What to Pack for a Spring Beach Vacation

Monday, May 06, 2013

--Guest Post By Michelle Najafi

Are you infamous among your family and friends for borrowing their belongings while traveling? Is trying to stuff your suitcase with every toiletry, cosmetic, and clothing piece in your wardrobe a habit you’re all too familiar with? If the answer to any of these questions was yes, then what you really need is a guide on the essentials to pack for a spring beach vacation. Read on to see what items should make the cut in your quest to packing the perfectly prepared spring vacation suitcase.

Spring Print Tea Dress

Whether it’s worn on top of a swimsuit or paired with a comfortable pair of wedge sandals, a flirty and whimsical dress is a must for your spring suitcase. Light and airy, this Spring Print Tea Dress from ASOS fits the bill perfectly. With subtle floral patterns and a pastel yellow shade, this spring-appropriate dress is right on trend and will make a stylish statement by the pool, beach, and everything in between.

ASOS Spring Print Tea Dress

→ Buy the ASOS Spring Print Tea Dress, $19.95 (was $58.19), at us.asos.com.

Physician Endorsed Belle Hat

If you want to protect your face from the sun’s harmful rays but have trouble looking cute in the process, here’s the perfect hat. This J.Lo-esque hat features a 5” brim to keep your face protected and just the right amount of flop to keep you looking stylish. Certified to provide UFP 50+ sun protection, this spring beach vacation must-have would be paired perfectly with a floral print dress or a loose cover up and wedges.

Physician Endorsed Belle Hat

→ Buy the Physician Endorsed Belle Hat, $55.00, at hatsrcool.com.

Chanel Sunglasses

No spring vacation would be complete without a pair of oversized sunglasses. These butterfly shaped sunglasses by Chanel feature metal filigree designed temples (in your choice of gold or silver color) with a signature CC signature. A fashion-forward accessory for any spring ensemble, this must-have will keep the sun out of your eyes stylishly.

Chanel Butterfly Filigree Sunglasses

→ Buy the Chanel Butterfly Filigree Sunglasses, on view at chanel.com.

COOLA Plant UV Face SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer

Though a sun-kissed tan may look nice now, it can have long-term damaging effects later. Nourish and protect your skin with this double duty skincare essential by COOLA. Not only does it provide your skin with intense hydration, but it contains SPF 30 to protect against harmful UV rays. Made with effective plant cells like Buddleja Davidii and Lilac Leaf, this anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich product is a must for spring beach vacations.

COOLA Plant UV Face SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer

→ Buy the COOLA Plant UV Face SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer, $42.00, at coolasuncare.com.

Packing for your next spring beach vacation doesn’t have to be a dreadful process. Remember that the key to avoid over- or under-packing is to make a list ahead of time and continuously add to it until the days leading up to your trip.

Michelle Najafi is the Los Angeles Beauty and Fashion Examiner on Examiner.com where she writes articles on celebrity style, beauty how to's, fashion tips, and the latest trends. She is a self-professed beauty, fashion, and hair junkie with experience in public relations, writing, and marketing. When she's not organizing her makeup collection or testing out the latest beauty products, she's busy sifting through magazines and surfing the web getting inspired by the latest beauty and fashion trends.