8 Essential Travel Staples
Posted by Casey Nicole on July 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM
Celebrating the 4th of July is a perfect excuse for a mini-vacay, right? Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, a road trip with friends, or a tropical escape, you’ll want to bring along certain essentials. We’ve already covered the beauty essentials you’ll want to have handy, and now we’ve rounded up the most versatile and useful clothing picks. To get the most out of your luggage and to save room for souvenirs, pack these 8 essential staples.
1. Blister-free Flats
You’ll want a pair you can walk for miles in, so make sure they’ve been broken in before the trip. They’re perfect for the days you leave the beach and go sightseeing.
2. A Breezy Sundress
You’ll want one in a basic color that you can dress up or down for any situation with different accessories.
3. Sun-Blocking Shades
In addition to looking effortlessly fabulous, a pair of fun sunnies will protect your eyes from damaging UV rays as well. Plus, you won’t need to worry about having perfect eye-makeup.
4. A Maxi-Skirt
Another versatile item that should be a staple even when you’re not traveling. They are modest yet fashionable, so you can wear it to the beach and to dinner. Plus, in a pinch, you can pull the maxi skirt all the way up and cinch your waist with a belt to create a strapless “dress.”
5. A Wave-Proof Swimsuit
Don’t be afraid to go bold and bright with your swimsuit. However, the skimpiest option might not be the best. Take your plans into consideration, if you know you’re going to be jumping in the waves or playing beach volleyball, make sure your swimsuit won’t be falling off.
6. Dressy Leather Sandals
While flats might be more practical, sandals are just so comfy when it’s hot. Plus, they’ll go with literally everything you pack. You can do a small wedge if you must have a heel, but I never end up wearing heels on a vacation, even though I always pack them.
7. A Cardigan or Sweater
Pack a loose, chunky-knit cardigan or sweater that you can throw on when it cools off at night. Plus, it will come in handy when you’re in the overly air-conditioned restaurants or airports.
8. A Cross-body Bag
When you’re sightseeing you don’t want to carry a big, bulky bag or a tiny clutch. A cross-body bag is going to be your new best friend. You’ll feel much safer keeping an eye on your items when they’re literally right by your side.
Will you be spending Independence Day somewhere exotic? What are the essential items you always pack for vacations? Let us know in the comments!