Everything You Need for a Couple’s Getaway to the Lake (Without Taking Your Whole Closet)
Is there anything better than getting away for a relaxing weekend at the lake with your significant other? In my case, my husband and I don’t get to do this hardly ever so when it happens, it’s really special. We almost have to pinch ourselves that it’s just us getting away. Don’t get me wrong, we absolutely love having the kids and their friends - the more the merrier! We got the lake house in order to enjoy family and our friends and our kids’ friends. It’s built for that. But sometimes it just feels really therapeutic to lower the number down to just me and him. Joy!!! Here are some tips for taking just the essentials to make it a carefree weekend on the water with a stylish twist.
15 Must Have's for the Lake Weekend
Johnny Was Athen’s Top
My absolute favorite thing to wear at the lake is a Johnny Was top! They are usually very roomy and comfortable, forgiving to the figure. But most of all, such beautiful and colorful designs, many times with embroidery and a Bohemian feel. Not only for the lake, but most definitely for the lake!!!
Miraclesuit Sanibel One Piece
A staple in black, this is my go-to suit for the lake. It complements every cover-up and takes off 10 pounds in the process! I have this style in other colors and I love the black the most. Much like the little black dress, it’s always in style and always looks good. And isn’t it nice that one-pieces are back in?
Moscow Mule Copper Mugs
Moscow Mules are a refreshing summer drink when accentuated by lime, mint and these mugs! It may sound crazy to some, but the drink truly does not taste as good out of glass or plastic. The copper interacts with the ingredients to make it taste the way it should - delicious! My husband and I take these down to the dock and watch the sun set.
Tory Burch Miller Sandals
These come in a million different colors and are my go-to for going out in a casual stylish way. Tory Burch has really created a classic with these and they are comfortable, wear anywhere but also take you to dinner with your sweetie at the lake.
Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses
Of course, sunglasses are a must for a couple's getaway at the lake, and Ray-Ban is a reliable moderately priced brand that has many cool shapes and sizes. The aviator style is my fav. What is yours?
Fit Flop Rumba Thong Sandal
So I cannot wait for winter to be over every year so that I can finally get my Fit Flops back on! These are hands down the most comfortable flip flops in the world. They are said to be for exercise as well as just casual wear, and my friend, Dillar, has proven that as she has walked all over Europe in these shoes! They come in many different styles and colors, but my favorite are the thicker soles like these. I love the fringe - it doesn’t come off and takes you from the lake to the city and back again.
Lilly Pulitzer Marii Skort
The way to make a weekend at the lake feel effortless is to bring clothing that can go from the dock to the deck to out to dinner. This cute little number is just that. The bright colors look great on a sunny day, and it is a comfortable piece whether you’re running to the store for a picnic on the deck or having cocktails on the boat at sunset.
Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen
Dermatologists say the secret to having young looking skin is sunscreen. A weekend at the lake will give your skin an extra test, and this natural hypoallergenic SPF 30 product gives you 80 minutes of water and sweat resistance. This is the real stuff and easy to stock up on at Amazon.