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Pack for Southern California

What to pack for Southern California. 20 items, 10+ days/outfits, 1 carry on suitcase. #travellight #packingtips #traveltips

What to pack for Southern California. 20 items, 10+ days/outfits, 1 carry on suitcase. #travellight #packingtips #traveltips

1. Metallic Floppy Straw Hat / 2. Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses / 3. Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist Hair Spray / 4. Herbivore Botanicals After Sun / 5. Marysia Antibes & Spring Bikini / 6. Marysia Point Dume Maillot / 7. Wilfred Marquis Camisole / 8. Cuyana Silk Tee / 9. J.Crew High-Rise Denim Shorts /10. H&M Conscious Striped Top / 11. Cuyana Boyfriend Shirt / 12. T by Alexander Wang Jersey Dress / 13. Chinti & Parker Striped Dress / 14. Cuyana Classic Alpaca Cape / 15. Current/Elliot Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans / 16. Acne Studios Reform Jean / 17. Cuyana Classic Leather Tote / 18. Everlane Italian Ankle Wrap Sandal / 19. Everlane Modern Loafer / 20. Hammamas Woven Towels

As someone who lives in Northern California, I’ve made many trips to Southern California. It’s usually beautiful and sunny year-round, spare a few showers in winter. Today I’m sharing my list for what I would pack for Southern California. I’d plan some beach days, and some time to shop as well. You’ll want a light sweater for breezy days, or cool evenings by the beach, as well as the towel to use as a blanket or scarf on the plane, and to sit on at the beach. A big floppy hat, oversized sunnies, and sun-kissed sea mist hair will top off the chic California beach look.

What to pack for Southern California. 20 items, 10+ days/outfits, 1 carry on suitcase. #travellight #packingtips #traveltips

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  1. Those palm trees!!!!

  2. I love this packing list and I need those sunnies you used in your photo!!!

    Brooke | InaWorldofBees,There’sMe

  3. Loving your picks and am totally going to check out (and maybe buy) that blue tunic. How pretty and perfect for a chill, chic look.
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

  4. The scalloped bikini is calling my name. Reminds me of my favorite pair of shorts (scalloped of course!) I will be packing for SoCal next week so this post is perfect. I don’t plan on doing too much swimming, but I may still bring a suit along for shits & giggles 😉 xx adaatude.com

  5. i can do the clothes part, but the shoes just get me! especially when I have styled shoots, while on vacation.
    Southern Elle Style

  6. I just ordered a scalloped bikini so I can’t wait for mine to get here. I wish I could take a trip out to Southern Cal…it looks so beautiful out there!

  7. That silhouette shot of the trees is gorgeous. I’ll be in Southern California in June and will be coming here to reference this packing list! Gorgeous photos!

  8. The last photo of those palm trees and the sky is absolutely gorgeous! I am obsessed with that scallop swimsuit you have listed!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  9. Cute! What would you recommend for a 5 day trip to San Diego in early April? I am from Omaha, Nebraska and any given day can include all 4 seasons so I have no idea what to bring and I don’t want to over pack. For the most part we are casual sight-seeing with a few nice dinners sprinkled in. Would 3 pairs of shoes be too much? I wanted to bring a sandal and a heel, but also a sneaker for when we plan on walking around a lot so I don’t die. (I am still on the hunt for the perfect white sneaker, my normal go-to white converse are looking a little ratty….) All I plan on bringing is a small leather backpack (for essentials) and a small carry-on suitcase.

  10. all these picks would be perfect for any trip! im all about mixing and matching while on vaca so my suitcase works harder for me!

    xoxo, Preeti

  11. I love these pictures and your outfit picks!! I need to shop 🙂

  12. Swooning over that scalloped bikini!

  13. I love this list! I wish I could pack it all!! <3

  14. Loving the color palette of your items – its so chic and perfect for California – that scalloped bikini is fab!


  15. Southern CA is definitely on my bucket list of places to travel to! It just looks so gorgeous. Love all these ideas of what to pack…can’t even begin to pick my favorite! This is a great list to keep for future travels!
    CS Gems