I leave on my trip to Tulum late next week, and naturally I wanted to share what I'm packing. Below is everything I'm bringing, minus a couple bathing suits and athleisure for any hikes or more rigorous exploring. We are going for 5 days, so packing light is key. I'm not much of a traveler, but when I go away for less than a week, I make sure to bring items that can easily be mixed and matched. It's essentially a mini capsule collection where I won't have to think too much! I didn't realize it until putting this collage together, but lighter neutrals, blues, and greens seems to be the general theme for my tropical wardrobe - light, and hopefully airy!

Keep in mind that Tulum is typically really hot (I think 80 degrees is the annual average), and we are going in the dead of Summer. I have family that live in Guadalajara, but my last visit to Mexico was ages ago so I've been reading up on travel blogs.
What I'm packing for Tulum:
  • Two denim shorts
  • Two pairs of sandals, one pair of flat espadrilles
  • Two kimonos
  • Two dresses, one that's a bit dressier and one that's casual
  • Two camisoles
  • Three tops/tees
  • One bathing suit coverup
  • Two bathing suits
  • Pjs
  • One "workout" outfit
  • One crossbody bag
  • One tote for the beach/pool
  • One hat
  • I *may* add my pink mini skirt

A side note on the crossbody bag: I returned this one that I got during the Nordstrom anniversary sale. It felt a little cheap to me unfortunately, and the color was also unexpected. I ended up getting this nylon crossbody from Target of all places, and I'm really happy with it so far. However, two reviews on the website say that the strap broke! I'll report back...

 Most of these pieces are basics, and I find that they are the easiest to pack in a small carry-on suitcase. I'm bringing minimal beauty products as well, mostly sunscreen! We plan on taking some fun outfit pictures while we're there so I'll of course share any once I get back. In the meantime, you can see more details of my Tulum wardrobe below. I'll be back next week with an outfit post 💗 

Linking up with Gina and Amy Ann


  1. Posts like this are so fun! Like you said, a travel wardrobe is a mini capsule and it's fun to see how people narrow down their wardrobe to the essentials for a certain occasion. LOVE your blue dress and don't think I've seen you wear that on the blog. Hope we get a pic of that soon!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  2. Good luck getting packed and ready for your trip! So exciting! I can't wait to see your photos.
    Chic on the Cheap

  3. Ahhh you are going to have so much fun! You've packed great things that will be cute and functional. Cannot wait to see pics!
    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style


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