Packing Tips for Summer Trips

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With warm weather quickly approaching, my calendar is quickly filling up with trips. From beach vacations to weddings and day trips to the mountains, it’s always important for me to have my go-to items with me. Today I want to share a few items that I always make sure to bring with me! Click through to read all the details…

The most important activity I perform before any trip is make a list. Sometimes, if it’s a day trip or short trip, I will make a generic list. For longer trips, I go into a bit more detail; that way I can be sure I’m not forgetting anything! As I pack, I check the items off of my essentials 1

For warm weather trips, like the beach, I always bring a sun hat (also have & love this one.) It’s a chic accessory for any outfit, but it also helps protect me from the sun. As for sandals, I live in them during the summer. While I love heels, there’s nothing better than a comfortable sandal. I’m currently loving these studded gladiator sandals and they come in four colors. And let’s be honest: I always throw (too many) accessories in my bag. A girl’s gotta have options, right?! Also, no matter where I go, I always bring my sunscreen with essentials 2
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As for my carry-on bag, I have a few essentials that I keep in my bag at all times. I always bring my wallet (duh!) with me; this one is great for traveling, love the outer pocket! Another must-have:  a good, nutritious snack, like this thinkThin® bar. It’s high in protein and keeps me from snacking on road trips. I also always bring my camera along. Sometimes if I don’t want to bring my dSLR, I’ll bring this camera. It’s lightweight compared to my dSLR and has wifi, so any photos I take can automatically be sent to my phone. Oh and if you know me at all, you know that I always have my water bottle with essentials 4Headphones // Turquoise earbud holdertravel essentials 7
I would love to hear the items you bring along with you on trips! What are your must-have items?

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  1. Thanks for the suggestions! –Hanna Lei

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  3. Making lists is a great idea 🙂

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  4. Yes, yes yes!! All great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

    xo,Sara Kate Styling

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  5. Love this! Such great pieces!

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