At this point in quarantine, it's impossible not to have a little wanderlust on our minds. It's summer, after all, and while jet setting to Italy might not should not be an option for everyone this year, a localized weekend getaway, taken with the necessary precautions, can still offer that feeling of escape. Plus, it's a long-lost excuse to put together a few cute outfits and pack your bag for the road. You can pack exceptionally light, too, keeping the dress code casual without any special occasions on the itinerary. To make things even easier, stick to a similar color palette across your outfits, so you can mix and match basics and repeat pieces as needed. Bonus points for recycling regular wardrobe items as swimwear cover-ups, if you're heading to the beach. This weekend, my dream of escaping from the city to see my family on the Jersey Shore is coming true—here's what I'd pack in my dream world. 

The Arrival.
Wide-leg linen trousers will immediately put you in a vacation mindset. Layer them over your bikini if you're heading straight to the shore upon arrival.
TANK Zara, $7 TROUSERS Madewell, $85 BIKINI Jade Swim Top, $90 and Bottom, $90 TOTE Saturdays NYC, $48 SANDALS Vagabond, $135 SUNGLASSES Le Specs, $99 NECKLACE Jenny Bird, $135 FACE MASK Old Navy, $13
The Beach Day.
No matter the forecast, make sure you always toss a light layer in your bag. A cropped cardigan also makes for a chic little cover-up when the weather gets questionable. 
CARDIGAN Aritzia, $78 SHORTS Boyish Jeans, $98 BIKINI Jade Swim Top, $90 and Bottom, $90  BAG Gucci, $995 SANDALS Vagabond, $135 SUNGLASSES Le Specs, $99 EARRINGS Mejuri, $80 NECKLACE Mejuri, $230 SCARF We Wore What, $35 
The Pool Day.
Whether or not it's yours, a men's button-up shirt makes the perfect swim cover-up. Be sure to bring coordinating layers to make an outfit out of it for a pitstop in town, too.
SHIRT Onia, $135 TANK Zara, $7 SHORTS RE/DONE, $195 SUIT Jade Swim, $220 SNEAKERS Veja, $120 SUNGLASSES Coco & Breezy, $285 EARRINGS Mejuri, $80 FACE MASK Forever 21, $5
The Dinner Party.
You might not be enjoying a fancy dinner on the town, but you can still feel polished while grabbing a meal in the ultimate vacation staple, a knitted dress. 
CARDIGAN Aritzia, $78 DRESS H&M, $60 TOTE Saturdays NYC, $48 SANDALS Vagabond, $135 SUNGLASSES Le Specs, $99 EARRINGS Mejuri, $80 NECKLACE Mejuri, $230 FACE MASK Forever 21, $5
The Getaway.
Obviously, biker shorts were going to be involved. It's always a good idea to include at least one workout set as you pack—whether it's for an AM yoga session or heading home as comfortably as possible.
SWEATSHIRT Clare V, $125 SPORTS BRA Girlfriend, $38 SHORTS Girlfriend, $48 BAG Gucci, $995 SNEAKERS Veja, $120 SUNGLASSES Coco & Breezy, $285 NECKLACE Jenny Bird, $135 FACE MASK Old Navy, $13

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Beachy babes. 

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