Everyone wants to look good on their holidays. Not just because we live in a day and age where we can’t take five steps on our vacation without taking a photo for our Instagram accounts but also because we want to impress the locals and also feel and look our best during our downtime.
In 2020 we didn’t do a great deal of traveling, for obvious reasons, and as we start to emerge (like a larva evolving into a beautiful butterfly) from the other end of the coronavirus crisis, we are starting to get back to the things in love that make us who we are.
Traveling is now a very real possibility for many of us and there’s a sense that the trips we are about to take will be special for many reasons. They could be to see loved ones that we’ve been separated from for too long, let’s face it Zoom calls are great but they don’t make up for the human connection we crave.
Some of us are now planning those once-in-a-lifetime holidays that we’ve always wanted to go on, and with this in mind you want everything to go as smoothly, and stylishly, as possible.
This list of accessories is made of either great fashion choices that you need for your vacation or are specifically trendy items that are great for your trip, or even a bit of both.
In short, here are ten things that absolutely must be in your luggage when you board the plane, train or any other vehicle to your magical destination.
A Collection of Stylish, Clear, Toiletry Bags
We’ve all been there. You arrive at the airport and are about to move through towards the gate area and then you have to empty your carry on to make sure you don’t have any rogue liquids. Why not get ahead of the curve with a selection of trendy, and importantly clear, toiletry bags. These are also a great way to stock up on your favorite products that may not be available in the country or region you are traveling to. You’ll not only look stylish, you’ll look organized.
Compression Socks, Colorful and Cute
For those long flights you simply can’t beat compression socks and the availability of cute colorful ones that not only make your traveling experience more comfortable but will also make the heads of your fellow passengers turn in admiration.
Silk Scarves, As Many As You Can Carry
Now, if you didn’t know, silk scarves are the must-have trendy accessory of 2021 and the fact you can easily pack them in your suitcase, and carry-on bags, makes these an essential item that needs to be part of your vacation plans.
Grab a bunch of these as they are very versatile and ideal for hot countries and useful also as an evening wear addition.
Personalized Jewelry, to Stand Out On Your Vacation
This is another great trend that would go down a storm on your holiday. We’d recommend a nice initial necklace that would set off your overall outfit nicely and would also come in handy if the boarding crew of your plane wanted to confirm the passport you were holding was yours (this is obviously a joke, don’t try to use your jewelry as an identity document).
Weekender Tote Bag
2021 is definitely the year of the tote bag, especially oversized ones, and these can be very useful when it comes to those short breaks that might only require a single piece of luggage.
There are some great weekender tote bags around and you can pick up ones that come in the trendy colors of the year, such as greens and yellows as well as candy colored, which has managed to creep through from 2020 as a must-have color palette to opt for.
Comfortable Pair of Loungers or Stylish Slippers
If you are away from home for a long time, perhaps on an extended summer break, then a comfortable pair of loungers or slippers are a great item to have in your luggage. They will help your location, be that a high-end hotel or a low-rate hostel, feel a little bit more comfy and homely.
There is of course the additional bonus of them being very useful for long-haul flights when you might want to let your feet breathe.
These are great for those of us who have a broad range of jewelry that we like to adorn ourselves with. Having them just hanging around our luggage, or our carry-on bags, isn’t a great idea as it’s impractical and can get your necklaces into unfathomable tangles.
A good organizer will help segment your items and they are well designed now to the point that they are ergonomically well produced to fit into smaller compartments, or even fold to reduce their size.
Matching Neck Pillow and Eye Mask
Now this is ideal for those who want to be comfortable and look flawlessly elegant, which is pretty much how we’d all like to be thought of if we are honest. A neck pillow is perfect for any form of transport and you can now secure a matching eye mask to make you look perfectly paired up to any passing passenger.