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What to Pack for Tulum & Other Trendy Coastal Towns in Mexico

Are you taking your next beach getaway to one of Mexico’s beautiful seaside destinations? You’re in for a treat! You may have heard of Cancun but there are many more beaches to explore and these have recently become ultra-chic hotspots. From Tulum on the East to Sayulita on the West, here are some chic beach style ideas to match the boho vibes of these Mexico coastal towns. Here’s what to pack for Tulum and other hotsposts in Mexico so you can look trendy but feel comfortable.

What to Pack for Tulum & More in Mexico!

Stylish Bikinis

Swimwear is where a beach lover gets her opportunity to make a serious fashion statement. If your goal is to pack light, a good guideline is to bring one or two bikinis and a fun one-piece.

Tip: a one piece can double up as a top and a bikini top can double up as a bra!

An Airy Dress

Dresses that breath are a must as the heat and humidity climb especially during the summer months of July-August. Choose a selection of summer dresses such as a short piece with long flowly sleeves or a dreamy maxi with spaghetti straps.

Cute Sunglasses

Your skin isn’t the only thing you should be protected from the sun; your eyes are just as important. A good pair of sunglasses are not only easy to pack, but can protect your eyes while also adding a fun addition to your outfit. There are lots of different ones to choose from but we love the classic aviator style. (in gold/ blue gradient)

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A Tote For Day And Night

Great for the beach, a lunch out or a shopping trip in town, a stylish straw tote is a must for summer vacation. As a they’re perfectly neutral so they can easily mix and match with all your outfits.

Gold Jewelry

If you have warmer skin tones, then gold jewelry will stand out nicely against your tanned skin and will add a little extra ‘wow’ to your already awesome outfit. If you’re one with cooler skin tones, then silver jewelry (bonus points if it has turquoise) is the way to go.

A Nighttime Clutch

If you don’t want to walk around with your tote all the time especially when going out at night, bring a fun clutch as well. Tip: maximize suitcase space by using it to store items like makeup while you’re traveling then bring it out on your trip to add style to your favorite outfits!

A Fun Beach Towel

Beach towels are a must especially if you’re not planning to stay at a resort. Have fun with it and take one like this round fringe-trim beach towel. Not only is it stylish but it can even double up as home decor as well.

Eye Catching Sandals

Sandals are a staple on Mexico’s shoreline but skip the boring shower shoes and opt for some Sol Sana sandals instead. These add a little more excitement to your outfit all while offering comfort for days of exploration.

Flashy, Yet Comfortable Rompers

Rompers are the perfect option summer adventures. They’re easy to wear, ultra-cute, and make it so easy to plan your outfits. Choose a colorful romper and pair it with your tote and sandals and you’re all set for a day on the town.

Cut Off Shorts & A Crop Top

Cut off shorts are perfect for the heat and can be worn with pretty much anything. Pair them with your one piece swimsuit or a nicely fitted crop top. You can also go for one that’s more on the flowly side as well.

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Alexandra Jimenez teaches women how to pack light in a stylish, efficient way with Journey Fashion Girl’s carryon guides. Originally from LA, she quit her corporate job in 2008 and has since traveled and scuba dived her way around 45 countries. Feature image by  & other image from .

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

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