Ten Day Summer Vacation Packing List + Outfits

It’s summer vacation week for the Lumbatis family! This inevitably brings back memories of a few years back when I was a terrible over packer. At least 75% of what I brought on vacation never even came out of the suitcase.

I’m now a recovered over packer and can even go as far as calling myself a minimalist packer (pats self on back).  The secret? I started to apply the same capsule wardrobe logic that I use to plan the GYPO Style Challenge but on a much smaller scale.

I now follow these capsule wardrobe rules while packing for every vacation:

  1. Only include pieces that can be paired up in at least 2-3 different ways.
  2. Pack only one pair of each type of shoe.  One flat shoe, one with heels, a sneaker, etc.
  3. Bring as many accessories as you’d like, they don’t take up space and they go a long way toward changing up the look of your basics.
  4. Take pics on your phone of all of your outfit pairings before you go.  It makes getting dressed every day that much easier!

At the top of my blog you’ll find a little suitcase icon that says Packing Lists under it.  As I’ve taken trips and created capsules through the years, I’ve collected them here.  Click on the suitcase icon to find all kinds of packing lists and mini-capsule wardrobes that are perfect for just about any kind of trip you have coming up.

Today I’m sharing my Summer 2017 Ten Day Vacation Packing List + Outfits. This year’s summer vacation packing list is great for a beach vacation but also works for just about any warm weather trip you have on the agenda.  It’s a mixture of versatile casual pieces and trends that can be easily dressed up a bit.

The best part?  This summer vacation packing list has just 14 pieces, including accessories, that will last you a full ten days. You’ll be able to pack light, maximize your wardrobe and look great every day.

Tip:  Pin this post so you have it handy when your next vacation comes up!

Ten Day Summer 2017 Vacation Packing List and Outfits

The Pieces

These links go to recommended items but may not necessarily be the same items pictured above due to sold out links.


Blue/White Striped Top, Gray Top, Printed Tank, Solid Dress


White Shorts, Olive Shorts, Denim Shorts


Metallic Sandals, Neutral Wedges


SwimsuitFloppy HatBeaded Necklace, Tassel Earrings, Tassel Tote, White Stone Earrings


Feel free to add in a denim jacket or cardigan if needed.  You’re also welcome to add more shoes and as many accessories as you’d like (they don’t take up much room in your suitcase!)

The Outfits

Day One:  Striped Top + White Shorts + Neutral Wedges

Day Two:  Gray Top + Olive Shorts + Gold Sandals

Day Three:  Printed TankDenim Shorts + Gold Sandals

Day Four:  Solid Dress + Neutral Wedges

Day Five:  Striped Top + Olive Shorts + Gold Sandals

Day Six:  Gray Top + Denim Shorts + Neutral Wedges

Day Seven:  Printed Tank + White Shorts + Neutral Wedges

Day Eight:  Solid Dress + Swimsuit + Gold Sandals

Day Nine:  Gray Top + White Shorts + Neutral Wedges

Day Ten:  Solid Dress + Gold Sandals

If you’d like some additional tips and tricks for packing light, check out this Facebook Live I did recently.

Summer 2017 GYPO Style Challenge

All of the pieces in this ten day summer vacation packing list are also on the Summer 2017 GYPO Style Challenge shopping list. If you already have these pieces then you have a huge jump start on the outfits that we’re creating during our 23 days of looks. There’s still time to sign up and get all 23 days (plus six bonus outfit ideas) immediately. You get all the tools you need to build a summer capsule wardrobe plus the amazing support of our private Facebook group!

I Feel Pretty Link Up

It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments.

Getting my pretty on with Style ElixirJo Lynne Shane, and A Little Bit of Everything.

There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Bloglovin‘, FacebookInstagram or Pinterest)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to GYPO (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretties.