15 Perfectly Packable Items To Make Your Last Summer Vacay a Good One
Sunshine, summer vibes, and travel on your mind — you're living the dream, girl! Sure you've got this whole "on-the-go" thing down, but before you jet off on your last vacay of the season, hear us out. We have a few must-pack items that'll make sure your time OOO really goes that extra mile. Scroll on to see the 15 things you won't want to leave home without.
Skinnydip Wash Bag ($30): It's waterproof, ultra-cute, and the best way to keep all your beach essentials organized and sand-free.
Olivia von Halle Eye Mask ($90): Doze off on your way to paradise with this super silky, tropical print eye mask. It'll ensure you catch the zzz's you need to be well-rested once you arrive — even on a red-eye.
ban.do Happy Neck Pillow ($24): Speaking of sleep: a plush, microfiber neck pillow (with an apropos phrase to boot) is your ticket to arriving in your "happy place" in a happy state.
Sephora Sun Safety Kit ($39): Pass the SPF, please! Sephora's 12-piece curated sun safety kit has everything you need to keep your lips, face, and body burn-free.
Anthropologie Travel Yoga Mat ($50): This yoga mat's compact design folds into a square, so it can travel with you from the hotel gym to the beach.
AQUIO Insulated Water Bottle & Detachable Bluetooth Speaker ($60): This product is #genius. Get your hydration on (v. important) while you listen to your favorite summer playlist. With a detachable Bluetooth speaker on the bottom, you're all set!
PILYQ Stephanie Dress ($154): Versatile items are the *best.*Just take this festive frock. It's light enough to wear as a beach or pool cover-up. Then, for dinner or drinks, simply add statement earrings and you're good-to-go!
Elago Duo AirPods Case ($12): Who wants to travel with bulky, over-the-ear headphones when you can have this sleek set? The slim design, Bluetooth connectivity, and perfectly cheery colors will make every podcast or playlist you listen to a real treat.
FEED Packable Beach Tote ($38): Upgrade your beach bag with this graphic tote that (bonus!) provides meals to children in need with every purchase. It's a feel-good solution and it's totally packable too!
Kindle Paperwhite ($130): If beach reads are your favorite thing, consider investing in this product. Unlike other e-reader options, it's waterproof, has twice the amount of storage, and gives you access to all the beach reads you could want. Perrrfect!
Free People Travel Beach Towel ($79): Uses for this lightweight linen are endless (think beach or pool towel, a picnic blanket, something to toss on when it gets chilly...) Trust us: You'll be happy you packed this pick.
mophie External Battery ($50): Ensure your plans aren't sidelined by a dying device. Extend the life of your phone or tablet with this portable charger that extends the life of your products while you're on-the-go.
CALPAK 5-Piece Packing Cube Set ($48+): Five cubes are all you need to score extra storage (think more sunnies, suits, and, yes, even sweatshirts for when it gets breezy). Let's just say we are *here* for these chic terrazzo-print space savers.
BÉIS Belt Bag ($42): Ditch the purse and rock the accessory item of the season that (psst!) takes up little to no space in your suitcase. Throw it over your shoulder, take it for a spin as a crossbody, or secure it around your waist for travel ease.
NobleScore Packable Roll-Up Sun Visor ($12): Sun safety is important, but bringing that oversized sun hat often feels like a burden. Your solution? This packable visor. Roll in up "burrito style" to tote from coast to coast.
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