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Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

For the jet setter, a tropical escape is just a plane ride way… but in the meantime we’re anxiously awaiting warmer days! From the essential travel blanket that’s sure to keep you cozy on long haul flights to the perfect, crisp perfume that will transport you to blooming days ahead – we’ve got you covered. If you’re aiming to up your travel resources this upcoming season, we’ve curated a list of spring essentials for the Dame Traveler.

Aerin Aegea Blossom Eau de Parfume

One spritz of this perfume and we are transported to blue seas, cool breezes and the crisp citrus from the vine. Aerin’s Aegea Blossom perfume is a floral scent that has us dreaming of upcoming blooms of the spring. We’re also completely obsessed with the elegant design of the bottle too!

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Frye Ivy Low Lace Sneakers

A sporty, comfortable sneaker that can easily be dressed up or down with ease! We love these leather-lined sneaks that mold to your feet with some of the best arch support we’ve encountered over the years! It’s thick rubber sole can stand up to whatever adventures you have in store (rain or shine!)… so fear not. These classic white sneakers are one of the spring essentials we turn to for a long day exploring simply because they’re chic and are incredibly comfy

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress

If you’re looking for a spring stand-out piece – we love this off-the-shoulder mini dress by Yumi Kim Lila! It’s hand drawn floral design and poppy pink coloring screams of the new blossoming season. And its vintage-y silhouette can be wore it for a coffee shop date out or a weekend trip to the beach (and every other opportunity in between).

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Printed High-Rise Bikini With Button Details

We love a totally unique spin on a vintage classic… which is why we’re obsessed with this printed high-rise bikini top and button detailed bottom from Ague De Coco. It’s playful print evokes the colorful hillside towns scattered around the world that have us totally enthralled! It’s the bikini that you’ll be delighted to pack because of its punchy, colorful pattern.

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Vegan Cosmetic Bag

There’s something so soothing about having the perfect bag for toiletries and other knickknacks. And that’s why we think this ABBIMINI vegan cosmetic bag is one of the best spring essentials! It’s truly the perfect size, and its top metal zip closure and tab detail at zipper ends are just the nicest details that make it a joy to pop into our suitcases.

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Stretchy Ribbed Dress

There’s nothing we look for more in our suitcases than comfort and ease! We’re obsessed with this stretchy, soft, ribbed midi dress. It touts amazing little details, like tortoise shell rings at its straps and buttons all the way down – perfect little touches that elevate a classic wardrobe item into something special!

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Washable Silk Set by Lunya

Say goodbye to your worn-out, old pajamas! This season, it’s time to upgrade to one of this most luxurious silk pajama sets we’ve come across. Lunya’s price point, comfort, and the fact that it can be washed cannot be beat… in our opinion. But if that wasn’t enough, we’re in love with the fact that this set’s fabric is thermoregulating, which means a cool, calm night’s rest… no matter where you’re staying!

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Racerback Midi Dress

A girl’s gotta have a classic little black dress… no matter where you’re jetting off to. This classic, racerback midi dress by Dolan is one of our spring essentials that are a must-buy. We’re in love with its flattering stretch material and ruffled-hemmed bottom. It’s a classic little number we’ll be reaching for night and day, near and far.

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Bias Slip Skirt

Feminine details are one of the spring trends we’re always happy to see return, which is why we had to Hutch’s Bess bias-cut slip skirt to our round up of spring essentials. It’s cross-seam detail is one of those little, delicate aspects we can’t get enough of, and we love its silky fabric feel. You can bet that we’ll be slipping this on over a classic white tee or a cute tank on our travels!

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Textured Cardigan

Every gal needs a truly cardigan to throw on during those weird spring days when the mornings are chilly but the days heat up! We’re loving Heartloom’s textured cardigan for its perfect, lightweight feel and its slightly ballooned sleeves. It’s easily one of the trusty staples every suitcase should contain, no matter where you’re jetting off to!

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Packable, Graphic Umbrella

April showers bring May flowers! Every Dame Traveler knows that spring weather means lots of unpredictable weather, no matter what destination they’re jetting off to. That’s why we know having a trusty, packable umbrella like this one by BLUNT. We’re obsessed with this collaboration with New Zealand artist, Lizzie Snow. The mandala, free form design mixed with the brand’s impeccable durability and quality are a match made in heaven. We love to throw this little guy in our day to day bags while exploring!

Spring Essentials for the Dame Traveler

Light Peplum Wrap Top

An elevated basic that we love to throw on, no matter what our itinerary has in store is this wrapped peplum blouse! We’re in love with its breathe-able fabric (perfect for those long afternoon exploring in the late spring and early summer heat) and side button details. It’s such a flattering top that has a hint of ease and elegance we look for when wanting to blend in with stylish locals!

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Tiered Maxi Dress

This tiered maxi dress has us dreaming of beach-y resorts and far off European coastlines! Its bohemian feel is the perfect suitcase addition for upcoming summer holidays. And we love that adjustable straps can be easily altered for us petite travelers too!

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Woven Tank Top

We love when spring essentials bring a new life to our wardrobe! That’s why we’re turning to pieces with hint of boho-chic and artisanal flair, like this woven tank top with adorable, muted stripes! Made with super soft yarn, a relaxed fit and henley button detail – you’ll be finding us wearing this number with a great pair of jeans under all the spring blossoms this year.

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler


Happy shopping, ladies! Be sure to check out our other packing and gift guides here if you’re on the hunt for some real travel essentials!

Spring Essentials For The Dame Traveler

Insider Tips What to Pack

Learn How To Pack Fast and Avoid Stress in 5 Easy Steps

Wherever you go you need to take some stuff with you from home. The length of the journey doesn’t matter, it can be a one-day excursion or a 7-week exploration of China’s amazing wildlife and countryside. But as we all know, packing can be stressful. How do you know you’ve prepared yourself for the journey ahead in the most efficient and best way possible? I’ve been backpacking and traveling my whole adult life so I would love to share some tips on how to pack fast and pretty much stress-free. From having an anti-theft backpack to bringing only travel-sized toiletries these are my top 5 tips.

1. Have multipurpose clothes

Pack a nice dark-colored dress, something that works well for work or a night out. This way you not only save on space but on packing time as well. Roll it and pack it like Pinterest gurus. This works for some casual T-Shirts as well. If they are in a single color without any decal, they can pretty much work with anything. It saves you space and packing time. Get a multi-season jacket, something made out of Merino wool would be great. Trust me, those things can last a long time (mine is 6 years old and counting) and you can take it with you on the way out.

2. Packing shoes

Casual sandals, sneakers and evening shoes are something you would want to bring with you wherever you go. Those 3 types of shoes may be a must-have on a holiday but you have to keep in mind they take up most of your luggage space. Pack the smallest ones and then wear the ones that take up most space on your way out.

3. Packing jewelry

Either wear them on you or have a good anti-theft backpack with you when you’re heading out, there’s no way around it with this one. When you pack them remember to store them in a container lined with tissue so you would avoid scratches.

4. Packing your toiletries

To me, this one was and is most stressful. Although I love to buy and try out new conditioners and shampoos I dislike breaking my usual routine. I like to try out a new product for a few weeks and then see if I’ll use it permanently. But, my hair hates it when I switch shampoos too quickly. Sometimes this is a necessity, as our toiletries can take up a lot of room. We seem to forget that there are stores where we are going and we could get what we need there. But if that seems like a hassle, have a pre-packed toiletries bag with you that you can put in your luggage filled with your essentials.

5. Pack the essentials

Solo traveling is empowering and is becoming more and more frequent, so there are some must-haves that should be a part of our luggage. Pack your passport first! This should be the first thing you put in your luggage and the first thing out. Pack your prescription medication, you never know how the place you’re traveling to has it or will sell it to you. Get a power bank. No matter how much (or little) you use your phone you should always have a backup power bank near you. You can almost always catch wifi somewhere if you need to find a neat place to eat out or just need to update your maps. The easiest thing you can do is just make a checklist a day before you go and put on paper what you need. It is a little old fashioned but it works and will help you pack in an easy and stress-free way.

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