Miami Packing Essentials

Next week, I’m taking a little weekend trip to Miami with a few of my friends and I’m really looking forward to it. I definitely need a vacation and I’m really excited to relax on the beach for a few days. I’m often an over-packer because even though I plan what I want to pack a few days in advance, I just never know what to pack. However, for a trip like this, I know there are definitely a few essentials that I’ll want to bring so I thought I’d share them with you!

1. Sunglasses

Sunglasses and Miami go together like peanut butter and jelly. Not only can they protect your sensitive eyes from the sun, but they are can help hide your tired eyes after staying up until 4am the night before.

2. Sunblock

This probably should have been number one, but at least it’s still on the list. Sunblock is absolutely essential and I have said it before, but the sun does not discriminate. Everyone is susceptible to skin cancer and sun damage, so SPF is super important for your skin’s health. I like to use this sunscreen from Drunk Elephant for my face and then I like to use a cream sunscreen for my body. When I need to reapply, I opt for a spray sunscreen like this one from Target.

3. Comfortable Sandals

You want to have comfortable shoes that also look good and go with multiple outfits. I like these from Steve Madden, but there’s tons of sandals out there. Find a style that you like and then buy it in every color! (Or don’t, that’s probably a better idea).

4. Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are the ultimate vacation outfit. They are super easy to throw on, but the flowy look gives you comfort and also major vacation vibes. Mine is from Target, but here is a similar one from Forever 21.

5. A Swimsuit


6. A Cute Bag

A little pouch is really cute and can hold all of your stuff, but looks a little bit more vacation-y than a regular purse. If you’re not down for a little pouch, you can always try a cute straw bag like this one from Target.

7. Wave Spray

It’s an easy way to keep your hair beachy looking without necessarily spending all day in the ocean. I like this one from Ouai. Make sure to put some leave-in conditioner on your hair first to keep it soft.

8. A Polaroid Camera

If you’re looking to get some aesthetically pleasing photos, this is the way to go. These are fun to put together to make a wall collage or photo album after your vacation also. If you don’t want to spend the money on a Polaroid camera and some film, you can also get a similar 90’s vibe with the Huji app.

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