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Here's Everything Model Madison Headrick Packs in Her Carry-on
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. If anyone needs a fool-proof travel skincare and beauty regimen, it’s a model. Just ask Madison Headrick . Her portfolio includes glamorous campaigns for Prada, Max Mara, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, and more, but what her admirers don’t see behind the scenes is just how much travel a job like this requires. “I’ve been traveling minimum once a week for over a decade,” she told Just Packed. “I have been fortunate to visit some of the most stunning destinations around the world for work. From the vineyards in South Africa to the glaciers in Iceland, and the streets of Paris, I have had the opportunity to explore a wide range of places.” Follow Madison on Instagram @madison.headrick But, of course, she can’t hop off the plane looking drab, no matter how long the flight. That’s what inspired her to launch Care.e.on (pronounced “carry-on”), a sustainable line of travel skincare, plus a few essential travel accessories including a comfortable hoodie, luggage tags, and toiletry pouches. Well, that, and the struggle to find the “clean, effective, high quality, reasonably priced, and environmentally friendly” travel products she always found herself searching for. Related: Our favorite luggage and travel bags
“Despite my efforts, I couldn't find the perfect match that aligned with my values and needs,” she said. “With Care.e.on, my objective is to establish a brand that not only offers clean and effective products but also enhances people's appearance and wellbeing, while promoting self-care, care for others, and care for our planet.”
Above all, she said, she aims to reshape the mindset associated with travel by taking the stress out of packing and prep. (A purpose we happen to very much align with here at Just Packed . ) “When receiving a last-minute travel assignment, the excitement of experiencing a new place is often accompanied by stress related to packing, navigating airports, and ensuring a comfortable journey,” Headrick said. “Care.e.on addresses these concerns by providing a less stressful travel experience and promoting self-care and relaxation, even in noisy environments like airplanes or subway trains.” We picked up a kit ourselves, and it’s true: Care.e.on’s comprehensive, five-piece travel kits are chic, conveniently TSA-friendly, made of natural ingredients , and entirely ready to grab and go. Before your next trip, we also grabbed Headrick’s top travel tips, so you too can arrive feeling your best. What is your favorite city to visit? “Among all my travels, Tokyo stands out as my favorite destination.”
That’s a long flight! Any tricks for arriving looking fresh after a long haul? “One strategy I find very effective is selecting a flight time that aligns with my sleep schedule. For instance, if I am flying from New York to Europe, I intentionally choose the 10 p.m. flight rather than the 6 p.m. flight, knowing that I'll likely be tired and able to sleep through the journey. This way, upon arrival, I can stay awake throughout the day and minimize the effects of jet lag. Prior to departing, I make sure to have a nutritious meal at home to avoid relying on salty airplane food, which can lead to bloating and water retention. Additionally, I prioritize skincare during the flight to combat the dryness of the airplane cabin. To do this, I use my Care.e.on kit to combat germs and to keep my skin hydrated.” If you're traveling for a shoot, what is the first item you always put in your carry-on?
“ Magnesium ; it improves sleep and relieves muscle pain from travel days or long days of wearing heels on photoshoots.” What are some skincare favorites you always pack? - Gua sha - Care.e.on En Route Essentials Kit - Vacation Super Spritz SPF 50 - 111 Skin Rose Gold Eye Mask - Laneige Lip Mask - Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 What is the one piece of makeup you can't travel without?
Dior Forever Skin Concealer Favorite hair product while on the go?
Virtue Healing Oil What’s the most surprising item inside your carry-on?
“A Snickers Bar . My grandmother was the world traveler in the family until I came along and I’ve learned countless incredible life lessons from her. One lesson in particular that I practice every time I travel is: ‘Always have a Snickers bar in your purse… you never know when you may need it; and when you do, you’ll be glad you have it.’ To tell you the truth, I don’t even like Snickers bars that much… don’t get me wrong, they taste great, but they aren’t at the top of my splurge list and I try to stay healthy when I’m traveling. I mostly keep one with me because it reminds me of her and whenever I open my bag and see that chocolate bar, it brings a smile to my face and makes me feel like home is never too far away.” What is one piece of clothing an off-duty model always packs for vacation? “Most definitely a hat ! I’m sure just about any model you meet can tell you stories about how they’ve received a ‘Stay out of the sun and don’t get sunburnt!’ text from their agent while on vacation.” (Here are our favorite sun hats — and expert tips on how to pack one .) What's your favorite pair of travel shoes?
“My favorite travel shoes are a comfortable pair of sneakers… my favorite recently I’ve been wearing a lot is from Mercer Amsterdam .” Go-to outfit for a long flight? “ Care.e.on hoodie and Bleusalt sweatpants .”
What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight to Look Put-Together Upon Arrival
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. There is only one time when a red-eye flight isn't completely miserable, and it's when you're sitting in business class or better. You have room to stretch out (or even lie down), and the amenities provide as much contentment as possible. If you're in economy seating, we're sorry to inform you, it's not going to be great—a hard fine , maybe. You'll be achy, especially if you're above the age of 25, and sleep-deprived. But hey, that's the nature of the red-eye flight. Unless you plan on changing in the minuscule airplane bathrooms, you need the perfect, comfortable red-eye attire that works from departures to arrivals. It doesn't matter if you're the person relaxing in first-class or the traveler roughing it back in 32B, the fabric for whatever you choose to wear should be soft, breathable with the option for warmth, and wrinkle-resistant—and you probably shouldn't look like you literally rolled out of bed. Leave the pajamas at home; here's what you should wear on your next red-eye flight. Let's start from the top: A warm sweater or sweatshirt for layering (the cabin gets chilly) A breathable solid t-shirt or long sleeve shirt Leggings or joggers Thick, warm socks or compression socks Easy-to-slip-on shoes Don't forget the overnight essentials—silk eye mask and our favorite hydration products included!
The Best Travel-Friendly Shoes to Wear on the Airplane
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. Thirty percent of a travel uniform is your shoes. They get you from Point A to Point B. While it's a simple concept, finding the right pair is actually harder than expected. And trust us, wearing the wrong pair of shoes while traveling is the ultimate faux pas. If that should happen... well, let's hope it's a small airport, a short flight, and you have a change of shoes in your bag upon arrival. There are many factors that go into your travel footwear decision. We've narrowed that list down to four. To find the best shoes for the airplane, you need... Style. We believe in putting your best foot forward while traveling in the air. Old sneakers and muddy boots can stay at home. Choose a pair that's classic and versatile enough to work with the rest of your suitcase—solid colors and neutrals encouraged. Comfort . For obvious reasons, traveling in discomfort is miserable. You never know when you'll have to sprint to your departure gate or walk a mile through one of the world's largest terminals. Blister-causing interiors and tall heels have no place in the airport or on the plane. Ease of Removal . Avoid the judging gazes from other passengers pushing through the security line; slip-on or easy-to-slide-into shoes are the difference between a seamless experience and holding up 20 fellow travelers behind you. Temperature. You might be heading to Mexico for spring break, but it's highly doubtful (and would actually be concerning) if the temperature of the cabin was a toasty 85 degrees. Your sandals can easily slip into your personal item or carry-on. Choose a slightly more seasonless style to remain comfortable throughout your journey. Leave your lace-up sneakers, tough-to-remove leather boots, and uncomfortable heels at home. These are the best shoes to wear when traveling via airplane. Best Shoes to Wear on the Airplane Slip-on Sneakers Sporty, casual, and the best bet for fast walkers and those who live for the thrill of barely making their flight. Loafers One step up from the sneaker, loafers (preferably ones you've broken in pre-flight) are the ultimate modern traveler shoe of choice. Flats Flats that don't give you blisters or make your feet swell mid-flight have our stamp of approval. Ankle Boots If you're packing boots for your trip, it's usually wise to see if you can wear them during your travels—giving you more room in your suitcase and leeway as far as luggage weight is concerned.
What to Pack for a Trip to Los Angeles, According to Celebrity Stylist Erin Noël
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. Erin Noël knows Los Angeles style. The Beverly Hills-based celebrity stylist started her career in retail, which she credits with teaching her how to dress all body types. Her first gig with a stylist ( Joseph Cassell ) was meant to last for two weeks, but it lasted for two years. “I am so thankful for that opportunity, and I used that as my style education,” she says. In 2018, following a car accident and major surgery, Erin opened her own business and re-entered the fashion world stronger than ever. Since then, she’s worked with Peta Murgatroyd, Madison Beer, Mckenna Grace, Olivia Holt, and more. Earlier this year, she worked on a Travel + Leisure cover shoot with Amanda Kloots and her son, Elvis. “I really loved how the photos turned out and how fashion was displayed in a very real-life setting,” she said of the beachy shoot in Malibu. In addition to celebrities, her clients include “women in business and women around the country and world,” she told us. “ I offer private styling in person, and virtual services for closet edits (AKA shopping your closet), and curating a beautiful selection for your wardrobe.” We asked Erin for some expert advice on packing for a trip to her hometown of LA. How long have you been in LA, and why do you love it? It’s hard to believe, but I have been here 15 years. Some days it feels like I just arrived, but most days it feels like home. There is something about the creative energy in LA that is exciting to be around, people are working or working toward doing what they love. The fashion is very laid back and luxurious at the same time. Like many big cities, you can cross a few miles and find a totally different element of style, food, and design. What you see on the west side is very different from the east side. The sun is always shining here, and there are always new people to meet and new restaurants to try. Speaking of restaurants, I have Donna’s in Echo Park on my list if anyone wants to meet me there. How would you describe your personal style? My personal style is very classic, elegant, and with a touch of trend. I love a pulled-together look with interesting details. My go-to look is a beautiful dress, in black or another solid color, with structural details and a statement piece of jewelry. For every day, I tend to lean into the casual side of LA in Doen pieces, white t-shirts , linen , sweaters , and a great pair of denim. I think one of the biggest challenges when shopping for yourself is pic turing yourself in an outfit, we are shown a certain way to wear something, but it often doesn’t come out that way off the rack or at all. Finding a good tailor, choosing pieces you truly love, and learning the shape of your body is the best way to achieve a desired look. If you love what you are wearing, it shows, and it is the best measure of a “good outfit”. How would you describe LA style? LA style is very laid back and super diverse; from the east side to the west side, style is varied. Loungewear with diamonds reigns supreme during the day, and at night for dinner people really pull out their best looks. However, you can be dining in a fine restaurant and one person will be in a dress and heels, and the next person will be in their sweatpants. Is there anything about LA style that might surprise visitors from out of town? LA is truly so casual, and I think people expect the glamour and are surprised to find us in our workout gear all day. What’s an LA local trend you're loving right now? Men are wearing layered necklaces over their tees, and I love seeing this element of style on guys right now. For women, the low-slung maxi skirt is back, and you see it in a variety of ways—everyone is truly putting their own spin on this style, and I love seeing how people play with fashion. What is one style mistake not to make unless you want to look like a tourist in LA? I actually love seeing tourists, and it’s easy to spot them, however wearing shorts in the winter is a giveaway that you are from out of town—or being overdressed. We are casual here! OK. You're packing for a trip to LA. What is the first item you put in your carry-on? A sweater or cardigan —it is surprisingly cool here, even in the summertime—you will need a layering piece in the morning and at night, no matter the season. What is your go-to outfit for a long flight? A cashmere set from White and Warren (see: top , joggers) , with a fitted t-shirt , a trench , a pair of fashionable sneakers , and a crossbody bag. In the summertime, I swap this look for a matching linen set and lose the coat. I always bring the W&W cashmere travel wrap to use as a blanket—truly the best travel essential. Do you have a favorite suitcase or travel bag? I am really loyal to my Away suitcases . I have all of the sizes, and they are the best for hauling wardrobe for jobs and traveling through airports. I recently picked up the Cuyana travel bag , and it easily slips over the handle of my suitcase and is great to use as a carry-on. What is the one pair of shoes you wouldn't leave home without? Right now, my pink Adidas Gazelles . I’ve been wearing a lot of neutrals lately, and they are a fun pop of color. I have arthritis, so my sneaker game is getting stronger by the season. What are your favorite sunglasses of the moment? I haven’t taken off my Loewe Flower sunglasses . What are some of your favorite LA-based boutiques? I love visiting Just One Eye in Hollywood; they have really cool unique pieces. You can’t come to LA and skip Melrose Place, so many unique and cool boutiques—a true LA shopping experience. ROW in DTLA is one of those hidden gems that I wish more people knew about and visited. I really love visiting Clare V. , an LA-based handbag/accessory brand. The price point is great and the concept is very cool—leather bags and totes that can take you from day to night. I recently wore one of their bags all over Europe, and it was the perfect bag to take on a trip . Stylist Erin Noël’s Top Packing Essentials for a Trip to Los Angeles Cool jacket or blazer for layering over a dress or tee Slip dress from day to night A pair of jeans A white t-shirt or tank top Strappy heels or flat sandals A great crossbody bag
The Only Pairs of Flats That Won't Give You Blisters
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. You may have heard differently, but we're here to tell you the truth about flats. Most flats aren't comfortable—at least not until you spend weeks breaking them in, suffering through blisters, calluses, and painful rubbing on your foot "hot-spots." We've tried to find cheap, comfortable flats for traveling, but over the last 10-ish years of shoe research, we've come up empty-handed. Flats are the epitome of "you get what you pay for." If you go too inexpensive, they'll either immediately cause you pain, fall apart after a few wears, or give off an unpleasant odor after a few hours spent pounding the pavement. None of those situations are ideal—especially while you're traveling. So when you're looking for a pair of flats to add to your travel uniform, remember one thing: It doesn't matter how cute, stylish, or amazing the flats are: do. not. buy. them. if. they're. going. to. be. uncomfortable. You'll end up regretting your purchase, and then being forced to spend more money down the line. Because we don't want that to happen, we've tested and approved three brands of flats to travel in below. We don't recommend taking these out of the box and heading straight to the airport—it's always better to wear them around the house for a few days beforehand—but they also won't rip your feet up after a quick spin around the block. Best Flats to Travel In: Editor-Tested Pairs That Won't Cause Rubbing or Blisters Loeffler Randall Flats Loeffler Randall is far from a cheap brand, but as a woman-owned, woman-designed business, they have our seal of approval. Like most flats, these don't offer much in the way of support, but the glove calf leather is extra soft and forgiving. Plus, the strap on the ballet flat is key to avoiding the foot-out-of-shoe moment when you're sprinting to your next destination. Mansur Gavriel Flats Slightly more expensive than Loeffler Randall, Mansur Gavriel is a brand that also uses smooth leather for its flats. Remember: If your flats are made of a material that isn't flexible, your feet are bound to suffer some type of wear and tear. When buying a pair of Mansur Gavriel flats, however, be sure to read the size tips. Most styles, including the famed ballerina style, run slightly small. Look to buy a half or full size larger than your normal size. Gucci Loafers Yes, this is an investment purchase. If you aren't absolutely in love with these, then wait to make the purchase. Think about it, do your research, figure out when you'd wear these and what you'd wear them with. If you decide the Gucci loafers are in your budget and you could benefit from adding them to your wardrobe, you won't regret it. They're a great way to dress up your airplane uniform or keep a work outfit clean and casual. Anti-blister tip: If your toes are prone to sweating in your shoes (a real thing), try some sort of a loafer sock .
What to Pack for a Fall Trip to Chicago with Anna Wisniewski, Cofounder of One/Third
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. If there's anyone who understands the beauty of a transitional piece, it's Anna Wisniewski, cofounder of the women's fashion brand One/Third . One/Third, which Anna founded with fellow fashion industry veteran Coabi Kastan, is all about "perfecting the art of the jacket." Based in Chicago, Illinois, Anna and the rest of the team are well-versed in all the layers — and they share our point of view that a wardrobe should be timeless. So when it came time to answer the question, "What should I pack for a trip to Chicago in the fall?" we turned to Anna, who revealed her five must-pack items for a visit to the Windy City. Chicago Style Q&A with Anna Wisniewski My personal style is… Classic, sightly dressed up but not stuffy, and layered — I do live in the midwest, after all. Don’t visit Chicago in the fall without… A few different jackets — denim. You never know what the weather will be like, but a light jacket and denim can be worn virtually everywhere. My tried-and-true outfit to wear in the fall… Straight-leg denim, a classic white tee, boots, and one of our One/Third jackets . When you live in a city with four seasons, jackets are your outfit, so I’ve always invested in them. My go-to bag to carry around the city… My Goyard Anjou (it’s reversible!). I bought it in London, and it’s the quintessential city tote because I throw EVERYTHING and more into it and it still looks chic. If you see me out around the city, I’m probably wearing these shoes… These days, it’s the Isabel Marant Denvee western-inspired boots . Favorite brands for clothing you wear every day… AGOLDE for denim, One/Third jackets, Everlane cashmere, and Ulla Johnson dresses. My fall in Chicago bucket list includes… Whatever new exhibit is at Chicago Art Institute, dining outside for as long as I possibly can (the weather turns quickly), going to a pumpkin farm with my kids, and going to a fall festival in the city (sans kids!). What to Pack for a Fall Trip to Chicago Casual Blazer The One/Third Houndstooth Blazer is a heavy, fall weight — perfect for blustery days. Comfortable Boots These Schutz boots have an edge, but are comfy enough to walk around the whole city. AGOLDE Jeans AGOLDE is one of my longtime favorite brands; their jeans are so flattering and eventually mold to your body. An Easy Layer I love the casualness of Everlane's polo style , but with [a bit of] added elegance. A Backpack to Carry All Your Essentials Cuyana makes the chicest leather goods — backpacks are perfect for trekking around the city.
The Best Ankle Boots to Pack for a Fall Trip
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. As the most versatile, universally flattering style of shoes, ankle boots are a must-pack for fall travel to any destination. Dressed up or dressed down, an ankle boot is the staple item that is sure to elevate drab outfits and make cozy outfits feel a bit more sophisticated. Your favorite T-shirt and black pants paired with leather ankle boots, a flowy long-sleeved midi-dress coupled with suede brown ankle boots, or an oversized sweater tucked into high-waisted denim with heeled ankle boots: there is practically no end to the possibilities of outfit combinations available. Of course, finding the right pair is quite like finding your favorite pair of jeans — unique to the style of the individual with the like-a-glove, functional fit — and they will just as effortlessly transition from fall into year-round wear. No matter the destination, ankle boots will surely prove to be your go-to packed shoe . Why Should Ankle Boots Be on Your Fall Packing List? It is no secret just how stylish yet overwhelmingly sensible ankle boots can be for fall travel. Not only are they comfortable, but they can go with any outfit and fit every woman’s personal style and taste. When selecting shoes to pack for fall travel, ankle boots are the natural choice. They won't even take up too much room in your suitcase, which will undoubtedly be carrying some thicker sweaters, layered clothes, and bulky pants, too. How to Pack Ankle Boots in a Suitcase The best thing about packing ankle boots? They can easily be tucked into the corners of your suitcase and will definitely not overcrowd your bag. Be sure to fill your boots with any smaller packable items, including your socks and underwear , to save some valuable suitcase space. If all else fails and no corner is available in your suitcase, then wear your ankle boots as you travel to your destination. Just make sure to grab a pair that is comfy yet practical, and is easy to slip on and off at security. Cute Fall Ankle Boots 2023 If you are looking to level up your ankle boots, look no further than the latest shoes and styles trending for fall: classic Chelsea boots, cowboy-style boots in various colors, and chunky block-heeled boots. Known for its MWL Cloudlift Lite padding, Madewell’s Essex Boot is a polished take on the classic leather ankle boot with a block heel. A modern spin on the timeless cowboy boot, The Paige Boot from Tecovas combines the spirit of the Old West with a more stylized feel. Nisolo’s Carmen Chelsea Boot is the dependable leather ankle boot you will reach for all fall long. The Comfiest Fall Ankle Boots When traveling, it is essential to prepare to be comfortable — especially if you will be walking everywhere to take in the sights and visiting the local eateries and shops. Most o f all, flat ankle boots with an all-around comfortable sole are crucia l for fall travel: they'll keep your feet going on long sightseeing days. If block-heeled ankle boots are more your style, then the polished leather look of Chelsea boots will be most ideal. And if durability is what you are looking for , try ones with greater shock absorption . Pack Your New Fall Ankle Boots for... Pack your new fall ankle boots for a weekend trip to NYC in the crisp autumn weather, or take them on an airplane trip with you to Austin, Charleston , or Nashville where ankle boots are perfect for a night out in the Southern fall. What to Wear Them With Without a doubt, ankle boots are the perfect accessory to help take your summer dresses into fall by adding a denim jacket. Or, if you’d prefer to dress up your leather jacket and denim look or cozy fall sweater outfit, pair them with ankle boots for that classic fall style. Where to Shop for More Fall Ankle Boots If you are unsure where to get started on your hunt for the ideal ankle boot for you, check out Madewell for its comfy shoes you will naturally reach for on a daily basis. If your outfit is never fully complete without a modern take on the classic cowboy boot, look no further than Tecovas . For those prioritizing ethical fashion, Everlane will be your go-to, and those in search of the classic leather flat or heeled ankle boots will love Nisolo — don't wait, bookmark it now. Other Types of Women's Boots to Pack Of course, we can’t forget about packing those rain boots or hiking boots for when the adventure demands them. Utility meets trendy when it comes to these boots, and packing them (if the weather requires it, of course) ensures that your fall travels will not include dirtying your cute pair of ankle boots.
What to Pack for Summer in Portugal, According to a Professional Traveler and Lisbon Local
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. Professional travel journalist Stacey Leasca moved from Los Angeles to Lisbon, Portugal, in 2021 to pursue her PhD and never looked back. ‘It’s been a wonderful experience, for my education, my personal life, and my career as a travel writer,” she told Just Packed . “Living in a major European city has allowed me to travel with ease throughout Europe, as I can get to destinations like Paris, London, and Madrid in under two hours, and places like Rome, Amsterdam, or even Athens, in under four.” Stacey writes about travel all day every day and takes at least a dozen reporting trips per year, but she's also just enjoying embedding herself in her home city. “What I love the most about living in Lisbon is how it’s changed my pace of life,” she said. “Living in Los Angeles, I was constantly on the move, but here, if you order a coffee to go, they look at you funny. Here, I stop to savor the little moments, like a good coffee or a few minutes in the park with my pup just to enjoy the sunshine.” For Stacey, a perfect day in Lisbon includes taking her dog for a walk in the sunshine to grab a cup of coffee at her favorite shop, Dramatico , then heading to a spin class at Amplify and meeting friends for lunch afterward at Comoba . Then, she usually tucks into work in the afternoon or evening, creating travel content for Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Expedia, TripAdvisor, and more. Stacey loves summertime in Portugal, and her favorite warm-weather destination of all is Zambujeira do Mar, about two hours south of Lisbon. “While I love places closer to the city like Comporta, Arrabida, or Ericeira, Zambujeira just has a quieter, more local vibe,” she said. “So much so, that I bought a house there that will soon be available for rentals on Airbnb .” My Go-to Outfit for a Long Flight Is… A matching sweatsuit . I love that you no longer have to decide between comfort and style, so many brands make it possible to do both. You don’t even need to go expensive. My Favorite Suitcase Is… Away’s alumininum carry-on size . I can pack so much inside, including valuable camera equipment that I know will stay safe thanks to the hard sides. I haven’t checked a bag in years because of it. The Pair of Shoes I Always Wear to Walk Around Lisbon… Vans . I am a Vans addict through and through. The One Swimsuit I Always Take to the Beach… I am still a huge fan of J.Crew swimwear. It’s 1993 bikini was a favorite then, and it still is now! Plus, the Top 5 Things on My Portugal Summer Packing List: Bucket Hat J.Crew Suit A Coverup That Can Go Day to Night Comfortable Slip-on Sneakers to Go From Beach to City SunBum Sunscreen
What Miron Crosby Cofounder Sarah Means Packs for a Texas Summer
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. Destination : Texas — Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso Time of Year : Summer (June, July, August) Average Temperatures : 85° F to 100° F Typical Weather : Hot, humid, and muggy Sarah Means, cofounder of the bespoke cowboy boot brand Miron Crosby , knows Texas just as well as she knows boots. That innate knowledge comes from first-hand experience on her family's ranch in West Texas — and it's something she, along with her sister, Lizzie, used to their advantage when starting their brand in Dallas in 2016. Since then, Miron Crosby boots have graced the pages of Vogue , Elle , and Harper's Bazaar, among others. Sarah describes her personal style as "feminine, colorful, and flowy," which is exactly how you'll want to pack for a summer trip to Texas. Think linen, loose fabrics, and plenty of summer dresses. That's because, yes, it gets hot and often humid, depending on where you're visiting. But if you pack properly, you'll find yourself embracing the Texas heat in no time. To do so, however, you'll want some advice from an expert. And no one knows how to survive a summer in the heat better than a native Texan. Below, Sarah gives us the inside scoop on her travel favorites and what to bring with you on your next trip to the Lone Star State. While cowboy boots might not be the first travel shoe you think of, Sarah may convince you otherwise... My tried-and-true outfit to travel in… My secret to comfy chic travel is a long slip dress with a pull-on crew neck sweater over and cowboy boots. The dress feels like pajamas; the sweater is cozy for the cold plane and will make you look like you actually got dressed. My go-to travel bag is… I’ve owned my military blue Rimowa cabin roller bag for 10 years, since I graduated from college. It is worth the hype (and every single penny) for its lightweight durability. Plus, it’s still sleek and dark for travel, but a rare enough color that nobody will accidentally grab it off of the conveyor belt at arrivals. Favorite pair of shoes to travel in? Wear your Miron Crosby cowboy boots on the plane because: 1) They’re comfortable 2) Most of our women’s styles are constructed without steel shanks, so they won’t alarm at security, and, most importantly... 3) They take up so much room in your suitcase, so remember: Wear, don't pack. My current favorite is our light pink metallic Maggie boots . What’s your favorite thing about a Texas summer? PATIOS! There’s something magical about summer Friday afternoons in Texas, despite the heat. I’m excited to sneak out of the office a few hours early for ranch waters al fresco at my favorite spots around Dallas and out in West Texas at the ranch! Favorite brands of clothing you gravitate toward in the summer? I live in my cotton Sue Sartor dresses ; I’m obsessed with her botanical textiles. Her dresses travel beautifully, they’re breezy, and I get tons of compliments each time I have one on. If you know me, you know I love a matching set. Cara Cara does the BEST ones! You won’t find me this summer without my Cesta Collective bucket bag . They’re the BEST and oh so cute and structured. I live for a bucket. Packing List: What to Bring with You for a Summer Trip to Texas Here's what Sarah recommends packing in your suitcase if you're visiting Texas in the summer. Your homework before you come (or on the plane) is a little light reading ... White linen is a must for those aforementioned patio evenings. Cowboy boots that say it all, literally. A hero product from a Texas-founded company, Supergoop! , nonetheless. Cool PJs are a must for any trip! “The stars at night are big and BRIGHT,” so pack chic sunnies . Love this moisturizing mask since everywhere you go inside overdoes it a bit on the AC. Leave some room in your suitcase for a sussie for your pals back home: a little of our favorite red salsa.
The Best Reef-Safe Sunscreen, and Why It's So Important to Pack Some This Summer
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. So, you're packing for a beach vacation . You excitedly gather all your swimsuits , cover-ups , sundresses , sandals , and your favorite hat and sunglasses . Maybe you even remember to pack a beach bag . One extremely important item you're likely to forget, however, is sunscreen. Yes, you can probably pick some up at your destination (prepare to pay a pretty penny if you're staying at a resort or hotel), but it's better to be prepared. Whether we choose to use it or not, we all know sunscreen works wonders to protect our skin—and you should wear it every single day (even if it's cloudy or you're spending your day indoors). But when it comes to environmental impact and the health of our sea-dwelling friends, not all sunscreens are created equal. Here's what to know about reef-safe sunscreen , and the best brands to buy for your face and body. (The selection of reef-safe sunscreen in a typical beach shop may be limited, so we strongly recommend buying some before you go and bringing it with you.) What is reef-safe sunscreen? Reef-safe sunscreen does not contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, two chemicals commonly used to block UV rays. These chemicals are known to cause coral bleaching. In addition to harming our oceans, they can even end up in the seafood we eat. What are some brands that make reef-safe sunscreen? COOLA , All Good, Thinksport, Kokua, Alba Botanica, Raw Elements, Babo Botanicals, Hello Bello, and Manda Organic are some of our favorite reef-safe sunscreen brands . Neutrogena's Sheer Zinc Dry Touch Sunscreen is also reef-safe, but many of the brand's most popular sunscreens are not. What size sunscreen can I pack in a carry-on? You can bring sunscreen on a plane, but the TSA-approved size is only 3.4 fluid ounces or 100 milliliters. Pack it in a clear, resealable bag with your other small liquids and you won't have any issues at security. What is the best face sunscreen that's organic and coral reef-safe? San Diego-based COOLA's classic, organic face sunscreen is our go-to. It's light but long-lasting and full of antioxidants. What is the best spray sunscreen? Again, we have to go with COOLA . This time, it's their Guava-Mango Eco-Lux Sport Sunscreen Spray . It's water-resistant, anti-aging, reef-friendly, and smells like a tropical vacation in a bottle. Does COOLA make a travel set? Yes , and it includes best-sellers for face, lips, and body, all of which you can pack in your carry-on. Looking for more reef-safe sunscreen picks? Check out our other favorite SPFs below: Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Oxide Dry-Touch Sunscreen Alba Botanica Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen Raw Elements Eco Form Sunscreen All Good Mineral Sport Sunscreen
What to Pack for Hawaii in the Spring and Summer
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. Destination : Hawaii Time of Year : March, April, May, June, July, August Average Temperatures : 70° F to 85° F Typical Weather : Warm, humid, tropical (sun mixed with rain) Hawaii is a dream trip, and from its screensaver-worthy tropical beaches and rainforests to its incredible wildlife and natural wonders, it’s hard to believe it’s part of the United States. But while you won’t need to pack your passport for your Hawaiian vacation, you will need to pack for a tropical climate, which can be tricky. You’ll likely encounter a mix of sunshine and rain, and a good variety of activities, from watersports and hikes to resort lounging, festive luaus, and dinners out — both casual and dressy. You’ll need practical items, like rashguards, trail shoes, and reef-safe sunscreen, but you’ll also want to bring your A-game when it comes to cute, colorful dresses and fun accessories. When your backdrop is this gorgeous, you don’t want to be spotted with a drab travel wardrobe. In Hawaii, “aloha” doesn’t just mean “hello” and “goodbye.” For Hawaiians, living with aloha means bringing good vibes and positive energy to everything they do. So why not pack with aloha, too? This Hawaii packing list will have you prepared for any island, whether you’re driving the Road to Hana on Maui, strolling the black-sand beaches of the Big Island, zip lining and surfing on Kauai, or sipping Mai Tais on Oahu. For the Beach Surf, snorkel, and lounge in style. Reef-Safe Sunscreen: COOLA Suncare Travel Set , $39.99 Beach Backpack: Roxy Island Key Backpack , $50 Active-cute Swimsuit: Andie Swim The Jetties One Piece , $112 Comfy Shorts: Roxy Sweet Souvenir Cotton Drawstring Shorts , $50 Knit Tank: (IVORY) Free People Love Letter Cami , $38 Sensible Sandals: (HONEY OR IVORY) Anthropologie Nisolo Go-To Platform Sandals , $138 Cool Yet Protective Sunglasses: LE SPECS Bandwagon Sunglasses , $75 Breezy Bucket Hat: Florabella Dylan Luxe Hat , $154 Surfer’s Rashguard: Free People ONEONE Palmer Rashguard , $75 For the Resort Make a statement without sacrificing comfort at your home away from home. Bright Bikini: Good American Always Fits Sculpt-Twist Top and Sculpt Bikini Bottoms , $59 and $49 Statement Swimsuit: MIKOH Malta Square Neck High Leg One Piece , $234 Funky Sunnies: Le Specs Outta Love Sunglasses , $79 Poolside Lounging Pants: Roxy Jetsetter Smocked Waist Wide Leg Pants , $60 Chic Tote: Mar Y Sol Skye Tote , $165 Colorful Slides: Steve Madden Slinky30 Natural Multi , $89.95 Light Pajamas: Lunya Washable Silk Tulip Back Set , $188 For the Rainforest Flexing your sporty side is much more fun in the tropics. UV-Protective Top: Lululemon Fold-Over Running Long-Sleeve Shirt , $88 Airy Shorts: Vuori Seabreeze Short , $68 Vacation Cap: Roxy Woman’s Next-Level Baseball Cap , $9.97 (originally $28) Dependable Sunnies: Ray-Ban Wayfarer Ease Sunglasses , $163 Waterproof Trail Shoes: Allbirds Women’s Trail Runners , $140 Sporty Backpack: Athleta Excursion Backpack , $119 Reusable Water Bottle: Lululemon Back to Life Sport Bottle , $44 For the Dining and Nightlife Sunset tiki bar, romantic evening dinner, or lively luau? Dress for it all. Printed Maxi Dress: FARM Rio Blooming Garden Orange Maxi Dress , $275 Top and Shorts Set: LPA Cropped Peasant Top and High Waist Shorts , $146 and $138 Day-to-Drinks Cover-Up: Farm Rio Copabanana Tassel-Trim Cover-Up , $155 Bold Jewelry: Shashi Throne Earrings , $55 Woven Clutch: BTB Los Angeles Riley Clutch , $88 Splurge Sandal: Cult Gaia Jila Sandal , $428
Jeweler Anna P. Jay's Packing List for Summer in Nantucket
Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. If Nantucket is on your summer travel bucket list, it means one of two things. One, you've fallen in love with the island on previous trips and it's calling you back, or two, you've seen it all over Instagram and you're finally getting to experience "The Little Grey Lady of the Sea" for yourself. Either way, an updated Nantucket summer packing list is in order. For that, you'll need the advice of a Nantucket expert. Anna P. Jay , a private jeweler and current island resident, falls into the former category. Its lighthouses, hydrangeas, and grey skies and siding are synonymous with home for Anna, who grew up visiting the island during the summer. In 2017, after living in New York City for a short stint, she decided to make her happy place her full-time residence, forgoing 12-hour-long days for more time spent in the place that made her the happiest. Since moving to Nantucket, Anna started her own business as a jeweler and concierge service, where she specializes in jewelry curation and personal shopping for clients, with a particular expertise in diamonds. Her eye for classic pieces you'll wear forever (and feel comfortable in), however, extends past the jewels and into her personal style. Below, see what Anna P. Jay recommends packing for a trip to Nantucket in the summer. Travel Style Q&A with Anna P. Jay
How would you describe summer style in Nantucket? New England Bohemian—it's a combination of timeless preppy pieces (stripes!) and bare feet. In the summer, my daytime styling usually consists of... I live in white jeans, Birkenstocks , and La Ligne . I typically run cold, so jeans are always a safe bet in the summer. If I’m going to get dressed up, I’d usually go with... A polished dress. We have a great Ralph Lauren store on the island, where every summer, without fail, I find a timeless piece (or two) that makes me feel feminine and beautiful. But if I’m not in the mood to be dressed up, I’ll throw on a blouse, cashmere wrap, and a pair of cute sandals, and I’m off to the races! Biggest style mistake you see tourists making when they come to Nantucket? Nothing drives me crazier than seeing tourists in sky-high heels! You can always pick out the people who have never been to the island before based on their footwear. Downtown Nantucket is a combination of treacherous cobblestones and uneven bricks (part of why we love it), and I’ve seen more people sprain their ankles than I’d care to count. 3 things you always keep in your Nantucket summer bag: 1. A wrap . Nantucket is an island, so it can get chilly quickly. I always have a scarf or cashmere wrap stowed to cover me up—whether I'm at the beach, a brewery, or out to dinner. 2. Sunglasses . Perfect for blocking the bright sunny rays or hiding a hangover. 3. A book. If you’re visiting Nantucket in the peak season, you’ll likely be encountering a wait of some sort. I love to stash an Elin Hilderbrand book in my bag to read while waiting to pick up my sandwich before the beach, in line for a reservation, or to have ready at any moment. Much more enjoyable than being on your phone. Elin is a local writer, and you can sometimes cross paths with her at some island spots. Forgot a book? Check out Mitchell’s Book Corner on Main Street for your local bookstore fill. What to Pack for a Trip to Nantucket in the Summer Comfortable Sandals Something that can be worn walking around and shopping but also while out to dinner. White Jeans The absolute go-to. I prefer ones without holes, so you can them wear out to dinner, too. Don’t forget a Tide stick, though! Crewneck Sweater I'm always cold, so I pack a cute sweater I can throw on over dresses, a tank, or a swimsuit. Striped Shirt Honestly, is there anything more Nantucket-y? I'm partial to long sleeves because I love a long sleeve and shorts moment, but you can’t go wrong any way you splice it. A Sundress or Two Just as cute at the brewery as it is out to dinner. Raincoat I know every packing list has a raincoat on it, but Nantucket can be wet. It also can serve as a great windbreaker if it gets windy. I prefer the unisex version for a slightly boxier fit. Classic Gold Hoops Nantucket is the place of understated cool. Nothing fussy, but equally chic day to night. No need to pack extra—just pack well. Sunscreen Although it can be cool and blustery, you will get sunburnt. Pack SPF, and use it! I have super sensitive skin, and this is the best hypoallergenic sunscreen . It can apply white, so be sure you put it on before you head out for the day to make sure it’s fully rubbed in.