Hawaii Packing List
Do you need to pack everything on this list? Absolutely not but this is what’s in my bag! All of these pieces are tried and true curvy girl approved!
*this is for a two-week trip
(36 outfits mixing and matching everything on this post)
before you get on the plane – check out these blog posts
Bay Area Beauty Beach Vacation Checklist – aka where to get the best spray tan
Hawaii Safe Travels
Create a profile on the Hawaii Safe Travel website once and you are good to go! I created my profile in November of 2020 and it has been so easy to maintain. Just add in your new itinerary and the system will email you a QR code to use at the airport.
we packed two AWAY bags for this trip (I know, I KNOW)
AWAY replaced all of my broken suitcases after years of issues -> read all about it here and they’ve survived the trip (so far)
my amazon packing cubes are not aesthetically pleasing but they rock!
Shoes + Sandals
I somehow fit all of these in my carry-on suitcase!
Pro Tip: Always wear your chunkiest shoes on the plane to save space in your bag.
#TrustMe when I tell you to snag these Havianas! They just started carrying them at Target and they are truly the most comfortable sandals I have ever owned. If they can survive hours of walking around the cobblestone streets of San Miguel – they can survive ANYTHING!
the flat logo Chloé Woody Sandals (splurge)
the sandal of the season – the Prada Rubber Cage Platform Sandals (splurge)
love this amazon beach bag – under $20
I’m pretty sure we all own the $38 Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag by now – but have you checked out the Crossbody Camera Bag? She’s a bit more expensive at $78 but she’s a travel dream and she looks RICH!
you can FINALLY preorder the $88 Canvas Tote that I love to travel with
and I used my beloved large Telfar shopping bag as my personal item on the plane
What’s in My Bag?
this portable charger has changed my life
this sunscreen is always in my bag and excellent for applying throughout the day
they just dropped a travel size version of my favorite K18 hair mask
this is my third $14 tangle teezer brush and I am OBSESSED! read the reviews!!
and I don’t go ANYWHERE without my travel steamer
the chin strap on my favorite lack of color hat is an ABSOLUTELY yes!
the BEST amazon jewelry edit
and I packed all my jewels in this travel case – 10/10 order it before it sells out again
new blog post – The Best One-Piece Swimsuits for Curvy Women
the SKIMS swimsuit collection just dropped
(so sad that I missed it for this trip)
the ULTIMATE amazon swimsuit roundup
if I could only pack one swimsuit for this trip it would be SPANX – I size up to a large
use the discount code: KATXSPANX
J.Crew swim – shop my edit here
Aerie swim – shop my edit here
Buy One Get One For $10 USD all bikinis at Aerie
I hate wearing bras in Hawaii and opt for the Amazon nipple covers (that come with their own travel case)
99% of the time
but when I HAVE to wear a bra I opt for the SKIMS $28 Fits Everybody Bandeau Bralette (size large)
and when I need something with an underwire I really only reach for this adult strapless bra from SPANX because the band is so comfortable and doesn’t dig into my rib cage AT ALL – KATXSPANX discount code
find my full blog post on all my favorite bras here
and if I choose to workout out – this amazon dupe for my favorite lululemon sports bra is IT!
I’ve had the three same Reformation dresses for YEARS – they NEVER go out of style and they wear beautifully year after year
the exercise dress was made for Hawaii – wear it to brunch, hiking, or the pool (I packed black and deep taupe)
the Sienna Kimono by Maaji
the Michael Stars Farrah Caftan is a cult favorite and best seller on Revolve (when it isn’t sold out)
I’ve had this J. Crew leopard coverup for easily 10 years
Nike Flex Essential 2-in- 1 | Women’s Training Shorts $40 – zero chafing
the $60 Free People Hot Shot Reversible Set was made for Hawaii – it’s easy to pack and can be worn several different ways – 10/10
looking for denim shorts? hit up all the AGOLDE sales here
or snag my current personal favorite shorts from AGOLDE – the long parker