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Packing Tips

21 Must-Have Items to Pack for a Girls’ Summer Getaway

You've got your crew assembled, your itineraries planned, and your flights booked—now what to bring? No matter where your gang's headed, here are the packing list essentials for a girls' summer weekend trip.

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Luggage and Bags

For a two- or three-day getaway, a weekender bag and carry-on tote should be plenty roomy enough—and if you’re sharing hotel rooms, you don’t want to hog up space with a big suitcase anyway (same goes for car space on road trip weekends). Hook and Albert‘s leather weekender bag features an innovative built-in garment bag so your clothes won’t get wrinkled, and Cuyana‘s oversized tote zips up all the way, making it a great in-flight bag. Tuck a smaller versatile crossbody purse in one of the bags to use when you arrive.

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Whether you’re headed to the beach or just hitting the hotel’s rooftop pool, a cute swimsuit and coverup are key for warm-weather vacays. Also pack a summery sundress for exploring the town, a casual tee for lounging around, and a festive top and white jeans for going out at night.

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It can be tempting to pack a million pairs of shoes,  but for a weekend, you can easily get by with the big three: white sneakers for hours spent walking around, slide sandals for beach and pool time, and neutral heels for evenings of dinner and drinks.

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When it comes to the extras, there are three you can’t forget: sunglasses (duh), a cute hat (sub in a baseball cap if this boater‘s not your style), and a cute clutch to carry at night.

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A few more don’t-forgets: a cheeky towel and portable speaker for beach trips, sunscreen for any outdoor getaway, cute PJs and sheet masks for a pampering night in, and an on-the-go cocktail kit for long flights.

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