Wednesday, July 8, 2015

{A Guide To} Packing For Tropical Vacation

I'm officially in Oahu for the week! I've been to Maui and Kauai before, but I couldn't be more excited to explore a new island. I'm bummed I'll miss out on the NYC Smart Girls conference, but I'll live vicariously through everyone's photos on Instagram! Be sure to follow me on Instagram too @sprinklesofkate for updates on my daily activities in Hawaii!

Packing for a trip never is easy--it's the shopping that seems to be all the fun. But, if you plan accordingly, packing for your trip can make it so much easier to get dressed each day! These tips are more for a tropical vacation because I don't tend to go on "adventure" type vacations all that often. Here are my top tips to packing for a tropical vacation.

+1. Plenty of beachwear
This may seem like a no-brainer, but be sure you have enough swimsuits & beach dresses for the week. Obviously you can wear the same swimsuit a couple of times, but I personally feel like it's more fun to switch it up with your suits. Oh, and don't forget your sunscreen! Sunburn isn't too cute.

+2. Keep it breezy
The point of a tropical vacation is to seek a warmer climate usually so be sure to pack plenty of light, breezy items to ensure that you're feeling cool while in the warm weather.

+3. Don't forget your sunscreen
Because of my Irish roots I'm not usually the one to tan very easily. Especially under the hot sun in Hawaii I have to be extra careful with spending time in the sun. I am always sure to reapply frequently and always pack some aloe just in case I get a little burnt.

+4. Stick to flats
For this trip especially I've only brought one pair of wedges and my mom actually didn't bring any heels at all. Most of our dinners for this trip are on the beach so it's so much easier to go with just simple sandals! I end up going barefoot by the end of the night anyway haha :)

+5. Dresses + rompers
For this trip I've really just brought a bunch of dresses and rompers. There are some that are a bit fancier that work for the events we go to at night and some that are more casual that are perfect to wear to the beach/pool. I have been wearing pretty much all dresses and rompers this entire trip so far!

What are your top tips to packing for a tropical vacay?


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