What You Really Need to Pack For Your Summer Vacation!

Karen Alfonso , 23 Apr 2014
Dostana
Dostana

Heading for a beach vacation having packed only bikinis and sunscreen? Think again. These days dressing up for the beach is as important as any other occasion. So here is what else you need to pack.

The Beach Bag
Pia Pauro
Pia Pauro

No, your old backpack will not do, neither will a plain old canvas bag. These days, beach totes are an essential. The bigger and brighter – the better! For a kitschy touch pick one with mirror work or patchwork or if you’re more classic, a straw one will work just fine.

The Kaftan
Shivan & Narresh
Shivan & Narresh

The kaftan is probably one of the most versatile pieces to own. Slip it on after a swim to head to the bar or at night wear with plenty of baubles. It is light-weight and handy.

Kimono Cover Up
Turquoise & Gold
Turquoise & Gold

After a dip in the pool or beach instead of choosing a traditional tunic or worse *shudder* a towel to wrap yourself up in, opt for a kimono style cover-up. Not only is it extremely chic but also when belted up shows off your hourglass figure.

Wide-Brimmed Hat
Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary
Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary

Keep the sun at bay with a wide-brimmed hat that will not only look oh so stylish, but help prevent you from having harmful UV rays hit your face.

Linen/Cotton Shorts
Shweta Kapur
Shweta Kapur

Denim is often the summer staple for the beach, but honestly, this fabric is heavy and not at all appropriate for the season. Instead, switch to linen or cotton shorts that let your skin
“breathe”. Team with a dressy top and wedges for a night about town option.

What do you normally pack? Tell us in the comments below!

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