23 Pretty (But Practical) Items to Pack for Your Summer Adventure
As relaxing as summer vacations can be, there's usually a little bit of stress that goes with getting packed. What will the weather be like? Can we bring *all* the shoes? And how exactly do we balance the things we need and the items we want to show off in one smallish bag? Fret no more, beauties, because we went ahead and found traveling essentials that meet the criteria. Ahead you'll find plenty of sensible fashion and accessories, ideal for adventuring in smart and sophisticated style.
UO Ball Bead Sunglasses Chain ($14): Keeping track of your sunnies is *crucial* on vacay. Now you can combine fashion and function with a statement chain that looks like jewelry.
Yevo Wireless Earbuds ($250): Enjoy even more vacay freedom when you ditch the irritating earbud wires in favor of sleek, featherweight Bluetooth tech. If this isn't #adulting, we don't know what is.
Segara Swim Seminyak One-Piece ($168): Finding a good looking one-piece suit has never been easier. This simple silo makes going from the beach to the boardwalk completely carefree.
VivoBarefoot Ultra 3 Bloom ($80): Shoes that go from land to sea can veer in a cringe-worthy direction — until now. Made with sustainable algae and perfect for all your adventures, the lace-up is so flexible it can even be rolled up for easier packing.
Everlane Cotton Double V Dress ($24): Nothing says "pack me" quite like cotton. This loosely cut mini feels great against the skin and looks amazing with pretty much everything you have in tow. Bonus: You'll never have to iron it.
Gray Malin Hawaii Swirl iPhone X Case ($50): Protect your phone with Malin's ocean art to keep a vacation POV year-round.
Varley Chester Dusk Leggings ($110) and Russell Dusk Bra ($65): We're not suggesting you actually plan on working out. It's a vacation after all. But just in case you decide to yoga, hike, or just want a comfy travel look — this lavender athleisure set should be it.
Slip Beauty Sleep To Go! Pink Travel Set ($119): You should never sacrifice your skin *or* your sleep even if you're on the go. This rosy duo is just the silky ticket to keep you wrinkle-free and even more rested.
J.Crew Packable Straw Hat ($30): Hats can be quite annoying to pack, often emerging from your suitcase looking misshapen. If you don't feel like awkwardly wearing one *while* traveling, we suggest this paper straw version that was made for the wanderlust life.
The Laundress Travel Pack ($50): Easily maintain your travel wardrobe with a laundering kit that features a travel-size stain remover, air freshener, wrinkle smoother, and even a delicate detergent.
Away Luggage Set of Two ($450+): With four different sizes and ample color choices, these bags are worth every penny. Each piece features two compartments, an interior laundry bag, and 360-degree wheel rotation. The carry-ons even have ejectable batteries for that much-needed quick charge.
Le Pom Pom Camera Strap ($88): Pack that retro camera and see the world in film again. Keep your vintage viewfinder close and safe with a playful strap that feels like an extra accessory.
Staud Shirley Bag ($210): This PVC-leather blend bag truly checks all the boxes. It's versatile (sand and dirt can't touch it), it's the ideal carry-on or travel purse, and it's ridiculously good looking.
American Giant Classic Full-Zip Hoodie ($108): We think "the greatest hoodie ever made" definitely deserves a place on your packing list. This sturdy yet cozy cotton sweatshirt is everything we look for and it can even be dressed up.
KT Smail Picturesque Florals Passport Holder ($24), Travel Wallet ($30), and Luggage Tag ($22): You won't have any trouble keeping track of your essentials when they look this good. Give your luggage a serious pop of floral with this three-piece travel set.
Baggu 3D Zip Pouch Set ($38): From the SF-based minimalist brand that introduced us to the stylish grocery tote comes a gingham trio designed to hold all the travel essentials.
Brooklinen Hammam Towel ($65): If you haven't made the switch to Turkish towels, you're really not living your best bath and beach life. Featuring the quick-drying signature weave on one side and traditional terry on the other, you'll want to bring this with you everywhere.
Maison Miru Pave Moon and Lightning Studs ($39): Less is more when it comes to packing and jewelry is no exception. Sparkly, statement studs are just the ear candy you need to wear with every outfit, on every adventure, all vacation long.
Ban.do Super Chill Cooler Bag ($32): This insulated bag fully collapses to easily store away in preparation for sun-filled, beach days. We see plenty of fresh-squeezed Paloma's in your future.
Fila Drifter Slides ($30): Our favorite of all the '90s shoe trends, the updated shower slide weighs basically nothing and can double as house slippers, beach sandals, or pretty much anything else.
Frank Anthony Stone Bikini ($45): Made from hydrophobic nanotechnology, this two-piece suit is designed to be stain, odor, and water resistant. It dries so fast you won't be soaking through shorts or into car seats ever again.
ROAV Balto Sunglasses ($155): If you find yourself losing track or breaking your shades —*or* if you're just a really keen traveler — we recommend the world's thinnest folding sunglasses. Not only is their screwless hinge tech essential but they're pretty darn sleek, too.
Pinch Provisions Quartz Shemergency Kit ($35): This iridescent bag holds 17 beauty, personal care, and style essentials (like lip balm, a lint brush, and even earring backs). Bringing it along means you're all set the next time you find yourself away from home and in a pinch.
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