Travel: What To Pack for a Beach Vacation

I’m currently vacationing in sunny Florida! It’s super hot in Florida at the moment, and my friend Shannon and I have agreed that we should stick to a grueling schedule of beach-pool-beach-pool with some meals in between. Tough, yes. That’s how we roll when we’re in Florida! Of course, though, there’ll be days and nights of shopping trips, and we’re looking forward to a trip-within-a-trip to Sarasota. Oh – and we’ll be seeing two concerts while we’re here – Gwen Stefani and the Dave Matthews Band. Very cool. Good times ahead!

I’m a decent packer, and I generally have a good sense of what outfits I may need while I’m on vacation. That said, I sometimes pack more than I need and I don’t like lugging around useless weight. For this vacation, I wanted to pack light – absurdly light – because (a) I don’t wear much more than bathing suits while I’m here, (b) it’s too hot to wear more than a bathing suit, and (c) I’m hoping for a few sales which means I’ll be returning with a heavier luggage on my way home. I’m so good at supporting the American economy when I’m in Florida that I should really get a prize.

I’m (almost) ready to challenge myself to stick to a very strict colour scheme this trip. I’m starting with two navy/white bikinis that I picked up in Copenhagen last month from H&M. Most of my packing for this trip revolved around navy/white (quite a departure from the usual black and white, I know). Here’s what I considered (and just about ended up following through on) packing for this vacation (very similar items, not necessarily the exact items).

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sunglasses, sun hat, watch, dress, bikini, kaftan coverup, flip flops, white teewhite denim shorts, purse, navy shorts, dress, tank top, striped bikini, sneakers, sweatshirt, pajamas, sandals, sports bra, sports tank, running shoes, running skirt

What do you think? Could you spend two weeks in Florida with these 22 pieces?

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6 Comments

  1. Shannon Youmelle July 27, 2016

    With the exception of two extra bathers, I’m pretty close to that amount of outfits for two weeks. Love that running skirt and the navy/white theme (I wear a lot of navy).

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    • Jordana July 28, 2016

      The skirt is a good one! I love seeing the patterns that Running Skirts comes out with each season.

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  2. Rox-Anne July 27, 2016

    I admire your packing style! Only 22 pieces, you are my new hero! Loving the running skirt, reminds me that I need one for bike rides around town. Enjoy FL! xx

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    • Jordana July 28, 2016

      Ha ha…I think I may have even brought less than 22 in the end! Here in Florida, you really just need a bunch of bathing suits. I’ve been wearing Running Skirts skirts (and tops and socks) for years now. The ones with bike shorts (rather than the athletic style) are great for cycling, too!

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  3. Linda July 27, 2016

    Beautiful items!

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    • Jordana July 28, 2016

      If only my money tree grew faster…

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