Remember those spontaneous vacations you used to take? It’s been a while. Don’t let the week-long process of packing for the kids keep you from taking that beach vacation this year. Here are eight must-haves that any mom should pack on that next vacation. Which we hope is soon.
1. Maxi Dress
Pack a jersey maxi dress which is day-time chic but can also be dressed up into statement jewelry for an impromptu date. Even if it’s just on your hotel balcony during the afternoon nap.
2. One-Piece Bathing Suit
A one-piece suit with ruching is not only more flattering on most post-baby bodies, but it’s totally in. For a look that says “I read fashion magazines”… or at least I have a subscription.
3. Shorts Romper
We’re finally on the trendy romper bandwagon. A wrinkle-free cotton number is so easy to wear, but your baby already knew that. The only question is who wore it best?
4. Loungewear PJ’s Set
Kids don’t sleep in hotel rooms so instead of pajamas bring mono-chromatic loungewear you can rock while attempting to stroll your kid back to sleep without fear of being seen.
5. Oversized Scarf
The light-weight packing champ! Tie it up to be a beautiful dress for the beach; a clever shawl cover-up; a head-wrap to maintain hair on a windy day; or a really awesome cape for the little one.
6. Jean Jacket
A white jean jacket looks great with everything. Taking you from evening to early morning.
7. Cross-Body Bag
Bring a leather cross-body bag to keep your valuables close by. When you don’t want to schlep your overstuffed diaper bag. Now if it can only apply sunscreen to a slippery toddler.
8. Dressy Flip Flops
Pack dress flip-flops that sparkle so you’ll only need one pair of shoes for both casual and elegant outfits because you’ll need the suitcase space for more important things.
You’re all set! Have a wonderful vacation!