Get Packing! Beach Honeymoon Packing Tips From J.Crew's Head Stylist

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
jcrew honeymoon packing list

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Let's face it, the last thing you want after months of wedding planning stress, is honeymoon packing stress! But, if you're faced with an immediate honeymoon (lucky you!), there's no denying that you have to get started filling that suitcase with all the essentials. Headed to the beach for a week-long respite filled with romance, sun, and cocktails and don't know what must-haves to pack up? J.Crew's lead stylist Gayle Spannaus is here to help you! We asked Gayle to help us craft the ideal honeymoon (or long beach weekend!) packing list, and it's nothing short of perfection. Here, her favorite finds to help you soak in the sun, and relax with your new husband — while remaining impeccably stylish, of course!


Photo: Illustration by Katie Buckleitner, Courtesy of J.Crew

1. Saint James for J.Crew Short-Sleeve Slouchy T-Shirt
A stripe tee is always a perfect addition — you can wear it as a beach cover-up with a pair of shorts or you can tuck it into a skirt at night and wear it out with a really pretty pair of earrings. ($89,

2. Embroidered Swing Cami in Stripe
This top is just so easy and comfortable and would be great with a pair of shorts or pants. ($88,

3. Chino Short in White
These white shorts are the perfect staple to bring with you for any vacation $ wear them to dinner with a cute top or to the beach. ($32.50,

4 + 5. French Bikini Top and Boy Short in Retro Floral
I love a printed bikini — this one is perfect because you can wear it together or mix and match with solid swimsuits. ($54 and $48,

6. A Straw Tote
These straw bags are just so cute and the red and blue stripe handle gives it a little pop of color to keep it fresh. (Kayu St. Tropez Tote, $115,

7. The Modern Beach Blanket
You need a towel like this one because it's something to lay on or to wrap around you and use as a pareo. (Las Baladas Mexican beach blanket, $45,

8. Striped Sun Hat
Because you always need a sun hat and I love this one in stripe! ($34.50,

9. Sea Salt Texturizing Mist
This is a great product to make your hair even beach-ier and it's also a great way to throw up a top knot or ponytail and add texture to enhance that beach look. (Lavett and Chin, $30,

10. Sam Sunglasses in Navy
A pair of sunglasses is a must for any vacation and I just love this pair $ the navy is a fresh take on a neutral pair of sunglasses. ($118,

11. Tortoise Enamel Earrings
The tortoise earrings are a fun (and surprisingly light) accessory to add to any outfit — they would be especially cute with the white off-the-shoulder dress! ($58,

12. Off-The-Shoulder Dress in Cotton Poplin
The off-the-shoulder is definitely a trend this summer and this dress in white is great for any newlywed. I love it because you can dress it down and wear it over your swimsuit or you can dress it up and wear it on a night out. ($118,

13. Denim Jacket in Holston Wash
A jean jacket is always a must for any vacation because it is a perfect layer for chillier nights. ($128,

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14. Gallabia Peru Mini Dress
This dress is just beautiful — you can dress it up very easily with a gold sandal or you can throw it on with a white sneaker and wear it to the beach. It's a great dress to wear the first night out to dinner and then on the second day you wear it over your swimsuit to the beach. ($250,

15. Studded Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals
These are great because the metallic adds a nice pop to any outfit but are still neutral. ($124.99,

Now, what are you waiting for — get packing for that beach honeymoon!

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