Spring is in full swing, and I am looking forward to the months ahead.  

Since we are on the cusp of summer, I am thinking ahead to our vacation plans, and inevitably that means refreshing the wardrobe with a few new favorites made just for long days in the sun. Between the seasons I like to take inventory of what I have and add a few new pieces (and that always includes at least one new swimsuit!). My travel essentials always include: a tote (I love something that functions for both the beach and sightseeing), sunglasses, a hat, a swimsuit or two, a coverup (especially those that can work double duty as a dress for a casual dinner), a pair of sandals, and a statement dress made just for the occasion. Whether it’s a trip to the coast, a family outing to the pool, or an international adventure, here are some of the picks I love for that perfect vacation wardrobe. 

Shea’s Summer Vacation Wardrobe Picks

Totes

Large totes were made for vacation and I love any option that can hold it all but still look good while doing so.  

Chloé x Mifuko

Large Basket Tote

Universal Thread™

Striped Straw Shopper Tote Handbag

Shade & Shore™

Straw Tote Handbag

LOEWE + Paula’s

Ibiza Woven Raffia Tote

A New Day™ Natural

Straw Tote Handbag

Amazon

Straw Beach Bags Tote Tassels Bag

Madewell

Bembien® Gianna Bag

Anine Bing

Large Rio Tote

Banana Republic

Modern Straw Tote

J.Crew

Woven Straw Market Tote

Sunglasses

There are so many great shapes and colors out there. I tend to pack a couple of options to be sure I’m not squinting in the sun all day long. 

Isabel Marant

Cat Eye Sunglasses

GARRETT LEIGHT

Broadway Sunglasses

Ray-Ban

Core Square Aviator Sunglasses

Thierry Lasry

Gambly 101 Sunglasses

Ray-Ban

Original Aviator Polarized Sunglasses

Hats

I love them all! I reach for quality, packable hats and really love these hat clips – they’re so strong and ensure my hat isn’t going to get squished in my suitcase. I’m also really loving this take on the bucket hat trend.  

Janessa Leone

Felix Bucket Hat

Lindsay Albanese

The Drop

Janessa Leone

Nino Sun Hat

Lindsay Albanese

The Fray

Lindsay Albanese Marco Hat

L’Space

Universal Thread™

Straw Bucket Hat

Madewell

Straw Bucket Hat

Lack of Color

Utopia Inca Raffia Bucket Hat

Swimsuits

Again, can’t have enough options when it comes to vacation packing! I always bring a one piece (and there are so many great ones to choose from), and I love a high waisted two-piece! 

Shade & Shore™

Plunge Front Shoulder Tie Ribbed One Piece Swimsuit

Karla Colletto Swim

Cora Lace-Up One-Piece Swimsuit

L*Space

Float On One Piece Classic

Eberjey

Pique Loreta One Piece

Agua by Agua Bendita

Kiwi Dos Gardenias Bikini Top

Agua by Agua Bendita

Alegria Jengibre Dos Gardenias Rosa Printed Bikini Bottoms

J.Crew

Scoopneck Bikini Top

J.Crew

High-Rise Bikini Bottom

J.Crew

Cross-Back Underwire Bikini Top

J.Crew

Classic Full Coverage Bikini Bottom

L*Space

Lee Lee Bikini Top

L*Space

Frenchi Bikini Bottoms

Coverups

Coverups are a must-have for any packing roundup, and I love a sarong for walks on the beach and dresses, bottoms, and sweaters that work double time on a trip. 

American Eagle

Aerie Textured Sarong

Summersalt

The Fishnet Crewneck Cover-Up

H&M

Puff-Sleeved Beach Dress

American Eagle

Aerie Button Mock Neck Cropped Sweatshirt

H&M

Oversized Shirt Dress

J.Crew

Cotton Voile Beach Shirt

Kona Sol™

Maxi Cover Up Skirt

Kona Sol™

Button-Up Cover Up Shirtdress

Significant Other

Draped Midi Skirt

H&M

Cotton Poplin Shirt Dress

H&M

Long Linen-Blend Shirt

Sandals

Comfort is key when it comes to footwear and I prefer a sandal shape that works as well by the pool as it does to a casual dinner. I may even sneak in a pair of heels if I have the room since it’s nice to have the option!  

TKEES

Foundations Matte Flip Flops

Madewell

Nessa Soft Braid Slides

K. Jacques

Toe Loop Sandals

Everlane

The Leather Fisherman Sandal

J.Crew

Marina Cross-Strap EVA Sandals

J.Crew

Lucie Double-Strap Block-Heel Sandals

J.Crew

Sorrento Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals

Naguisa

Bemol Fisherman Platform Sandals

Naguisa

Lace-Up Espadrilles

Earrings

Easy to pack and make an outfit. 

Madewell

Abcrete & Co. Maddy Statement Earrings

J.Crew

Raffia Fan Statement Earrings

Deepa Gurnani

Ramya Earrings

TUCKERNUCK JEWELRY

White Raffia Lantern Earrings

Kinn

Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings

Jennifer Behr

Danni Stud Earrings

J.Crew

Acetate Chainlink Earrings

Dresses

While most of the trip is usually spent in coverups and swimsuits, it’s so nice to have a fun dress to wear out! 

MILLE

June Dress in Red Zinnia

A&F

Smocked Bodice Easy Maxi Dress

MILLE

Helena Dress in Summer Garden

MILLE

Klara Dress in Citrus

J.Crew

Cotton Voile Tie Tunic Beach Dress

H&M

Short Linen-Blend Dress

The Hut

SZ Blockprints Gaia Dress

Sundry

Ditzy Floral Mini Dress

FARM RIO

Shirred Tiered Printed Dress

FAITHFULL THE BRAND

Marloe Maxi Dress

Alemais

Cabana Mini Dress

Agua by Agua Bendita

Palmera Chan Chan Miel Midi Dress

H&M

Puff-sleeved Eyelet Embroidery Dress

Shorts and Sets

These sets make for the easiest vacation outfits, great loungewear, or even a stylish coverup. 

DEIJI STUDIOS + NET SUSTAIN

Organic Pajama Set

DEIJI STUDIOS + NET SUSTAIN

The 03 Checked Linen Pajama Set

XÍRENA

Caysen Stripe Cotton Shorts

XÍRENA

Jordy Stripe Cotton Shirt





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