Summer Travel Essentials For Chic, Elegant & Effortlessly Cool Vacationing
As soon as the temperatures rise, it’s hard to keep ourselves from daydreaming about our next warm-weather vocation, eager to flaunt our new favorite women's dresses while sipping deliciously cold cocktails next to the beach.
However, it’s also universally known that most of us, seem to wait until the last possible second to start packing our summer travel essentials. Because, whether you are an avid traveler, ready to check off yet another destination from your bucket list, or simply getting ready for a weekend trip away from the city, it’s notoriously hard to pack your entire existence into one carry-on bag and a suitcase.
To make packing a bit easier, we made a list of the most necessary summer holiday travel essentials to take the stress out of the occasion once and for all.
Summer-Ready Women's Dresses For Every Occasion
Lightweight and utterly flattering dresses are evidently this season’s must-haves. So make sure to pack at least 3 different styles to keep yourself looking stylish on every occasion.
Whether you are looking forward to exploring the place on foot and snapping some gorgeous photos, or you’ve already scheduled a romantic dinner ahead of time, this dress works perfectly in every scenario. Swap your sandals with a pair of lace-up heels, and vice versa.
Florals are once again dominating the fashion sphere and this effortlessly cool option will look fab in every insta-worhty shot. Plus, the ruffle hem adds a touch of romance that cannot be missed.
If you fancy something more statement, opt for an elegant, all-white ensemble with mesh sleeves to make everyone stop and stare. That's the beauty of spring dresses like this fitted silhouette. They are equal parts classy and figure-flattering - exactly what your warm-weather holidays' checklist needs this season.
If white isn’t your thing, gorgeous yellow is here to add a whimsical flair to your going-out looks. This dress looks absolutely fantastic with everything from espadrilles and flat sandals to lace-up heels and wedges!
Pack A Few “Just In Case” Layering Pieces
While summer traveling doesn’t require heavy-duty clothing that takes too much space in your luggage, it would be best to double-check the temperature of your destination. Evenings tend to be a bit chilly. So bring clothes that you can mix and match with your favorite spring dresses, including some layering options just in case you have to face a few chilly nights out with a fruity beverage of choice in hand.
Travel-Approved Lightweight Shorts
No matter your destination, you will need at least two pairs of comfortable, breathable shorts. Make sure to pack airy and light options that match your entire wardrobe. Of course, denim shorts with a cute flair and extremely practical cami tops & shorts sets are the perfect candidates. Spoiler alert: the latter can also work as a fantastic going-out ensemble - just saying.
Basic Essential Tees
Much like your trusted, wear-me-everywhere pants, make sure to add 3-4 t-shirts to your summer travel essentials list for all your casual outings and seaside adventures. Tank tops are wardrobe superheroes for a good reason. They are easy, breeze, and oh-so-comfortable, which makes them a great warm-weather option for traveling.
Swimwear & Beach Essentials
In case, you are ready to spend countless hours next to the sea, make sure to bring more swimwear than casualwear. A wet-dry bag for your swimsuit will also come in handy when you want to safely store your wet swimsuits after leaving the beach, pool, etc.
This season’s colors are certainly dopamine-inducing. Bold fuchsia, emerald, and orange are only a few noteworthy options. Halter necks are once again reigning this season’s trends, so why not take advantage of both?
If you are more of a preppy-chic kind of gal, then a floral duster cover-up is all you need to step expand your seaside-dressing horizon.
Every woman who loves statement, sultry-style ensembles that match her “hot-girl-summer” mood definitely appreciates animal print swimwear! Bold, bright, and statement-making - what more can you ask for?
If one-piece swimwear is more your “thing”, then make sure to pack a tie shoulder style for your beach-side outings.
While you might be tempted to add a few pairs of high heels to your summer travel essentials, it’s hardly ever a good idea. Make sure to have 2-3 pairs of comfortable shoes ready for grabs in case the terrain isn’t very heel-friendly after all. All-white sneakers and platform sandals or espadrilles certainly deserve a place in your warm-weather luggage.
Sunscreen is the single most important part of your daily skincare routine - especially during summer. Make sure to pack a toiletry bag with all your much-needed essentials including night and day creams, your trusted sunscreen, travel-sized shampoos, and body lotions. Add small-sized deodorant, toothpaste and sanitizer wipes too.
More Summer Travel Essentials
If you are traveling by plane, a Power Bank, a super comfy neck pillow, noise-canceling headphones, and a sleeping mask are mandatory. Also, you can always opt for a multi USB charger to cleverly charge different devices at once and save time during traveling.
Last, but not least, check the weather last minute so that you know what to expect and adjust your luggage accordingly.
For more travel-ready sartorial options, take a look at www.joyaudrey.com. Our assortment of universally-flattering spring dresses and all-occasions-appropriate women’s dresses will force you to embrace cool, lightweight fabrics without foregoing style. As for our swimwear, let’s just say that they were designed with your salty adventures in mind.