So, Susie…I’m taking a beach vacation. What are the essentials items I should pack?

Luckily a sunny beach vacation can mean light packing! Dresses are plentiful this season and I’ve rounded up some of my favorites including this JCrew button front sundress, this Rails minidress,which could double as a coverup, and this La Vie ribbed knit dress that could also be worn out to dinner. Plus, dresses are so easy to pack, slip on, and wear.

To go with summer’s breezy dresses, a hat is a must have in my book. I love this squishable, easy-to-pack sun hat that has an added bonus of spf!

For swimsuit trends, the one-piece is having a moment (woo hoo) with ruffle details, strapless and off the shoulder styles, all which are so flattering! Here are a few of my favorites: this ruffle Robin Piccone, this Tory Burch vintage print and this off the shoulder sexy number from Trina Turk.


And of course a pair of pool slides, your favorite big sunglasses and last, and most important, sunscreen!

I’ve recently discovered the brand Supergoop that uses the cleanest ingredients and has some of the most clever innovation in the sun protection industry. Try, for example, this sunscreen mousse, a setting mist with rosemary SPF 50, and my personal favorite: this mineral powder in a tube along with a brush.

Below is an outfit to give you some inspiration. Happy sunny beach vacation!!

Tory Burch Meadow Folly Off the Shoulder Cover-Up DressLOLA HATS First Aid Striped Band Straw HatTory Burch Palma Print One-Piece SwimsuitCULT GAIA Small Ark Bamboo HandbagTOM FORD Julia 50mm Gradient Square SunglassesSupergoop Mineral PowderTopshop Rascal Studded Slide Sandal

Susie Wright of The Susie Wright Project is the quintessential stylist. She weaves her well-honed creativity into everything she does – whether it’s styling her clients’ wardrobes, recommending beauty products and procedures, decorating her beautiful home, or buying gifts for her dear friends and loved ones. She especially has a unique sense for transforming women of our certain age so that we look fresh and polished and not overdone. Make sure you follow her on instagram to get more inspiration and ideas: @susie.wright

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