Your (Printable) Summer Packing List

A graphic that titles the blog, a printable summer packing list

School’s out for the summer…It’s that time of year where vacation is right around the corner and you are ready to take off and enjoy all that summer has to offer. But with any trip there comes the dreaded question…what do I pack? Well don’t you worry, you focus on the destination & we’ll focus on getting you totally prepared.

Beach Days:

Beach Packing List

The first thing you think of when summertime rolls around is getting your toes in the sand. With so many wonderful beaches around us, why not take advantage of the gorgeous palm tree views. Oh, and what better way to take in all the pretty sights than with the perfect beachy look. Here are a few items we have picked out for you…

Bermuda Shorts- Greet those warm-weather adventures in style with our white denim bermuda shorts. With a comfortable stretch fit and beautiful white hue, these shorts will go great with just about anything.

Retro Active Look

Star Tee- The perfect “after dinner walk on the beach” look is calling your name. This star color block tee paired with some matching shorts is both cool & comfortable. This look is also great for enjoying a cup of coffee on the porch and watching the waves roll in.

A modeal walking on the beach with shoes in her hand wearing a blue star tee and blue shorts.

Cold Shoulder Dress- This summertime look is perfect for a little more dressy look at the beach. Maybe you’re off to a fancy dinner or taking pictures with your family- either way, this dress is a must. With cold shoulders, embroidered detail, and lightweight linen feel, this boho dress was meant to by the water.

A model walking on the beach with shoes in hand, water in background, wearing a white cold shoulder dress with crochet embroidery.

Lake Days:

A packing list of lake ready essentials

If you have a lake close by, this is always a fun time! Whether you are going for the week or the weekend, the lake is bound to be relaxing and fun! Jet skis, paddle boarding, boat rides, sunbathing on the dock, and the list goes on. Enjoy your summertime fun on the lake with a few of our favorite lake day essentials.

Tasseled Kimono- Taking this easy, breezy look will be the best decision you ever made for this trip. With its pop of color, tassel detail, & butterfly print- what more could you want? Kimonos are great to bring to the lake because they dress up this gorgeous look and are so versatile. Pair with your swimsuit, shorts & a layering tank (as seen here), or with a casual summer dress.

Model walking on the beach in a pretty printed kimono, white bermuda shorts, sunglasses, a necklace and a pink layering tank.

Shirt Dress- This shirt dress will not let you down when it comes to packing for your lake trip. This linen-look is easy to pack, super comfy, and cute. This dress is perfect to bring with you on the boat/dock and throw it on when the sun goes down and it gets a little chillier.


Drawstring Shorts: What better way to enjoy the beautiful lake views than with this relaxed look? Our tropical tie-sleeve top is already getting us excited for vacation/summertime with its island vibes. Not to mention, these drawstring shorts are perfect to throw over your swimsuit with an added plus of having pockets! Head to toe this look will not disappoint.

A model walking on the beach in a tropical tie sleeve top with khaki bermuda shorts with earrings, a necklace, and bracelets.


a graphic that includes the camp ready essentials

If this heat is just too much to handle, heading up to the mountains is a perfect getaway spot. With peace & quiet, beautiful views, & a cool breeze, the mountains are sounding like exactly what you need. And we’ve got the looks to make sure you show up in style.

Cardigan- Escaping the heat is just what the doctor ordered and this mesh knit cardigan is the perfect layering look for that breezy mountain air. With an array of colors- you’re sure to find a color that fits your style perfectly. This cardigan features a fun pop of color to brighten up your look for summertime.

Model standing in front of greenery with a mesh knit cardigan on, whiskered jeans and a white tee.

Graphic Tee- Whether you’re hiking up the mountain or just taking an afternoon stroll, this graphic tee is both comfortable and stylish. If this sporty striped tee isn’t your style, we have lots of other fun tees that will be perfect for your mountain adventures.  Pair it with our cropped pants & trendy sneakers to truly complete the look.

Model sitting in front of a fountain with an athlesiure tee on, sneakers, and white cropped comfortable pants

Kimono- This outfit is perfect for a night on the town. Maybe there is a new restaurant around the area or you’re by the fire roasting s’mores. This look is perfect for the mountain getaway you so desperately need. This kimono truly ties the whole look together. Featuring a lightweight silhouette that drapes perfectly over a solid cami and jeans. You’ll want to make sure you have this in your suitcase.

Model standing in front of shrubbery in black crops, black flats, a white tee and purple striped tassel kimono.

So, whether you’re listening to beach waves, laying out by the lake, or breathing in that crisp mountain air- we have you packed and ready to go. Wherever you decide to go you’ll be arriving in style. Which trip do you have planned this summer? Let us know in the comments below. Also, be sure to tag us in your Cato style by tagging us and using the hashtag: #CaptureItCato!


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