My Summer Travel Checklist

Summer is finally in full effect! I wanted to share my summer travel checklist, as sometimes packing can be extremely stressful. Before I even start packing, I tend to have outfits already created in my head. There is nothing worse than staring at an empty suitcase, having no idea where to start. I find that packing outfits makes getting ready while on vacation so much easier. The last thing I want to do is stress about what I should wear each day! Even when I help Jadyn pack we create outfits so each day she will have an idea of what to wear. So far, I have traveled to Cuba, Paris, Rome and the Amalfi Coast this summer. When I created this summer travel checklist, I got inspiration from some of the outfits I wore while vacationing. Many of these items have proven to be summer staples and are perfect for traveling.

My Summer Travel Checklist


I brought a matching set to Cuba and it was perfect for the tropical climate and they are so fun and easy to wear. I love THIS, THIS and THIS set.


Rompers are essential for summer, I love wearing them out and about. They pack easily and usually the material is lightweight and airy for the summer heat. I wore THIS in Cuba and THIS is a great summer piece.


I lived in THIS denim skirt and THIS in Paris. You can dress a denim skirt up or down which is always perfect for when on vacation.


THESE denim shorts are a favorite of mine! You can never go wrong with shorts for summer :)


You probably saw THIS top on my Instagram, lightweight blouses pack great and are comfortable to wear on hot days. THIS is also a favorite of mine.


The off the shoulder trend is pretty much the #1 summer trend, but beware your shoulders may get sun so don’t forget the sunscreen :) I wore THIS top in Cuba and THIS is another trendy option.


While traveling around Europe, I found that carrying a backpack was so much easier than carrying a bag. THIS backpack was great for the plane and THIS small backpack is the perfect substitute for a purse.


I used THIS small bag a lot while exploring Europe. A small crossbody bag like THIS or THIS is great for summer. Sometimes a big purse can get heavy especially if you are carrying it around all day.


Sunglasses are a vacation MUST! I typically pack 1-3 pairs and alternate depending on my outfit. If you follow me on Instagram, I typically wear THESE a lot! I also love to pack fun cat-eye sunglasses like THESE.


In Cuba, for most of the trip I wore lace up/gladiator sandals. Lace up sandals go with pretty much any summer outfit so I make sure to always pack them. THESE, THESE or THESE are great options.


We did a TON of walking in Paris and Rome, so I made sure to pack THESE sneakers. Comfortable shoes are important to bring and they even look cute paired with a dress or skirt. A classic white pair like THESE are a less expensive version :)


I have been very into the statement earring trend, I listed my top five picks HERE in a recent blog post. I tend to not pack a ton of accessories when I travel. Earrings take up hardly any room in a suitcase and can add to any look.


Depending on where you are traveling for summer you may or may not need to pack a swimsuit. We had a pool day in Cuba and a few beach days in Amalfi. I wore THIS and THIS swimsuit while on vacation.

Comment below where you plan on vacationing this summer, and be sure to check out my summer travel checklist!

xx Brittany

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  1. Norina June 19, 2017 at 10:51 am

    The list is great! Definitely something I will come back to before my next shopping trip. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Norina |

  2. sabrina feemster June 19, 2017 at 10:57 am

    great list! I am going to rome, the amalfi coast, venice, Tuscany, Pompeii, and capri as well in a few months! loved looking at your outfits for inspo….dying to hear about your trip!

  3. Nikki June 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Sunnies are a total must for me too! My sister always makes fun of me because I pack 3-4 pairs for every trip but I feel that they can really make or break an outfit haha!

    xx Nikki

  4. Diana Free June 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Packing for a vacation is stressful. I totally agree with your clothing picks!!

  5. Esther June 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    That is a perfect packing list. This makes packing for holidays so easy.
    Love you picks. Have a beautiful week. Love, Esther

  6. Amy June 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Love your list, and love following along all your fun travels! Can’t wait to see what’s next!

    xx, Amy

  7. Jovana June 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you for this! My boyfriend and I are going for short Vegas trip end of the month and then in September I’m going to Europe – Croatia and Montenegro. So excited 😍

  8. Bea June 19, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I am totally obsessed with rompers so I am so very glad that you mentioned them in this post! As always, amazing post! x

  9. Elizabeth June 19, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Totally agree with everything on this list, especially denim shorts! They’re basically a part of the LA girl summer uniform, don’t you think? :)

    XO, Elizabeth

  10. Nicolette June 20, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Yes yes yes – matching set! A matching set just looks so put together and you can also use each individual piece in different outfits.

  11. Kaela Dotson June 20, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Loving how you linked more thrift options this time! Grabbing a few of these as we speak for my Europe trip. Thanks Brittany!
    <3 Kaela


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