What to Pack for a Warm-Weather Getaway in a Carry-On

Last summer, I went on my first trip abroad — to Paris and London. It was MAGICAL. What wasn’t so magical? The realization upon arriving that I had accidentally packed eight (eight!) dresses — of which I wore zero — and one t-shirt. I also ended up packing a pair of heeled sandals that took up beaucoup (see what I did there) room in my suitcase and were a literal pain to wear.

So, what should you actually pack for a quick trip to a warm-weather climate? It’s not eight dresses, nor is it uncomfy heels. It’s layer-able, classic pieces that can be mixed and matched for endless outfit options and minimal suitcase space. Next time you’re headed on a getaway, follow our easy guide — plus, scroll to the end for some of our favorite outfits!

 

What to Pack

With budget and invest options for each!

Suitcase

Silky Cami

Sleeveless Top

Short Sleeve Tee

Striped Tee

Chambray Shorts

Bathing Suit

Cover Up

Breezy Dress

White Jeans

Cardigan

Suede Loafers

Slides

Sneakers

Tote Bag

Crossbody

Catch-all Bag

Straw Hat

Sunnies

Makeup Bag

PJs

 

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How to Wear It

Breezy Dress // Tote Bag // Sneakers // Cardigan

 

Bathing Suit // Cover Up // Straw Hat // Sunnies // Slides

 

Silky Cami // White Jeans // Slides // Crossbody

 

 

Chambray Shorts // White Tee // Straw Hat // Crossbody // Sneakers

 

White Jeans // Sleeveless Blouse // Sunnies // Suede Loafers

 

Chambray Shorts // Striped Tee // Cardigan // Slides

 

 

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