Usually, packing for a vacation means packing to the last detail. But the fun part is, for a summer getaway, you hardly need anything. You can literally breeze through the trip in a tank dress and flip-flops. So, cut yourself some slack this time, and try and go with the lightest backpack ever. Here’s a full-proof list of all you’ll ever need on your 3-day break:

Focus on pieces that will multi-task

Whether it’s clothes, or shoes, throw in pieces into your luggage that you can easily wash and re-wear on the trip. Summers mean less clothes anyway, so stick to cotton and linen shorts, tank tops, and flip-flops that you can literally wear from a beach to a night club.

If it’s a beach destination, pay attention to your swim wear

Hitting a beach in summers has a charm of its own. Which means you’ll be spending most part of your day lazing on the beach, drinking up and swimming. Therefore, take a couple of bright-coloured swimsuits. Sun-screen, sun-glasses, hats and sarongs that double up as mats – are also important essentials. Carry your own steel straws and bottles for the drinks; it will just save the planet from that unnecessary plastic dump. Also, a water-friendly camera and headphones would ideally be great too.

Let the focus of attention be the place

In an Insta-worthy world, when everything is about looking perfect, you let loose. Summers are a beautiful time to explore the world, but you’ve got to deal with the fact that all the heat and sweat does make one look run-down. So, if you don’t look good in those pictures, make it all about the place. Click the landscape from different angles, and focus on getting shots of just the place. After all, it’s the memories that count at the end of the day.