Packing for a summer trip can be a bit challenging, that’s why we’re here to help! Find 10 things you should pack for a summer getaway, featuring items from our partners. Click on the photos to shop!

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Double-Duty Clothes

Cramming too many clothes in your suitcase is the last thing you’d want to do. Aside from the obvious heavy weight you’ll have to lug around and take with you wherever you go, you’ll also be at risk for excess baggage – meaning goodbye to buying a souvenir or two.

Belted Shirtdress

Glamorous Belted Shirtdress

The secret? Double-duty clothes! Think dresses that you can wear up or down and cover-ups that transform into maxi dresses… that’s 2 outfits from 1 piece of clothing!

Maaji 'Honey Pot' Cover-Up Maxi Dress

Maaji ‘Honey Pot’ Cover-Up Maxi Dress

Swimwear

Beach Riot 'Daphine' Ruffled Plunge Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit

Beach Riot ‘Daphine’ Ruffled Plunge Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit

Pack one or two of this summer staple, and make sure they’re your favorite! It would help to bring different types of swimwear, say a two-piece swimsuit and a rash guard set, just to be safe.

Mara Hoffman Reversible Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit

Mara Hoffman Reversible Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit

Outerwear

Stem Drape Collar Jacket

Stem Drape Collar Jacket

Surprising but a light jacket or a cardigan can come in handy when you travel. From bonfires to airport-to-airport travel, we know you’ll thank us later for the tip!

Free People 'Doiley' Zip Front Cardigan

Free People ‘Doiley’ Zip Front Cardigan

Comfy Yet Stylish Shoes

kate spade new york 'alex' fringe flat sandal

Kate Spade New York ‘Alex’ Fringe Flat Sandal

A good pair of shoes takes you to good places… so make sure to bring your favorite footwear! Since you’ll be walking most of the time, it’s good to pick ones that are comfortable but stylish at the same time.

Jessica Simpson 'Rosina' Sandal

Jessica Simpson ‘Rosina’ Sandal

Sunscreen

Clinique Sun SPF 50 Face Cream

Clinique Sun SPF 50 Face Cream

Keep your skin protected with a good sunscreen. Pick the right sunscreen by keeping in mind the activities you’ll do all throughout your summer get-away. For example, waterproof sunscreen will work best if you intend to go swimming for hours.

Shiseido Ultimate WetForce Sun Set

Shiseido Ultimate WetForce Sun Set

Sun Protection Accessories

BP. Rope Trim Floppy Felt Hat

BP. Rope Trim Floppy Felt Hat

If you have to bring accessories, pick ones that are not only fashionable, but are also functional.

Ray-Ban 'Classic Wayfarer' Sunglasses

Ray-Ban ‘Classic Wayfarer’ Sunglasses

Toiletries

Bliss Lemon + Sage Sinkside Six Pack Travel Set

Bliss Lemon + Sage Sinkside Six Pack Travel Set

You’ll be amazed at what your favorite soap and shampoo can do to revitalize you after having some fun in the sun. It’ll save you the stress of complimentary hotel toiletries, too!

Jack Black First Class Five Travel Set

Jack Black First Class Five Travel Set

Sun-Friendly Makeup with SPF

Juice Beauty Summer Beauty Makeup Age-Defying Color

Juice Beauty Summer Beauty

Go for the good stuff when it comes to picking summer make-up. Hydrating and moisturizing cosmetics with SPF will help you achieve that healthy summer glow.

Juice Beauty SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers

Juice Beauty SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers

First Aid Kit

Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Save Travels First Aid Kit

Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Safe Travels First Aid Kit

You can never be too prepared for an emergency. Travel safer with mini first aid kits!

Coleman All Purpose First Aid Tin

Coleman All Purpose First Aid Tin

Camera

GoPro HERO4 SILVER

GoPro HERO4 Silver

You wouldn’t want to leave all those summer memories behind, right? If you plan on taking a break from cyberlife aka your phone, a good camera will make for a new best friend.

Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit

Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit

A Good Book or Two

Kindle Voyage

Kindle Voyage

The Rumor A Novel

The Rumor: A Novel

Because we know being idle doesn’t have to be boring, breeze through your favorite titles during downtimes. Want something new? Check out Amazon’s summer reads by clicking here.

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