As any seasoned traveller knows, savvy packing is a major part of trip success. Curating the perfect wardrobe for the road takes careful consideration – especially in the carry-on only era.
There are some classic jet-set pieces that work for every trip itinerary – cool white sneakers, the perfect stretch jeans, a luxe wrap, a tailored polo. Here’s our 10 picks of easily packable, ever stylish pieces to take you around the globe.
The designer shawl: Louis Vuitton LV Today shawl
This investment piece will quickly become your travel bestie. Perfect for wrapping up in for chilly plane rides, cool beach strolls or layering over a classic trench, this subtly monogrammed silk/cotton shawl is pure quiet luxury.
The smart watch: Apple Watch Series 8 with Milanese Loop
So many of us already rock one of these. If you do, it may be time to update; if you don’t, it’s time to get on board. The latest Apple Watch Series 8 is the best yet. What we really love about it is the expanded health and safety features, which means living your best life anywhere in the world just got easier. Track your fitness, blood oxygen, menstrual cycle, sleep stages and heart rate; plus, it has crash and fall detection features that will signal a call to emergency services for help in just one swipe.
The always-fit jeans: Always Fits Good straight jeans
Good American’s Always Fits Good Jeans are now a cult classic. These game-changing jeans feature a one-size-fits-four design, which means they stretch to fit your body within a four-size range without compromising integrity – they won’t bag or sag. Never worry about travel bloat and tight denim waistbands again!
The classic polo: Lululemon Evolution polo shirt
This crisp and cool tee can be dressed up or dressed down. We love this one for a few reasons: it’s slim fit with a bit of stretch, which elevates the look and ensures shape retention. It’s also moisture-wicking, which means it will keep you cool and dry in any trip scenario, from airport hustles to mountain hikes.
The stylish LBD: Hill House Home Ellie Nap Dress
This is the only dress you need to pack! Elevate the look with heels and layers of fine jewels or keep the mood casual by pairing it with designer kicks or flat sandals. This A-line dress is flattering for every figure and is made from eco-friendly crepe fabric that’s wrinkle resistant.
The haute hoops: Mejuri Bold Pearl Trio Hoop Earrings
Gold hoops and pearls are two things that are always in style. These earrings by Mejuri perfectly merge both timeless trends into one sleek design. No need to pack multi-accessories because these earrings are the only ones you need and look beautiful day and night.
The timeless white oxford shirt: Everlane shirt
Celebrities including Sharon Stone, Jennifer Aniston and Megan Markle love a simple white button-down shirt for its versatility. It can be paired with everything from jeans to black pants or a ball skirt and look effortlessly chic. We love ours a little oversized, giving all the ’90s feels.
The perfect black pants: Duer Smart Stretch Tech Pant,
These easy-fit joggers are athleisure-inspired but feature a clean, tailored finish, which can easily be dressed up with a smart polo or fine cashmere sweater. Made with Duer’s trademark Smart Stretch fabric, these lightweight pants move with you and always look polished.
The ultimate white sneakers
The ubiquitous white sneaker comes in so many amazing styles, narrowing your choice down to just one will be your challenge. There are kicks to suit every vibe, from sporty to sleek to street-style fabulous. A slip-on skater style from Ugg is a cool casual choice for women; if you like your trainers on the sportier side, you can’t go wrong with retro designs like Nike Air Force 1 ($145) and Reebok Classics ($105), both available in a full-size range for women and men.