Summer Lovin' On Vacay: What To Pack For A Tropical Honeymoon

After the whirlwind of Champagne clinking and electric sliding, you’re going to need to recharge those batteries while basking in the glory of your updated relationship status. Since you already have your hands full preparing for the big day, we put together a packing cheat sheet to get ready for your rendezvous to paradise. That's right, the wedding bells have rung, the sun is shining (... oh no wait that's thunder... oh no, wait it's sunny again), and now your best bet is a romantic retreat with your brand-new beau. So if you're honeymooning it with your legal partner (or are going on an a hot weekend with your fling-of-the-moment), here's what to pack.
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Sight-seeing

Unlike a skirt or dress, shorts won't fly up when hiking and sightseeing.

AE Denim Cutoff Destroyed Midi, $29.99, available at AE.
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Skip a humdrum T-shirt for a cute tank instead. It looks more pulled together in photos.

ASOS Sleeveless Top With Print And Peplum, $41.43, available at ASOS.
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Comfy flats are your best ally when sightseeing. Opt for canvas slippers, which are a breeze to pack or great to travel in.

Charles Philip Shanghai Anchor-Print Cotton Smocking Slippers, $125, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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A summery straw hat pulls together any look in a flash (and covers up humid hair days!).

Eugenia Kim Bianca Embellished Straw Fedora, $285, available at Net-a-Porter.
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For The Beach

Skip the tan lines with a bandeau top! Be sure to pack more than one bikini so you don’t have to do any laundry on your honeymoon.

Mara Hoffman Tiki White V-Wire Bikini, $194, available at Mara Hoffman.
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Get more mileage out of your cover-up with cute shorts that will take you from poolside to lunchtime.

Madewell Seawall Shorts, $65, available at Madewell.
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Let your beach bag double as a carry-on so it doesn’t take up valuable real estate in your suitcase.

Monki Cassandra Bag, $49, available at Monki.
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Invest in a comfy pair of nude sandals for your honeymoon. They pack well and look great with anything from a swimsuit to a sundress.

Splendid Madrid Flip Flop, $49.00, available at Splendid.
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Dinner For Two

Pack a wrinkle-free dress that doesn't require ironing. The white will show off your tan and give a subtle I'm-sweet-but-sexy vibe.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Aliyah Crinkled Gauze Dress, $298, available at Neiman Marcus.
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A multi-colored scarf is perfect for draping around the shoulders during your after-dinner stroll along the beach and matches with practically everything. Bonus: It doubles as a blanket on the plane.

Calypso St. Barth Wonder Scarf, $385, available at Calypso St. Barth.
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Depending on the vibe of your wedding, consider reusing your clutch during your honeymoon. This one is big enough to carry your money, phone, compact, and hotel key card.

Ila Annie - Antoinette Handbag, $85, available at Ila.
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Leave the stilettos at home and opt for wedges that won't get stuck on the sand. Cork heels are extra comfy because they are shock resistant.

Loeffler Randall Wedge Sandals, $375, available at J.Crew.
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Last but not least, don't forget to bring romantic lingerie for when the mood strikes. This romper is sophisticated and sexy.

La Fee Verte Damask Rose Romper, $110, available at Anthropologie.
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