If you’ve got snow falling around you and temperatures are hovering near 0, you’re probably dreaming of sun-kissed shores and the soothing sound of waves. Now is a great time to get away and start packing for that fabulous beach vacation. We recently took a week-long trip to Oahu, Hawaii and wanted to share about the tried-and-true essentials for your packing list that will make your beach getaway a breeze, all while keeping you stylishly comfortable.
The Perfect Airplane Ensemble
Embarking on a beach adventure begins with a comfortable and chic airplane outfit. Picture this: cruising at 30,000 feet, wrapped in the cozy embrace of the Sophie Fleece Jacket and the ever-comfortable Terry Leggings. The bamboo fabrics are not only stretchy but also ensure you stay comfortable during the flight. The Sophie Fleece jacket adds that extra layer of warmth, and you can remove it quickly for transitioning from the plane to the beachside paradise.
Hiking in Style
- Essential Shorts in Black
- Shannon Tunic in Powder Blue (coming in March ‘24!)
For the adventurous souls seeking to conquer the trails, packing smart is key. The Essential Shorts and Shannon Tunic are the ideal hiking ensemble. The tunic is airy and allows for great air circulation, and the eco-friendly bamboo fabric will help you stay cool and stylish as you tackle the Diamond Head Trail in Oahu, surrounded by breathtaking views. This bamboo outfit will ensure you're ready for any photo-op along the way.
If you don’t wear it hiking, you can also wear the Shannon Tunic tucked into linen pants for an effortless, tropical-weather look.
- Alicia V-Neck Top in Ocean Blue
- Jean shorts
When it's time to hit the sands of Kailua Beach, be prepared to turn heads with the Alicia V-Neck Top. This versatile piece doubles as a stylish swimsuit cover-up, effortlessly paired with your favourite cut-off jean shorts. The Alicia is made of our breezy bamboo jersey fabric for breathable temperature-regulation, and the deep V and cute tie detail make for a casual but stylish beach outfit.
Luau Celebration Fashion
Get ready to enjoy a delicious dinner and hula show in the Teagan T-shirt dress! It can be styled in so many ways, and its generous sizing will give you lots of room to enjoy the meal. When it gets cooler, throw the Irena Shrug Cardigan on top and you’re ready for the free Friday fireworks show on Waikiki Beach.
Wear the Teagan T-shirt dress again as a beach cover-up or layer a light blazer on top for another romantic dinner look.
What else to pack for a weeklong trip
- Linen pants (to pair again with the Brenda Tee), or a cropped pant (like the Dion), for cooler nights
- 5 t-shirts or tank tops (like the Cindy tank or the Zinnia Tiered Top)
- 1 skirt
- Athletic shorts & top (try the Wendy Shorts if you prefer a longer short)
- Light cardigan or jacket (like the Joanie Duster)
- Pajamas (like the Fable Lounge set)
- 2 swimsuits
- Sun hat
- Packable beach bag
- Flip flops
- Running or hiking shoes
- 8 pairs underwear (like our super-comfortable bamboo underwear)
- 4 bralettes (like our Seamless Adjustable Bralette, or Essential Bralette)
- Few pairs of socks (for those hiking days)
This packing list assumes you’ll wear each top once and each bottom a few times and be packing in a carry-on! Including a variety of wardrobe essentials for different occasions is key to a flexible vacation wardrobe. Pack all your bamboo items flat at the top of your clothes and hang them as soon as you get to your destination, and they should stay relatively wrinkle-free! If you want more details about how to pack, check out these tips.
Your beach vacation should be filled with relaxation, adventure, and of course, sustainable, impeccable style. With the right wardrobe choices, you can seamlessly transition from the airplane to hiking trails and from the beach to a sunset dinner. So, grab your suitcase, pack these essentials, and enjoy that tropical vacation!
Check out our list of essentials for any vacation destination!