What to Pack for Martha’s Vineyard

black eyelet midi dress

One of my favorite parts of going on vacation is having an excuse to buy an entirely new wardrobe. Who’s with me?!

For my trip to Martha’s Vineyard last week, I knew it would be hot, that we would be walking around a lot, and would probably go to the beach once or twice so I needed a good mixture of summery pieces for the hot days, basics I could layer, and casual pieces for lounging at night and getting coffee in the mornings. We were only on the vineyard for 4 days, 5 nights but I obviously overpacked, especially since we weren’t flying and had a car on the island.

What to Pack for Martha’s Vineyard

Dresses & Jumpsuits

Even if it doesn’t feel like it right now, it’s still summer and for the first few days we were in the vineyard, it was toasty. Dresses and jumpsuits are not only a great way to stay cool but are easy to throw on and still look chic. Madewell has a bunch of really cute options right now but if you have a larger budget, you can never go wrong with Reformation!

Easy Basics

Whether we were running errands, grabbing a coffee, heading to the local brewery, or exploring Edgartown, easy basics were my go-to! I tried to keep things pretty neutral to make it easier to mix and match each piece, although I did find myself grabbing these jeans and this top the most.

Shoes & Accessories

I really went wild on the shoe front and ended up wearing these black slidesthese sandals, and this pair of block heels a majority of the time. I kept my accessories very basic since we were busy with activities and changing out of sweaty clothes into something new before going on to the next activity. This clear tote from Amazon ($15!!) was also hands down the best bag for this trip – It goes with everything and the size is perfect!

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  1. 8.27.19

    What a gorgeous house! I’ve always wanted to go to Martha’s Vineyard, sounds so relaxing. I love your recommendations for packing too!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      You need to go! It’s amazing!

  2. 8.27.19
    Lizzie said:

    This is honestly like my dream place! I’d love to vacation here and you better believe that I’d wear all my pretty sundresses and summer espadrilles. Hope you had fun!


    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      All of your dresses would fit right in 😉

  3. 8.27.19
    Alix Maza said:

    Ahh! I’m all about easy basics. I’ve always wanted to visit Martha’s Vineyard!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:


  4. 8.27.19
    Mariah said:

    I totally shop sooo much for clothes before going on vacation, and then obviously shop while actually on vacation. It’s never good for my bank account lol!


    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s always so fun!

  5. 8.27.19
    Stephanie said:

    Ummm yeah I need like at least 95% of these in my closet right now for my trip to Florida next month. I’m so overwhelmed and anxious about what to pack. I basically never left this house this summer, so all I have are like a handful of graphic tees and a pair of boyfriend shorts haha! I gotta step up my game!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      All of your outfits from Florida were GORG~

  6. 8.28.19
    Greta said:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Martha’s Vineyard. It looks so dreamy and pretty!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      You need to plan a trip!

  7. 8.28.19
    Radi said:

    For me packing is fun. Love sorting through my accessories and deciding what to take.


    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      I wish I could be more patient with it!

  8. 8.28.19
    Morgan said:

    I do the same thing for trips!! It’s so fun to get new items for a vaca! I need to pick up those jeans you wore a lot during the trip since they’re on sale now!

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    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      They’re so comfy, too!

  9. 8.28.19
    Rach said:

    Haha I’m the same way when it comes to vacation. Loving buying new clothes for it! And all the stuff you’re packing for Martha’s Vineyard is so cute!


    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      I always want to buy EVERYTHING!!

  10. 8.28.19
    Lydia said:

    I’m such an overpacker too! When you don’t have to worry about weight restrictions right, haha.
    Can’t wait to see your looks!
    Chic on the Cheap

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:


  11. 8.29.19

    Dresses and jumpsuits are my favorite pieces to wear in the summer- love all of the ones you picked! I have never been to Martha’s Vineyard before but would love to go for my next trip!

    xoxo sarah

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      They’re so easy and really help you cut down on overpacking!

  12. 8.29.19
    Torey said:

    The perfect wardrobe for travel! love

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Torey!

  13. 8.30.19

    Martha’s Vineyard looks amazing, I’ve always wanted to go!

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    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      You have to visit, it is MAGICAL!

  14. 9.2.19

    I love the orange tie top and clear bag! Martha’s Vineyard is so beautiful this time of the year 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      The wrap top is my FAVE!

  15. 9.3.19

    Cute wardrobe for the travels. I have always wanted to visit … may be next summer.

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    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Tanvi!