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Get Your Swag On With This Summer Travel Style

Travel season is just around the corner and of course, you want to look your best! Whether you’re hitting up a cruise, taking a city-break, or soaking up the sun on the sandy shores, you have to lock in that summer travel style. Being fashionable means arriving at your hard earned vacation in style. I put together this short guide on summer travel style so you don’t have to fret when you’re shopping.


Why Fashion and Travel Bless Us


Fashion and traveling are among the greatest blessings one can have. Fashion is not merely about keeping up with the trends and looking on point. In fact, fashion is something that keeps on changing on a seasonal basis and gives you a chance to bring the corresponding in your personality. Be it a new hair cut or new hair color or even a new shade of your lipstick, the change does give you a mood uplift. Likewise, traveling gives you the change of environment and a much-needed break from your usual business.


Your body and mind get time to replenish all the drained energy and you have a new reason to go back to life again. There is nothing more perfect when you integrate the two kinds of change, style, and travel. Travel fashion has really become the latest buzz word of late and fashion houses launch dedicated products as soon as the travel season picks up.


Since summer has already kick-started and the much anticipated travel season is just around the corner, here are a few tips on how you can flaunt all the style while vacationing.


Lock Down Your Summer Travel Style


Luggage Style


You cannot be traveling without a piece of luggage and interestingly, that will one of the first things to get noticed at the airport. Especially, if you are a corporate executive on a business trip, you would not want to be judged for that ugly oversized suitcase that you probably got from your dad’s attic. Yes, luggage today is very much an important fashion accessory, so, therefore, make sure you make the right pick. A smart cabin-sized four-wheel suitcase would be an ideal choice. Smaller suitcases not only look smart but will also help to save you time and money at baggage claims. If by all means, you cannot do away with larger suitcases, a medium-sized leather suitcase from Louis Vuitton is worth the investment.


Backpack Yeah or Nah


Backpacks have already been the latest fashion rage, whether you are traveling or not. There are backpacks designed for every occasion and use. However, traveling is the best opportunity to make the most of this trend as backpacks are not only very fashionable but also incredibly practical while on the move. If you have some trekking and similar excursions on your bucket list, you will thank yourself for taking a backpack along even if you are planning on to take an oversized suitcase. Make sure you pick one that has some dividers to organize your stuff and has a good back support and safety system.


Luxury Resort in Playa del Carmen, Paradisus La Esmeralda, summer travel style


What to Wear – The Ultimate Question of Summer Travel Style


Typically, you should choose your clothing according to the weather conditions of your travel destinations. If you are traveling to a place where locals might be culturally sensitive, a factor that in when picking up your clothes. Since its summers, most people either head to tropical beaches for a beach holiday or retreat to the mountains. If you are beaching, pack light clothes, preferably t-shirts and shorts or skirts and short dresses for women. You can pack a pair or two of jeans for times when you need an extra cover. For cooler places, keep jackets and hoodies according to weather conditions. Avoid taking unnecessary clothes and pack as light as possible.


Accessories that Compliment Your Summer Travel Style


Accessories are an important fashion essential yet a tricky business when traveling. If you are a jewelry fan, it is recommended that you go light in that department. It is a pain to take care of your precious small items while being on the move. You are on a holiday to destress yourself so better leave anything potential source of stress behind. That being said, you would not want to look plain and dull in those Instagram stories. A good wristwatch will be a perfect addition to your overall look and will add the necessary oomph and class. Something like an Omega Seamaster Planet ocean would be the perfect travel watch especially if you are planning some water sport. Seiko or Citizen has some great option for women watches.


Cosmetics and Toiletries – A Must


It is recommended not to rely on what your hotel provides you and pack your own toiletries. If you are not taking any checked-in baggage then take travel-sized products. Go light on the cosmetics. A good moisturizer, concealer, sunscreen, and a lip and cheek tints are all that you need for a perfect summer look.


This is just the basics when it comes to summer travel style. If you want some visual inspiration, you should head over to my Pinterest page and check out some of my boards where travel and fashion collide. 

Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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