5 summer must-haves

Summer is here! This means we are all planning day tips, weekend getaways, and exciting vacations. In order to make summer beach days fun, air travel organized, and the season stress-free, I wanted to share with you my five favorite items to use while traveling this summer season. They are not revolutionary, just practical; and I happen to love them, so I hope you do too!

Sturdy and identifiable suitcases

The summer season usually includes at least one vacation getaway. This means we all need sturdy suitcases which are easy to spot when they come off the baggage claim carousal. It is a good rule of thumb to not have expensive luggage since someone might want to steal it; that being said, you also don’t want something so cheap that is falls apart when it gets tossed on, and off, the plane.

I love my purple luggage set. I have had it for about two years now and it holds up really well. I check my bags when I fly, and aside from some scratches, they look great! They are also easy to identify during baggage claim. You can find my set on sale right now here. That handbag is a favorite of mine, and can be found online here.

Comfortable yet fashionable shoes

addidas IT shoes

Comfortable doesn’t have to mean frumpy! If you don’t already own a pair of Adidas Superstar’s, now is the time to grab a pair! Everyone from grade school students to Fashionista Grandmas own a pair of these sneakers. They are comfortable, and offer some serious street style cred. You will need a pair this summer for walking around theme parks such as Disneyland or Great America. You will also need a pair if you are traveling; they are great to wear while site seeing! You can find them in stock online here.

Essential travel accessories

tde travel accessories

So remember that thing about sturdy luggage for flying? You will want a luggage tag for your checked bag. Now that TSA is planning to make us take more out of our carry-ons, it is getting to the point where we might as well check everything! We will all need another luggage tag for that.

Also, we are heading towards the era of the “Real ID,” this means we all should have a passport and/or passport card. If you plan to travel a lot, a passport cover is essential for keeping your precious ID protected while you are on the go. Mine can be engraved with your initials and can be found online here.

Beach beauty travel-size products

garnier travel products

Summer vacation usually includes a lot of time in the sun and sand. These travel beauty products are TSA friendly and also help combat humidity and tired skin. I swear by the Frizz Guard for hot, humid summer days! I don’t do well with frizz, I would die without this product. You can find it online here.

Summer friendly beauty products:

*Garnier products were gifted by the company, all thoughts and opinions are my own

Thin, packable beach blanket which doubles as an airplane blanket

If you read my recent Tahoe trip recap, you may have noticed this beach blanket. It is actually really thin, and folds nicely into a small little shape which fits inside a handbag. Love that! It is great for sitting on while at the beach, using as a lightweight blanket in the car on road trips, or as a giant blanket on an airplane. It could also be used as a large beach wrap. Love it! You can find it for under $40 online here.

These are five things I find essential for the summer season, for both stay-cation days, and vacation days! What are your favorite items to help make summer fun and stress free?

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