Summer Travel Outfits and Packing List

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I’m not sure about you, but the second that the days start getting longer, I’m ready to….Pack.  My.  Bags.  And head somewhere.  Anywhere, actually!

You too?  There’s nothing like that carefree vacation feeling that seems to go hand-in-hand with summertime.  So if you’re headed on an adventure this summer, I’ve put together an easy packing list so that you can focus on your trip, and not your suitcase.  It’s got everything you need for some chic ideas for summer travel outfits, and my guide to affordable resort wear has great suggestions on designer-inspired pieces that won’t break the bank.

Hope it makes for some good inspiration and an easy guide for traveling in style!

Summer Travel Outfits and Packing List

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Summer Travel Outfits: The Breakdown

Make packing easier by breaking down your summer travel outfits into four categories: basics, swim + cover-ups, essential clothing, and accessories.  Check out my picks!

READ MORE: My Ten Best Packing Tips for Women

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These are the basic pieces that will go with any summer travel clothing.  Don’t leave home without them!

Hat | Sunglasses | Clutch | Tote (similar)

Swim + Coverups

It wouldn’t be a summer trip without packing swimwear!  I like to include two swim suits (a one-piece and a two-piece), as well as a few key pieces to wear while I’m going to-and-from the pool or beach.

One piece | Bikini | Romper | Tunic

Essential Clothing

Essentials are the bread and butter of your summer travel wardrobe.  I like to stick to neutral pieces so that everything is easy to mix and match.

Dress | Top | Tank | Shorts | Skirt | Pants


These are the finishing touches for your summer travel wardrobe!

Wave spray | Sandals | Espadrilles | Jewelry

Toiletries for Summer Travel

What about toiletries for summer travel?  All of the heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your hair and skin, so it’s important to bring the right products.  At the same time, you don’t want to go over your liquids limit with the TSA!

There you have it – everything you need to put together stylish summer travel outfits!

I hope this post gives you some good ideas of outfits to wear for your next trip!  If you’re looking for more help with packing, check out my best packing tips for women, as well as my free printable checklists for traveling!

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