Pack like a pro: 15 Memorial Day must-haves

Memorial Day weekend is inching closer and closer, and we know everyone is excited for a three day vacation. While there's plenty of good times to be had in the very near future, mostly involving backyard barbecues and beach vacations, we must admit that the long weekend is a difficult occasion to pack for. It's not a week and it's not an overnight trip, so while there's no excuse to pack your entire wardrobe, you can't exactly skimp either.

There are few must-haves we'll certainly be keeping in mind as we pack our bags for the holiday weekend. Comfortable, roomy separates like printed shorts and tanks, a straw tote, comfortable slip-on loafers, and a lightweight jacket (Remember: it's not actually summer yet!), are all on our list.

We've gone ahead and done a little pre-shopping, so all you have to do is click through the gallery to see what you'll need this Memorial Day weekend.

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Pack like a pro: 15 Memorial Day must-haves

A cute patterned romper.

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Checked Cotton Romper, $98.00

Photo: Ralph Lauren

A tinted moisturizer with SPF.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, $29.00

Photo: Sephora

Comfy linen shorts.

J.Crew Cardigan Silvana Short, $180.00

Photo: J.Crew

Slip-on loafers.

Cole Haan Pinch Chambray Weekender, $78.00

Photo: Cole Haan

Cleansing towelettes for your cell phone (your skin will thank you!)

Well-Kept Screen Cleansing Towelettes, $5.99 each

Photo: Well-Kept

A breezy cover-up.

Serena & Lily Coral Cover-Up, $78.00

Photo: Serena & Lily

A sweet dress for dinner out.

Caslon Embroidered Sleeveless Blouson Dress, $78.00

Photo: Nordstrom

Sunscreen (of course).

Supergoop! Anti-Aging City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30, $42.00

Photo: Sephora

A lightweight jacket.

GUESS Belted Utility Jacket, $84.90

Photo: Nordstrom

A casual tee.

Cole Haan Women's Pinch Short Sleeve Cap Sleeve Jersey Tee, $38.00

Photo: Cole Haan

A trendy cross-body bag.

Ralph Lauren Small Fringed Cross-body Bag, $295.00

Photo: Ralph Lauren

An everyday sandal.

Sole Society Jude Sandal, $59.95

Photo: Nordstrom

Classic white shorts.

Old Navy The Sweetheart Denim Shorts, $18.00

Photo: Old Navy

An updated shift dress.

Madewell Embroidered Stitchtake Dress, $158.00

Photo: Madewell

A roomy tote.

Mar y Sol Caracas Tote $125.00

Photo: Nordstrom

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