Just as the lastof the summer sand has been dumped from our travel gear, many of us are prepping for holiday travel.
Before you make plans to head over the river and through the woods, take stock of your essentials and consider an upgrade or two. We’re living for a few of these matching sets made with travel in mind, and sustainable luggage has never looked so good…
Calpak Stevyn Duffle| The Calpak brand has been around for ages, but their latest collections are modern as can be. This duffle is the ultimate overnighter — and makes a great gift. An extendable handle, wheels, and a hard lower compartment that fits about two pairs of shoes makes this the perfect piece for the frequent traveller.
Pact Airplane Track Pant + top| Eight hour flight? Dress in clean and breathable organic cotton head-to-toe. Pact’s new Airplane Collection is made entirely with sustainable materials and designed to help you pull yourself together for long flights and awkward terminal changes. This neutral striped set is my top pick!
Frank & Eileen Malibu Travel Set| Another set designed specifically for travel, Frank & Eileen’s cropped pant and matching capelet are a step up from your usual leggings and sweatshirt combo. A set like this will have you feelingincredibly put-together, no matter what your travel day brings. Obsessed!
Jenni Kayne Medium Zip Pouch| The secret to in-flight and pre-airport joy? Tons and tons of pouches. Compartmentalize your essentials, from earbuds to passport to hand cream, in a variety of pretty pouches and envelopes so that your odds and ends are easy access — even stowed under a seat. This version from Jenni Kayne takes the travel convenience factor even further: use it as a handbag once you arrive!
Paravel Aviator Carry-On Plus| The Aviator carry-on from Paravel may be the most beautiful luggage I’ve ever seen. Like an old-fashioned trunk turned modern-day weekender, the case is sustainably made and carbon neutral with TSA-approved locks.
Paravel Packing Cube Quad | The reason that Paravel is on my radar in the first place? I’m all about their packing cubes. Pick your color, monogram if you want to get extra about it, and learn to pack and unpack on a whole other level. If you’ve never used cubes to pack before, you’ll be surprised at how they magically condense things. Using them to keep clothes orderly in a hotel room or your grandmother’s guest room? Life-changing.
Hickies Tie-Free Laces| I’ve threaded Hickies into so many pairs of Allbirds sneakers, that I almost forgot they wern’t part of the purchase. Turn any pair of lace-up sneakers into slip-ons with these clever stretchy laces. Perfect for security, overnight flights — and a game-changer for children’s shoes.
Cuyana Tote Organization Insert| Cuyana’s leather totes have become an ubiquitous fashion classic. For travel or even just a meeting across town, the brand’s organizational insert for totes will save your harried mind through traffic or whatever the day may bring. Bonus points for the timeless and beautiful colorways. And the optional leather tassles.
Frank & Eileen Effie Long-Sleeve Funnel Neck Capelet| Another wildly comfortable, easy-to-wear piece from Frank & Eileen. The Effie looks like an elegant sweater, but wears like a fleece sweatshirt (because it is one). This is the kind of piece I love to pack.
M.Gemi Felize Suede Moccasin| Slip-on shoes are a must if you’re flying, but if its a road trip you have in mind, go for a pair of driving mocs. You may only associate this accessory with a rich old uncle, but most women know what it’s like to scuff up a pair of flats, heels or mules while driving. Driving moccasins have a sole that creeps up the back of the shoe for better traction — and to save your good shoes. A great little luxury and perfect gift idea for those who are always on the road.
The Lunya travel Kit | Cozy, body con essentials bundled up in one set. Lunya is all about rest and comfort and their Travel Kit is the ultimate. These charcoal grey pieces, including socks, are easy to layer all the way across the Atlantic and their cushy soft sleep mask is probably the most luxe one out there for long flights!
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