Beach Vacation Packing List
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