5 Beach-Ready Outfits to Pack for Spring Vacations
Don't wait until summer to sneak away on a beach vacation. While we're waiting out these last few days of winter and rolling right on into the rainy days of spring, it might be time to set your sights on sun and sand.
For those who are able to carve out a few days to hit the beach this spring, we just made your packing list a whole lot easier. From beach walks to sailing trips to naps in the sun, we found the perfect pieces from Athleta to pack on your next getaway.
Keep scrolling for five beach-ready outfits that include everything from versatile linen pants to elevated tanks. What are you waiting for? Start adding these pieces to your must-have list ASAP!
If your main goal for the beach is to be totally relaxed, we can't say we blame you. Start with the light and packable Retreat Linen Wide Leg Pant ($89) as the base of your lounge-friendly look. Then pair it with an elevated tank like the Aurora Seamless One Shoulder Tank ($59), a floppy hat ($48), and sunnies ($98) to go seamlessly from catching rays to curling up in a cabana with a good book.
For Beach-Side Dining
Those who are all about hitting up the beachside restaurant should add the Everlasting Tank ($109) to their packing list. This classic sleeveless top is made from hydrogen odor-controlling yarns, which means you can work up a sweat and stay fresh. Next, reach for linen yet again, this time with a short option like the Retreat Linen Short ($69), which can take on day or night adventuring. Top the look off with a totally portable, day-and-night-ready bag, like the Excursion Mini Belt Bag ($49), which can be worn around the waist or across the chest.
Who goes to the beach and doesn't at least dip a toe in, right? If swimming is at the top of your must-do list but you're not willing to sacrifice style, start with the Advantage Cinch Top ($149) as your coverup. We like how this poplin-style button up is lightweight and breathable, making it the perfect option for rewearing throughout vacation. Suit up with a tankini top ($79) that can double as a tank and swim shorts ($59) that feel more like your favorite workout shorts.
If the high seas are calling your name, pack an outfit that allows you to move about the boat but also keeps you warm against those chilly breezes. We like the organic cotton Farallon Pant ($99) with its elastic waist and wide legs as an alternative to your favorite linen pants. This rich green color pairs well with other neutral pieces like the soft brown of the In Motion Seamless Tank ($59). And no look is complete without a classic ball cap ($29) to keep the sun at bay.
For Beach Walks
For the type who'd much prefer their beach view with a boardwalk 5K or sand dune hike, turn to sporty options that can go from workout to hangout seamlessly. We like the roomy, tunic-style Advantage Poplin Top ($159) which allows for breathable airflow. Plus it's Durable Water Repellent (DWR) fabric finish protects against light mists. Partner this flowy top with movement-ready shorts ($59). We love how this semi-fitted option provides a high-waisted compression fit but doesn't prevent you from stretching and bending. Complete the look with a classic visor ($29).