The ultimate guide to this vacation season’s must-have travel essentials

The ultimate guide to this vacation season’s must-have travel essentials

It’s that time of the year again when everybody is jetting off on a well-deserved vacation.

essential travel items

The question is, have you readied your essential travel items? If not, read on for our top must-haves this summer.

Vacation season is upon us and we’re already dreaming of beautiful beaches, poolside hangs, and shopping. We’ve gotten through the mad scramble to book flights and accommodation at the best rates. Unfortunately, a lot of us tend to overlook the need to have our essential travel items at the ready, which can make or break a travel experience. Besides, by failing to prepare, you’re actually preparing to fail. But it’s not too late – we’ve picked out what you’ll need.

Check out our ultimate guide to essential travel items that’ll not only keep you up to date with the latest trends but also have you leave home organized, stylish and with peace of mind for the rest of your trip.

Travel smart, travel in style, or both?

Your luggage should sit at the top of your list of essential travel items – it’s what holds everything together from start to end. Whether you’re looking for a fancy four-wheeler that screams luxury, or one that’s simply a bang for your buck, look no further. Take your pick in the gallery below and hit the link on the picture to cop.

essential travel items eastpak luggage
Eastpak Tranzshell large suitcase - S$280
essential travel items Horizn Studios H5 cabin suitcase
Horizn Studios H5 cabin suitcase - S$385
essential travel items Globe trotter luggage
Globe-Trotter Centenary 30" suitcase - S$2,525
essential travel items gucci x globe trotter luggage
Gucci x Globe-Trotter Web-stripe carry case - S$4,070

Travel companion(s)

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We’re not talking about the perfect travel buddy sitting next to you on the plane. Rather, we’re referring to the very items that’ll keep you company (and will come in handy) throughout your trip – travel bags. Finding the right one for the right things may sound easy. But finding one that’s just as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional? Not so. But we’ve got you. Here are some of the best picks that’ll prove essential for all your needs.

essential travel items kenzo wash bag
Kenzo Paris wash bag -S$189
essential travel items Maison Kitsune wash bag
Maison Kitsune wash bag - S$79
essential travel items Y-3 tote
Y-3 logo-print oversized tote - S$110
essential travel items oakley x samuel ross
Oakley x Samuel Ross sacoche bag - S$195

Eyewear game on point

Whether you’re headed towards summer sun or cooler climes, you’re probably keeping your fingers crossed for good weather. But even if you’re used to the bright rays, it’s probably best you keep your eyes protected. Here’s where you can step up your eyewear game and complete your suave on-vacay look. Now, it’s only a matter of choosing the perfect color, shape and size.

essential travel items ray-ban clubmaster sunglasses
Ray-Ban Clubmaster - S$185.27
essential travel items jeepers peepers slim sunglasses
Jeepers Peepers slim sunglasses - S$33.35
essential travel items asos design oval sunglasses
ASOS Design oval sunglasses -S$22.23
essential travel items Bershka hexagon sunglasses
Bershka hexagon sunglasses - S$24.07

Skip the grails, go light on feet

Truth be told, you only need one pair of hyped sneakers in your suitcase. For the rest of the time, go for the lightweight, comfortable workhorse options. Think about it: getting your Off-White Nikes trashed while on holiday will probably dampen the mood. That said, don’t go packing your supermarket slippers instead. Scroll down for stylish alternatives you can rely on.

essential travel items ASOS tech sandals
ASOS tech sandals - S$37.05
essential travel items dr martens hayden sandals
Dr Martens Hayden sandals - S$222.32
essential travel items nike element react 55
Nike React Element 55 - S$189
essential travel items bape x suicoke
Suicoke x Bape - S$355

Got all you need before you set off to your dream destination? Let us know what’s on your list of essential travel items in the comments below.

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