It’s not just the heat (well it could be) you’re perspiring at the thought of deciding what to pack for your summer adventure. I don’t blame you, I could be escaping for a mere weekend getaway but end up taking everything but the kitchen sink – heck, I’d probably take the kitchen sink if I could! Ok let’s be realistic, maybe not the kitchen sink – but at least three large bags full of irrelevant items of clothing, shoes and accessories. Deciding what to take is never an easy feat, after all, you never know when you’re going to need your snazziest seven inch heels at the beach resort, right? The key to packing for a summer escapes is practicality; items should be low maintenance, versatile, double from day to night wear seamlessly and be lightweight to cope with extreme heats. Whether you are spending a week frolicking in the Whitsundays or a weekend stay in The Hamptons, here are the essentials you shouldn’t leave off your packing list.
Lazing around, reading a book or splashing around in the pool is a super fun and relaxing way to spend a day, but you’ve got to remember to protect those peepers. A stylish pair of sunglasses with high levels of UV protection is crucial to preventing your eyes from being burnt by the suns damaging rays.
Beach styling calls for versatility from a minimum range of clothing items. A day spent on the sand has a curious way of leading to a night of cocktails with the new friends you’ve met so you need to be prepared. A maxi dress ticks all the criteria for being a multipurpose day to night clothing item; you can wear it as a cover up at the beach with a pair of flip flops, and when you need to spruce it up, all you need is a set of fashionable wedges and your favourite accessories.
Between the mountains of luggage, a jacket for the plane, and delicious snacks you’ve picked up at the candy bar, it’s safe to say that you need at least six arms for travelling. Utilising a nifty little contraption to make all of this lugging and sifting through the bottomless pit of your bag is always a good thing. A travel wallet comes in extremely handy to keep your boarding pass, travel money oz cash passport , itinerary, cards, passport and cash compartmentalised in the one spot.
Scarfs are another one of those pieces that give the wearer so many uses. One minute it’s a blanket to keep you warm on the plane, the next moment you can wrap it around your waist as you saunter down to the pool or beach. As the sun begins to set, you can also use it as a shall to fight off the cool night air.
What about you? Have you recently been on a summer vacation? What essential items could you not live without? Let us know in the comments below.