What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation : The Ultimate Beach Vacation Packing Guide

What should you pack for your next beach vacation? 

Whether your next vacation is to Hawaii, Mexico, Bali or Bora Bora, or on a spring beach getaway in the USA, these cute vacation outfits will have you feeling ready for your first day at the beach before you even step on the plane. From cute vacation swimwear, to resortwear, cover ups, beach bags, and everything in-between, here are my favorite vacation outfits for any vacay I go on

Sundress Cary Dress in Marbella Mix Rainbow Maaji Wild River Linn Dress in Pink 

Sundress Lea Dress in Pool Sundress Adela Dress in Dubai Banana


ROCOCO SAND Nesh Mini Dress in YellowROCOCO SAND X REVOLVE Nesh Dress in Blue



Free People Full On Maxi Slip Dress in Flower Combo Free People Shailee Slip Dress in Ivory


  this dress converts into a skirt!

How Hamptons or St. Barths chic is this?


The absolute best jean shorts I’ve EVER owned

Our favorite matching his-and-hers kimono and swim trunks

Daytime dresses & resortey outfits 

Perfect for: going into town in Cabo San Lucas, shopping the streets of Bali, a chic lunch overlooking the sea in Positano, a wine tour in the South of France


    FAITHFULL THE BRAND X REVOLVE La Guardia Top in White Seafolly Amnesia Kaftan in White

MISA Los Angeles Becca Dress in Casablanca Blu Shell Tiare Hawaii Naia Dress in Sky Smoke & Block Tie Dye

Michael Stars Farrah Caftan in White






Jen's Pirate Booty Lapis Maxi Dress in Pink Sky       MAJORELLE Daniella Dress in Baby Blue



Sundress Lucia Dress in Precieuse WhiteROCOCO SAND Echo Maxi Dress in Sage Green


I bought this as a fun flowy vacation dress for my honeymoon in the Maldives. It was a splurge but it’s on sale and I was SO impressed with the quality. I absolutely love it. I will say I read a lot of reviews about the dress before biting the bullet and it seems it’s better on someone with smaller hips, because of the little ruffle on the hips! If you are smaller-hipped like me, though, it’s a DREAM fit – and they do free returns if not – I think it’s the perfect vacation outfit. It also comes in this gorgeous orange! (but this one isn’t on sale)


Also love this dress for a bride-to-be on her destination wedding weekend, or a beach rehearsal dinner dress!


 Sundress Iris Dress in Petra French RoseSundress Angelique Dress in Precieuse Yellow


Nighttime outfits

Perfect for: Resort dinners in Hawaii, sunset seshes in Fiji, girls night out in Tulum, sunset dinners on the beach in Jamaica, underwater restaurants in the Maldives, chic nights in Miami and private bungalows in Bora Bora




MINKPINK Pretty Wild Maxi Wrap Dress in Multi

I’m obsessed with this romper for tropical vacations


Swimwear, beachwear, and cover ups

Perfect for: a resort day in Maui, a beach day in Bali, a pool party in Vegas, island-hopping in the Maldives, a beach club in Saint Tropez, yachting in Monaco 

This tie-dye bikini is everything


  Michael Stars Silky Solid Sarong in Black

Michael Stars Karnak Coverup in White

Chic sunglasses

These are my favorite sunglasses – they’re so chic and they look good on EVERYONE who tries them on – seriously have turned so many girlfriends onto this brand. They’re soooo high quality. Cannot recommend enough. 

Flip flops

These are my favorite flip flops for travel, beach days, anything and everything. These things are so high qual, comfy and cute. I bring them on every trip, and Kenny has a pair of the men’s that he LIVES in. 

The best beach bags for a vacation

Cleobella Thalia Clutch in Ivory

Cult Gaia Ark Micro Crossbody in Natural

The best sun hats for a beach vacation

This is my favorite hat right now – I’ve been wearing it everywhere – the fit is so good and it goes with everything!

Love everything Hat Attack does – their quality is SO superior – and my favorite part of buying hats from Revolve is the easy returns if it doesn’t fit right – they include the return label right in your package so all you have to do is stick it in the mail if you don’t like it. 

Hat Attack Whipstitch Roll Up Travel Visor in White


ale by alessandra Azteca Hat in Natural & Pink .

One pair of tennies for the resort gym

These are my go to sneakers for working out, anywhere – they are the comfiest things EVER. 

Whether you’re going on vacay or just in your own backyard, this umbrella is a MUST! How cute is it.

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