This contributor post was written by Christina of Down and Out Chic.
1) Comfort while traveling is my number one priority. Whether you’re on the road or flying, this bamboo cowl neck dress ($70) by Replicca is as comfortable as it is chic. Comfort is good. Sloppy is, well, just plain sloppy.
2) Simple ballet flats are a no brainer. They’re easy to pack and you can slip them on an off while navigating through security. I love the soft gold color of these flats ($106) by Ele.
3) My skin always gets parched from the dry air in cars and planes. This chai balm ($9) available at Ship & Shape is a multi-tasker and its small size makes it flight friendly.
4) If the metal detector goes off while you’re dealing with security, don’t blame it on the black oslo necklace ($61) by Le Voyage Creatif. Making a statement is good. Making a statement with giant metal accessories and having to strip down for your friendly TSA security guard, not so good.
5) This buttery soft satchel ($149) by Rustic Leather is big enough to hold a few gadgets and can be worn across your body or on your shoulder. I need a bag I can run with since I’m inevitably late for whatever I’m doing.
6) I’m a chronic list maker so having a jotter on me at all times is a must. I like this triangles jotter ($5.75) by Wit & Whistle. The elastic closure ensures the pages won’t get smashed and bent up in your bag.
7) You never know when you’re going to need to mend something and this itty bitty sewing kit ($9) by A Place to Lay My Thread packs all the essentials in an easy to convenient box. This one’s best left for your suitcase though since the needles could be used as a weapon (albeit, a very small ineffective weapon, but nonetheless).
8 ) I’m addicted to pouches and this zip cotton pouch ($18) by Slide Sideways comes in the prettiest pattern.
9) An underwear bag ($25) by Fric de Mentol keeps all of your unmentionables nicely organized, plus the cheeky illustration is bound to make you (or someone searching your things) smile.
10) I’ve decided that I always feel crappy traveling because I end up eating nothing but crap (i.e. fast food on the road or the dreaded airplane meals- bleh). Combat the travel blues by packing your own power food. This blueberry almond granola blend ($12) by Puck’s Gourmet Co. is sure to put some pep in your step!