If a summer trip is on your calendar, we have a few tips for what to pack — along with some of our favorite products — to help you make the most of your vacation.
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Dress for comfort and style
With coordinated sets being in fashion right now, a great option is M.M. LaFleur’s Moreland Jacket and matching Colby Pant made of OrigamiTech, a machine-washable, wrinkle-resistant fabric that looks perfectly polished but is so comfortable — exactly what you need on long travel days. The jacket has a single-button closure for comfort and zippered pockets to store your essentials. The set folds easily for storage and stays wrinkle-free for business meetings and luncheons.
For a more casual outfit, check out The Judith Hoodie from M.M. LaFleur and matching Keely Jogger, which is made of luxurious cashmere and can be hand washed, which makes it super convenient. The New York-based clothing brand is a women-owned company inspired by dressing both for the office and for modern life.
Pick a carry-on that does it all
How many times have you wanted an efficient travel bag that provides smart functionality? Topo Designs‘ Global Travel Bag is your new ideal one-bag travel companion. The bag — made with recycled materials — is carry-on compliant and offers three-way carry options. With plenty of internal organization and a foam structure with padded back panel, this bag makes it easy to store all the essentials along with those extras.
Choose footwear that keeps you going
Don’t be fooled by the trendy ECCO BIOM 2.1 WOMEN’S LOW TEX. Despite its fashionable exterior, this sporty shoe is perfect for any adventure. With comfort in mind, it uses BIOM Natural Motion technology that encourages your foot to move more naturally and efficiently. And with OrthoLite UltraLite insoles, it offers lightweight and breathable comfort for days to come. These shoes are perfect for those vacations which require lots of walking and exploring.
Bypass your average handbag
Take the AALLYN Jordan Bucket Bag on your next vacation. Functional as a crossbody bag that can hold a lot more than your average bag, the Jordan comes with two different straps so that it can also be worn as a shoulder bag. Additionally, it comes with its own removable nylon pouch organizer, which is great for keeping all your essentials in check. Another great choice is AALLYN’s Medium Stella Satchel in moss, a beautiful color that complements any wardrobe. Made of thick, durable leather, the Stella is versatile enough to be a bag for work or a day out with friends when you’re vacation is over.
Listen up (with some good headphones)
OpenRun open-ear headphones are a must-have for travelers. They’re perfect for everything from the plane ride to morning sweat sessions on the treadmill. Offering premium sound, they have a battery life of up to 8 hours and have waterproof capabilities (though swimming is not recommended). Crafted for comfort, the open-ear design helps you stay in touch with your surroundings without sacrificing sound quality.
Stay stylish with sun protection
Along with sunscreen, hats are a wise choice to bring on vacation especially during the summer or if you visit a warm climate.Duluth Trading Women’s Straw Boater Hat has a wide brim and is a light natural color, which is great for sunny days.
Keep your makeup simple
Defer to simplicity when it comes to makeup while on the move. Madame Gabriela Beauty’s lipsticks are moisturizing and provide long-lasting color using pure ingredients. Offered in three universal shades that aim to flatter, the lipsticks soothe lips with a blend of Mānuka honey and nourishing plant ingredients.