13 Must-Pack Items for Your Honeymoon

Ah, the honeymoon: It's the glittering light at the end of the wedding tunnel. It lures newlyweds to the getaway car with a siren's song of romance, self-indulgence and drinks topped with little paper umbrellas. There's only one stressor: What to pack? No worries. Like James Bond on a jet, we'll have you readily prepared for foreign travels and relaxing vistas with our list of must-pack honeymoon items. The goal is to keep the luggage light by packing wrinkle-resistant clothes and comfy-yet-stylish shoes that go the distance. Taken together, these items provide ease, comfort and style, along with day-to-night dressing. If the sun is on your horizon, you should also pack the requisite beauty products to keep your hair glistening and your skin sunburn-free. Read our list of travel must-haves from Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and more. Then hit the open road safe in the knowledge that you've got this honeymoon in the bag!

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Band of Gypsies Cuba Embroidered Midi Dress Nordstrom photo

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Band of Gypsies Cuba Embroidered Midi Dress

Was your wedding dress over-the-top fancy? Was it so elegant that people gasped at the sight of you? If so, you can chill out now. Dial the wedding fever down a few notches with this embroidered midi dress designed for the trade winds. Talk about romantic: That fluttery handkerchief hem is ready to float on an ocean breeze, plus floral embroidery is perfect for the bride who adores the ornamental. Bonus: It slips on over the head and would be so easily tossed on over a bikini. Just pair it with some sandals and you're done. ($110; nordstrom.com)

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UGG Traci Espadrille Wedge Sandals Nordstrom Rack photo

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UGG Traci Espadrille Wedge Sandals

The UGG brand has moved far beyond its classic sheepskin boot, translating its much-loved comfort into summer shoes such as these espadrilles. Designed with a jute-wrapped wedge heel, these espadrilles offer height without sacrificing comfort, a perfect combo for sightseeing in style on your honeymoon. Plus, the straps feature a bow on the ankle strap, bringing some sophistication to the otherwise earthy canvas. Bonus: The footbed is made from cushioned foam and features added arch support. ($80; nordstromrack.com)

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Striped Straw Hat by Tory Burch photo

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Tori Burch Striped Straw Hat

Let's face it: Tory Burch creates style for miles and we want it, especially when it comes in a must-have accessory like this glamorous hat. Not just any straw hat, this oversized and unstructured number is crafted in an easy-breezy silhouette, complete with a floppy brim. Preppy glamour is found at the edges, where fun stripes trim the brim in the colors of a Tahitian sunset: red, pink, yellow and orange. ($158; toryburch.com)

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Free People Byron Babe Tunic in green photo

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Free People Byron Babe Tunic

Hellooo, sexy! It's time to complete the sexy beach vibe with this super short tunic that shows some skin. Made from a light, crinkly cotton, this tunic is designed in a one-shoulder silhouette and features a smocked elastic neckline and waistband. Wear it alone as a mini dress or add some layering shorts or capri leggings. Appropriately, this versatile dress is from the brand's Endless Summer collection, which is comprised of Free People's "most effortlessly ethereal styles under the sun," according to the website. ($78; freepeople.com)

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Everlane Linen Relaxed Shirt in white photo

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Everlane Linen Relaxed Shirt

Every style maven in the annals of fashion, beginning with Lauren Bacall in the 1948 film Key Largo, has had a memorable moment while wearing a classic white button-up shirt. It's a must-have, not only for honeymoon travel, but for a stylish life. So check out this one, which is tailor-made in relaxed linen for the warmer climates and seasons. Bonus: The fabric is finished with an organic texture for a lived-in look. ($58; everlane.com)

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Anthropologie One-Piece Swimsuit with plunging neckline photo

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Anthropologie Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit

We love the wardrobe-extending plan to wear a swimsuit beyond the beach as a bodysuit. Just pair this pretty one from Anthropologie with a skirt — mini, midi or maxi length, depending on your vibe — and add some sexy sandals. For cool nights, you can develop the ensemble by adding the white button-down shirt from Everlane that we have included on our list. ($120; anthropologie.com)

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Black Striped Pom Pom Woven Tote Bag LuLus photo

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Billabong Talk to the Palm Black Striped Pom Pom Woven Tote Bag

Lightweight yet strong, the woven paper straw of this tote bag delivers a punch without the pounds, which makes it perfect to pack for a vacay. The graphic black-and-natural stripes make this tote an eye-catcher, plus the flat bottom design ensures that it is fully functional on shopping trips. We are swooning over the jewel-toned pom poms that add a splash of color, as well as retro charm. Bonus: The lined interior has a zippered sidewall pocket, so this tote can keep your cell phone safe amid the sand dunes. ($50; lulus.com)

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Tasseled Cover-Up Dress Anthropologie photo

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Michael Stars Tasseled Cover-Up Dress

An uber-glam swimsuit cover-up is a honeymoon necessity. Look the part of a society hostess in this Michael Stars cover-up dress made of flowing viscose, trimmed in tassels. In a sophisticated caftan silhouette, this maxi-length style can go from the beach to lunch with the addition of chandelier earrings and a metallic sandal. Can't you hear the martini shaker already? Bonus: Marrying style and comfort, it features an elasticized waist and pullover styling. ($98; anthropologie.com)

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Jack Rogers Classic Flat Sandal in pink photo

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Jack Rogers Classic Flat Sandal

We adore the Bohemian-classic charm of Jack Rogers' beach-ready sandals. A cult favorite among fashionistas, these famous thongs debuted in Palm Beach in 1961 and have been heading for shores ever since. We love the Jack Rogers style for a honeymoon: Made in Brazil, their effortless sense of chic is created from trademark pinwheel details. And they come in an array of colors, from neutrals to bright pink, so you can pick a pair that best matches your globetrotting wardrobe. Bonus: A padded heel bed guarantees comfort. ($118; jackrogersusa.com)

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Beautifying Oil for Face & Body Nordstrom photo

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Leonor Greyl Paris Huile de Magnolia Beautifying Oil for Face & Body

Go old-school with this longtime favorite among beauty insiders. From Leonor Greyl Paris, Huile de Magnolia is an incredibly enriching moisturizer. Created using a blend of botanical oils, it has a rich and luxurious feel that's easily absorbed by your skin. It's a great oil to carry on a beach vacation, as it prevents skin dryness that can arise after swimming in salt water and chlorine. It also soothes skin that has been irritated by sun or has recently been waxed.Plus, the delicate scent of magnolia blossom will be a great reminder of your romantic travels, even after the honeymoon is over. ($59; nordstrom.com)

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Mon Shampoing SUN KIT by Mon Shampoing

Does your hair have a love-hate relationship with the ocean and the pool? Give it some love with this sun kit that includes three products infused with Marula oil and enriched with Orange Blossom essential oil. The paraben- and silicone-free shampoo and mask eliminate sand, salt and chlorine residue and their harsh effects while also nourishing the hair. The sun spray protects hair on the beach and in the pool when you spray it on before and during exposure to the sun. Bonus: All three products leave the hair scented with a delicate orange blossom fragrance. ($79; amazon.com)

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La Roche-Posay Sunscreen SPF 60 Amazon photo

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60

Finding a weightless sunscreen that works is so rare a feat it's virtually an urban legend. But it can be found in La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch, an oil-free sunscreen with a whopping SPF of 60. It is instantly absorbed into the skin, leaving no greasy residue. Not only does it protect the skin from aging UVA rays, it also saves it from the sunburns of UVB rays, making it perfect for a honeymoon in the sun. It doesn't clog pores or cause breakouts, either (because who wants spots on her honeymoon?). ($17; amazon.com)

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3-Piece Hardside Spinner Luggage Set Macy's photo

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Pop Art 3-Piece Hardside Spinner Luggage Set

This three-piece luggage set is headed for the beach with or without you. Look at that print: It's a tropical vision in tones of pink, burgundy and mint and it will deliver the fun to the sun. The set includes two wheeled upright suitcases made of hardside material and a matching tote. A push-button handle system, wheels and a top carrying handle make for maximum maneuverability. Bonus: Split-case packing for the suitcase interiors and multiple pockets for the tote. ($130; macys.com)

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