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When you travel in a carry on for your almost two week honeymoon to Europe, you become very picky about what makes the cut in the carry on luggage. These are my top five must have travel accessories. These are tried and true and I wanted to share them with you.
Must Have Travel Accessories
A Colorful Scarf
I tend to pack within a natural color palette that way things can be interchanged and you can maximize your travel space. If you are trying to coordinate too many crazy outfits, that is when overpacking happens. Have a good solid base of blacks, white, stripes and then add the colorful accessories to jazz up your outfits. I always pack one colorful scarf. It doesn’t take up a lot of room and can be used for just about everything. Dress up your black dress at dinner, add it to your purse to liven up an outfit or add it to a scenery shot to give a pop of color. Here are a few of my current favorites.
A Good Pair of Foldable Ballet Flats
I get asked just about every time I wear my Tieks if they are worth it and my answer every single time, is yes. They are pretty much the most sturdy and walkable ballet flats I’ve ever owned. You can walk miles in them. I will tell you two things about them that I wish I would have noted. I have ruined two pairs by one, getting caught in a rainstorm with them. The second pair, from not wearing footie socks with them. Since the inside of them are a solid insole construction, if you get them wet……that smell just won’t come out. I’ve tried dryer sheets and every pinterest hack and I’ve had to resuscitate my first pair. The second pair I have gone through was being lazy about not always wearing a footie sock. Paired with another rain incident (hello FL rainstorms….). Leather ballet flats and water do not mix. I just ordered this pair and I’m being a lot more mindful with them. I bought these socks (seriously why are they so expensive?!?!?) and I’m making sure to check the weather before wearing them to work or travel.
I’ve had to buy at least 4 umbrellas on various vacations. So now, I just keep one of those travel umbrellas always in my suitcase so I don’t run into that problem again. Plus, I never realized how expensive an umbrella is until you have to buy one from a CVS during a downpour. How adorable is the print of this one?
A Non Wrinkle Black Maxi Skirt
I mean have you read this post yet? A black maxi skirt should be on every single persons travel packing list. It just works for everything. I also bring one long back cardigan as well. It just goes with everything. This maxi skirt is on sale and under $30. This one from Tart is over 50% off.
A Mini Bag for Sightseeing
Dress Rebecca Taylor old similar HERE ||| Heels vintage YSL similar HERE ||| Necklace HERE
I like to have my hands free when sightseeing and not having to lug around one of my 20lbs purses. I usually use my camera strap as a purse and therefore don’t have to worry about a big purse to keep it in. Also, I tend to find when my camera is in my purse, I don’t reach for it as much. When it is on my shoulder, I have direct access to it. I love this total Chloe dupe for under $50 here.
Here are a few other trending pieces I have on my radar for Summer Travels!