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What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

Summertime is here, ladies! Sun, fun, and relaxation are the orders of the day. But, before the fun starts – you have to do the dreaded packing. Not sure where to start? We got you. From satin-lined hair accessories to sunscreen, below are 5 essentials to pack for your upcoming weekend getaway:

1. Chic Sunglasses 

summer glasses

(Photos by Dan 7Kidz, Ayo Ogunseinde, and Kyle Loftus on Unsplash)

Chic sunglasses are the must have accessory for summer getaways. Rock them as you lounge on the beach or sit poolside with a good book in hand. Opt for smaller frames to bring back nineties vibes or bigger frames to hide bags under your eyes after a long night out with the gals. We’d say bring both.

2. Bold Lipstick

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Bold lips bring life and color into your face with minimal effort. Matte lipstick is the best option for keeping your lips on point as you sip one mimosa after another. Our suggestions: Fenty Beauty, The Lip Bar, and Beauty Bakerie.

3. Figure-Flattering Swimsuit

girls in beachwear

(Photo courtesy of @swimsuitsforall)

Don’t feel like your body is #SummerReady? Nonsense! You have a body, and it’s summertime, so don’t be afraid to flaunt what you got. Whether you’re a size 2 or a size 16, there are gorgeous swimsuit options for you to feel like your best self this summer! We recommend a retro high-waisted bikini bottom paired with a classic halter top.

4. Vibrant Hair Accessories

(Photo by Bekir Dönmez on Unsplash)

Vibrant hair accessories are an absolute necessity. They’re lightweight and hassle-free just as short getaways should be. A gorgeous headband, turban, or sun hat keeps your hair and the sun out of your face in these boiling summer temperatures.  

5. Sunscreen

(Photos courtesy @blackgirlsunscreen)

Amidst all the fun of a weekend getaway, don’t forget to show your skin the TLC it deserves. Check out Black Girl Sunscreen for protection that doesn’t give melanated skin tones the ashy white residue of traditional sunscreen.


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One thought on “What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

  1. Ursela Salomon says:

    Excellent read and practical choices for every female!!

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