Summer is everyone’s favorite time to travel to all the places we never get to experience with our hectic schedules throughout the year. It’s the perfect time to wind down with family and friends while relaxing. This year, I’m going to make packing a breeze for all your destinations by telling you exactly what essentials you need for your travels.

The first destination of the summer is one of my personal favorites: the Hamptons.

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As a New Yorker turned Miamian, my favorite place to spend the summer has always been in the Hamptons. There are several towns that line this beautiful coastal area, and they all require about the same dress code. With white being the color of choice for summertime and the beach, here are my my must haves for summer by the ocean.

Personally, I love the idea of wearing a cover up to the beach that also serves as a daytime dress. We often go straight from the beach to a favorite lunch spot for mid afternoon drinks, a friend’s home, or even shopping in town with some girlfriends. These fresh and easy pieces like this cover up from Vince are great for doing all the things you want to without wasting time having to go home and change.

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A matching skirt and top combo like this outfit from d.Ra also doubles perfectly as a beach cover up and casual afternoon outfit.

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White bathing suits are an essential for a versatile outfit because you can wear them under anything without showing any color.

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A halter bathing suit top like the one above from Suboo is also great for wearing to the beach or in town with a high waisted skirt like this denim button skirt from Current/Elliot.

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Everyone knows a beach tote is a must for keeping all our things organized when you’re out of the house all day. I suggest pairing a colorful bag like this multi colored maxi tote from Sensi Studio with the all white combo for a hint of color in your wardrobe.

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A hat and sandals are also must haves for a day at the beach but you need to make sure to pick ones that are comfortable and practical while also being stylish. These Splendid sandals are the perfect choice because they are easy to slip on and also match with any outfit so you can wear them multiple times throughout your vacation.

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This neutral colored hat from Hat Attack is a great find as it blocks the perfect amount of sun and works well with any outfit to use interchangeably throughout your vacation.

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All of these items are a must for making your vacation enjoyable, practical, and as always fashion forward. Keep up with my blog throughout the week to see what other essentials are needed for more summer getaway locations!