Prep for the long weekend ahead with this 4th of July weekend packing list! Designed to give you some long weekend getaway inspo, this list is all inclusive – made for days at the pool, an afternoon at a bbq, a road trip with friends, anything you’ve got planned for the weekend ahead.
1. Summer’s Best Shorts
We know how it goes – you pack dozens of outfit options for your weekend away and in reality, you end up rotating the same shirt + short combos throughout the weekend. And there’s no shame in that! The first thing to pack is a couple pairs of tried-and-true shorts. For guys, this means starting with shorts that go with literally everything. Yes, we mean jean shorts.
Vary your look a little with some workwear shorts in rich colors, then trade out your tops to create the look you want. For girls, this means packing your favorite goes-with-anything women’s shorts fits. Denim shorts and khaki shorts are always a good choice, and with finishing details like distressing, frayed hems, paperbag waists & all the best hues, you can’t go wrong.
2. Red, White & Blue Tops
Once you have the foundation of your weekend outfits picked out – move on to tops that go with anything and feel good whether you’re lounging around or on the move. Bring a couple shirts that go with your jean shorts, and a couple that match your khaki shorts too so you can change up your look easily.
For girls, this could mean packing your favorite summer shirts like crop tops and graphic tees, and for guys this could mean versatile tops like button up shirts and t-shirts that were made for grilling and chilling, late night adventures and bonfires. Choose tops in your favorite red, white, and blue designs for an instant classic.
3. Goes-With-Anything Finishing Touches
When it’s time to think about what’s left on your weekend packing list, start thinking of what you’re up to. Going to be outside all day at a backyard party? Make sure you pack sunglasses and a baseball hat to keep the sun at bay. Have a concert coming up? Bring your fave crossbody bag and hair accessories to make sure you’re ready for everything.
Planning on jumping into the pool after a long day? Pack your favorites with Aerie swimsuits and American Eagle swim trunks. Finish out your summer vibes with accessories like sunglasses, sandals, hats, floats & other must-have summer accessories and you’re set for all your 4th of July weekend plans.
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