Memorial Day weekend is also known as the unofficial start of summer — meaning it’s also the unofficial start of summer fashion. Whether your plans involve traveling near (staycationing in your own city!) or far (hello, tropical getaways and road trips!), there’s never been a better time to debut your summer wardrobe and rent those pieces you’ve been dreaming of while impatiently waiting for the weather to get warmer.

Ready to get a jump start on your MDW wardrobe? Read on for our curated packing lists of must-rents Memorial Day weekend outfits for every destination (or use them to inspire some last-minute long-weekend plans!).

Tropical Getaway

If you’re beach-bound, there’s never been a better time to break out the solar-powered hues, tropical prints and surf-chic details. Bold, beachy accessories will pair just as perfectly with your swimsuit and coverup by day as they will with your out-to-dinner maxi dress at night. Don’t forget a bag that’s big enough to fit your SPF and beachside reading material!

Exploring the City

Whether you’re staycationing in your own city or traveling to a new one, consider this your opportunity to fill your suitcase with a lineup of summer’s boldest pieces and take them for a spin on your trip. Lavender cargo pants! A pink plaid skort! Skinny sunglasses! They’re all fair game when you’re looking to make a statement in the city (and get the outfit pic).


When it comes to road trips, comfort is definitely key — but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style along the way! Comfy matching sets, easy rompers and fun graphic tees are staples that will look great wherever your travels are taking you. You’ll probably want a pair of sunnies for driving around all day — so why not have some fun with a bold pink pair?

Life by the Lake

Summer days at the lake are easy and effortless — shouldn’t your outfit be too? Summer staples like maxi dresses, flowy jumpsuits and denim shorts are low-key enough for a lakeside setting while still bringing the fashion — and they all look great with a pair of oversize sunglasses to finish off the look.