So, we're fast approaching Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, and you've planned a getaway that includes a visit to somewhere warm but can't figure out what to pack. Use this checklist to make sure you have the essentials for your summer getaway.
A straw hat, a fedora or pork pie hat offer chic protection from the sun plus it's breathable www.bloomingdales.com
Sunglasses, make sure they have 100% UV protection
Sunscreen, broad-spectrum with an SPF 30 or higher
Light fragrance, summer fragrances should be subtle and fresh www.pouted.com
Short sleeve shirts, think polos or casual button downs with cool prints
T-shirts, a basic piece that's versatile
A light jacket or long sleeve shirt for those cool nights
Bracelets, it's the cousin to the watch and needs to be represented too
Watch with nylon straps that can be replaced; take a couple to accent your look each day www.jcrew.com
Shorts, I like them just above the knee. Not too short, not too long.
Summer-weight Chinos, the cotton is a lighter weight than standard chinos and are perfect for warm/hot weather www.bonobos.com
No-show socks, protect your shoes and keep your feet dry www.na-nyc.com
Slip-on sneakers, they are versatile and cool; can be worn to the beach or bumming around town
Loafers or deck shoes
Lightweight sneakers for working out, in case you get the urge to go running
Headphones for zoning out, wireless are best, no cords to get tangled!
A good book to get lost in and help you relax
A flask, bring your fun along; fill with your favorite spirit and keep it handy
A cigar cutter, you may want to light up while you're watching the waves roll in and like a good boy scout, you should always be prepared!
A great leather or canvas weekender bag to put it all in www.filson.com