How A Fashion Girl Packs For A Getaway

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Planning a weekend jaunt to warmer climes? Us too, but what to pack? We tapped It girl Cynthia Mittweg to share her weekend vacation essentials to help streamline the process. Here are her tips for looking effortlessly chic on your next trip.

Cynthia Mittweg on the beach. See her beauty essentials here.

"When I am packing, I make sure to have a dress for every possible occasion. I love a feminine option with a floral print and a casual, one-shoulder number."

"Having easy and somewhat neutral shoes is a must. A slip-on or comfortable flat works best for a range of outfits and activities."

"An easy way to look polished with post-beach or pool hair is to pull it into a sleek bun and allow a bold earring to take center stage."

"Prints, ruffles, and bright colors keep things playful in the sun. The bolder the better on the bikini front!"

"Any basket woven raffia bag is a great carryall for the beach but a style like this with leather fringe can easily translate into a day bag if you go sightseeing. For evening try a colorful geometric bag—this version also transforms into a clutch in case you need a more formal option."

"Fragrant body oils are easy to pack, great for hydrating your skin and evoke the island spirit."

"Unruly hair can ruin a look (see: bold earrings), so if your hair is misbehaving a turban or headband is another great way to tame your locks and add a dash of whimsical charm to your ensemble."