HOT SUMMER TRAVEL ITEMS
It’s never too early to get your travel plans in order. Before you know it, summer will be here and you’re off on some grand adventure with accessories that you swore you were going to replace two years ago. Well now’s the time to find the latest True Fashionista travel items, ones that wouldn’t dare get misplaced on your way to Milan!
Face it, not everyone can jet off on a 10-day dream vacay, so for that weekend jaunt, leather (and faux leather) weekender bags are a hot item that the good peeps at TravelandLeisure swear by. Weekenders can be defined as having enough room for a couple outfits, toiletries and a few odds and ends, but should also be small enough to fit in an overhead compartment or take up minimal space in the trunk. There’s also no need to get a sore back while vacationing, so ease of carrying is key.
Among the True Fashionista winners…the Logan bag from Frye, folks who know a thing or two about leather, is classic, manageable and will only look better with age. The Hook+Albert bag attaches nice laaaarge pockets on the outside for further compartmentalizing your stuff. Cole Haan presents a True Fashionista pebbled leather duffel complete with removable mesh pouch and cinch-top fabric shoe bag, and the Saddleback Leather Overnight Bag is made from a single solid piece of leather available in four shades of brown. It’s also adjustable, watertight and sturdy as all get out.
For longer trips, Pack Hacker’s globe-wandering Samantha Schaible swears by the Le Pliage nylon mini travel tote handbag by Longchamp, noting that the nylon bag folds to the size of a notebook and even though it lacks inside pockets, is a hold-all for all occasions. It’s her work bag, a beach bag, an airplane carry-on, a reusable grocery bag.
Designers are very much in on the travel accessories game as well. A number of examples can be found on MsGoldgirl’s YouTube channel, where she offers up, among other great ideas, an adorable Kate Spade travel wallet, Gigi New York tote bag, and Vera Bradley cosmetics bag.
Then there’s the bag for your bags. Travel and Leisure have an eye for the sturdy yet stylish line by American Tourister, as well as the Globe-Trotter nostalgic suitcase in a can’t-miss-it bright pink candy color with complementary burgundy lining inside. At only 18” and sporting a slim rectangular shape, the Globe-Trotter will scooch inside an overhead compartment NP. Another relatively new addition to suitcase offerings is the brand Away, whose polycarbonate line has fast grown in popularity since its introduction in 2015.
In other accessories, Chinti and Parker offers a cashmere travel set complete with blanket and eye mask. You’ll no doubt appreciate the leopard print passport cover from Dolce & Gabbana, too. Yes, we all need our tech, and Stella McCartney’s Italian-designed leather iPad cover works with all generations, offering a secure buckle enclosure setting to boot. And a good option to put all that cool stuff in might just be a Balenciaga lambskin travel backpack. It’s convertible and everything, switching up from tote to shoulder bag or backpack. More great ideas abound at True Fashionistas Resale.
With all that walking and exploring you’ll be doing on your trip, you’ll need something quality on your feet, and Michael Kors Women’s Daisy Moccasins do not let you down with cushioned insole and light rubber sole to absorb impact. In case that walking might be on rugged terrain, Lowa Tibet backpacking boots will hold up nicely. Travel and Leisure Executive Editor Jesse Ashlock swears by ‘em, “I give them the highest marks for comfort, traction, ankle support, water resistance, and aesthetic. I’ve worn them everywhere from the Andes to Crete to the streets of New York City, and since it appears that they will last forever, I expect them to carry me to many more destinations in the years to come.”
Shop in-store or online for high-end designer fashions and fantastic travel accessories at 90% off original prices at True Fashionistas Resale. You’ll have all that extra cash for your trip! May your summer travels be to fantastic, True Fashionista places, outfitted just right to make the best memories.