The Ultimate Miami Beach Packing Guide

Hi Friends!

I’m beyond excited because at the end of next month Jeff and I have both taken a full week off from work (over his birthday) to celebrate both of our birthdays. There’s a huge conference for work happening during my birthday and I’m unable to take any time off for the weeks surrounding so why not take time for his birthday since it’s only a few weeks before mine!  We are heading to Miami Beach and staying at the newly renovated Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club and I couldn’t be more excited!  We have both been craving some time on the beach and with a hotel that’s literally beach front it will be the perfect getaway! To keep up with my trip be sure to follow my Instagram for all the photo updates!

I thought with Summer basically here and so many of you planning your Summer trips why not put together the Ultimate Miami Beach Packing Guide! Complete with everything you’ll need (well at least the major things you’ll need) for your week or weekend getaway! If you’re interested in what I’ll be packing and want to get some ideas on what you should be packing then keep reading.  When I think of Summer and certainly when I think of Miami Beach I think of bright colors and easy clothing.  It’s all about being comfortable and having fun. I’ve already began doing some shopping for this trip because I want to be as prepared as possible.  Ladies for any Summer vacation you absolutely need a pair or 2 or 3 pairs of denim cut offs! Like these one teaspoon shorts, the right pair of denim cut offs are so comfortable and perfect for throwing over your swimsuit at the beach/pool and event headed to a Miami Beach dinner with a blouse and some wedges! I’m going to be honest with myself though I’ve always loved the look of a swimsuit cover up for the beach and pool days whether I’m on vacation or not and this cover up from Draya Michele’s line MintSwim and this HotMiamiStyle cover up are definitely a must for my Beach vacation.  You can probably tell that I like to keep it not only functional but a little sexy! Especially for Miami Beach. A beach cover up like those linked above are necessities because they can easily go from the beach to the beachside bar!

one teaspoon shorts

Now with all this talk about the beach and bright colors you know the Number One must on this packing list is swimwear! From the bikinis to the one pieces and even those Brazilian bottoms, on Miami beach they’re all completely acceptable! Whether you’re looking for a one pieces like this cute one from Forever21, or a sexy 2 piece like this from MintSwim or this one from Forever21, in Miami it’s all about a bright and fun swimsuit!

forever 21 one peiece

It’s not all about beach fashion though ladies! I’m super excited to bust out all of my Maxi Dresses and Sundresses for this trip!  In Miami Maxi Dress are a necessity, perfect for grabbing lunch, A Maxi Dress like this JACK by BB Dakota Luciana Dress Revolve dress can easily be worn to brunch at 11am with those slip on Sandals much like these Sam Edelman Bay Slide Sandals that will be in my suitcase or to dinner with a pair of heels much like this Isle Of Dress Amuse Society dress found on Revolve as well! You always want to pack some pieces that can easily be taken from day to night on your vacation! Remember that! And of course whether you’re lounging poolside, by the beach or on the search for some great food Sunnies are a must! I never bring just one pair! I bring my Ray Ban Aviators, My fun Gucci Glittered frames and these Henri Bendel frames that I’m beyond obsessed with!

henri bag

Of course there are those little things that are obviously going to be on the packing list! Sun Tan oil , Sun Screen, Tinted Moisturizer, Lip Balm a Beach bag! All Necessities for sure, I have this Henri Bendel Bag that I purchased in large to use for the beach that I am beyond obsessed with! It’s huge and big enough to hold beach towels, water bottles, snacks and some other things and then I’ll be bringing one of my smaller cross body bags for days that we just want to hang out and roam those South Beach streets, and as my mother and father both taught me, NEVER go out of town without packing a little black dress and a pair of heels because you never know what you’ll end up doing!

All in all I’m beyond excited for our Miami Beach Getaway and I hope my Packing List has helped you pack for your trip!

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