Everything You Need for a Chic and Easy Weekend Getaway

It's finally here! The epic 3-day summer weekend you've been waiting for! Time to crack open a can of white wine, slather on the SPF, and start relaxing. If you've waited until the very last minute to pack for a beach getaway, don't panic — here are the only 9 essentials you need to make this weekend just as chic as it is fun.

This pom pom adorned beach bag is big enough to hold all your weekend essentials and cute enough to take out on the town for a night partying with friends. (Eliza Gran $98, shopbop.com)

A floaty dress, like this stunner from Zimmerman, pulls double duty as an easy beach coverup and a sexy date night frock. (Zimmerman $850, net-a-porter.com)

I cannot stress enough that SPF is the most important thing to pack for any weekend trip ever. Except maybe if you're headed to Iceland... but even then! You can never be too cautious, so slather on that sweet sweet sunscreen and don't forget to reapply on the regular. (Hawaiian Tropic $11, jet.com)

Show off those cheeks in a bright crochet bikini that will stay in place no matter what kind of beach adventure you have planned. (Kiini top $165 and bottom $120, kiini.com)

Forgot your dry shampoo (or real shampoo for that matter) in the city? Cover up dirty roots with a stylish embroidered hat and just keep on keeping on. (Eugenia Kim $375, eugeniakim.com)

Bigger really is better — at least when it comes to sunnies. Give your eyes a break from the shining summer sun in a pair of colorful oversized sunglasses. (Karen Walker $325, saksfifthavenue.com)

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This perfect beach read will keep you entertained all weekend and into the weeks to follow. The first in a four book series, My Brilliant Friend follows the fictional Elena as she grows up side by side in Naples with her best friend Lila and was nominated for the Man Booker International Prize. (My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante $12; amazon.com)

Sandals that can take you from day to night are key. A basic pair with cute detailing like pom poms, jewels, and tassels will do just the trick. (New Look $30, asos.com)

“A towel, the guide says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have." - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. While it's unlikely you'll be spending the weekend traveling the galaxy, it's always good to have a towel handy for last minute trips to the beach or laying poolside. (Target $9, target.com)

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