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Beach Vacay Ready: Honeymoon Packing List


Ah packing.

I somehow can get away with wearing a shirt three days in a row, but when it comes to packing for vacation I turn into some sort of professional packer and I'm like, "I'm probably going to change at least 3-4 times a day, and I'm there for 10 days so I need to pack at least 35 outfits and 7 pairs of shoes."

This trip, I tried to make a honeymoon packing list so that I wasn't just throwing everything remotely beachy that I own into my suitcase. 

Since I took the time to make a list, I decided I would share it with you in case you're also a pack-everything kinda girl. Most of these pieces are hitting the blog via individual outfits pretty soon, but this list includes a lot of my beach vacay fashion must-haves.

The links are all shoppable so if you've got a beach vacation coming up, you can snag a few of my favorites before you hit the waves.  

Honeymoon Packing List Beach vacation to Oahu Hawaii | Cara Newhart - Never Skip Brunch Blog


First things first, here are my picks for some fun & flowy beach outfits. I picked a range of tops and bottoms that can easily be mixed and matched to create a range of outfits. I tried sticking to a similar color scheme so that my accessories would fit no matter what.


I packed a classic off-shoulder style with bright vertical stripes, a super fun printed pineapple tee, a lacy fitted top with short bell sleeves, a blue tie-dyed open back tank, and a v-neck with little pineapples on it. Not shoppable below is a tank I got from Victoria's Secret that was part of a buy two bras get a free tank deal. It is SO SOFT and light, which is perfect for the beach.



I packed some high-waisted black shorts, a pair of white denim crop jeans, bright royal blue shorts, fun & flowy patterned pants, and a pair of stretchy athletic shorts for jogs / yoga.



Flowy maxis are a beach wardrobe essential. I packed two slitted maxis: a red one with a fun Hawaiian-style pattern and a more classic pink floral. I also threw in a floral romper with a beachy floral pattern.



I brought along my rose half frame sunnies that I just can't get enough of. A beach canvas clutch with brigh embroidery and tassel accent, a beaded multi-strand bracelet, some tassel earrings  + a necklace from the SUGARFIX collection, and a gold earring set with some modern line earrings and a little sparkle.

I tried to keep everything in the same color palette (Pink / yellow with gold accents) so that I could mix and match without thinking and my look would feel polised. Not pictured (and not shopable) is my wood bangle which I've had forever that I also brought along.


Sticking to just 5 pairs of shoes was hard. Like, real hard. I tried to choose a variety of colors and heights so that I could dress any outfit up or down. I went with a pair of black wedges by Gianni Bini (mine are a little different than the ones shown below because they are from last season, but I linked this season's style which is similar).

I also brought my favorite gold wedges that I've been in love with all spring. For flats & flops I chose a fun sandal with a coral accent plus a pair by Sam & Libby. The ones I got were a fun hawaiian-style pattern that had a striped base and some floral accents, but they also have great gold and silver metallic ones. Finally, I brought my nikes for closed-toe activities like jogging and golf.

Honeymoon Packing List Beach vacation to Oahu Hawaii | Cara Newhart - Never Skip Brunch Blog


I brought two swimsuits because I usually forget and putting on a wet and cold swimsuit the next day when it hasn't is the worst. The first one is a lacy one-piece from Becca (mine is black) that is so amazingly comfortable. I love that the back is mostly open and has a deep v. My other suit is actually from PINK, and I can't find the right link so I've linked a super similar one below. It's a high waist bikini with a halter top that laces up the front.

For cover-ups I picked a kaftan dress with subtle stripes and tassels on the arms and bottom plus a black and white pineapple top that's pretty long. In my beach bag, I've got my new favorite "Eat, Beach, Sleep" hat plus by go-to sunscreen(s) by Coola. Warning: you're probably going to see way too much of this hat, but I can't resist because its under $15.



I usually make myself a little relaxation kit for the plane. In addition to Advil and snacks, I usually pack a few things to help me unwind and settle in for the long flight. First up is an eye mask with an important message (hehe), next I've got a mini emergency kit with a few mini essentials for travel. Urban outfitters has a ton of different mini kits like a beach kit, hangover kit and love kit. Another essential are these Beats wireless earphones + a regular phone charger (not below).

These socks by bliss plus the gel under eye pads are perfect to make the plane ride a little more spa-like.  Finally, I packed some travel-size Evian facial spray to help freshen up and keep my face from feeling all dried out from the flight.



I think you know what these are for 🙂 I got this bra and  Victorias Secret and lace trim babydoll (which I got in lavender). I also packed my favorite perfume.

Do you have a fun beach vacay coming up soon? What are your best packing tips? Leave a comment below or use #NSBstyle

P.S. The shoppable links in this post are affiliate links.


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never skip brunch by cara newhart

I'm Cara, the designer & Chief Creative Enthusiast behind Never Skip Brunch. I'm a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who's here to help you create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials


  1. Kaitlyn O'Donnell says

    I love the “Eat, Beach, Sleep” hat 🙂 Ive been looking for one like that everywhere!

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