13 Essentials for Your Summer Getaway

August is going to be here before we know it! (Eek!) Have you planned your summer getaway yet? Whether you’re road tripping to the coast, planning a stay-cation, or flying across the country, there are a few essentials you can’t do without. Here are our 13 favorite vacation staples—so start stocking up before your big trip! (Tip: Need some vacation thought starters? Check out our travel section for plenty of getaway inspiration!)

1. Sally Hansen Airbrush Sun

Need a boost of bronze? Get an immediate glow that lasts up to a full week with Sally Hansen’s first 2-in-1 bronzer and gradual self-tanning lotion. It’s the only kind of bronze that is risk-free and ensures you won’t be that “glow in the dark” girl on the beach.

2. Headphones

Great jams are an essential part of any summer vacation, so make sure you’re never without headphones! This pair is ultra comfy and doesn’t hurt your ears—great for both the plane and the pool!

3. A Colorful Bikini

This coral and white bikini top and bottom is ultra cheerful, plus the strapless sweetheart top will ensure no tan lines are in sight.

4. Beach Tunic

Wear this breezy cover-up over your suit and head for the water. It’s also suitable enough to wear around town post-pool or beach.

5. Colored Frames

Classic aviators with a colorful twist—these shades were made for a summer vacation.

6. SPF Lip Balm

Protect your lips from the sun and prevent chapping with an SPF lip balm. This one is great because it comes in a tube (not a stick) so it won’t melt all over your bag at the beach! Plus, it has a hint of mint—it’ll make you feel extra fresh and fancy for just $7.50!

7. Denim Jogger Shorts

Not your typical jorts, these denim joggers are great to pull over your bikini and most importantly are just as comfy as they are cute. (Who wants constricting shorts in 90 degree weather?)

8. A Versatile Dress

Your best secret styling weapon for summer? A versatile maxi dress. The cut of this super soft jersey version will keep you cool while giving you some extra coverage from the sun. Plus, it’s a snap to go from day to night with a simple swap of shoes and accessories! (Plus, we can’t get enough orange these days!)

9. Woven Beach Tote

You’ll want to cart this woven fringe tote to the beach, pool, and everywhere else for that matter. And at 45% off, it’s basically the steal of the summer!

10. Beach Towel

Forget those tiny hotel pool towels and bring your own cuter, comfier version instead.

11. Compact Suitcase

Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, skip town in style with this suitcase. It’s easy to spot coming off the plane plus, it’s an ideal size for a quick getaway!

12. Slip-on Sandals

These gold accented sandals are way cuter than your average flip-flops but slip on just as easily!

13. Sun hat

Along with your SPF, a great sun hat is your secret weapon to warding off sunburns on that gorgeous face of yours. (Plus, it’s an easy way to participate in our #TEG30DayChallenge!)


What’s on your summer vacation packing list?

This post was sponsored by Evite and Sally Hansen but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.