5 Day Beach Trip - 10 items

MsCEM

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Five days...one suitcase! Most of the days are spent on the beach, shopping about an hour from the cost on a couple of days. Dinners are at casual, beachy places.

If you could only take 10 items and 2-3 pairs of shoes, what would you pack?
 

ampeefyed

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at least three bikinis! lightweight summer dresses, flip flops & a pair of 'dressy' shoes, maybe wedges?
 

HauteMama

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2 swimsuits
4 sundresses (a strapless one can be used as a cover-up, too)
1 pair of shorts
1 pair of jeans or capris (whichever would be more useful)
2 tops (t-shirts if your dresses can work for dinner out, nicer if you want to wear pants out)

I am assuming in this that it is 10 items PLUS 2-3 pairs of shoes, and for the shoes I'd go with one pair of heels, flip-flops for the beach, and flat sandals for days out.
 

IFFAH

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1. Sundress
2. Sundress
3. Kaftan Top
4. Wrap dress
5. Bikinis
6. Bikinis
7. Basic tank top
8. Black Shorts
9. Sunglasses
10.Earrings

Plus

1 flip-flops
1 GZ sandal
1 Lanvin flat
 

plumaplomb

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- (2) tunic or lightweight cotton blouse of some kind
- maxi dress suitable for an evening out
- flip flops
- nice flats
- white shorts
- one piece
- two piece
- boogie board
- summer hat & sunblock
 

canada's

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Oct 1, 2006
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- 3 swimsuits
- 2 caftans
- 1 maxi
- 1 v-neck
- 1 pair of white jeans
- 1 pair of wedges
- 1 pair of flat sandals
 
Jul 12, 2007
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Clothing:
-2 swimsuits
-1 mini dress coverup
-3 casual dresses
-2 tanks
-1 pair of denim shorts
Shoes:
-1 pair of flip flops
-1 pair of gladiator sandals
-1 pair of wedges
 

katusha

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1. beach flip flops
2. nice flipflops/flats
3. nice(er) shoes/ wedges
4 and 5. 4 swimsuits
6. denim skirt
7. shorts
8. linen pants
9. maxi dress
10. mini dress
11. another mini dress
12. tshirt or tank top
13. tank top

all the dresses can act as cover ups. and tanks/shirts should match the skirt/shorts/pants

(i know i listed 13 items, but post said 10 items + 3 pair of shoes :smile:)
 

SunglassLove

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Hey I did exactly this the other weekend! :smile: But only for 3 days. I don't think I could do 10 for 5, I'm definately an over-packer!

1. maxi dress
2. sundress/cover up
3. bikini
4. sturdier swimsuit (for tubing)
5. skinny jeans
6. linen shorts
7. tank top
8. tank top
9. cardigan
10. sleep shorts/shirt

1. flip flops for beach
2. gladiator flats
3. tommy hilfiger flip flops (that are actually comfy to walk in and are more adult-preppy)
 
Dec 18, 2007
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Does the 10 include shoes?

1 black sundress
1 day sundress (print, or bright color)
2 tankini bikini
1 capri
1 bermuda shorts
2-3 flowy tops
1 tank
1 sleep shirt

also:

1 neutral colored wedge
1 flip flop
1 pair of sunglasses

instead of a carryon bag, use a big beach tote to save space.
 
May 18, 2008
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I always travel carry-on, I never check my bags (even comming home!) so I'm pretty good with packing light. I would say...

2 bikkinis (counts as 1 Item)
1 neuteral tank top
shorts
summer top
summer top
sundress
sundress
dressier sundress
night gown
cover up

shoes:
tennis shoes
flip flops
sandles
 

lolitakali

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Feb 6, 2007
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2 - 2pc swimsuits (one to use & one to dry) I'd do tanktini too to double as tops.
Someone mentioned a maxi? Definitely 1 or 2 maxis.
1 to 2 long skirt that can be doubled as a dress.
A linen wide leg pants
A linen jacket that goes with the linen pants as a "suit" for the cold nights/chill?
A couple of sarongs (doubled as sleep wears / going out)

A wedge sandal & a pair of gladiator flats... a pair of leather sneakers for running about.