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Memorial Day Weekend Packing Ideas

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here and it’s time to pack those bags. Between beach vacations, day trips, barbeques and parties you’ll need the proper armor to keep you looking flawless. The weather may not be cooperating but when the calendar says mid-May, it’s a sign to get your T-shirts, denim shorts, rompers, and proper beach gear at the ready. The long weekend should be considered your official summer kick-off. And though that’s obviously cause for celebration, it doesn’t mean you need to bring any and every piece of clothing in your closet along for the ride. Instead, look at your must-pack list as a strict edit of only the best warm-weather pieces you’ve been dying to wear. But how is this actually done? I use Instagram to pack for weekends, and especially for Memorial Day Weekend packing ideas.

Take for instance, what to wear to the beach as demonstrated below. I know to put on a bathing suit, but I didn’t know about this Zimmerman suit until a few of my favorite style sleuths put it on. Granted, generous cut-outs might not look good on anyone over 35 but I try to keep my body in shape enough to put it on. Or this pic down below featuring this brand which makes me want to go to Europe like ASAP.

The vibe: easy, reliable clothes for a weekend away in whatever garden or beach.

The takeaway: I have a white hat, I have a romper, I have sunscreen, and I definitely have sandals. Done!

what to wear to the beach

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My suggestion? Go for versatility over trendability, and think of one as your magic number (yes, that means only one bathing suit, one pair of sunglasses, one tank top, etc. Click on for the picks I am bringing along for the weekend. Then zip up that duffle bag and get ready to take a few much-needed days to yourself in style, of course. Meet me at the beach!


Memorial Day weekend getaway


Eugenia Kim woven sunhat

Westward Leaning sunglasses

Urban Outfitters red bandana

Circle beach towel SIMILAR HERE 

Calypso sandals

Oye Holly cut-out bathing suit

Tory Burch woven cover up

Zimmerman bathing suit

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