A Mini Getaway Packing List, All On Sale At Gap


This post is sponsored by Gap.

Nothing like a week in the upper 80s to put one in the mood for summer outfits, amirite? If this little heatwave has put one thing on my mind, it’s this: bring on the breezy cotton pants and swingy dresses

Gap is currently running the perfect promo (ends today 5/3!!) to get ahead of the game: take 50% off select summer styles (including sale) + 60% off mystery deals and an extra 10% off with code: TREAT. Soooo… we just had to pull together a little roundup. And it turns out, Gap is the perfect place to pick up everything we’d want to pack for a little summer getaway. 

Summer Essentials For A Quick Trip Away, On Sale At Gap

Each year when spring and summer roll around, we wait with bated breath for Gap’s gauzy cotton collection. The wide-leg pants are beloved by team TME (so lightweight, breathable and vacation-ready), and the matching button-ups make for a versatile swim cover-up, too. And how cool is this patchwork denim tank? It’s the perfect, easy statement-maker to take an everyday outfit up a notch (and wearing lots of denim is trending!). Onto our list…

summer packing list on sale at gap, vacation essentials

1a + 1b / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7a + 7b / 8 / 9 / 10

1. Bandeau Bikini Top + Classic Bikini Bottom

Bandeau Bikini Top + Classic Bikini Bottom on sale at Gap

Top | Bottom

Polka dots have been grabbing my eyes lately and this bikini aced the darling little print. Simple lines, a basic black & white, removable straps + 50% off at checkout. Amaze. Always necessary for a summer getaway.

2. Vegan Leather Platform Flip Flops

Vegan Leather Platform Flip Flops at Gap

Flip Flops

The vegan leather on these platform flip flops looks really luxe for the price. I’d go with an all-black pair for a mini trip (to make matching as simple as possible) but I also have my eyes on the cognac brown which would work just as well. These can read fancy with dresses & skirts, or totally laid back with shorts + a bikini.

3. Tiered Mini Dress

Tiered Mini Dress, summer style, vacation packing list


This dress is such a good option to pack for a trip. It can work for a fancy dinner (especially the black), a cover-up, or an easy dress to slip on for daytime. The bright red & green floral colorways are great if you’re looking for something less sleek and more playful, too. I’ll always have an easy mini dress in tow.

4. Light Wash Wide-Leg Jeans

Light Wash Wide-Leg Jeans on sale at Gap


The light indigo wash of these jeans is so perfect for summer. (Click on the model pics for close-ups of the cool front seams.) IMO, you always need a pair of jeans packed – regardless of the projected temps. They always seem to come in handy. These come in regular, petite & tall! I’m dying to see them styled with the patchwork denim top below…

5. Straw Tote Bag

Straw Tote Bag, vacation style, summer packing list

Tote Bag

In my experience, a tote is the way to go for a quick trip – but especially one with a pool or beach (or lots of shopping) involved. They can hold tons, usually pack down flat enough (or be your “personal item” for the flight), and straw ones in particular look great styled in alltheways in spring/summer. The black straps on this beauty read elevated, too (and it’s $30 on sale at Gap!!).

6. Denim Jacket

Denim Jacket on sale at Gap


Okkk, this style of denim jacket is SO fresh. (Shana styled it up here, you have to peek.) It’s a great option for trips because this chic wrap style can be worn with a mini dress, layered over some airy gauze, and (shockingly) paired with denim, because that’s in these days!! Completely love.

7a + 7b. Crinkle Gauze Button-Up + Wide-Leg Pants

Crinkle Gauze Button-Up + Wide-Leg Pants at Gap, summer style, vacation packing list

Shirt | Pants

This gauzey button-up & pant set is such a great beach option for day (breathable, light, soooo non-sweaty) + a comfy-cozy option for night if you’re lounging by a bonfire, pool, or just have ice cream on the schedule. (Drooling rn.) It’s such an easy set to pack (it’s crinkle gauze sooo wrinkles aren’t an issue) and wear in a brunch of ways.

8. Crinkle Gauze Shorts

Crinkle Gauze Shorts on sale at Gap, summer style, vacation packing list


These gauze shorts (same composition as the set above) act as a quick swimsuit cover-up if you decide to run to the boardwalk or can go a fancier way when paired with a more structured top (like the denim one down below). And it’s a dream for just lounging. Comes in 4 really versatile colors.

9. Rib Halter Top

Gap Rib Halter Top

Halter Top

I will never not bring a little cotton tank with me on trips. I throw them on in the mornings to grab hotel coffee or go on a walk, in the daytime when it’s really hot with shorts, or at night, slightly dressed up with some jewelry & jeans or a skirt (like this one ahhhh). It plays allll the roles. This one is on its way to me because of those cool contrast lines! I also love the white + red version, and would happily wear any & all of the solid ones. Such a dependable wardrobe basic for me in the summer.

10. Patchwork Denim Top

Patchwork Denim Top on sale at Gap

Denim Top

You need to pack a fun top for a getaway. There are no fashion rules… BUT this is one for packing. Even if your trip has absolutely no plans involved or if you’re just going to be lounging on the beach all day, still bring one. You never know when you’ll be itching to dress a little bit more stylish or when a fabulous cocktail date will pop onto the schedule. Be prepared!! Haha. This patchwork one has me absolutely swooning.

Who knew you could knock out an entire pacing list with pieces on sale at Gap?! Fabulously easy.

Thank you so much to Gap for sponsoring this post! Your pieces are soooo well done and are at the perfect price point to peruse as often as I do haha. We’re BIG Gap fans & wearers at TME.

Xo, Abby

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Incredibly creative and artistic, Abby is the one we turn to for absolutely jaw-dropping, stunning curation. She’s got a knack for finding hidden gems and has the ability to make any space beautiful, plus her own style is enviable. Abby is one of the few team members who is not afraid of color, so her contributions (both digitally and in real life) feel like a breath of fresh air. She manages to come up with options that are both wildly original…and exactly what we want to wear.

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