Maui Outfit Review and What I Packed

Just a quick review of some of the things that I wore in and what I packed for our trip to Maui…

SHOP THE LOOK: Swim Top, Swim Bottom, Shorts, Sandals, Sunglasses, Hat, Tote Bag

I’ve worn pull-on shorts like this all summer long and was so happy that I packed them. Something like this is great on a beach vacation because they double as a cover-up!

SHOP THE PHOTO: Top, Middle, Bottom

I would normally bring just one pair of sunglasses along on a trip, but decided to really go for it this time around. Having options made it fun! Plus, I liked having the different styles to choose from depending on the activity we were going to do.

SHOP THE LOOK: Swim Top, Swim Bottom, Shorts, Sunglasses, Hat, Tote Bag, Initial Necklace

I brought along two hats and wore one of them every single day! It’s a great way to protect your face from the sun, plus it helps to hide that beach/ocean/humidity hair, which I appreciate.

SHOP THE LOOK: Swim Top, Shorts, Sunglasses, Hat, Sandals, Tote Bag

This tote bag is one of my favorite Amazon purchases of late. I love that it has a zip-top, so it feels secure. Plus, it works great as a beach bag or a regular tote — I used it to go to the beach and when we went out in the evenings.

SHOP THE LOOK: Swim Top, Swim Bottom, Shorts, Hat, Sunglasses, Tote Bag, Initial Necklace

These denim shorts were my most worn item the whole trip. They’re a little spendy, but have proven to be well worth the investment for me!

SHOP THE PHOTO: Setting Spray, Sunscreen, CC Cream, Lip Balm

Sun protection is a must, especially when I’m spending all day outside. I applied this CC Cream on every morning (even though I didn’t put any other makeup on to do to the beach) and finished with the setting spray. It worked perfectly!

SHOP THE LOOK: Top, Shorts, Sunglasses, Tote Bag, Phone Case (code BOWN10 for 10% off!), Hat, Initial Necklace

I liked having some light, flowy tops like this one to throw over my swimsuit in the morning. Sometimes we’d get in our suits and drive somewhere, or get a bite to eat somewhere before swimming, so I liked having a proper “outfit” on.

SHOP THE LOOK: Swim Top, Shorts, Hat, Sunglasses, Tote Bag, Wrap Bracelet, Sandals, Clear Pouch, Setting Spray, Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Hair Tie

I wore these $13 sandals almost every day of the trip! I’m not a flipflop person (don’t like the toe separation), so I wanted something super lightweight and easy to slide on for the pool and beach. These fit the bill!

A few of the other things I packed and wore:

Things I wish I had brought:

  • some form of water shoe (for the rocky beaches)
  • another lightweight dress to wear in the evenings
  • a kimono or very lightweight cardigan – there was one evening that there was a slight chill in the air, but didn’t warrant the heaviness of the denim jacket I packed

Things I packed that I didn’t even use:

  • my curling wand — honestly, I don’t know why that even made its way into my suitcase. My hair is worthless in the humidity and at the beach! It wouldn’t have held a curl for 10 seconds.
  • a couple long-sleeve tops to wear in the morning/evening — this may also be due to the fact that our hotel was very open-air, but I only wore tanks and tees!

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  1. Michelle wrote:

    Thank you for posting this! Heading to Maui in about a month. Just bought some water shoes, as I keep seeing these pop up on everyone’s Must Pack lists.
    Can you tell us which body sunscreen you used, especially while in the water? I know the sun there can be intense. Curious how you avoided sunburn while enjoying the outdoor activities. <3

    Posted 9.3.19 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      We just bought some once we arrived there – I don’t even remember the brand! I always use at least SPF 30 and apply regularly throughout the day.

      Posted 9.4.19 Reply

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