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How to Pack for a Beach Weekend Getaway

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Whether you're flying or driving, there's no need to take more than one bag. Find out the key items you need to stay gorgeous and stylish all weekend long.

1. Lululemon Legendary Duffel

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All successful packing jobs start with the same thing: The right luggage. Though the Lululemon Legendary Duffel was created with yoga in mind, it's size, many handy pockets and durability make it idea for a weekend bag.

The bag is 12.5" high x 20" long x 8" wide with a detachable strap. It will fit everything you need, if you pack wisely.

As for pockets, it has three on the outside—if you're traveling by plane, use the front deep one for your plane ticket for easy access when going through security—and four on the inside for keys, your phone, lip balm and snacks, plus a shoe pouch and section for your dirty laundry.

The Lululemon Legendary Duffel is available in black or dune.

2. Old Navy Smocked Chiffon Tiered Maxi Dress

Old Navy Dress
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Nothing feels better, easier or more comfortable after a day in the sun than a long, loose maxi dress. This Old Navy Smocked Chiffon Tiered Maxi Dress is fitted through the bust with crossed fabric for a flattering fit. The bright, sunny colors were made for watching sunsets at the beach or an afternoon stroll into town. The 100 percent polyester dress is machin-washable on the gentle cycle.

Pair with flip flops or flat sandals.

Old Navy Smocked Chiffon Tiered Maxi Dress is available in sizes extra-small through extra- extra-large.

3. Vix Swimwear Bia Tube and Valentine Tube Bottom

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It goes without saying that you need to pack a bikini or swimsuit for your beach weekend getaway. A classic like this Vix Swimwear Bia Tube and Valentine Tube Bottom will never go out of style—plus, guys love red! The shirring on the top and bottom allows for more or less coverage and the 23 karate gold-plated tubes add a touch of style.

The Vix Swimwear Bia Tube and Valentine Tube Bottom is available in sizes small through extra-large.

4. Theodora & Callum White Multi Playa Tie All Scarf

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An over-sized scarf like this Theodora & Callum White Multi Playa Tie All Scarf works overtime as a wrap, pareo, skirt, strapless dress or beach blanket! Pick one that matches the color theme of your outfits and you'll be good to go! Check the Theodora & Callum website for other colors.

5. The Webster at Target Embroidered Tunic

Target Tunic
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A flowy top like this one from The Webster at Target Embroidered Tunic doubles as a beach coverup or pair with a pair of jean shorts to head to lunch. Pull it off your shoulder for a sultrier look. The top is 100 percent cotton and is machine-washable.

The Webster at Target Embroidered Tunic is available in extra-small through extra large and with navy or coral trim.

6. Havianas Slim Animal Flip Flops

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Pick a stylish flip flop and you'll be able to wear them to more than just the beach and the pool. The Havianas Slim Animal Flip Flops have a sexy leopard print with a dash of metallic.

The Havianas Slim Animal Flip Flops are available in sizes 5 through through 12 in white/gold. brown/gold (as shown) and gray/hot pink.

A smart wedge is the only other shoe you'll need.

7. Chan Luu Sterling Silver Wrap Bracelet

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Photo © Chan Luu

Just because you're at the beach doesn't mean you get to take a break from accessorizing. The Chan Luu Sterling Silver Wrap Bracelet wraps around your wrist five times to give the look of bangles with none of the weight.

Check the Chan Luu website for other colors and styles.

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