I Went to Hawaii For a Week, and These Are the 10 Items I Packed For Under $100
The moment my family decided to vacation in Hawaii, I went into shopping mode. As an editor whose entire job is to hunt down cool stuff, how could I not? From swimsuits to statement dresses, I found all sorts of fun designs that are affordable. I wanted to make sure I bought items under $100, because let's be real, when am I going to wear tropical prints and vibrant colors again before next Summer? All the new pieces I purchased were Instagram worthy, yet I didn't feel like I spent too much.
If you're headed on an island vacation soon, make sure to check out everything I packed in my suitcase — hopefully it will inspire you! I broke down my outfits with photos from my trip — shop fun choices from Nordstrom, H&M, ASOS, Amazon, and more. Just add a plane ticket and you're good to go.
Hanging by the Pool
For chilling out by the pool, I wanted to make sure I had a bag that carried everything I needed and a comfy cover-up I could easily throw on whenever. You'll have to hunt down the iced coffee yourself.
Quay Australia Stray Cat Mirrored Cat Eye Sunglasses
I've had these sturdy, oversize Quay Australia Stray Cat Mirrored Cat Eye Sunglasses ($55) for over a year with no wear or tear. I like the large frames for blocking out rays.
Shein Colorblock Surplice Neck One-Piece Swimsuit
Not only is this Shein Colorblock Surplice Neck One-Piece Swimsuit ($13) the most affordable one I've ever bought, but it also ended up being the most flattering. It smoothed out my stomach and kept my chest supported.
For dinner and drinks, I wanted a playful dress and heels that are easy to walk in. I'm not going to lie, my family commented on my big, singular puff-sleeve all night long. But hey, maybe it's a good place to store snacks.
ASOS Design One-Shoulder Puff-Sleeve Floral Mini Skater
This ASOS Design One-Shoulder Puff-Sleeve Floral Mini Skater ($60) is made with a scuba-suit material that is breathable and never wrinkles — that made this dress great for folding up into a suitcase.
For sitting in the sand and swimming in the waves, this one-piece and bucket hat combo was ideal. It was comfortable and easy to explore in.