When you’re a New Yorker who regularly travels to different parts of the world (like Tracy!), lengthy flights and hours spent in an airport terminal can take a toll on your stress and comfort levels. Fortunately, all it takes is a few key pieces to make your journey more enjoyable and keep you feeling fabulous. Stay organized and look your best with these travel essentials for stylish jetsetters. Bonus: They all fit in your carry-on.
Whether you’re checking luggage or opting for a carry-on, round out your suitcase collection with a fashionable weekender bag. The perfect weekender will have the practicality of your favorite tote, enough room for all your travel essentials, and a cross-body strap so it’s easier to carry around (even if you’re running through JFK’s Terminal 4 to catch your flight).
All stylish jetsetters can attest to the wonder of cashmere – especially during overnight flights. Treat yourself to a cozy wrap that is wide enough to double as a blanket, so you can stay warm and comfortable throughout your trip.
Dozing off helps even the longest flights go by faster. Block out distracting reading lights from your fellow passengers with a cheeky sleep mask.
Dry cabin air is notorious for wreaking havoc on your skin. Keep your face looking fresh, moisturized, and dewy with a soothing facial mist that you can apply under or over makeup.
Packing isn’t always fun, but a few cute travel bags to sort your belongings can help. Plus, they’re super handy for separating dirty laundry and delicates.
Who wants to spend $14.99 on a “Bistro Box” with three grapes and a cracker? Pack your own snacks from home and store them in a stylish container you can slip into your weekender bag. Separate compartments makes it easy to bring your own gourmet mix of fruit, cheese, nuts, and veggies.
If you’re prone to foot swelling or have poor circulation, proper travel socks with compression should top your list of travel essentials. If you wore open-toed shoes or sandals, travel socks are also great to slip into for added warmth during your flight.
Stash your passport, cash, credit card, luggage claim stubs, and any other important documents in a classic travel wallet. We love how this one can double as a stylish evening clutch.
What are your travel essentials? Let us know in the comments!