As summer approaches, the social calendar starts to fill up with weekend trips, and spontaneous getaways seem to become the norm. How to always be prepared? Having easy-to-pack pieces at the ready—here are 5 essentials to get you through vacation season.
A cotton jersey maxi dress is the perfect traveling partner; it’s incredibly comfortable (feeling more like pajamas than a dress), while still looking totally chic and put-together. Bonus: it packs up nicely, and any en-route wrinkles can be easily steamed out, just hang it in the bathroom while you take a shower.
An easy toss-on with nearly every go-to in the rotation, an easy denim jacket is a packing essential: it’s nearly wrinkle-proof and adds another layer to looks, in both chicness and warmth. For something unexpected, try it with a dressier ensemble like this pencil skirt outfit.
Even if you’re planning to go somewhere tropical, don’t forget to pack a knit sweater—you’ll appreciate the extra blanket-like layer if a plane ride is involved, and often times once the sun goes down, the temps can dip low enough to call for a heavier layer.
Chiffon or Cotton Cover-Up
For those beachy vacations where you live in a bathing suit each and every day, a chic cover up that also doubles as an evening dress is a sartorial MVP. Try it in a flowy chiffon or the lightest cotton to keep things breezy.
To cap off the suitcase, toss in a pair of easy linen joggers for those days when it’s a little overcast—or for towards the end of the trip when your skin’s had enough sun exposure. Yes, linen does tend to wrinkle easily, but embrace the laid-back vibe…it is vacation after all.