what to pack: Miami edition

I love a quick weekend trip to South Beach. Only a 2 hour-something flight from JFK, and guaranteed sun and fun (i.e., long dinners, early morning walks on the beach, poolside margaritas, and for me, minimal makeup and hair care). 

Traveling to Miami, or any nearby beach destination, means I pack light. I like knowing what I will wear each night so the entire process is very formulaic. The daytime is spent laying out at the pool, beach or boat, so cover-ups (one or two options), swimsuits (two, max) and a reliable flat sandal can be re-worn throughout the trip, making packing and getting dressed easy.  

Shown below is my upcoming packing list, give or take a few other miscellaneous items like off-white jeans, denim jacket and a straw tote

— BK 


I plan on wearing this shirt with the matching shorts — an easy vacation look when paired with these silk slides and a slicked back bun.

Hunza G

This one-size-fits-all seersucker swimsuit is in one word: everything. Simple, practical (just enough coverage) and comfortable. Note: I have an abnormally long torso, so this style works on all body types.

Simone Rocha

This little flower pearl barrette is the best answer to humidity and post-beach hair — I plan on wearing it poolside to tame my wavy hair, or at night with a dress.

Acne Studios

I never leave home without an oversized white shirt. It doubles as an easy travel look, as well as a swimsuit cover-up. This one by Acne is my favorite, but if you're looking for something more travel-friendly, this shirt is a great option, too.

The Row

These slides can be worn both day and night. I always prefer an evening slide to a heel (because, comfort) and they take up a lot less space in your luggage.


These 70s style sunglasses are my new signature style, and I love wearing them both indoors and outdoors (obnoxious? maybe).


This knit polo dress is currently my favorite dress in my closet — the perfect cover-up, throw-on dress (who doesn't want to look nice on vacation, even at the breakfast table?) or nighttime (love the side slits) look that can be dressed up or down.


I've had this plastic bag (with the leather pouch) for a few months now and I am continually amazed at how functional and versatile it really is.