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What To Pack For Literally Every Type of Summer Vacay

By Michelle Guerrere

If a getaway promises poolside lounging underneath an umbrella with a margarita, we’re pretty much sold immediately. If there's a faraway nature scene to explore, we're there. And you don't even have to finish the phrase music festival... we already bought tickets. Summertime is the time to make the most out of those vacay days.

Not sure where to jet off to next? No worries. We’ve got the rundown of our top four types of trips that should be on your radar. And in partnership with Sexy Hair, we've got your packing list covered, too, so you can look the part wherever you are. You can thank us later.

Trendy Beach Scene

Wild Child Cat-Eye Sunglasses; Sexy Hair Surfer Girl Dry Texturizing Spray; Forever 21 Floral Swim Cover-up Skirt; Supergoop! SPF All Stars

Here, we're talking about exclusive beach access, rosé by the pool, and a parade of cool beachwear. Channel the vibe with perfectly undone waves, achieved with a light misting of Sexy Hair Surfer Girl Dry Texturizing Spray. It gives hair a lived-in, touchable texture that's perfect for hanging shoreside. When it comes to your outfit, a wrap-style floral cover-up can put anyone in a sunny state of mind, while neon cat-eye shades are equal parts trendy and practical. And of course, don’t forget about SPF — we promise these formulas won’t leave annoying white streaks on your skin.

International Adventure

Onia Isabella Houndstooth One-Piece Swimsuit; Universal Travel Adapter; Beachwaver Curling Iron; Fujifilm Waterproof Disposable Camera

Exploring international waters? You’re going to need more than just your passport and walking sneaks. A sleek universal travel adapter means you can juice up your cell whenever the battery starts to deplete (probably from constantly checking that navigation app). A chic houndstooth one-piece layers under denim cut-offs for morning exploring, and then it works on the beach for an afternoon in the sun. Capture unique memories with a waterproof camera — especially if you're going somewhere with colorful fish and coral. And to ensure ideal photo opps, pack a dual-voltage (so it won’t fry from electricity differences abroad) curling iron for good hair days.

Backpacking In Europe

Zara Everyday Backpack; Ban.do Getaway Travel Kit; Gold Pineapple Portable Phone Charger; Tangle Teezer Holographic Compact Styler

We’re all for packing light and seeing Europe on foot. But whether you’re resting your head in hotels or hostels, you’re going to need a portable phone charger to stay on the pulse. This cute pineapple-shape one hooks right onto your bag — in this case, a sleek leather backpack for all the essentials. Banish tangles on the go with a holographic mini brush, and take your favorite shampoo and conditioner with you in these travel-size bottles. Our fave part? The pre-made labels ensure you don’t mistake conditioner for face wash (which we may have done before).

Music Festival Getaway

Sol de Janeiro Glowmotions; Riley Chain Belt Bag; Supabear Personal Handheld Fan; Secret Freshies On-the-go Deodorant

You have to basically be a fortune teller to know exactly what to expect at an outdoor music festival. One minute it’s sweltering, the next it’s raining, and the only constant is that photos are being snapped on the reg. Keep your cool no matter the situation with an adorable foldable mini fan that has two speeds: one for when you’re hot and the other for when you’re burning up. Stay fresh with a swipe of mini deodorant, and then apply an shimmering body oil to catch the light just so. Finally, stow all of your essentials in a theft-proof belt bag that stays close to the chest, keeping your hands free for photos and obligatory swaying.

This post is sponsored by Sexy Hair.

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