Minimalist Packing for Beach Vacation

If you have been following me on Instagram, I recently just went to Mexico with my mom and sister for a weekend getaway. We choose Unico in Mexico, which was an all-inclusive resort. When packing for my beach vacation, I knew I wanted a beach capsule that could be mixed and matched. If you have a warm weather getaway coming up, I’m sharing my beach vacation packing list with you in hopes that it will make packing a bit easier for you!

Minimalist Packing for Beach Vacation

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Neutral Beach Vacation Capsule

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Montce Matching Set | Shorts | L*space Mia Sarong (also comes in black) | Hunza G Tan Two Piece | Montce Black Swimsuit | Montce Cream Belted One Piece | Tan Striped Short Set | Zimmerman White Romper | By Far Black Crock Sandals | Lack of Color Beach Hat | Tortoise Shell Sunglasses | Chloe Bucket Bag | Marni Raffia Tote | Krewe Black Sunglasses | Anine Bing Black Dress | Cult Gia Heeled Sandals | Rhodes Embroidered Dress | Tan Tank | Zimmerman White Linen Shorts | Varley Knit Sweater | Agoldge Long Parker Shorts | Kaanas Braided Sandals

Beach Vacation Packing List

  • 3 Bathing Suits
  • 2 Coverups
  • 2-3 Dresses
  • 1 romper
  • 2 shorts (1 jean short, 1 dressy linen short)
  • 3 sandals
  • beach tote
  • matching stripe set
  • beach bucket bag
  • Sunglasses (1 black & 1 brown)
  • 1 beach hat

Here are 25 beach vacation looks. Click on each picture for exact product details!

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Black swimsuit look
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Beach Vacation Bathing Suit Outfit Ideas

Black & White Bathing Suit Outfit

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A classic black and white outfit is the perfect beach vacation swimsuit look. It’s timeless and having a black one-piece swimsuit in your wardrobe is a must to have on hand because you never know what comes up! It’s an investment in your capsule wardrobe. I paired this look with my favorite white sarong (which also comes in black), my rubber Gucci slides, and my Amazon cat eye sunglasses! The right high-waisted skirt would also work for this look.

Neutral One-Piece Swimsuit Look

This neutral Hunza G one-piece is the most beautiful color especially when you are traveling in the fall. It is one of my favorite colors for fall. This one piece is one size fits all and is so comfortable! I styled it with a long crochet beach cover-up dress and a Lack of Color fedora that has a strap that is so easy to travel with!

Beach Vacation Outfit Ideas for Dinner

Cutout Dress

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A cutout dress is such a fun option for a beach vacation. This one is under $100 and I love it has full coverage in the front which keeps it not too revealing but adds a bit more in the back!

White Dress

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I love this simple Anine Bing white dress. You can dress it up for a dinner but it could also easily be worn as a coverup. Keeping my shoes to a minimum on a trip can be difficult for me, but these jelly sandals can be worn multiple ways for dinner and to the pool! This pair of shoes come with 3 different straps and are so versatile including a zebra print that will add a pop to any classic dress outfit or swimsuit outfit!

When To Start Packing For Beach Vacation

Are you getting ready for a beach vacation? Packing can be stressful, but with a few essential items, you’ll be prepared for a fun and comfortable trip.

Start with beach towels – pack at least two per person for laying out on the sand or wrapping around you after a swim. A portable speaker is also a great addition to some beach tunes. To stay protected from the sun, don’t forget to pack a sun hat, sunglasses, and plenty of reef-safe sunscreen. Keep hydrated with a reusable water bottle and wear comfortable shoes like flip-flops or water shoes. Depending on how much time you plan on spending in the water, you might also want to pack a rash guard.

For organizing your minimalist packing list, use a beach bag and packing cubes to stay organized. Start making your packing checklist at least a week before your trip and double-check it before leaving. Remember to pack a personal item, like a book or headphones, for some relaxation time at the beach.

To optimize space in your suitcase, roll your clothes and towels, rather than folding them. This also makes it easier to find something in your suitcase without having to dig through its entire contents.

By following these packing tips, you’ll be ready for a stress-free and enjoyable beach vacation.

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Minimalist Packing for Beach Vacation
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Minimalist Packing for Beach Vacation

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