As the busy travel season takes flight, I've got my head in the clouds thinking about all the clever packable and easily foldable finds that will streamline summer jetsetting. Unfortunately, some of our favorite wardrobe staples don’t travel well, like that wrinkles-in-two-seconds linen dress or that chic but bulky straw hat. But, don’t fret, I’m unpacking a few of my favorite hacks and ideal travel pieces to make your journey stylish and stress-free.
Luggage Storage Essentials:
The travel laundry bag -- Don’t leave home without a bag to store dirty laundry or wet clothes. Trust me. Plastic bags will do the trick, but for something a little more stylish (and environmentally-friendly), this set from West Elm packs easily and even has descriptions so everything stays organized while on the road.
The all-in-one makeup and jewelry organizer -- Discovering this clever invention from The Flat Lay Co. has been life-changing! A time and space saver, this flat makeup and jewelry storage piece rolls up into a nice, tight packable ball.
The hat holder -- This little leather magnetic charm from TopTote may look unsuspecting, but it’s one of the most inventive packing pieces I’ve ever found. Adhere it to your travel tote or purse and the magnetic force grasps your hat so you don’t have to worry about holding or wearing it. Genius!
Clothing and Accessory Essentials:
The day-to-night dress -- This relaxed maxi dress from The Row is effortless travel dressing at its best! Breezy, yet tailored, this flowy frock can easily go from yachting in the Mediterranean to dining al fresco in the city.
The fancy foldable flat -- Travel shoes don’t have to be boring and these Badgley Mischka crystal foldable flats are proof! Whether wandering the cobblestone streets of Rome or road tripping across the US, these fancy and functional flats were made for journeying.
The hat that won’t lose its shape -- You won’t find me traveling without a head-topper or two, and my latest go-to is Janessa Leone’s packable straw hats. I especially love the Marcell -- it packs down and returns to its original shape like new.
The light-as-air sleepwear -- I’m obsessed with this washable silk sleepwear set from Lunya. A little sporty, a little sexy and super compact, this luxurious tank and shorts combo makes going to sleep while on vacay a little sweeter.
The packable puffer -- Many summer travel destinations don’t require a jacket, but for camping trips or locales with cooler climates, this Aritzia puffer is a no-brainer. It packs into a little bag, comes in tons of colors and won’t break the bank.
The sleek and stylish workout sneaker -- I never leave home without my workout wear. Even when I can’t make a Barry’s Bootcamp class, I’ll find a way to get my heart pumping. I love these Stella McCartney Adidas running shoes made of knit and neoprene. They’re super light and bend easily so can fit into the tiniest suitcase crevasses.
The trendy travel tote -- I’m always on the lookout for the ideal travel tote and I think I found it! Fendi’s Runway Collection Calf and Canvas Tote Bag is big enough to hold all my personal belongings like magazines, iPad, beauty products and more. I also love the idea of affixing the brand’s Tamburo Pocket Leather Charm so I can carry along an extra packable tote to bring home all the fun purchases from a trip!