Beach Vacation Packing List

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Winter is in full swing here in Canada, meaning we’re all short on Vitamin D and craving a trip to escape the cold. For a beach vacation we’re opting for classic pieces you can pull out again and again, paired with practical (but stylish) accessories. Here’s what should be on your packing list.

1. Printed Headband

We love the glamorous vibes of a headband on the beach (think old Hollywood French Riviera). Wearing one adds instant style to a simple maxi dress or tank and shorts.

Our pick: Camilla Wrap Headband, $106, shopbop.com

2. Mineral Sunscreen

With new evidence coming out to show the devastating effects of chemical sunscreen on coral reefs, now’s the time to find an ocean-friendly formula.

Our pick: Coola Unscented Matte Tinted SPF 30, $48, detoxmarket.ca

3. Straw Tote

Truly timeless, a straw tote hits the fashion mark every time.

Our pick: Saint La Vie Fringe Tote, $140, shoplatitude.com

4. Chic Sunnies

Sunglasses aren’t just a beach must, but anywhere your travels take you. Classic shapes — such as the wayfarer or cat-eye — stand the test of time.

Our Pick: Valley Eyewear Larynx, $250, visitzane.com

5. Beach Read

It’s not a beach vacation without a good read to pass the time.

Our pick: Becoming by Michelle Obama, $23, chapters.indigo.ca

6. Flat Sandals

A chic alternative to flip flops, we love to opt for white as they’ll pair with any outfit.

Our pick: Ancient Greek Sandals Thais, $280, ssense.com

7. Black One-Piece

The vacation version of the LBD, a black one-piece is a swimsuit you want in your resort wardrobe.

Our pick: Broochini Luna Swimsuit, $260, net-a-porter.com