The No-Guess Packing List For Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2010 by Justine Schwartz
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Memorial Day – the official commencement of bikini season – is upon us. Whether you’re lucky enough to travel for the holiday, or just pretending, we have the packing list for the poshest destination spots.

The Hamptons

Paisley is the ultimate preppy pattern – and we love this J.Crew Flora Paisley Halter Top and J.Crew Flora Bikini ($59.98, down from $90). The floral twist means it’s not your grandma’s paisley.

A crisp white jean like these Gap Long & Lean Jeans ($69.50) is a must-have item for destinations on the water – it’s chilly at night! Plus, you can wear them to Diddy’s White Party.

A fancy gold leather sandal like Jack Rogers ‘Navajo’ Thong ($96) is perfect for weekend trips – it is the definition of a day to night shoe. I’ve worn them straight from the pool to a fancy dinner on more than one occasion.


Nothing about Miami is understated – so when you’re packing remember the louder = the better. Pick a swimsuit that makes a statement like this awesome Zac Posen for Target® Tie-Dye Print Low-V One-Piece Swimsuit ($34.99).

The sun is serious down there, so cover up in style with this oversize pink Paper Straw Hat ($24, down from $43). Full UV protection has never looked so good.

Did we mention that tie-dye is South Beach approved? We love this MM Couture Tie Dye Maxi Dress ($106) – the maxi style will look chic on Ocean Ave. Yacht party invite not included.


We love these Natalie Madras Dolphin Short ($29.50). Although Vince Vaughn couldn’t pull them off in Wedding Crashers, you definitely will.

How cute are these hot pink Dr. Scholl’s Original sandals($51) If you’re afraid of a full on clog, these are a great alternative.

Get your wardrobe summer-ready with our guides to the best cheap swimsuits, the best Spanx swimwear, the best clogs, and the best summer dresses.


Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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