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This Is the Best Hardside Carry-On Suitcase on Amazon
NINETYGO's sleek carry-on has something most hardside suitcases do not: a huge exterior pocket. Bring it on, TSA. Amazon Prime Day—every online shopper's favorite holiday—is coming. But the savviest of shoppers know you don't need to wait until the actual days (June 21 and 22) to score amazing deals on Amazon. Case in point: One of the absolute best suitcases you can buy on Amazon is 42% off today. It's a lightning deal, so to score this game-changing bag for $127.99 instead of $219.99, you have to act fast. What makes NINETYGO's hardshell suitcase such a great buy? It's scratch-resistant and durable, but still lightweight It has four 360-degree spinner wheels for easy airport maneuvering It comes with a TSA-friendly zipper lock It has a five-year warranty Amazon shoppers love it: It has a 4.5-star rating It's 42% off, making it one of the biggest Prime Day luggage steals Best of all: It has a waterproof, easily accessible outer pocket with a laptop sleeve inside How cheap can I get it for Prime Day? It's your lucky day: This bag is included in Amazon Prime Day 2021's early Lightning Deals. That means it won't last long, so to score it for its lowest price, $127.99 (original price $219.99), visit amazon.com ASAP. Why is the outer pocket such a big deal? We love a hardside suitcase. They're so much stronger than softside luggage, and definitely more in style right now. But our one complaint with most hardside suitcases is the fact that they almost never come with an exterior pocket. This pocket saves you valuable interior space, and even better, it makes storing and removing quick-grab items like your laptop so much easier. Consider your TSA issues solved. What's a lightning deal and how do I buy it? Amazon Prime Day Lightning Deals are special sales on top-rated products that don't last long, so to spend $127.99 (original price $219.99), visit amazon.com ASAP. And if you're not a Prime member, sign up for a free trial to score this deal. Are there any other good early deals for travelers? Yes. Here are some other deals we're shopping now: Chic, marble-effect 3-piece travel cosmetic bags for 38% off A casual-cool laptop backpack with its own USB port for 36% off A super cute compact duffel with a shoe compartment for 39% off A huge, waterproof beach and pool bag for 32% off A convertible garment bag (AKA destination wedding lifesaver) for 52% off A bluetooth eye mask for peaceful naps on loud planes for 39% off Still looking for more deals? Visit amazon.com between now and midnight on June 22.
The Best Reef-Safe Sunscreen, and Why It's So Important to Pack Some This Summer
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 a Quick Overnight Work Trip
Your boss tells you they need you in New York for 24 hours; you'll land and head straight to the office for a few meetings, put in some face time, then attend a client dinner after work, or grab cocktails with a few co-workers. Normally, packing for an overnight trip is simple. Toss an extra outfit or two in your backpack, and you're good to go. Packing for a work trip, however, is a bit more complicated. You need to look put-together and professional (wrinkles are your enemy), but you're also traveling, so comfort is a factor. You're just spending one night, so anything more than a small carry-on bag is excessive. So pack light, pack smart, and lean on your versatile, reliable workwear staples. Of course, the exact items you will need depend on your event schedule, the season, and your work dress code, but if you follow the below packing list, the only stress you should encounter will stem from your boss. Packing List: Overnight Work Trip The Bags: Carry-On Suitcase and Chic Laptop Bag Business travel means business style—a leather personal item bag that holds both your laptop, chargers, and wallet is a must. Travel and Office Outfit #1: Oversized Blazer, Solid-Colored Tank or Tee, Comfortable Slacks, Loafers If you're just spending 24 hours in a new city, or just in the office, it's likely your flight is in the morning. This means an early wake-up call, arriving for your first meeting by 8 am. You'll want to dress smart—you won't be able to check in to your hotel until after the workday is over. Pair a comfortable, solid-colored tank or tee with an oversized blazer and wrinkle-resistant pants. Jeans are too casual for many offices (not to mention uncomfortable to wear on a plane or in a car); instead, choose a pair of slacks or cigarette pants that stay looking smart for hours on end. For shoes, opt for a pair of loafers. Again, you verge into the "too casual" territory with sneakers, and heels while traveling? No, thanks. Dressed Up Dinner Outfit: Elevated Tank or Top, Change of Pants, Slingback Heels Checking in to your hotel and dropping off your luggage is the perfect time to do a quick change out of your day clothes and into something a bit more elegant (with a business-trip edge). Switch out your more casual top for something silkier and darker, and grab a pair of slacks or cigarette pants (tip: they probably need to be hit with a steamer first). If they're your style, a comfortable block heel or slingback will work perfectly here. Gym Clothes: Workout Pants, Tank, Sports Bra, Sneakers If you're someone who takes advantage of the hotel amenities, or you simply like to get some exercise after a long day in the office, pack a pair of leggings, a sports bra, and a top. Normally, sneakers take up a ton of room in your suitcase, but because it's a short trip, you'll have plenty of space. Favorite brands to shop for workout gear include: Outdoor Voices and Girlfriend Collective Travel and Office Outfit #2 Dress, Oversized Blazer, Loafers Warning: You may be hungover from the previous night's dinner. That means you need an easy look. A simple dress is great—pair with yesterday's blazer and loafers (remember three pairs of shoes is the maximum you need for this type of trip) and the transition from office back to mode of transportation will be seamless. The Extras to Pack: Toiletry Bag: Preferably a TSA-approved one. See our picks here. Pajamas: Because you need cute pajamas while staying in a hotel. Steamer: The hotel iron is too slow—a steamer is a business traveler's best friend. Socks: Two pairs are more than enough. Underwear: Find our favorite travel-friendly underwear brands here.
Packing Cubes Are the Ultimate Travel Hack—Here Are the Best Ones to Buy
When it comes to packing your suitcase the correct way, one of the most commonly asked questions is, "Is it better to roll or fold your clothes?" Truth be told, either works. One method won't save you more space than the other. All is not lost, though. If you actually want to save space while packing, then you need to invest in packing cubes. Packing cubes are relatively inexpensive, and they're the key to getting organized, pre-planning outfits, and compressing your belongings to give you as much suitcase real estate as possible. So what are packing cubes? Packing cubes are small bags (that usually come in packs of 3-5) designed to help make packing more efficient—and obviously, we love that. Most travelers use them for clothing storage, but they're also super versatile. Besides compressing clothing, packing cubes can hold smaller items (socks, underwear, power cords), separate your shoes from the rest of your suitcase, and serve as laundry bags when you're on the go. They're also the kind of travel necessity you only need to buy once; they're perfect for all kinds of trips, whether you're camping, traveling for work, or going on an extended vacation. Basically, if you haven't started using packing cubes yet, it's officially time. Below are the best packing cubes from Calpak, Amazon, eBags, and more. Best Starter Packing Cubes: AWAY If you're a first-time packing cube traveler, AWAY is a great place to start. These packing cubes are of great quality, they're light, and they come in multiple sizes. Plus, you can match them to your carry-on suitcase. Best Classic Set of Packing Cubes: Calpak If you already know you want packing cubes and you're looking to invest in a new set, head to Calpak. Since they're made with polyester and breathable mesh, you don't need to worry about any weird smells that get trapped. This set even comes with one water-resistant bag, perfect for any outdoor adventure. Most Durable Packing Cubes: YETI Outdoor enthusiasts rely on YETI for plenty of things—keeping drinks cold, namely—but you can also look to YETI for packing hacks. With a small, medium, and large packing cube, you'll be able to organize your trip accordingly. Best Large Packing Cubes: eBags Longing trips, like studying or working abroad, will require more than just your everyday packing cube. You'll need larger packing cubes as they're ideal for separating clothing by season. eBags is a staple for this type of packing cube; bring as many as you can fit in your suitcase. Our Pick for Amazon Packing Cubes: Itzy Ritzy Uh oh, you're reading this article before leaving for a trip in a couple of days. Amazon Prime it is. Unsurprisingly the "Amazon packing cubes" search is bringing you a ton of results. We recommend Itzy Ritzy packing cubes when you're in a time crunch; they also come in a wide range of colors and are just under $35 for a pack of three. Our Pick for Target Packing Cubes: Eagle Creek Target stocks Eagle Creek packing cubes, one of our go-to brands for this type of travel item. Many of their styles come with the two-way zippered opening which works to give you maximum compression (and therefore maximum room in the rest of your luggage).
This Fashion Writer Knows Exactly What to Pack for Tropical Destinations
There's a secret to packing for a tropical holiday—and Sophie Hay is in on it. The London-based fashion writer has taken her linen-and-raffia-stuffed suitcase to Cartegena, Sri Lanka, Ibiza, Tulum... the list goes on. Her social media presence—find her at @sophievhay—is a testament to her ability to find vacation spots that are equal parts sun, sand, and photogenic Instagram spots. Sophie also has an unrivaled understanding of the styles that are trending each season, pieces you'll bring with you trip after trip, and where to find the types of outfits that will take your vacation snaps to an influencer level. Given the arsenal of fashion names on her resume—Lyst, ASOS, Smythson, and, currently, Mr. Porter—this should come as no surprise. Upon meeting Sophie, her experience as a stylish traveler is immediately apparent. She's an avid reader of magazines like Suitcase and Conde Nast Traveller, and you can bet your last dollar she's familiar with the up-and-coming haunts featured in the travel section of the latest British Vogue. She's probably wearing an understated piece of jewelry or two—picked up the last time she was in Los Angeles—and the ever-so-chic straw tote she's carrying was found in a market in Provence. Sophie's the type of traveler who does a vacation wardrobe perfectly—a simple pair of sunglasses, an easy linen dress, and strappy sandals paired with a locally-made tote—and now, she's sharing her packing secrets. Below, see what Sophie Hay always packs for a spring or summer tropical vacation. Travel Style Q&A with Sophie Hay My travel style is… Low-key and beachy. I always plan lots of outfits before I leave, but end up throwing on a linen shirt or a pair of denim shorts over a bikini. My favorite tropical destination... Sri Lanka. I visited for two weeks before the pandemic set in and have been plotting a trip back ever since. The South Asian island really has something for everyone—whether you’re a history buff or into beaches and surf. We spent the trip beach-hopping, traversing cross-country on what is said to be one of the most beautiful train trips in the world, and of course, elephant spotting. My dream trip... When the world opens up, I'm desperate to go to the Philippines. I’ve had some rustic little surf shacks bookmarked on the island of Siargao for the last couple of years, and I’m counting down the days until I can book a trip. I would spend every day reading in the sun, taking surf lessons (I've never tried), and exploring the various islands. I won’t go on vacation without… The perfect linen dress I picked up at The Kip hotel in Sri Lanka, at least four pairs of sunglasses, and my Kindle. And embarrassingly... English Breakfast teabags. My tried-and-true travel outfit... Having traveled a lot for work, I would love to say I’ve really nailed what to wear on a flight, but I can’t say it’s very chic. For me, I always want to be as comfortable as possible, so I'll wear a pair of Sweaty Betty leggings, an oversized cashmere jumper, and sneakers. I always, always pack a pair of cashmere socks for the flight (my current favorite pair is from Johnstons of Elgin), my dark grey Slip eye mask, and my giant Acne scarf that doubles as an extra blanket when the AC is inevitably cranked up too high. My go-to travel bag... I am fanatical about my AWAY carry-on suitcase. It’s the only bag I’ve ever enjoyed packing, and the brand’s packing cubes have been game-changing in allowing me to fit as much as humanly possible into a single carry-on. I’ve used it for 10-day trips (and still didn’t wear everything). My favorite shoes to travel in... I always like to travel in sneakers as they can be slipped easily on and off at security and you're always ready to run for a connection. At the moment, it would probably be a pair of low-top white Converse that I could also wear on the trip with denim shorts. Favorite brands for travel-friendly clothing... For summer dresses, I always look at Faithfull the Brand. They’ve really nailed the perfect throw-on holiday dress and look just as great over a bikini as they do dressed up for dinner. When it comes to sandals, I tend to pick a pair that looks like I could have picked it up on holiday. But seeing as I can’t just nip to Greece every time I need some more, I tend to return to Ancient Greek Sandals. I’m a sucker for a bikini and like to have a different one for each day of my trip (I know…) I love & Other Stories swimwear for on-trend styles that are really affordable. If I were to splurge on a new bikini, I think it would be a Hunza G style because they really are universally flattering. What to Pack for Your Next Tropical Destination Sunglasses I don’t go anywhere without sunglasses—I have about 30 pairs and always like to pick something a little wild. This summer, I’m looking for some rectangle shades. Basket Bag I love a basket bag that can double as a handbag. These three will work well at the beach but could still be used to go for dinner. Mini Dress I love a mini dress, especially on holiday. There is nothing better than that feeling of getting dressed up and going to dinner and drinks after a day in the sun. I will cover myself in aftersun, throw on one of these, and be ready to dance the night away. Bikini (or 5) I love getting a new bikini when I go on holiday; like I said before, I'm really into Hunza G and & Other Stories. Linen Shirt Throw on over a bikini, throw on over sunburnt shoulders, throw on when it gets chilly in the evening. A linen shirt is always so useful on vacation (and I think it looks even better a bit rumpled). I buy mine in bulk from Gap and Uniqlo. Denim Shorts I’ve had the same pair of vintage Levi's cut-off shorts for nearly 10 years, and I wear them constantly on holiday. This year, I’m looking to invest in a pair that are maybe a little longer. Good Sunscreen Supergoop for my face, always. And for my body, I love Caudalie sunscreens—they smell so great.
Beach Packing List: Everything You Need for a Summer Vacation by the Sea
Is there anything better than a beach vacation? Whether you're planning a family trip, a girls' getaway, a romantic escape, or just some solo R&R with a good book, you can't go wrong with sunshine and saltwater. And if you ask us, one of the best parts about a beach vacation is that no matter where you're headed—be it Mexico, the Outer Banks, Miami, the Caribbean, California—you can reuse our beach packing list again and again. This type of vacation is all about relaxing and having a good time, so we want you to feel your best from day to night. That means staying cool and comfortable, especially in humid destinations, but also letting your stylish side shine. After all, you never know who you'll spot poolside. From swimwear and dresses to casual warm weather loungewear and the right beauty products for a healthy, sunkissed glow and perfectly imperfect beach hair, here's everything you need to pack for your beach vacation this summer, simplified. What to Pack for a Beach Vacation: The Ultimate Checklist Swimsuits Cover-ups Sunhat Sunglasses Sundresses Shorts Breezy tops Sandals Beach bag Light sweater Underwear and bras Sunscreen Moisturizer Light makeup Deodorant and body spray Haircare Fun jewelry Pajamas Swimsuits A beach vacation requires a good mix of swimwear, and you can't go wrong with a classic one-piece, a bold bikini, and a sporty two-piece for active days. Pro tip: Select a variety of silhouettes to keep tan lines at bay. Cover-ups With so many beautiful, breezy kaftans, dresses, and palazzo pants out there, it should be illegal to just throw an old t-shirt over your swimsuit. These elevated cover-ups will take you from beach to beach bar in style. Straw Hats Straw hats are functional, keeping the sun off your face on a hot day, but they're also the key to a put-together beach look. Whether you go simple, floppy, panama, or opt for a bold band, your hat will be your best vacation accessory. See our favorites here. Sunglasses Like your hat, your sunglasses provide a vital function when it comes to protecting you from harmful rays—but they also bring style to any outfit. Here are our top picks from Ray-Ban, Le Specs, and more. Sundresses When selecting the perfect sundresses, go for flowing fabrics and a mix of light and bright colors. Pair with a sunkissed glow and beachy waves for the ultimate look for sunset drinks, waterfront dinners, and beyond. Shorts Denim or linen for a day out; terry cloth or drawstring for a workout... select the shorts that work for your vacation plans, and dress them up or down. Linen Pants There may be no look crisper than a pair of linen pants—a summer staple that will never go out of style. Invest in a quality pair and you'll be packing them for years and trips to come. Breezy Tops Linen, ruffles, pretty pleats—pack tops that will elevate your outfit, whether you're wearing your linen pants, jeans, a skirt, or just some denim shorts. Sandals There's no need to go too hard on the feet on a beach vacation. Just get a nice pre-trip pedicure and grab some flat sandals and a pair or two with a small heel, and you'll be covered. Beach bag We prefer our beach bags in straw (so tropical-chic) or canvas (add a monogram for instant nautical prep). Want a thorough beach bag shop? See our full list of favorites here. Light sweater Breezy coastal nights and outdoor dinners call for light sweaters, even if it's hard to imagine by day when you're roasting on the beach. Go for breathable cotton or linen in a light shade. For two completely different looks, fitted cardigans and oversized pullovers work equally well. Underwear and bras After a long day in the sand and saltwater, and likely a bit of sunburn, you'll be looking forward to a long shower. And after your shower, you're going to want extra comfortable bras and underwear. Stock up on all of our favorites here. Sunscreen Don't wait and buy the overpriced, chemical-filled sunscreen at the hotel gift shop. Plan ahead and buy a quality, good-for-your-skin sunscreen—and don't forget an SPF lip treatment. Moisturizer Sunshine and cocktails can easily dry out your skin. Pack a good face and body moisturizer for after-beach comfort and a long-lasting beach vacation glow. Light makeup You don't want heavy makeup in hot weather; just a brightening vitamin C serum, tinted moisturizer or BB cream, moisturizing lip balm, a cream blush, and some setting spray should do the trick. Our go-to brand for this type of light makeup? Ilia. Deodorant and body spray or wash Don't let sweaty weather get you down—come prepared with a fresh-scented deodorant and light and beachy body spray or wash. Leave your weightier perfumes at home. Haircare Don't give in and fight the humidity... just keep it simple. A good wet brush, detangler, beachy volumizing spray, and some hair ties or clips are all you need. Fun jewelry Gold hoops, bright colors, beads, raffia—a beach vacation is your chance to be your boldest self when it comes to jewelry. Have some fun with it. Pajamas Light cotton or silk/satin pajama sets in fun, tropical colors and prints just scream "vacation." You'll enjoy them on your trip and back at home, when you're in bed dreaming of that ocean breeze.
The Best Travel Backpacks for Women That Are Lightweight, Functional, and Actually Cute
When it comes to your carry-on travel bag of choice, once you go backpack, you never go back. You may think you're a duffel bag person or a crossbody bag kinda gal—and that's all good in our book. But nothing beats the freedom of hands-free travel and even weight distribution. If your items are in a backpack, you can walk through the airport terminal with ease, even when your gate is annoyingly the furthest possible gate from security. And you can shop, flip through magazines, check your phone, or even eat a snack along the way. You can pack more without struggling to carry it, too. The same items that would make one shoulder feel like it was going to fall off when carried in a tote won't give your back an issue, as long as you choose the right bag. What makes the perfect travel backpack stand out from the rest? Look for a backpack that's lightweight, compartmentalized, and water-resistant. The best size for maximum efficiency without breaking your back is usually around 40 liters, and you don't want it to weigh more than 20% of your body weight when packed. Adjustable, padded shoulder straps are a plus. Some of our favorite backpack brands are Lo & Sons, Briggs & Riley, Away, Tortuga, Baggu, Dagne Dover, and Cuyana. Here are our top picks for travel backpacks in 2021. Lo & Sons Rowledge Backpack This water-resistant nylon backpack is so versatile, it even converts into a tote. It comes with a laptop compartment, a secret passport pocket, and more sections for organized packing. It also comes in eight color combos, so you never have to sacrifice style. Briggs & Riley Large Fold-over Backpack This is the type of backpack you buy when you want to work smarter, not harder. It's expandable yet compact, and it even has one easily accessible pocket for all items you may need to take out quickly in the TSA line. Reviewers call it "well-made and functional," and we agree. Plus, you can even have it monogrammed. Away The Backpack A cult-favorite among travelers, Away's backpack is water-resistant, has a suitcase sleeve and separate laptop pocket that fits a larger laptop than many (15"), and has so many hidden compartments to make it as organized as it is sleek. It has padded straps and a leather top handle, and it comes in six colors. Tortuga Setout Backpack This 35L backpack has so many helpful features, from soft shoulder straps contoured with a woman's body in mind to lockable zippers, but there's one feature that stands out above the rest: easy access. You can unzip it all the way around and pack it just like you would a suitcase. Trust us, it's game-changing. Dagne Dover Dakota Neoprene Backpack Made of premium neoprene, this backpack is hand washable, water-resistant, insulating, and durable. It only weighs 2.6 lbs and holds 20 liters. You can safely store your laptop, shoes, and so much more. Shoppers call it "deceptively spacious"—is there a greater compliment for a travel bag? Cuyana Large Leather Backpack Yes, Cuyana's large leather backpack is a fashion backpack—it's gorgeous. But made of strong Italian leather and coming with padded and detachable shoulder straps, it's also functional. Its exterior pockets have hidden magnetic closures, and its main compartment fits a 15" laptop. If you want a quality bag you'll use from the airport to the office to dinner with friends, this is the investment worth making. Baggu Drawstring Backpack For an easy, wearable daypack, we love Baggu. These backpacks are machine-washable (they're made of recycled cotton canvas), lightweight, come with adjustable straps, and fit a 13" laptop. Plus, they come in lots of fun colors and prints. For $46, you can't go wrong.
What to Pack for a Weekend Golf Trip, According to the Co-founders of RENWICK
For some travelers, packing for a golf weekend or a country club excursion can be done in five seconds flat; it's second nature. They grab a polo shirt or two, a sweater, and a few other sporty yet stylish essentials from their closet and throw them in a weekender bag. No second thoughts—and no uncomfortable moments that result from packing the wrong thing (and having to shell out more money at the local golf pro shop for proper attire). For others—especially those who are unfamiliar with the game of golf but have been roped into playing a few rounds over a long weekend—packing for this type of trip is a nightmare. They think they'll need a whole new wardrobe in order to fit in (or at least look the part). Is there a dress code for the course? Will they need a polo shirt? Three polo shirts? Will they be overdressed? Underdressed? As always, an informed packing list cures any of these woes. For that, we turn to Sarah Renwick Morse and Pippa Renwick Kennedy, sisters and co-founders of RENWICK. The recently launched golf lifestyle brand for women found a niche that both avid golfers and the occasional putters appreciate (and need). The RENWICK mission goes hand in hand with the seamless, stress-free type of packing that elevates your travel. While its pieces (which include short-sleeve, sleeveless, and three-quarter sleeve polos as well as two dress styles) are golf-inspired, they work for all those women "who want versatile, classic pieces that look great and feel comfortable." Sarah and Pippa, who both live in Connecticut and previously worked in J.Crew's New York offices, are experts at nailing the golf weekend getaway wardrobe. With their help, transitioning from the fairway to post-round drinks to casual dinners will be effortless—even for the most amateur golfers. Like their website reads, "A collar is always right," so let's start there. This is what to pack for a golf weekend in the summer, according to the co-founders of RENWICK. Travel Style Q&A with the RENWICK Co-founders Our travel style is… Practical, sporty, and classic—we want to appear polished but still comfortable. Lots of blue, white, and stripes. Everything we pack goes together in some way; that way mixing and matching is easy. Our ideal vacation weekend consists of... Definitely a summer weekend in Vermont with friends and family. Usually, we'll stay in Manchester—hiking in the morning and golfing in the afternoon, followed by beers around a fire pit with the mountains as a backdrop. We won’t go on vacation without… That would have to be the Peloton app. From a 30-minute power walk class in the morning to a 10-minute sleep mediation at night, it helps us stay focused on that mind-body connection (and keep our streak going, even on vacation). Our tried-and-true travel outfit... It starts with the RENWICK polo with a blazer, jeans, cashmere wrap, and tkees or sneakers. If we’re going to be in the car for a long time, we’ll wear the RENWICK polo dress or swap the jeans for these joggers. Our go-to weekend bag... Always the L.L.Bean Boat and Tote; it's just a classic that can’t be improved. The space in it seems endless, yet everything is still accessible. Our favorite shoes to travel in... New Balance 997s in fun colors —they are practical because you can run for the flight, train, or boat... plus the fun color combos add dimension to your outfit. What to Pack for a Golf Trip in the Summer Versatile Top (for on or off the golf course) We love our periwinkle and white stripe Short Sleeve Polo... a classic look for golf. Afterward, throw on some white jeans and bright colored earrings and you’re ready for cocktails. Layers for Chilly Mountain Mornings. Patagonia is the expert here. We love a fun color, and this vest is super light and packable. Cool Golf Shoes These adidas ones are based on the classic sneak—right up our alley. Leggings Equally useful for lounge or exercise, Luluemon Aligns are part of our daily uniform. They're flattering, functional, and keep the potential for one more workout alive until the sun sets. Top for the Brewery This is another staple—such a great, soft fabric that feels dressed up without trying. Another borrowed-from-our-dad classic. Sunscreen Goes with loving the outdoors, right? We recently got a sample of this from Supergoop and fell in love with how lightweight it is and how it doesn’t leave a white cast. Pajamas We keep our house cold, so we like to be covered for a good night’s sleep. These pajamas from Lively are made of supersoft modal, and the pants even have pockets. Sunglasses Again, we’re looking for form and function, and can’t go wrong with tortoiseshell.
Jeweler Anna P. Jay's Packing List for Summer in Nantucket
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.
The Perfect Stylish Summer Travel Capsule Wardrobe
Traveling in the summer (or any warm-weather destination) should be simple. A few light layers and you're good, right? If you're anything like how we used to be, then you've made the mistake of buying all the floral dresses, tops, and tank tops you thought you'd want to wear once you got there. Then you realized you hated everything in your suitcase. The trick to avoid this "I have nothing to wear in this relaxing, gorgeous destination" conundrum is the summer travel capsule wardrobe. You've probably heard of the term "capsule wardrobe," but the summer travel version is extra paired down. It's light, it's versatile, and it travels well. Fit it in a weekender tote or add a few more items in your carry-on or larger tote. It's your go-to whether you're on a city break, visiting your parents, or heading somewhere tropical. With a few accessories (a necklace, trade the sneakers for heeled sands), it can even work for dressier occasions and dinners. The best part of the summer travel capsule wardrobe is you can easily make it your own. Swap the jeans for jean shorts. Trade the linen for cotton. Two pairs of sandals instead of sneakers. The golden rule, however, should always be followed: If something can't be worn with more than one other item in your suitcase, it isn't part of the capsule. Got it? Okay — let's start packing. What to Include in a Summer Travel Capsule Wardrobe Light-Wash Straight Leg Jeans See our favorite high-waisted denim styles here. Classic Tank Top Floral tank tops don't have a place in the summer travel capsule wardrobe. Instead, opt for a classic tank to pair with your bottoms. This style from Everlane is, hands down, our favorite of the season. Oversized White Button-Down Shirt Whether it's linen, cotton, or poplin, you can't go wrong with a button-down. It also serves as an additional layer if the temperatures drop. White T-Shirt A white t-shirt is a classic staple that never feels too underdressed or overdressed—no matter the occasion. Linen Pants Linen pants are the relaxed version of slacks. They'll keep you cool and they look incredible dressed up with espadrilles or sneakers. Paperbag Shorts Jean shorts can sometimes feel a little too casual. Paperbag shorts, on the other hand, can do it all. Add a top in the same color for a day-to-night monochrome look or sneakers for grabbing coffee. Swimsuit Yes, you only need one. Not sure which one to bring? Stick with a black one-piece swimsuit. You won't regret it. Linen Dress Your capsule wardrobe isn't complete with a dress or two—if that's your style. Sandals An easy brown leather sandal will take you far—literally. Pick a flat sandal or one with a small heel. Sneakers A pair of white leather sneakers, obviously. Sunglasses Sun protection is important—and you know pictures are always ruined when you're squinting. See our favorite pairs of sunglasses for summer 2021. Straw Tote or Beach Bag The least practical item on the list is the straw bag—but it's cute and you know you want to bring it with you. Not into straw totes? Take a look at the best beach bags of the summer.
The J.Crew T-Shirt Dress We're Packing for Every Summer Trip
It's rare to stumble across the perfect dress—cute, comfortable, versatile, affordable—but when you do, there's only one step to take next: buy it in every color. J.Crew's tiered dress in broken-in jersey is the polished, perfectly on-trend (has anyone else seen tiered dresses everywhere lately?) version of the classic t-shirt dress we've been waiting for. It's oversized but not too oversized (if you're debating between sizes, we recommend going down one), and the tiered bodice and ruffle sleeves give it the touch of style regular t-shirt dresses lack. It comes in white, weathered rose (light pink), light mint, navy, and black. We can see you in white on a sailboat off of Mykonos; navy enjoying a lobster roll lunch in New England; black heading from Manhattan to the Hamptons; pink strolling through Savannah; and mint picnicking in London's Hyde Park. Can't you? Pair it with your favorite white sneakers, or dress it up with a pretty pair of sandals or even heels for a daytime party this summer. One of the best parts is, it looks cute with a sweater, light jacket, or even crew-neck sweatshirt thrown over it (we've tried it all), so you can layer up and wear it from the start of spring into fall. See more versatile travel dresses you'll wear everywhere Machine-washable and made of cotton, it's almost too easy. You'll want to wear it out, at home, and even on travel days. That, friends, is what we call a true suitcase staple. Make it yours for $49.50 at jcrew.com. Pack it for a: Beach trip, road trip, or vacation to Charleston, New York City, Mexico, France, and beyond.
Travel-Friendly Skincare You'll Pack Once and Swear By Forever
Tre are two types of people in the world: Those who swear by their skincare routine and those who wish they had one. Whichever camp you're in, we're about to change your world with our packable beauty picks—and yes, every product here is TSA-approved for your carry-on. You know, just in case you need an in-flight touch-up. The key is finding products you love enough to use on the road and at home and buying mini versions of them. Then, pack a toiletry bag and just leave it in your carry-on so it's always ready for your next trip. Your skin will thank you, and you'll thank yourself for saving so much time and effort. Plus, you'll be healthy and glowing no matter where you are or how long you've been away from home. TSA rules restrict liquids to under 3.4 ounces, and that includes lotions and serums. (Contrary to recent rumors, you are not allowed to break this rule for sunscreen.) Here, we break down a simple beauty routine that's possible to maintain while traveling—because we all know it's time to stop waking up with mascara on your hotel pillow. Hydrating Face Mask: Shiseido Retinol Revitalizing Face Mask Celebrities love Shiseido's super-concentrated, hydrating masks, which encourage natural skin recovery. Put one on mid-flight (we won't judge), or first thing when you get to your hotel room. Moisturizing Face Lotion: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Kiehl's facial cream is lightweight and delivers instant hydration that works for all skin types. Get the 1.7-ounce size and carry it with you on a long flight—you won't regret it. Anti-Aging Eye Cream: Fab Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream Word to the wise: If you're reading this, you're not too young to start using eye cream. Fab Skin Lab's retinol eye cream should be applied to a clean face once in the morning and once at night to stimulate collagen production and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Soothing Lip Balm: C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve Lip Balm Between flying in a dry airplane cabin, drinking too many cocktails and not enough water, and spending extra time in the sun, you're likely to spend at least part of your trip with dry lips. This cult-favorite balm is moisturizing and fits easily into any personal item. Reef-Safe Sunscreen: TULA Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Probiotic skincare developed by a gastroenterologist, TULA is one of our favorite brands for everything from daytime and nighttime moisturizers to exfoliating scrubs. The Protect + Glow sunscreen is non-greasy, lightly pineapple scented, and reef-safe, so you can wear it snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands or sunbathing in Mexico. Vitamin C Brightening Serum: Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Brightening Serum Sunday Riley's vitamin C serum feels like summer in a bottle, and with 15% vitamin C, it's more potent than your average serum when it comes to brightening and helping with dark spots or discoloration. Apply morning and night to feel like you've been in the sunshine, whether you really are on a tropical vacation or you've been sitting in an English pub on a rainy day. Moisturizing Body Lotion: Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion Peachy, glowy, and made with natural ingredients, Clarins' body lotion isn't cheap, but it'll do wonders for dry skin. You'll be able to show off your legs in your favorite sundress and feel confident they're soft and dewy. All-in-One Cream: Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream If you're the type of traveler who just wants to bring one product with you, this is it. The Rich Cream from Augustinus Bader fights aging, protects the skin from free radicals, and combats even the driest of skin (which is far from an uncommon occurrence when traveling). Celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Kate Bosworth, and Sandra Oh are fans of the cult-favorite brand—so you know it's good.