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Pack savvy

What's in your weekend getaway bag? If you're heading off somewhere for a little summer rest and relaxation but you're not sure what to pack, we've got you covered. Whether you're looking forward to a country retreat, urban escape or sand and sea getaway, check out our picks for must-have looks for each. Summer vacation never looked so good.

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Beach babe

Sea air, turquoise water, fruity cocktails – what's not to love? If the beach is more your scene this summer, we've got your must-haves in the bag. Putting together your sand and surf wardrobe is a snap with our stylish finds.

1Sexy tank

What better way to show off your toned arms than with a tank top? Trade traditional cotton for this super-cute crochet tank (Gap, $60) with spaghetti straps, racerback and a deep scoop neckline. It'll look chic over a bikini but can easily go from day to night.

2Sand-happy sandals

A beach vacation means opting for easy-wearing sandals that can survive both off and on the sand. We're in love with these Michael Kors jelly flip flops with adjustable buckle ankle straps (Asos, $86). They're perfect for the beach but easy on the eyes.

3Beachy bag

You'll need a bag that's big enough to tote all your beach weekend essentials but not something that's too cumbersome to handle. We like the tropical feel of this floral canvas duffle bag (Roxy, $68) with just enough room to squeeze in your vacation must-haves without weighing you down.

4Cropped shorts

Cropped shorts will make your legs look longer – and who doesn't want that? We like this distressed pair of J. Brand denim shorts (Neiman Marcus, $160) with rolled cuffs, which are perfect for throwing on over your swimsuit or wearing as you stroll along the pier.

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