What to Pack for the Amalfi Coast

Oh, the Amalfi Coast. (insert all the heart eye emoji’s possible). There’s something extremely special about the Amalfi Coast and anyone visiting is *for sure* going to want to curate their wardrobe to contrast with the pops of blue from the Tyrrhenian Sea and the fun colors of the buildings scattered across the mountainside of the Amalfi Coast Villages and “do it for the gram”. This list covers everything you need to pack for the Amalfi Coast both in their busy, summer season and also has some suggestions of extra things to pack if you’re visiting the Amalfi Coast during their shoulder seasons of Spring and Autumn. 

What to Pack for Summer in the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast shines in the summer. Not only do travelers come to visit the coast from all around the world, but Italians also flock to the area to live la dolce vita.No matter what village you stay in, you’ll want to pack similarly and don’t be caught without the following items!

Bathing Suits

I found this super sexy, black one piece that has the perfect little keyhole, cutout detail.  A black swimsuit is always my go-to choice for my first day out in the Italian sun. Once your base tan has formed opt for this fun, yellow bandeau bikini Bold colors are a must on the Amalfi Coast, especially yellow and orange hues. How can you not pack this luxe, Italian fabric  one piece?  It’s an effortlessly chic suit that will have all the Italian women jealous of your beach style, plus it’s Italian fabric, yum!

Check out more bathing suits to pack for the Amalfi Coast!

Dresses

Since the Amalfi Coast tends to be a chicer resort destination wear this effortless slip dress for a comfortable silhouette with a sophisticated print. There are so many beautiful sites to visit on the Amalfi Coast stay comfortable in this shirt dress available for under $25. Pair this with some comfortable and cute walking sneakers for a casual adventurous day. Dress like a local in this flirty, romantic “twirl worthy” dress . I just adore the coastal feel of this print and flowy silhouette.  Add some oversized sunglasses and a floppy sun hat and enjoy all that this gorgeous destination has to offer. 

Here are some more of my favorite dresses for the Amalfi Coast!

If you’re looking for affordable dresses, don’t forget to check out my article, 53 of the Best Amazon Dresses for Travel 


Linens

Linen wasn’t invented on the Amalfi Coast but they definitely perfected the art of wearing and sellinglinen. Stopping in the linen stores in Positano is an absolute must on the Amalfi Coast and since bringing sand to the beach isn’t always a bad thing, you can also pack a few linen pieces with you. Not only is this jumpsuit a comfortable linen fabric but it is also sleeveless, with pretty bow tie straps.   I found the perfect linen romper for exploring the Amalfi Coast – wear this adorable utility romper with some gladiator sandals and a fedora and look just like a local. With paper bag shorts being all the rage this summer season I had to include these super comfortable tie waisted linen shortsAll you need is a simple white tank or blouse and you’re off to explore Italy’s beauty. 

From dresses to pants and a statement red skirt, here are a few “must have” linen pieces for traveling Amalfi Coast:

Sneakers

You can’t go wrong with my favorite Allbirds Wool Runners  for any travels. So much so thatI even suggest them as One of the 19 Things You Need for Travel and have them on my Gift Guide for the Stylish Traveler! But, it’s The Amalfi Coast so be extravagant and match with the colors of the coast with these cute, espadrille sneakers.  The multicolor espadrille bottoms are a bigger show stopper than any Louboutins. You are going to be doing some hiking while exploring the Amalfi Coast, don’t forget to pack a more practical sneaker, like these AdidasDon’t kill your feet or stop your exploring because you forgot to pack practical kicks.  Splurge on these classic Gucci sneakers to roam the stairs and alleys of Positano…I mean, it is Italy, after all.  Wearing a platform shoe can actually help cushion your feet on long walks/easy hikes.  These Steve Madden slip-ons are available in 11 different colors and patterns and have the perfect white platform to ensure comfort. 

Check out some of my favorite sneakers when thinking, “Amalfi Coast”

Planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast? Don’t forget to read my Perfect Five-Day Amalfi Coast Itinerary

Sandals

You can’t visit the Amalfi Coast without your Gucci Marmont T-Strap sandal.  Plus, they’re available in 11 different colorways.  These beauties may be a splurge but when in Rome, or ya know, the Amalfi Coast. Cute espadrille sandals are a must without a question when visiting Italy in the summer.  I just love the metallic gold color of these leather straps and the comfort of an espadrille shoe. A comfortable flat will take you a very long way when visiting any country. I happen to truly love these cut out slide sandals they’re the most comfortable sandals and look super chic with dresses, shorts, skirts pretty much anything! A jelly sandal is super light weight to pack and perfect for beaching on the coast.  I love these Valentino dupes in hot pink to add some bold color to my usual black swimsuit. Cute, comfortable and budget friendly! 

Sandals are my favorite shoes to wear! From wedged sandals to espadrilles, these are the best sandals to pack for the Amalfi Coast

Cover Ups/Kimonos

I simply adore this deep v-neck coverup dress.  It is perfect and chic to throw on over your swimsuit and head to an Italian lunch before heading to the beach.Did you really think I wouldn’t include some Amazon steals in this post?  This sheer, floral kimono is only $17 and radiates the Amalfi Coast.  Wearing a one-piece and don’t want to overheat while sunbathing?  No problem, add a simple yet stylish sheer sarong cover up .  Wear it anyway you like, this is the most versatile cover up you can own. 

I love how versatile kimonos and cover-ups are! Don’t forget to pack some of these for the Amalfi Coast:

All of the Accessories

You’re definitely going to want to jazz up your Instagram photos – I mean, you’re on the Amalfi Coast. Pack some extra accessories to use as props in your photos! I mean hello, wide brimmed beach hat yes please! Not only does it protect your face, it add’s that extra Italian flare. Coral is a hot color to don while summering on the Amalfi Coast. Add a pop of coral with this statement handle straw bag . I just love the round, bamboo handles on this woven little beauty.  Oversized Gucci sunnies are another no brainer to bring when vacationing on the Amalfi Coast.  Do as the Italians, and be sure to fit in, with some oversized Gucci’s to shade your eyes. Keep your sunscreen, shades, hair ties and more in this clear pouchIt’s the perfect size pouch to toss in your beach bag and assure you’re prepared for the Italian sun. 

I love curating my accessories to *pop* for a photo! Here are my favorite Amalfi Coast inspired accessories for your trip!

Lemon Prints/Accessories

Make a sweet impression that will leave all the Italians sour with jealousy with this lemon printed two piece skirt set  .Even more reason to ensue jealousy, it’s an Amazon steal for only $20. Not into wearing printed clothes?  These espadrille flats   with embroidered lemons on the toe is the perfect pop of lemon to add to your Italian adventure outfits. 

Nothing sour and everything sweet, check out my favorite lemon print clothes and lemon themed accessories to take on the Amalfi Coast:

Nautical Stripes

This halter neck jumpsuit with light blue and white stripes is perfect for your Amalfi Coast adventure.  How can you hit up a coastal destination without some nautical stripes? A striped one piece bathing suit with miles of coastal blue hues at your tippy toes.  What can be bad about this coastal swimsuit and coastal views combination? Nothing says nautical like these striped espadrillesFind coastal comfort when you break out these cuties on your excursion around the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. 

Nautical stripes are so perfect for the Amalfi Coast, check out my faves

Health/Beauty

Naples and the Campania region, where the Amalfi Coast is located, hosts a pretty typical Mediterranean climate – which, in the summer, is similar to a tropical climate. I travel to the tropics quite oftenand even used to live in Miami, Florida, which also boasts a tropical climate. If you’re heading to the Amalfi Coast over the summer, everything health and beauty that you’d want to pack, can be found on my blog post, The Best Beauty Products for a Tropical VacationOne thing I can’t suggest traveling to the Amalfi Coast with enough is this Maison Margiela Replica perfume which, when I first smelled instantly reminded me of the Amalfi Coast and I came to find out that the scent is meant to replicate the Amalfi Coast! 

Here are some of my must haveskincare and beauty products for the Amalfi Coast

For Shoulder Season

Shoulder season on the Amalfi Coast can be a little tricky. It, typically, is warm during the day and chilly at night with a high chance for showers. Fret not! If you pack just a few extra add-ons along with my above suggestions – you’ll have everything you need for your trip to the Amalfi Coast! Rain doesn’t ruin my days, especially because I am prepared in my waterproof bootsThese booties are high gloss and look so cute on that I don’t even mind if it rains a bit on my parade. Always pack a light jacket  or chillier evenings spent on the Amalfi Coast.  This quilted jacket will be the envy of all the Italian’s. An umbrella never hurts to have on hand.  I love this amazon option because of all the different colors available, so keep your hues vibrant even if the weather is a bit wet. A handbag raincoat is probably making you scratch your head and think I am a crazy person.  But, this is the best product you can invest in plus it’s only $15 and keeps your handbag dry while the weather isn’t exactly on your side.  You won’t regret this buy! 

Make sure you’re prepared with everything you need for your shoulder season visit to the Amalfi Coast and don’t forget to pack these items

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