Vacations are the highlight of our summer, but when it comes to the actual preparation that needs to be done beforehand, we don’t get as excited. Packing is our least favorite chore because limiting our wardrobe and beauty essentials is never easy or fun. Separation anxiety is real, but fortunately we were able to limit ourselves enough to come up with a list of eight essential summer travel items that will make your packing less painful and your vacation style better than ever.
SPF Moisturizer and Lipstick
What better way to keep your skin and lips moisturized and glowing than with products that will also protect you from the sun? Get SPF 15 and a hydrating tint with Sugar Lip Treatment. It comes in tons of different shades that will be perfect for all-natural summer looks. You can also simplify your travel makeup routine with Pur-lisse BB Tinted Moisturizer cream. Hydrate and even out your skin while protecting your face with SPF 30. Beauty and protection all in one puts both of these products at the top of our list.
Your Favorite Flowing Maxi
Nothing screams summer like a beachy maxi dress. No matter where you go, this must-pack item will always come in handy. Whether you’re trying to look nice for dinner or just want to be comfortable while out and about exploring your vacation destination, you’ll be happy to have this dress on hand.
A Bikini You Feel Confident In
Warmer weather calls for breaking out the bikini. Pack a simple but cute bikini that works for every occasion. Make sure to pick one that you feel comfortable and confident in because you always want to look and feel your best on vacation. Plus, if you have that one dependable swimsuit, there’s no need to clutter your suitcase with five different suits that you won’t end up wearing.
No packing list is complete without a trusty bottle of dry shampoo. Traveling can make it hard to stick to your normal hair care routine, so when you need to look presentable and don’t have the time or accommodations to just hop in the shower like you normally would, get your temporary fix with Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo and no one will be able to tell the difference.
The Perfect Bronzer
Everyone wants a natural summer glow, but not all of us have time to lay on the beach and develop a perfect tan. You won’t have to worry about that with ColourPop’s Topaz bronzer and highlight duo. Brush on a radiant glow in seconds and take your summer tan with you wherever you go.
Comfy Boyfriend Jeans
One of the most important rules to remember when packing is to always bring at least one article of clothing that you can pair with multiple outfits. Your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans are practical for traveling because they’re comfortable and versatile. These will be your staple clothing item whether you’re hitting the beach, the town or the airport.
The espadrilles craze is in full force and we are fully on board. These trendy-yet-casual, cute-yet-comfy shoes definitely deserve a prime spot in your suitcase. They can pull together any outfit and your feet will thank you for not walking around in heels all day, trust us. Pick a neutral color that will match with all your summer trends and they won’t let you down.
When you’re on a trip, chances are you’ll be walking. A lot. Even in your most comfortable shoes – ahem, those espadrilles – your feet are bound to start feeling a little worn out as each day drags on. When pain and discomfort kick in, it’ll help to have Sole Serum on hand for fast relief. Because who wants foot discomfort to ever get in the way of exploring, right?