What To Take Out Of Town Memorial Day Weekend

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

After a long—and very cold—winter, we couldn’t be much more excited for the official summer kickoff, unmistakably marked by the impending Memorial Day holiday weekend. Whether you are heading out of town, or “stay-cationing” around the Lou, we have pulled together a few things that you will want to pack for your impending festivities.

Sunglasses

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A cute pair of sun-shielding frames is a necessity. We love the selection of sunnies at local retailers like Avalon Exchange and 10denza.

Swimsuit

STL Style releases their newest summer product—a St. Louis flag bikini. Available soon at their Cherokee Street storefront and on the web. Photo courtesy of STL Style.

STL Style releases their newest summer product—a St. Louis flag bikini. Available soon at their Cherokee Street storefront and on the web. Photo courtesy of STL Style.

Pools all over the city are opening this weekend and in case the mood strikes, you want to be ready to dive in. Still need to find the perfect suit? View our guide for the Best Swimsuit For Your Body Type before hitting up local swimwear stops like Splash and Crescent Coast.

Sunscreen

Photo courtesy of Walgreens.com.

Photo courtesy of Walgreens.com.

 

Be sure to protect that precious skin from the harsh summer rays while you are out and about this weekend, especially if you are poolside. We love Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch sunscreen options that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy.

A Good Book

What we are reading: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. Photo courtesy of SilverPress.

What we are reading: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. Photo courtesy of SilverPress.

 

Whether you are lounging in a hammock or taking a break from yard work, you will want to have a great book handy to help your mind wander. Stop by Subterranean in the Loop or Left Bank Books in the Central West End for an expansive selection of new and used best-sellers and beyond.

A Summer Dress

Photo courtesy of Blush.

Amanda Uprichard dress and Lenora Dame necklace available at Blush in Kirkwood. Photo courtesy of Blush.

 

Perhaps the most wearable and cool of summer garments, the sundress is ever so effortless from barbecues to a night out on the town. Shop sizzling summer dresses locally at hot spots including Vie, Blush and CLR-MNSTR.

A Light Jacket

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Cool summer nights call for cool layering pieces like light jackets, denim shirts and flannels. Shop new options at spots like Ivy Hill and Madewell or vintage at Retro 101.

Camera

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To document your adventures, go old school with a disposable camera, to upscale with a flashy Nikon D3200. Creve Coeur Camera has tons of options for both the amateur and aficionado.

A Carry-all

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To keep track of all of your weekend necessities, a carry-all, backpack or classic tote is a must. We love the selection of bags at Kate Spade and Klutch.

 

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