Hello, summer! 10 travel must-haves

School’s out, Pool’s open, Sale season is on the horizon…yep, it’s Summertime! Our team spends much of our time with clients throughout these next few months lending our packing services for their Summer travel, and the question we always receive we are answering here! What do I pack, you ask?! We’ve got you covered…

1. Bathing Suit.

A few weeks back we blogged about some of our fav swimsuit styles. Depending on the length of your stay, you may want to take 2 or 3!

Nordstrom Mara Hoffman (bottom only) $103

2. Sarong/Wrap

The quintessential beach vacation necessity. By day, it gives you coverage over your bathing suit, by evening, use it as a wrap to cover your arms!

Macys Rachel Roy $50.99

3. Denim

Dark, light, distressed, or white, denim can be worn during the day (tshirt and sneaks) or dressed up for night (with a feminine blouse and sandals).

Madewell Fitzgerald $115

4. The White Tee

By day, this simple top is the mate to breezy linen pants or denim shorts. By night, how chic, yet casual, with a skirt or culottes and your sarong used as a wrap! It also doubles as the perfect travel-ready top with denim and a lightweight jacket and sneakers or slides.

JCrew $32.50

5. Day-to-Night Dress

This piece is a vacay must-have! Style with flats and that perfect hat during the day, or dress it up with heels and great statement earrings for night.

Ladybird Lacausa $122

6. Hat

Sun-blocker by day, show stopper by night…this accessory is n. Tip: wear it on the plane to prevent any packing wear and tear.

Lack of Color The Sunnydip $59.33

7. Summer Sandal

We love the moment the mule is having. If you don’t have one in your wardrobe yet, it’s time! We love that these blush mule slides are the perfect day-to-night shoe! Day: tee shirt, denim shorts, hat, and tote. Night: pair them with your cute dress or shorts and a blouse for a casual evening out exploring the town!

Shopbop Dolce Vita $120

8. Large Tote

A travel requirement, the large tote is that travel companion that holds everything–sarong, bathing suit, sandals, a smaller bag, and your travel-size essentials. And bonus! It’s so chic and white…the “color” of summer!

Shopbop Madewell $40.80

9. Sneaker

Whether you’re walking the cobblestone streets of Barcelona, hiking in Colorado, or sitting poolside by day and exploring cities at night, the sneaker is the shoe you’ll need for comfort AND style!

Shopbop Rag & Bone $195

10. Blazer/Lightweight Jacket

Great for a travel day, or a location that has questionable weather, or just for added warmth in the evening. This jacket from Rowe is the perfect day-to-night piece. We love it styled with a hat, your white tee shirt and jeans…and its just as chic and functional paired with a sleek tshirt dress!

Rowe Greylin Inquire for price

Happy Travels, fashionistas!! For tips and tricks on packing for your summer excursions, or to learn more about our Wardrobe Consulting, Personal Shopping, and Outfitting Services. Visit https://www.wardrobetherapyllc.com We’re Social! Follow along for the latest on our team, our work, and our inspirations! Instagram Facebook


Christy Walsh

Christy graduated with a degree in fashion merchandising from Kent State University and with a master’s degree in marketing and communication from Franklin University. She worked as a visual merchandiser for Columbus-based tween brand Justice and Fortune 500 Columbus-based retailer Abercrombie & Fitch before joining Wardrobe Therapy. She lives in Worthington, Ohio with her husband and two daughters.

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