THE BEST SUMMER TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

BY MICHELLE DALTON TYREE

Our guide to inspiring destination clothing, bags and accessories to celebrate the return of travel

Vacationers take your mark… and go! The summer holiday is back in a big way. And eager travelers have dusted off their passports in anticipation of exploring the world once again — even if that means braving record crowds to indulge in a dream vacay.

But half the fun of traveling is the excitement of trip planning — and shopping for swoon-worthy summer travel outfits and accessories that elevate the experience. So we’ve rounded up the perfect, playful and utterly chic pieces to kick off your summer holiday season and up your jet-set game, whether you’re on a stateside sojourn or headed to a far-flung adventure. For vacation outfit ideas just think: raffia accessories, crochet details, espadrilles, bucket hats, bold swimsuits and more to go with new colorful luggage.

Rimowa

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LUGGAGE

When it comes to luggage, travelers have been clamoring to get their mitts on bold and bright statement luggage this summer. Pair it with a fun yet utterly luxe luggage tag and a boarding pass to your favorite destination and you’re golden!


RIMOWA

Essential Cabin Luggage in Lavande

One of the season’s hottest colors on the runway looks equally as fashionable on the jetway.
714.662.6990

MOYNAT

Duo Tote Bag

A reversible leather tote to suit your multiple vacation personalities.
714.436.1963

HERMÈS

Motel Luggage Tag

Top off your bold bag with a kitschy-chic luggage tag from Hermès and Voila!
714.437.1725

TUMI

Tumi 19 Degree Aluminum International Carry-On

Place it all in one pretty blush case for that long weekend or short trip.
714.429.0997

PORSCHE DESIGN

Roadster Hardcase 4W Trolley

Designed by Studio F, inspired by the Porsche 911 red, and ultra lightweight in polycarbonate.
714.662.2992

RIMOWA

Matching tote with Luggage in Lavande

Of course you need the matching tote to your Rimowa Lavande luggage.
714.662.6990

 

SUNNIES

Just because you don’t have paparazzi following you at every turn doesn’t mean that you can’t still make like a starlet in a pair of ultra-glam, oversize sunnies.


BURBERRY

Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

We love wearing these bold classics everywhere from Cannes to the neighborhood café.
714.556.8110

FURLA

Red Sunglasses

These are just the kind of fabulous shades that call for peering out seductively.
714.662.6990

SAINT LAURENT

Black Oversize Sunglasses

It’s always a good thing to channel some major Jackie O vibes, and these fit the bill perfectly.
714.429.0101

 

SKINCARE

Summer’s number-one de rigueur product? Skincare to protect, hydrate and soothe. Remember to pack these essentials in your of-the-moment straw bag.


KIEHL’S SINCE 1851

Daily Hydrating Duo

Keep your face dewy with travel-sized versions of Kiehl’s moisturizing must-haves.
714.427.0998

FRESH

Hydrating Skincare Gift Set

Start a new vacay beauty ritual with the Soy Face Cleanser and Lotus Antioxidant Daily Moisturizer.
714.549.7086

L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE

Peony Perfecting Mist

Combat the drying effect of the sun’s rays and low-moisture air inside a plane cabin.
714.557.2059

 

SHOES

The espadrille, an enduring summer staple with 13th-Century Spanish roots, is a favorite of designers, who have put their house’s luxe spin on a once-humble shoe.


HERMÈS

Striped Espadrilles

Add a touch of breezy summer style with fresh summer stripes.
714.437.1725

BURBERRY

Espadrilles

Love the house’s iconic nova check? Then this pair is a summer must.
714.556.8110

STELLA McCARTNEY

Espadrilles

A chic way to finish any outfit — and let’s be honest: We love the logoed laces!
657.273.5727

 

HATS

We’re calling it: Summer 2022 is officially the summer of the bucket hat. Designers have doubled down on this classic summer shape in everything from canvas to raffia, and with brightly emblazoned logos.


BURBERRY

Bucket Hat

Wear your Burberry pride loud and proud with this chic bucket hat in the house’s iconic nova check print.
714.556.8110

MAJE

Black Crochet Bucket Hat

Crochet details give this classic shape a fun and flirty summer twist.
714.557.2842

SANDRO

Unisex raffia bucket hat

Our favorite summer material looks extra fresh in this unisex hat that everyone in the fam will want to steal.
714.557.2820

 

BAGS

Texture, texture, texture. Designers can’t get enough of fun, breezy bags and accessories that scream summer,  from straw and raffia to fisherman netting, fringe and raw canvas.


MOYNAT

Flori Escapade saddle bag

Wicker meets leather in this Flori Escapade saddle bag that can be worn cross-body.
714.708.1310

DOLCE&GABBANA

Straw Tote

Live La Dolce Vita with this chic handheld straw bag with oversize leather logo and a lining featuring a vivid summer print.
714.668.9142

LOEWE

Anagram Basket Bag

Up your straw bag game with this Loewe stunner in a summer yellow and green fade made of iraca palm and calfskin.
714.464.7420

CHLOÉ

Large Basket

This fair-trade paper bag made in partnership with the World Fair Trade Organization features a leather patch explaining the story behind the basket and is signed by its maker.
714.481.0308

INTERMIX

Woven Cult Gaia Bag

We love this clever little bag with a nautical nod for breezy brunches and al fresco dinners.
714.754.7895

ZEGNA

Tote

A simple canvas goes luxe with rich leather detailing.
714.444.1534

 

SWIMWEAR

This summer’s bikini mantra: More is more. Designers couldn’t get enough of look-at-me styles — from bright hues, bows, side ties and more.


GANNI

Lime Green Bikini

Green, THE color of this season, looks fresh and youthful in a classic triangle style with side-tie bikini bottoms.
949.612.9300

INTERMIX

Oséree Swimwear Lumiére oversized bow Lurex bikini

Make a statement on deck with a big bow.
714.754.7895

MAJE

Crochet Bikini

Trust us, this is not your granny’s crochet. Bold hues and a barely there cut will turn heads poolside or at the beach.
714.557.2842


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