One of the keys to succeeding at carry-on travel is packing pieces that are both lightweight and offer versatility. Today I’m giving you a peek into my suitcase with three items I consider warm-weather travel must haves!
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RipSkirt Hawaii RipSkirts
RipSkirts are one of my favorite newer finds! They come in 3 lengths and are made of an incredibly travel-friendly fabric that is light-weight, not prone to wrinkles, non-clinging and quick drying.
This piece is now the workhorse of my warm weather travel collection. I wear it not only as a super-cute swim cover-up but have paired it with a tee and sandals for a totally in-town appropriate look. The skirts come in sizes XS (0-2) through XXL (20-22). All three lengths are under $50 with lots of fun prints and colors to choose from. I wore mine all over Belize in March and consider them a new suitcase staple.
Disclosure: RipSkirt provided me this skirt at no cost. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
These sarongs from Amazon are so versatile! I’ve rolled them up to use them as pillows, worn them as a head wrap at religious sites, as a light scarf on cooler evenings and, of course, as a cover-up. So many options – tie around your neck, halter style, tie at the chest, strapless style or at the waist as skirt. One size fits most, many colors and under $20!
Longchamp La Pliage Totes
The La Pliage tote has been around for ages and with good reason. They pack flat but are roomy, made of nylon so are easy to clean and are chic enough to walk around with in a city but durable enough to use as a beach bag. You can never go wrong with a solid color but they also have seasonal prints available. I love this crocodile one I found a year or two ago – the pattern gives interest but it’s neutral enough to blend well with all my travel clothes.
I use this tote as my handbag in flight – it has my tablet, a light wrap, basically anything I may want easier access to than what my carry-on affords. And as most of our trips are a combination of beach/city, when we get to a resort, I just dump out my “purse” stuff and use this as my pool tote instead. The nylon is water resistant so no issues there! The large size works well for me. It provides enough room for any extra purchases made along the way. I’m also starting to really like the NEO totes, with their shoulder strap. Could make a lot of sense if you like to wear bags cross-body style.
So, what are your warm-weather travel must haves? I’d love to hear what is essential in your suitcase. For more travel tips, check out this post on other Travel Essentials, this post on My $5 Secret for Packing Like a Pro or this post with more carry-on packing tips. Until next time….