Waikiki Beach Packing List:Tips for Her

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Waikiki Beach here we come! Your ticket is bought and you are ready to jet off to paradise! Buying the ticket is the easy part, but the packing list- maybe not so much. Today I'm sharing a packing list of essentials and some stylish outfit choices as well.  Choosing the right wardrobe pieces for comfort will help with dealing with the intense heat.


Waikiki Packing List


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A Straw Hat



A pack able straw hat you can fold up in your bag is a must for your Hawaii packing list. Last time I was there, I did not wear a hat much. Protection from the sun is a must almost everywhere you go.  Find yourself a stylish hat to lounge on the beach, you will be glad you did!


Bandeaus & Shorts

Tops made out of light breathable fabric and kimonos are perfect to pair with a bandeau. This was my go to choice for activities other than the beach.  If you are not used to a tropical climate, you can get miserable fast wearing the wrong clothing.  A good selection of shorts, comfy tops , and bandeaus will have you set for casual wear.

Sunglasses

If you plan on working on your tan, of course you will need shades. There are so many types of sunnies to choose from. My favorite style are cat eye sunglasses. If you are going to be out in the intense sun for a prolonged period you may want to invest in a polarized pair.

Swimsuit & Cover Up
Waikiki of course, has tons of boutiques to find a chic swimsuit. However, as soon as you arrive I promise you will want to hit the beach asap!  Hawaii local time is 2-3 hours behind PST (depending which time of year you go) With that in mind, you will want to reserve a flight that arrives before noon.  My arrival time is usually around 11 a,m.  I check in, grab a bite and then it's beach time baby, for the rest of the day!

A stylish cover up is a must as well!  Probably not a good idea to  "Hang Loose" and let it all hang out, except at the beach of course.  Find a chic cover for your suit to take you from pool to beach and down the street.

Comfy Tees


The vibe at Waikiki Beach, is totally laid back.  Cotton tees are perfect casual wear for your trip. I suggest packing ones with lots of stretch and room. Sometimes the air can be humid. A thick , tight fitting t-shirt is the last thing you want to be wearing.  

Airy Summer Dresses

Don't forget to pack a few cute dresses for shopping and nightlife. Hawaiian prints are always popular for dresses. Light airy frocks and maxis are perfect too.  As mentioned several times, the dress code in Waikiki Beach is mostly casual. If you want to dress to the nines, I'm sure that is totally appropriate at certain venues.  Wondering what to wear at a certain place? Check out the vibe on social media- you will find out real quick.


Flip Flops

Last but not least on the list, a girl's best friend...her shoes. Most ladies usually pick style over comfort! You will do lots of walking up and down the Waikiki strip. Comfy shoes are going to be your best friend. Flip flops are part the Hawaiian uniform, make sure your pair is up for the trek! Choose better than I did, ha these flops were not great for walking!

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Aloha and now you are ready for a trip to one of the best beaches in the world. Over the next few months, I plan to break down my list of -7 Best Places to Travel in the U.S:  Style guides, where to eat and shop etc.  


Have you been to Waikiki yet? If so, what do you like to wear?


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17 comments

  1. And Sun Block! Don't forget the sun block! What a gorgeous beach!

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    1. Ha ha yes...Sunblock is given, so I left that one out..but a good reminder!

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  2. Would love to go to this beach, it looks beautiful :) You have shared some beautiful fashion items as well - I love the cover ups :)

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    1. Thank you so much, it is my favorite beach ever..I hope you can see it someday!

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  3. I hope to head to Hawaii sometime soon. I know it would be gorgeous!

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  4. Some great tips here to keep practical but stay stylish! Love those straw hats!

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    1. Thank you so much..yes style can comfort can work together..most of the time!

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  5. Great outfit tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Great list! I love my Hawaiian flip flops!

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    1. Thank you Rachel, I still have my pair from a few years ago!

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  7. Good list, all useful things. I have never been to Waikiki (I've only been to Maui) but it looks awesome!

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    1. Hey Samantha, thank you! Ive been to Maui once just for the day, so I need to go back and stay a few days..Oahu is my fav tho..you def have to see Waikiki Beach!

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  8. Thank you, these are fantastic suggestions for our upcoming dream trip to Hawaii. This is the first time I've seen straw hats with tassels, love it. I find dressing the part is just as important for great photos so saving your handy suggestions for sure!

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    1. Yay you get to go ...I am hoping to go back in spring or summer this year! Have a great trip and hope the tips were helpful!

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  9. Such great tips! I haven't been to Maui in years and years and would love to go back! Love your sunglasses picks!

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  10. Val,
    Oh my! I am ready to go NOW! This looks wonderul, I have never been there. I enjoyed your packing tips and love that white outfit on you! I need to remember a hat!
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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