I pretty much only pack sandals for a beach trip. Because sandals take up virtually no space in a suitcase I pack 3-4 pairs of neutral sandals, a pair of wedges and then a pair of sneakers so I can at least pretend like I’ll run while I’m on vacation.

 Bags: As far as bags go, I tend to pack my Longchamp tote for site seeing days, a big beach bag and then a couple of cute, bright colored clutches for dinners and drinks.

And with that, you’re all finished packing for an island vacation and ready to go and enjoy a frozen umbrella drink by the pool!

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