Get your two-piece out, hit your local nail bar, and start crunching those abs baby, because summer is well on its way. Just admit it. Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville” continuously plays on repeat in your car this time of year, as well as reveries of beach getaways, fruit-soaked cocktails, and the scent of a crisp ocean breeze. To tap more into your wanderlust horizon, we’ve gathered seven essential must-haves to make summer travel easy, especially when transitioning from airport glam into your final destination. From beauty to accessories to leisure, read on today to find out what you’ll need to be jet-set ready for the summer.
1) Cykochik’s “Botanica” Vegan Tote, design by Dallas artist Jody Pham ($185)
Recently released, this “Botanica” inspired and insanely adorable vegan tote is one for the taking. Perfect for showcasing or designed for function, all of your must-have travel goodies can find comfort in this stylish yet eco-friendly handbag. Available online at Custom-handbags.com.
2) Karen Walker Flower Patch Shades in Crazy Tortoise, Black & Gold ($250)
Really, no shade. When it comes to elite style and elevated fashion tastes, Dallas boutique owner Nicole Kwon really knows best. Known for gracing Dallas with unique finds, we spotted these covetable frames on a recent excursion through Kwon’s West Village location. Whether in the car or lounging poolside, these fashionable sunnies can dish up some ultra-shady behavior. Available in-store or online at NicoleKwon.com or KarenWalkerEyewear.com.
3) Dear Clark Hair Studio’s Resurrecting Rinse ($24)
It’s completely natural in the warmer seasons to throw caution to the wind and bask in the beautiful sun all day. While cocktail sipping and poolside lounging is all fun and games, your hair can ultimately take a beating. Handcrafted locally, Dear Clark’s super effective resurrecting rinse is the go-to prescription for dry, over-stressed hair. Known as the “salvation for stressed hair”, this anti-aging rinse can revitalize strands from both environmental and sun damage with proper use. The perfect 3-in-1 product, this essential conditioner as a detangler, moisturizer, and styling protectant, is just what the doctor ordered. Available online at dearclark.com.
4) Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Sticks ($45)
For easy cheek to lip action, these 2-in-1 beach sticks makes getting glam on-the-go simply effortless. Available in a spectrum of blush to contour shades, these “dewy color pop[s]” are perfect to use on both the cheeks and lips for an easy, no-fuss, travel-friendly appearance. Available in-store at North Park Center’s Nordstrom or online at CharlotteTilbury.com.
5) Yosi Samra’s Foldable Ballet Flat ($72+)
Travel comfortably in style with these easily accessible, portable flats by Dallas-based designer Yosi Samra. Strut in your stilettos now, then transition effortlessly into these versatile flats later. Foldable yet fashionable, these necessary companions should be your travel buddy – wherever you go, they need to go!
6) Sasa Designs Beaded Wrap Bracelets ($22+)
For the exclusive traveler, Dallas’ top lifestyle destination BelAir houses a varied assortment of unique and rare finds especially curated to appeal to the jetsetter in you. Revolutionize your summer style by accessorizing with these stackable, exotic, beaded bracelets by Sasa Designs by the Deaf. Available at BelAir Studio & Design at 4719 W. Lovers Lane in Dallas, TX.
7) How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits ($18)
Whether you’re on the plane, at the beach, or curled on a couch — escape into the arms of Paris with this New York Times Best Seller. Proffering essential insight into Parisian style, culture, and most importantly romance, this page turner will spark your wanderlust desires immediately. Trust us, curling up with a good book has never been so stylish, so chic, and so entertaining. “Oui” want more! Available on Amazon.com.
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