Pack these beach vacation essentials for your next trip

Are you leaving your winter blues behind and heading to warmer climates? Now is the time to start shopping for your vacation wardrobe. The perfect-fitting swimsuit is always a must. And nowadays, the cover-up is just as important as the swimwear. If you’re jet-setting somewhere sunny for spring break, make sure to pack these beach vacation essentials.

Hat – Look fashionable and protect your skin at the same time. Panama hat with tassel trim by Scala, $38, from Everything But Water in Town Center Crossing.


Cover-up – A lightweight cover-up is a necessity, and this one combines ruffles, tassels and stripes for a playful effect. Roberta Roller Rabbit tunic, $165, from Everything But Water.


Bracelets – Layer on water-friendly accessories, like these beaded bracelets, to complete your poolside look. Hand-beaded spirit bracelets by Sierra Winter Jewelry, $79, available at


Swimsuit – Be a golden girl in this one piece with wide straps and cutout details. Oye “Ela” suit, $350, from Everything But Water.


Beach Bag – Straw bags are everywhere this season. This “Beach Please” tote with leather handles combines function and fashion, with a little bit of sass. $175, from Everything But Water.


Sandals – Ditch the rubber flip-flops for something chicer. These sandals can be dressed up or down, no matter the occasion. Metallic leather thong sandal with crisscross toe strap, raw edges, and knotted detail by Soludos, $89, from Everything But Water.


Earrings – The perfect statement piece, these red fan earrings with turquoise and gold accents can be worn by the pool or out to dinner. Turquoise enamel fan tassel earrings by M2, available at Spruce Home in Leawood.


Sunglasses – Never leave home without a pair of stylish sunnies to protect your face. Look for mirrored styles and round frames to stay on trend this season. Espiritu in Gold with yellow mirror lens, $470, and Joplin in Champagne Gold with arctic blue mirror lens, $495, from Barton Perreira on the Country Club Plaza.