When it comes to summer trips, we are all about easy and fun. And that definitely applies to packing. Whether it’s a weekend on Cape Cod, a surf trip to San Diego, a city break in Mexico City, or the perfect summer road trip, it’s all about finding that balance between looking chic and packing light. So we picked some of our favorite summer destinations and, basically, packed your bags for you. Here’s to fun in the sun!
Packing picks by Bee Shapiro
Perfect Summer Road Trip
When it comes to affordable vacation fun, nothing quite beats a carefree road trip. So pull out that map (or, ya know, Google Maps) and plot your route. And what's packed up in the trunk? If you ask us, it's a sleeveless chambray top for daytime drives and sleek knit dresses for evenings out on the town.
Seaside Weekend in Cape Cod
Of the handful of prime sunshine-y destinations for East Coasters, Cape Cod is a summertime staple. From preppy extras like a monogrammed maritime-inspired tote and a vintage-style maillot to light and bright summer dresses that take you into evening, you'll look chic from the bay to P'town.
Surfin' San Diego
With glorious SoCal sunshine and generous stretches of beaches, San Diego is known for its laid-back vibes. Catch a flight for a relaxed vacation to hit the waves or indulge in some of the best Mexican food this side of the border. We packed everything for you, from daytime picks like slim-cut Vans and a Cynthia Rowley wet suit to menswear picks like floral print button downs and a silver hook money clip.
Old School City Break in Philadelphia
Philly is filled to the brim with historic sites and landmarks. But the city is also home to a burgeoning food and drink scene, idyllic green spaces, and festivals galore. Pack summery pieces like a khaki shirt dress for an evening out and a pair of chambray sneaks for the guys.
Euro-Chic Beach Vibes in Corsica
Off the beaten track, Corsica is a gorgeous craggy island off the coast of the South of France. Its diverse beaches draw the jet set, families, and couples who seek out the mega-yachts, calm beaches, and welcoming fishing villages. Ladies should bring light and colorful wares like our yellow printed dress and orange tank, while guys will want bright extras like a sleek orange watch and striped button down.
Beach Days, Rum-Soaked Nights in Puerto Rico
It's got sun to spare, beaches aplenty, old world charm, and thrilling adventures. And you don't even need a passport to get there. Pack cute cut-out swimsuits, a pair of metallic heels for nights out, and navy striped shirts and a button down henley for the boys.
Cool-Kid Weekend in Vancouver
This striking city is jam packed in more ways than one. Its natural beauty astounds from every angle with a mountain range on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, not to mention its fabulous, multicultural food scene. Pack up city-chic picks like nude and black lace espadrilles for daytime strolls, a bright floral shift dress for night, and cool graphic tees for guys.
Hot and Heavy in Havana, Cuba
Spend one day in Havana, Cuba's vivacious capital that's stuck in a bygone era, and you'll understand why Hemingway was so inspired there. With gorgeous (if a little crumbling) architecture, vibrant culture (there really is tons of dancing in the streets), and relaxed travel restrictions, the island city is poised to be American travelers' next frontier. We've picked inspired wares from bright colored dresses to a straw fedora.