We’ve officially reached that point of winter when you’re willing to whip out your credit card on a whim and treat yourself to a beach getaway, stat. And you totally should. You’ve endured the below-freezing temperatures, brushed off your snow-covered car every morning, and given up on open-toed shoes since October. It’s only right to reward yourself with a destination vacation — one with no snow boots in sight.

The only thing (almost) as fun as luxuriating under the hot sun in the middle of March is packing for said beach getaway. After a season of neutral colors, itchy wool, and full-body coverage, it feels positively thrilling to fill your beach-bound suitcase with color, print, and flirty silhouettes — all things that Veronica M does best.

Ahead, exactly what to pack in your resort suitcase for any beachy occasion on your itinerary.

Lounging On The Beach

There’s no need to go overboard with outfits for the beach — all eyes will be on the bikini underneath, anyway. The key here is choosing loose, lightweight tunics and cover-ups that are easy to throw on and peel off. The Floral Tunic-Dress fits the bill with its drawstring waist and flared sleeves, while the Red and White OTS Dress pairs well with oversize black sunglasses and a matching sun hat.

 

Post-Beach Cocktails

After hours of swimming in the ocean and soaking up the sun, you’re guaranteed to want to cap off the day with a coconut cocktail (or two). Beachside drinks are decidedly more casual than your typical Saturday night cocktails — in other words, flip flops are fine (and even encouraged). Instead of squeezing yourself into a form-fitting LBD, keep the lounge-y vibe of your beach day going with a boho mini dress.

The deep maroon shade of the Daniela Smocked Dress makes for a nice transition into evening, and its drop-waist design and fun print feel perfectly at home in a little beachside bar. Accessorize with the Burgundy Beaded Hoops for a touch of bohemian flair.

 

Boardwalk Strolling

Strolling down the beach boardwalk, with all of its arcade games and ice cream shops, is a can’t-miss vacation activity. The vibe is super-casual: Wear the Navy Palm Romper over your bathing suit, or match your bikini top to the printed Eve Flare Leg Pants. Don’t forget a beach-worthy bag! The crochet and fringe detailing of the Fringe Cross Body Bag makes it the ultimate accessory for casual daywear.

 

Dinner Out

Of course, you probably won’t spend all of your getaway time on the beach. Make reservations at a local restaurant for dinner to immerse yourself in the culture of your vacation destination — and give yourself a chance to get a little dressed up.

On a fanciness scale of one to 10, your vacation dinner look should be about a six or seven: Elegant, but effortless. Our Veronica M Monica Floral Drop Waist Maxi Dress hits just the right spot between elevated and easy-to-wear. Accessorize with embellished sandals and a little bit of sparkle by way of the Gold Medallion Statement Necklace.

 

 

Where are you headed for your next vacation? And more importantly, what are you packing? We can’t wait to hear about your getaway plans in the comments!