As summer approaches, the social calendar starts to fill up with weekend trips, and spontaneous getaways seem to become the norm. How to always be prepared? Having easy-to-pack pieces at the ready—here are 5 essentials to get you through vacation season.

1. NET-A-PORTERCotton Maxi

A cotton jersey maxi dress is the perfect traveling partner; it’s incredibly comfortable (feeling more like pajamas than a dress), while still looking totally chic and put-together. Bonus: it packs up nicely, and any en-route wrinkles can be easily steamed out, just hang it in the bathroom while you take a shower.

2. Stylish EveDenim Jacket

An easy toss-on with nearly every go-to in the rotation, an easy denim jacket is a packing essential: it’s nearly wrinkle-proof and adds another layer to looks, in both chicness and warmth. For something unexpected, try it with a dressier ensemble like this pencil skirt outfit.

3. stylishwife.comKnit Sweater

Even if you’re planning to go somewhere tropical, don’t forget to pack a knit sweater—you’ll appreciate the extra blanket-like layer if a plane ride is involved, and often times once the sun goes down, the temps can dip low enough to call for a heavier layer.

4. Show Me Your MumuChiffon or Cotton Cover-Up

For those beachy vacations where you live in a bathing suit each and every day, a chic cover up that also doubles as an evening dress is a sartorial MVP. Try it in a flowy chiffon or the lightest cotton to keep things breezy.

5. AthletaLinen Pants

To cap off the suitcase, toss in a pair of easy linen joggers for those days when it’s a little overcast—or for towards the end of the trip when your skin’s had enough sun exposure. Yes, linen does tend to wrinkle easily, but embrace the laid-back vibe…it is vacation after all.

April 21, 2017 — Shopify API