5 Summer Travel Necessities
With temperatures rising and the school year creeping closer, the latter half of summer demands a vacation, even if it’s only a long weekend to a destination a couple hours from home. Whether that’s the beach, a mountain town or a lakeside cabin, you’ll need to pack a bag (no matter how long you procrastinate). Start with these five summer essentials, all available at hollyann, and you won’t need much more than a swimsuit.
1. Summer tote
Nothing screams summer like a do-it-all tote that carries everything from airplane necessities to farmers market goodies. Whether you’re headed to the beach or your office, the Maika Goods Caryall Tote in tangerine ($68) fits all your essentials. Made from sturdy recycled waxed canvas (dyed with eco-friendly pigment inks) that protects against dirt and stains and vegan leather trim, the tote keeps contents organized with three interior pockets and an interior strap that hooks to Maika pouches or keys. Plus, the waterproof lining wipes protects the bag from sunscreen or snack spills.
Summer travel can mean long days in a plane or car. Freshen up with a light and natural scent like Skeem’s Vintage Peony ($20). This rollerball perfume that’s perfect for travel is made with just three clean ingredients: denatured alcohol, filtered water, and fragrance. We love this sophisticated blend of floral notes combining peony, lily, and a hint of musk.
3. Summery jewelry
Less is more when it comes to traveling with jewelry, especially in summer. Bulky layers and heavy metals can weigh you down in hot, humid weather. Opt for fun pieces with interesting stones, bright colors, and versatile designs. The Bella Vita Brass Cuff in "Be Kind" or "Be Still" ($42) is handcrafted in the U.S., and its mantra just might help you get through that extra long security line with a smile. Other great travel options include the Kalalou Brass Beaded Cuff ($32, the Hearts of Fire necklace ($32) and a pair of packable canvas flower earrings ($28).
4. Hostess gift
The best guests arrive with a thoughtful, unexpected hostess gift. Rather than wine or a candle, show your appreciation with an artful, eco-friendly water bottle. Studio Oh! makes 17 ($32) and 25 oz ($42) water bottles from double walled, BPA-free stainless steel designed with a special vacuum seal to keep liquids cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours (without exterior condensation). hollyann offers a variety of styles with fresh, full-color artwork from artists like Eli Halpin, Justina Blakeney, Mia Charro, Stacy Kim and Sonia Cavallini.
5. Versatile outfit
When you live in the mountains, it’s tempting to pack all of your warm weather favorites for even a short summer getaway,but hauling an over-packed suitcase around airports and cities can take the fun out of travel. Prioritize vacation clothes that can be worn any day of your trip, for any occasion. XCVI’s Trace Skirt—practically a cult classic—can be scrunched at the bottom of your suitcase or beach bag and still look great thanks to the flattering side ruching. Available in blue, black, white or grey ($58), the skirt can be dressed up or down for effortless transitions from the beach to evening cocktails in town. Pair it with a light and breezy Dylan Camp Shirt in white or denim ($60) for an effortlessly chic summer look.