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!


Silky Cami

Sleeveless Top

Short Sleeve Tee

Striped Tee

Chambray Shorts

Bathing Suit

Cover Up

Breezy Dress

White Jeans


Suede Loafers



Tote Bag


Catch-all Bag

Straw Hat


Makeup Bag



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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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