what to pack: Miami edition

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

When traveling to Miami, or any other nearby beach destination, I always pack light. I like to know exactly 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) and swimsuits (two, max) can be re-worn throughout the trip, making packing and getting dressed a lot easier.  

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 on night one. An easy vacation look when paired with these silk slides, Celine pendant necklace and a slicked back bun.

Hunza G

This one-size-fits-all seersucker swimsuit is in one word: everything. Chic, 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 unruly 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 and my swimsuit cover-up of choice. 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

My plan is to wear these slides both nights and to breakfast in the morning, too. I always prefer an evening slide to a heel (because, comfort) and they take up a lot less space in your luggage.


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


This knit polo dress is one of my favorite dresses in my closet. It's 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.