Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Beach Style: 6 Outfits to Pack Lightly for a Weekend Getaway

Packing light for a beach trip: simple beachy outfits for a perfect weekend getaway! |
When you pack for a trip, do you only bring along the perfect number of outfits, or do you include back ups and alternative options?

Uh, I do the latter..kind of to the extreme. Who knows what you're going to feel like putting on every morning?

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I tried to be better about that on our recent trip to Long Beach, considering it was only a 2-night stay. I did surprisingly well with picking out complete outfits (as well as accessories) and bringing only those things. I don't know if I could convince myself to always do things this way, but it was pretty successful. Wanna see?

Duh, of course you do, CLOTHES! ;)

First, I planned the outfit that I'd wear the day we traveled. It's only a 1 hour car ride (assuming the bridge isn't packed - Long Beach is in Canada and we're coming from Buffalo, NY) so I didn't need travel-specific clothes. In fact, I wanted an outfit that could take me right from the car to the beach!

Shorts: Mossimo (Target)
Top: Mossimo (Target)
Sandals: Merona (Target)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot
(Celestial Choker, Engravable Bar Necklace, Sparkle Studs - all silver)

I'm not much of a swimmer, especially in natural bodies of water, but I decided to plan and pack a bathing suit/beach lounging outfit just in case I decided to actually use the beach as its intended to be. (Yeah, I didn't, but I was prepared...ha)

Bathing Suit: Assets by Sara Blakely (Target)
Cover Up: Capeside Cover Up by Matilda Jane
Beach Towel: Matilda Jane
Sunglasses: Target
Necklace: Paparazzi
Beach Read: Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon

The rest of my packing was a little less planned. I put together 2 pj outfits, and 2 daytime outfits to be worn however I felt like wearing them for our remaining time there. The leggings ended up saving me in the evening of the second day - my legs got a little too much sun, and everything that touched them was killing me! I put those on, and it was sooo much better.

Leggings: LulaRoe
(yes, I doo own some)
Tank: Merona (Target)
Hoodie: Old Navy

Pants: Aubrey Big Ruffles by Matilda Jane
Tank: Merona (Target)
Hoodie: Old Navy

Shorts: Girlfriend Shorts from Gap
Tank: Merona (Target)
Sandals: Mossimo (Target)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot
(Rose Gold Wishing Necklace & Rose Gold Dejavu Studs)

Top: Tropical Dream Cami by Matilda Jane
Shorts: Pixie Shorts from Old Navy
Sandals: Merona (Target)
Jewelry: Paparazzi Necklace & Three Birds Designs bow earrings

I was surprised by how well I stuck to my planned outfits (so much for morning indecision), and how much less crap I had with me for a short trip. In fact, I was able to pack my entire 5-person family into ONE suitcase. Total win.

Do you plan outfits before traveling?
Which one of my planned beach outfits was your fav??

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