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What To Pack For A Weekend At The Lake

August 10, 2018



Hi Bellas

August marks the end of summer and we stress about all the things we didn’t achieve on our “summer to-do list”. We get so excited with the very first hint of summer in May and we get very ambitious with our summer plans. One of my plans and hopefully on yours too is a mini vacation. Well Babes, there’s still time to check off things on your list!

Let’s dive into one my favorite things on my summer list ‘MINI VACATION'. Living in upstate NY the lake is the go-to for a weekend getaway it’s only a short drive away. So, what are the essentials for a mini vacation or a weekend getaway? Are you the type to pack a tiny bag and realize when there you have nothing to wear or are you the type to pack 2 XL suitcases for all the ”what if” scenarios and still feel like you have nothing to wear? Don’t worry you are not alone. It’s a very common thing amongst women, we either pack to light or too heavy. Not to worry our Bella V stylist is here to help.




Weekends at the lake (or beach) should be laid back and simple.  You go away to relax, live in the moment and enjoy the warm weather. Your wardrobe should reflect just that.




Kimonos will be the MVP on your getaway! Not only are they stylish but they are so versatile. They a make a great swimsuit cover, perfect for those chilly nights and they add a pop to any basic outfit.  




Bathing Suits

This is a no brainer! Lake, hello?! I always like to pack two swimsuits that I can mix-match. This way it always feels like a brand new suit each time. 



Tanks & Tees

Going for an afternoon walk to get ice-cream? Tanks and tees are easy and comfy. There’s no weekend at the lake without them! 




I love packing shorts and rocking them with a simple tee for a casual look. I also like wearing mine with a one piece bathing suit when hanging out at the beach or boat. Pair it with your kimono for a trendy look!



Casual Dress

Pack a dress that works for all day activities. A causal tee dress or maxi is ideal. You can pair them with your beach flip flops or sneakers and finish your look with a kimono!



Dinner Look

Going out to dinner at the lake? Nothing beats a maxi dress! They are flowy and cool giving you all the #vacationvibes. Make sure you grab a maxi with lots of stretch to make room for ice cream!  




If you’re the type to go on hikes at the mountains, don’t forget to pack your favorite tennis shoes. They can also be worn with shorts and a tee or even a causal dress



Beach Flip Flops

I hate it when I get my favorite sandals ruined with sand. Don’t ruin your favorite sandals and go for a comfortable & affordable ones that you can toss. 



Dressy Flat Sandals

When on vacation mode I prefer comfort and easy. I have no need for heels or wedges and risk looking like a fool trying to walk on sand with them. Instead invest in a great pair of neutral flat sandals. Neutral color goes with any color outfit and can reduce the number of shoes you pack. 



Beach Bag 

I’m the girl who carries her whole world in her purse. There’s no way I’m carrying my everyday purse aka my luggage to the beach… nope! I always pack a beach bag I can use to carry only necessities. And of course carrying something cute doesn’t hurt ;)



Beach Hat

This year, I have embraced wearing hats. I get they serve a great purpose like keeping the sun off our faces but I was never a fan. Till now! Now I can’t get enough of them. Having a bad hair day or just too lazy to bust out the hair curler throw on your favorite floppy hat, fedora or a baseball cap and enjoy the day!

Weekends at the lake or beach is my favorite getaway. I love spending quality time by the water with my family. Going away should be about the beautiful memories you make with your family and not stressing about what to pack.  


Need help packing for your next getaway? Give Bella V personal stylist a call! We will be more than happy to help with your travel style and packing needs!! Visit our services page for more info.




We want to encourage every woman to discover her sense of style. It’s our passion to help you discover it. Style is more than just clothes, shoes or shopping, it’s a boost of confidence.


Whether you need help organizing your closet, tips on putting together a weekly wardrobe, personal shopping from basics to special occasions, or an entire closet overhaul, We are here at your service!






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