I’ve been doing a lot of unpacking and packing lately and I noticed a trend. I’ve been packing the same things over and over, so I wanted to put together a post to share some of my travel style essentials and what has been working really well for me on our recent trips, just in case you’re doing a little shopping for a late summer vacation (although these definitely aren’t exclusive to summer!).
The Red Twist Cashmere Wrap
Why you need it: I have this pretty wrap in blush pink (and it comes in several other colors) and it is super soft and lightweight but oh so warm, perfect for planes or car rides. It’s also an easy-to-add layer if you get a chilly night while you’re on your trip.
Why you’ll love it: It also rolls up to easily put in a carry-on bag, diaper bag or just your big purse.
Tibi Long Skirt with Shorts
Why you need it: It’s a skirt. With shorts. It’s a fancy skort, what’s not to love? This little Tibi number is one of my favorite summer purchases. This is one of the most versatile pieces I own. I wore it casually for walking around London and sightseeing and then dressed up with a silk tank for a dinner date.
Why you’ll love it: The versatility is the best thing about this skirt/shorts. I also really liked it as “mom clothes” that I can wear for busy play days with Jackson, while still looking put together. Oh and it’s on sale right now, so it’s a must buy (and you can get it in white and green here)!
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Shadow
Why you need it: This creamy eye shadow stick is a light and easy addition to your streamline your travel make-up bag.
Why you’ll love it: I love this product because it lasts all day and doesn’t crease or get oily. I recommend getting a few colors, with at least one lighter one (I like Taupe) to use as an everyday color or base for your lids. Also get a darker color (Heather Steel is my favorite here) you can use to make a smoky eye and/or to use as eyeliner.
Why you need it: These sandals are absolutely perfect for a day of walking in the summer sun. They’re comfortable, cute and they also come in black.
Why you’ll love it: Style and function. I actually have to give my husband credit for this one. When I was looking for “stylish walking shoes” he said I should look at ECCO. So I hesitantly looked and was VERY pleasantly surprised! Oh and this pair is next on my list.
Tory Burch York Tote
Why you need it: Again, versatility is key with this pretty pink Tory Burch tote (which comes in other colors too). There are great little pockets to keep your phone and other essentials. My laptop also fits in here for taking it to and from meetings, so it’s great for everything from work to weekend!
Why you’ll love it: No matter what you’re carrying around (diapers and wipes, anyone?), this bag adds structure, style and sophistication.