Sailing is the ultimate relaxing escape—the slower pace, and simple pleasures like dropping anchor to explore an interesting little port along the way, are a perfect antidote to a busy life. Whether you are packing for a weekend sailing locally or a vacation to more exotic waters, we have pulled together a selection of summer sailing essentials for your trip.
Include one and two-piece swimsuits so you are covered for activities as well as relaxing on deck. I love Zimmermann’s Meridian Striped Tri Bikini, which has a feminine frill. Lisa Marie Fernandez’s retro Poppy Bikini is an ideal strapless option. Solid and Striped’s Anne-Marie striped swimsuit is a stylish and versatile one-piece.
Take a casual clutch for on-shore visits, such as KAYU’s Pina Envelope Clutch or the AERIN Large Natural Heart Raffia Zip Pouch. A pop-over is an easy way to dress up your look for dinner; Love Shack Fancy’s popover crocheted lace-paneled mini dress is ideal.
A sunhat and sunglasses with good coverage are a must—I like the retro feel of Linda Farrow’s oversized square frame sunglasses, while the AERIN Raffia Natural Floppy Hat is a classic.
My sailing beauty bag always includes a good brush to deal with wind-swept hair—the AERIN Large Ivory Hairbrush is my favorite. Waterlily Sun Body Wash thoroughly cleanses sunscreen-covered, salty skin, while imparting a light, summery fragrance. And I pack a rich body moisturizer, such as the Rose de Grasse Body Cream, to replenish skin that has been exposed to the elements all day.