We’re hopeful packers over here–unlike most (normal) people who despise the process of collecting our nearest and dearest items and smooshing them into a small (read: insanely huge, like no really–we could probably fit into it) bag. For us, there’s something about the excitement of all the fun outfits we’ll be sporting on a beach with a cocktail in hand as we doze off to the sound of the ocean.
Needless to say, we need to be strategic so we still have options (a girl can’t live without choices!) without breaking our backs. That’s why, as you all hopefully are preparing for your own holiday excursions, we decided to break down key essentials if you’re venturing out to the coast for a little R&R and a lot of sun, and will set you on course for being totally ready if a spontaneous trip pops up this summer.
Click through the slideshow to see what items you need to bring to be prepared for any occasion on the fly.
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