Essential Travel Wardrobe: 10 Must-Have Pieces for Your Vacation

Essential Travel Wardrobe: 10 Must-Have Pieces for Your Vacation

While the vacations are supposed to be stress-free, packing for them - not so much. Packing for vacation can be pretty stressful and overwhelming, especially if you can’t decide what to bring and what not.

How do you pack all the right pieces to ensure your vacation wardrobe is stylish and easy to manage, especially if you're limited to just a carry-on? 

You’re in luck because we know exactly how you can pack light and pack right. All your favorite vacation pieces can fit in a carry-on. Let’s see which 10 must-have pieces you need for your next vacation.


A swimsuit and a coverup

Is it a vacation if you don’t have your swimsuit with you? Probably not. That’s why the first thing you have to pack is your favorite swimsuit. Generally, one or two swimsuits will do the trick. 

In addition to a swimsuit, don’t forget a coverup as well. Coverups are perfect pieces to throw over a swimsuit and be about your day. These pieces are designed so that you can use them over the day, on the beach, and even at night if you dress them up nicely.

So, start your packing by placing these pieces in.


A sundress

Next on your list should be a nice sundress. A sundress is a complete outfit that can be worn in many different ways. During the day, wear it with flip-flops and at night swap them with strappy heels or wedge sandals. Just a change of footwear will completely transform your outfit.

Check outwholesale print dresses to find your perfect sundress. And if you’re not into prints, a simple solid-color dress will do the trick. Yellow or white sundresses look great on tanned skin.


A white T-shirt

When packing for vacation, opt for neutral colors as the foundation of your outfits. A cropped or traditional white tee is an excellent choice. These pieces are easily layered and can be worn with pretty much anything. 

You can wear a white tee with linen pants, shorts, skirts and jeans. A white t-shirt is the most versatile piece that you can find and take with you on your vacation.


Denim shorts

Since we’re on the topic of versatility, another very versatile piece is denim shorts. The shorts can be dressed up or down and worn in almost any setting and occasion. 

Use accessories to add personality to your denim shorts outfits. For example, you can pair denim shorts with a white tee and sneakers. If that’s too casual for you, swap the sneakers for a pair of wedges or heeled sandals and you have completely transformed the outfit.

All in all, denim shorts should be an essential vacation piece, so don’t forget to pack them.


 Linen trousers

Linen is the perfect material for hot summer days. That’s why you shouldn’t forget your favorite pair of linen trousers. Linen is a perfect fabric because it doesn’t wrinkle easily, so you don’t have to worry about steaming the trousers on vacation.

Pants in neutral colors are great for combining and making outfits. Pair your linen trousers with a white tee or a light blouse. Wear the pants with flip-flops, sandals, or sneakers, and you won’t be wrong.


A pair of jeans

Ideally, you should stick with three pairs of pants in basic colors, allowing for easy mix-and-match with other neutral or patterned tops throughout your stay.

In addition to a pair of linen trousers, you should also pack a pair of jeans with you. Since blue jeans are so versatile, you can pair them with a loose-fitting blouse or tee for a casual look, a duster for an early evening stroll, or a sexy, tight-knit top for a night on the town.


A light button-down

Did you know that button-downs are great tops? Not only are they amazing tops, but they are also great for layering.

This versatile piece can be worn as a swimsuit coverup, tucked into jeans or denim shorts, or thrown over a simple tee unbuttoned. You can style a light button-down shirt however you like. That's one of the main reasons it should be your vacation must-have piece.


Colorful kimono

There is no piece more perfect for vacation than a colorful kimono. This amazing garment can be worn in numerous different ways and on different occasions. 

You can wear them on the beach or at the pool, you can wear them during the day by throwing them over a bralette and a pair of shorts. You can even wear them as dresses for a night out. Simply pair them with a stylish belt and heels and you’re ready to go.


Three pairs of shoes

When going on vacation, you don’t need more than three pairs of shoes and this includes the pair on your feet.

So, you will need a pair of sneakers, flip-flops, and dressy sandals for a summer vacation. Nothing more than that. The fewer shoes you have the easier to pack.



As for accessories, a hat, sunglasses, your favorite jewelry, and a wicker tote. The tote can be perfect for storing your documents, sunglasses, and jewelry when traveling. 

And once you reach your destination, you can use the same tote to hold your towel and SPF at the beach. 

Personalize the tote bag with a colorful scarf that you will tie around the handle. And that’s it.

Packing for a vacation can be overwhelming. However, the goal is to pack versatile pieces that you will be able to use with different outfits. This will significantly minimize the amount of clothes you have to bring with you.