May 15th, 2013 | By | 870 Comments

Memorial Day Packing List Just the Essentials for a Summer Kickoff Weekend


Planning a weekend full of stars, stripes and sunshine this Memorial Day? Hint: if you’re not, you should be. Because you’ll be clocking in some serious beach hours (right?!), keep the packing list to a handful of bikinis and a splash of accoutrement. It’s all you’ll really want to be wearing over the weekend anyway.
Read on for your brief guide to packing light (and right) for the holiday weekend…

Your Packing List:
*An Itty Bitti (subtly) Patriotic Bikini (or two). Or three, or four. We love these nautical stripes from Malibu brand, Frankie’s Bikinis.
Pictured: Frankie’s Bikinis

*All-in-one Kaftan: wear it as a swim cover-up, flirty dress, or top layer for cooler temps. If you’re packing light, this is one essential that shouldn’t be left behind.
Pictured: Jen’s Pirate Booty Kaftan

*White Sandals (yeah, they’re allowed).
Pictured: White and Gold Sandals

*The Bag: A classic backpack is perfect for stashing your gear/beverages/extra bikinis for long beach days.
Pictured: Herschel Bag

*Waterproof iPhone Case: Capture the fun, and keep the fun going (because a wet iPhone is the opposite of fun) with this waterproof iPhone case from Watershot.
Pictured: Underwater iPhone Case

*The Travel Watch: This scaled down version of Nixon’s Unit makes a large impact when it comes to style. A bonus – it has a temperature gauge so you’ll know when it’s time to break out the itty bitti (slightly) patriotic bikini.
Pictured: Nixon the Unit 40 in White

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