Summer Packing Guide: Beach Weekend

Summer Packing Guide: Beach Weekend
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Packing for a summer getaway should be easy right? Yet we still find ourselves overwhelmed by this daunting task.  While you could just throw your entire wardrobe into your bag and cross your fingers that you will have everything you need, our editors have come up with a series of packing guides to help you pack efficiently this summer.

There’s nothing better in the summer than a weekend beach getaway. Most summer days are spent at a desk pushing papers, and the combination of the hot sun, cool surf, and great company is the ultimate mood-booster to help you feel refreshed and revitalized come Monday.

The only thing that could disrupt this personal little paradise is not packing the right things. Chances are there may not be a drugstore conveniently located near you, and your friends may be limited in what they can let you borrow. A few no-brainers are sunscreen, sunglasses, and bathing suits, but there are other essentials that may be missing from your suitcase.  Makeup selection and jewelry are often overlooked and are crucial for achieving your best beach look.

Check out this gallery of beach picks so you can spend less time packing and more time doing nothing!

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Killer Pair of Shades

On a weekend getaway, no one should be without a pair of sunglasses to protect their pretty little eyes from all that sunshine! 

Compact Razor

Honestly, you can never have enough extra space while packing for a trip.  With it's mini-handle and compact case, this Venus razor is perfect for smoothness on the go. 


In this day and age, there's no buts about it! You have to protect your gorgeous skin from the aging effects of the sun. 

Metallic Sandals

Metallic sandals are a great addition to your travel bag & an easy way to acheive a dressier casual look.  

Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Between the hot weather and water related activities, makeup can have a hard time staying on. Waterproof liquid eyeliner is a must in order to keep your summer look intact.

Bronzing lotion 

Just because you're protecting your skin from those harmful UV rays with sunscreen doesn't mean you have to scarifice your summer glow! Use a bronzing lotion that goes on streak-free and doesn't have the signature tanning lotion scent.

Some Bling 

Even though it's hard to wear all your favorite jewelry pieces at the beach, you should still sport a little bling.  Rings are a great jewelry option because they're easy and subtle enough to pair with any outfit. 

Bandeau Bikini

A bandeau silhouette is an ideal bikini choice for the beach so your chest can get some color sans the stringy tan lines. 

Cute Beach Towel

Call me a girly girl, but a cute beach towel is the perfect finishing touch to your packing & summer outfits. 

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