5 Fashion Must-Haves For Travelers
04 Dec 2020
Hopping on a plane or embarking on a road trip is always exciting. Packing for the trip? Not so much, mostly because the process can be quite stressful. You need to consider everything from the weather to the activities and decide how much (or little) to pack for the trip. And it’s not just the girls that have this problem – guys can also be quite indecisive about what and how much of it to pack. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of five fashion-must haves you need to bring on the trip.
A watch that makes a statement
Aside from helping you make sure you aren’t running late (which is a traveler’s top priority), a good watch can be an incredible statement piece for showing off your fashion style. It also doesn’t have to cost too much. However, if you are going to get just one, it makes sense to invest a bit more if it means that you’re going to wear it at all times and that it’s going to combine well with most of your travel outfits.
A watch you can get the most out of is the one that’s versatile but also classic and timeless. Choose a model that you can use to dress your outfits up and down, and definitely make sure that it works for your personal style as well as the colors you wear most often.
A pair of quality sunglasses
Another practical add-on you want to bring on your trip are sunglasses. A good pair of shades will always come in handy, whether you’re traveling in summer or winter or engaging in activities that require proper protection from the sun’s UV rays such as driving long distances.
A quality pair with minimalist design is a go-to accessory for many travelers, but you should definitely make sure that the ones you get fit your face. Again, go for versatile models that combine well with both formal and casual wear. You can opt for something classic such as Ray Bans, the ones with vintage frames, or those foldable models that won’t take up precious space – the options are pretty much endless.
A hat or a cap to protect your hair from the elements
A great way to add interest to your outfit, wearing hats and caps can be practical for creating various looks. Aside from being fashionable, they are also going to provide the necessary protection against the elements both for your hair and your scalp, so choose accordingly.
While you’re at it, consider scheduling a haircut at your local five star barber shop before embarking on your trip. This will make it so much easier to take care of your hair, you’ll look better in photos, and it’ll help prevent the much-dreaded forehead tan line. Just make sure to get a haircut at least a week before the trip – this will give you enough time to adjust to styling it.
A practical wallet you will always have on hand
Speaking of being prepared in advance, you want to make sure that you bring a practical wallet you’ll have on you at all times. You want to go for something compact and functional that can store all your money, cards, and your ID without you having to worry about losing its contents.
Holder wallets are your best friends when traveling as they can easily fit into your back pocket. Bulkier ones can be equally practical since they’re spacious and easy to hold, although you will need to be careful and stash them somewhere safe such as a neck pouch or your bag. Since it’s also an accessory, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from, so try to find a wallet that suits your style.
A quality backpack or a bag for all your travel essentials
Aside from a practical wallet, you’ll also want to bring something where you can store all your travel essentials that you can bring with you when walking around the town or city. For some travelers, a backpack can be the ideal tool for keeping their belongings in one place while also making a fashion statement. Depending on your style, you can go for leather backpacks or sporty models.
Another great option are cross body bags which are quite trendy at the moment, as well as belt bags that can be quite handy when exploring a travel destination.
Whether you are traveling for work or globetrotting for pleasure, keeping things functional and minimalist is imperative. However, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style while traveling to your destination. With these travel essentials on your packing checklist, you can travel comfortably while also staying true to your personal style.