When on vacation, comfort is key, so be sure to bring along plenty of soft, worn-in shorts and shirts
Although we’d love to sit on a beach pretty much every day, we know that we have weekends by the shore to look forward to. Whether you’re prepping for a spur-of-the-moment getaway or a vacation planned months in advance, packing should be the least of your concerns. Make it easy on yourself by sticking to several laid-back essentials that can be mixed and matched. It’ll save you time getting dressed and space in your bag. When you’re going casual, comfort is key, so you should have a few pairs of broken-in shorts on hand. Chinos in solid colors are versatile enough to wear during the day and at night, and the same goes for a sun-faded sport shirt crafted from summery chambray or featuring a classic print.
A lightweight sweatshirt and knit sweater will keep you warm on windy days and while out and about on cooler evenings; bringing one or two should be enough. Accessories are equally important, so pack footwear that is comfortable enough to walk in and will withstand some sand and water. And perhaps the most key piece of all is the right swimwear. A swim trunk in a bold hue looks good on any guy, but just be sure to choose a length that suits you. (As a general rule, your trunk’s inseam should get shorter as you get older, stopping comfortably around mid-thigh when you’re in your 30s. Leave the board shorts for the youngsters.) Once you’ve picked out your weekend wardrobe, pack it into a roomy canvas tote or duffel that can double as your beach bag and you’re good to go.