Top 10 Beach Essentials

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Hello from Playa del Carmen! I’m super excited to be here for my best friend’s wedding. I was inspired by my trip to show you my 10 top beach essentials I brought with me on this trip.

Beach Tote: I ordered this tote for this trip a few weeks ago. I love that it’s very unique and it’s definitely a statement bag perfect for any tropical vacay. I’m also a little obsessed with the pom pom trend, so purchasing this bag was a no-brainer. When I travel I usually just bring a beach tote to use for the day and then 1 other bag (usually a crossbody) for date nights.

Swimsuits: This is an obvious one. I’ve been into wearing one-pieces lately, but I always bring a regular bikini and then a strapless bikini for days where I know I’m going to be tanning. Here are a couple of options I’m currently loving:

Denim Shorts: I always bring 1 or 2 pairs with me. Lately, I’ve been into white denim so I’m bringing this pair with me.

Jewelry: I always bring one statement piece (I brought this fun necklace) and then the rest is always more dainty/ delicate pieces like a few of my parpala jewelry rings and this necklace.

Sandals: I ordered this pair for this trip, but unfortunately, they did not arrive in time. I’m obsessed with these sandals below:

Cover-ups: since I’m only going to be here for a few days, I packed this cover-up,  but I’m loving these options:

Hat: a Panama hat or a fedora are always a must. I brought this hat with me.

Sunglasses: I usually bring 2 to 3 pairs when I’m traveling. I packed these ones from Dior and these from Céline.

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White linen button-up: This is a must! I usually travel with this shirt and then use it several times during the trip. It can be worn as a cover-up, you can wear it at night with some shorts and platforms. The options are endless!

Maxi-dress: I always bring 1 or 2 maxi dresses when I travel to tropical destinations. I’m currently loving these maxi dresses:

That’s all for my beach essentials! What are some of your beach must-haves? I would love to know. xo, Pam.

Top 10 Beach Essentials