Let’s be real. For most of the country, this winter has been a wild one. Snow, ice, flooding, winds, cooler-than-average temps. We’re ready to escape to the sunshine and warm breezes. Who’s with us?

When your mind has been on sweaters, sweatpants and staying warm, it’s so refreshing to think about breezy dresses and fun tanks.

If a beach vacation is on your agenda in the upcoming weeks, we have a list of must-haves to consider when writing up your packing list.


Swimwear and a Cover-up

Yes, we’re digging right in. The last thing that most of us want to think about after a long, cold winter is slipping into a swimsuit with our pasty white winter bodies. Don’t worry. reStitch has a variety of swimming suits that flatter all body types. Since you may be spending most of your beach vacation time in your swimming suit, it’s important that it fits well and you are comfortable in it.


New with tags Aerie swimming suit


A really big trend in swimsuits is the high-waisted bikini bottom. It’s perfect for holding things in and still being able to indulge in sandcastle building. We like this NWT option from Aerie.


New with tags one piece swimming suit


We also really like this NWT one piece from a.n.a. Black is always slimming, and the V-neck and ruching are very flattering.


Second hand Free People


Every beach vacation bag also should include a great cover-up. We like this Free People piece because it’s strapless, lightweight and has a laidback vibe. We can imagine wearing this to a beachside cabana for a lunchbreak or while walking back from the beach at the end of a sun-filled day.



One shoulder tank top

Tank tops are a must-have for any beach vacation. We suggest picking a few that can be worn multiple places with multiple things. We like this NWT, one-shoulder ruffle tank from Banana Republic and think it would work well with a pair of preppy Bermuda shorts as well tucked into a cute skirt.


Second hand tank top


Going bolder, this Merona tank (also NWT) just screams tropical paradise. Wear it with denim cutoffs for a carefree look or with a pair of white jeans for a nighttime outfit.


Maxi dresses

Second hand maxi dress

Easy, breezy and beautiful, the maxi dress is a beach vacation staple. When you have a suitcase with limited space, you want to find pieces that can be worn in more than one way and the maxi dress is the perfect example. Wear it over your swimsuit during the day, when you go out exploring or dress it up at night for dinner. Opt for one with a bold and bright print, like this one from BeBop.


Shift dresses

Shift dresses aren’t necessarily figure-hugging and, therefore, some women shy away from them because of this. We’re telling you to give them a try when you’re considering beach vacation outfits. The last thing you want when the weather is hot and humid is a tight, non-breathable dress.


Second hand Michael Kors


This beautiful blue shift dress from Michael Kors has cute eyelet details on it and would be the perfect piece to include on your beach vacation packing list. 



Rompers are still the “it” piece, and it’s easy to see why. An all-in-one outfit, they can be dressed up with heels, jewelry and a clutch or worn casually for a beach cover-up or sightseeing outfit. They are a versatile piece that should make it on everyone’s vacation outfits packing list.


Second hand romper


This romper from Angie is perfect with it’s whimsical print and lightweight fabric. Try pairing it with strappy nude heels and an oversized clutch for an evening of seafood and live music.



Second hand Banana Republic shorts

A comfy pair of denim shorts must be on your beach vacation packing list. They pair well with casual tanks and tanks. You also can slip them on over a swimsuit or worn on an excursion. We found these Banana Republic shorts on clearance for less than $8!

— Team reStitch


P.S. What items are on the top of your beach vacation packing list? Share your packing list on social using #reStitch.