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Summer Vacation Packing Guide

May 19, 2015

Are you dreaming of your summer escape? If you’re like us, you can hardly wait to explore new places, discover unique experiences … and wear the perfect outfit for every photo op! From summer music festivals to sailing the high seas, we’ve created the ultimate CAbi summer vacation packing guide for our favorite US destinations. Read on and start packing!


Native Chicagoans will tell you that Chicago summers are well worth enduring the long, cold winters. The gorgeous weather lures everyone to enjoy a plethora of outdoor festivals, dining, and maybe even a little dancing! Pack your Festival Shirt, dancing shoes, and a hat to carry you through all your local activities. Don’t forget your statement earrings … they are the NEW necklace!

Festival Shirt, Nectar Skinny Jean, Kate Space Earrings, Zara Shoes, Tory Burch Sunglasses, Chanel Lipstick, Madewell Bag

White Skinny Jean, Jeanie Jacket (as a cape at dinner and tied around your waist while dancing), Reversible Wrap Skirt (as a top on black and white side), Matt & Nat Clutch, Jcrew Earrings, Chanel Lipstick, Zimmermann Shoes, NARS Nailpolish

Casablanca Necklace, Mesh Trim Tank (Front tuck), Run About Pant, Hat Attack Hat, La Roche Posay SPF

Rhode Island

Get your sea legs in Rhode Island with an abundance of aquatic activities. Sail the day away, then head to a picnic at the boat house with your favorite wine in tow. Dress the part with the Club Blazer, Wide Stripe Tank, and, of course, a pair of maritime-inspired stud earrings.

Cocoon Sweater, Origami Pocket Tee, Laguna Wash Slim Boyfriend, VANS Sneakers, Kate Spade Earrings, Nordstrom Hat

Tiffany Pant, Printed Madeleine Top, Club Blazer, Jcrew Bag, Jcrew Shoes, YSL Nailpolish

Hourglass Cardigan, Tote & Able Wine Tote, Wide Stripe Tank (tucked in), Nordstrom Hat, Canon Camera, White Wide Leg Jean

New Orleans

The Big Easy will welcome you with delicious food, hospitality, and plenty of entertainment options to create memories. Take a stroll through the Garden District with the Bali Floral Tank, hit up the popular BBQ spots with your Weekend Jacket, and then relax at an outdoor concert sporting your Pop Scarf.

M’Leggings, Oatmeal Fleck Tank, Pop Scarf, VANS Bag, Swell Water Bottle, Rag & Bone Booties, Michael Kors iPhone Case

Weekend Jacket, Bengal Stripe Tee, Nectar Skinny Jean, Joe’s Shoes, Zara Clutch, Gorjana Earrings

Where are you going this summer? Take us on your travels and show us where CAbi will take you using #CAbiClothing on your social media pictures! For even more packing ideas, check this packing guide.