After several long months of being pummeled by freezing weather and buried under heavy layers, we’re more than ready for spring. Because now, we finally get to switch out our wardrobes to lighter and brighter pieces, and get back on the road again.
But when it comes to packing for spring travel, we should strategize a bit and consider pieces that are versatile – so you can mix and match, and wear in more than one way – low maintenance, and last but not least, comfortable.
With that in mind, below is a list of the best travel-friendly clothing and accessories to pack on your trip.
Addison Bay Old City Crewneck, $128
One positive takeaway from the pandemic? How sweatshirts boomed in popularity. Now, they’re no longer just relegated to home or the gym – they’re something you can confidently wear everywhere now. Though this crewneck boasts a clean, simple shape, the colorful six-stripe detail emblazoned across the chest and left arm keeps this basic looking anything but basic.
PACT Woven Twill Drawstring Short, $60
Let your legs breathe in style with these new shorts from PACT, the sustainable company that partners expressly with Fair Trade Certified™ factories and uses organic cotton for its entire lineup. And with their drawstring waist, multiple pockets to tuck away your essentials, and fabric with just the right amount of stretch, these shorts are destined to become your next warm weather staple.
Franne Golde Heavenly Pant, $98
The name of these pants says it all, because they’re beyond heavenly to wear. The waistband is flat and wide, to ensure a smooth. seamless fit. The super-subtle flare flatters all body sizes and types. They also come in a range of neutral shades, to effortlessly pair with any top you choose. But it’s the lightweight and cool-feeling fabric that makes these so easy to slip on and so difficult to slip off.
AnaOno Miena Robe, $68
The idea of hotel robes is fine and lovely, but the reality is that they’re bulky and far too large for most people. So consider packing this incredibly airy and lightweight version by AnaOne on your next trip. Founded by breast cancer survivor and advocate Dana Donofree in 2013, the visionary brand thoughtfully specializes in bras and loungewear for women of all sizes.
Goodlife Clothing Essential Twill Pant, $135
While finding stylish, yet forgiving tops for travel is easy these days, finding pants that fit the bill is more challenging. That’s when these twill pants from Goodlife Clothing enter the picture. They sport a relaxed, but tailored silhouette, stretchy brushed cotton, and drawstring waist so you look and feel your best no matter where you travels take you.
Silver Spun® Goods Plush Crew Set, $65
This plush sock duo is suitable for all occasions, but it’s especially handy while you’re on the road. And that’s because they’re stitched with a revolutionary upcycled knit blended with silver. In addition to slowing down the growth of odor-causing bateria while killing germs, it extends wear between washes. Also, the toe seam is on the outside of the sock for a seamless, bunch-free fit.
Hush Puppies Rain Sneakers, $69.95
Come rain or shine, these best-selling sneaker-rain boot hybrids were designed for fickle spring weather. They’re easy to slip on and off. They’re also totally weatherproof, and dry in a snap. They also sport a springy and forgiving footbed for maximum comfort. Last but not least, the range of bold shades will brighten up any outfit and the dreariest of days.
Stori Retrospect Oversized Hoodie, $72
The cheerful color is just the beginning of this hoodie’s appeal. While the pure cotton fabric is substantial in weight, it boasts four-way stretch to move with you – whether you’re running to catch a flight or taking a nap in your hotel room. Other notable features include a discreet internal pocket (perfect for your phone and keys), roomy fit, and longer length.
TO112 Restore Silk Pillowcase, $150
While pillowcases aren’t traditional travel accessories, I do consider this one is essential wherever I go. The high-grade mulberry silk protects hair and skin against breakage and wrinkles, and regulates your body temperature all night long. But the biggest perk is the handy internal pocket holding a sachet lavender, which calms the central nerve system to help you sleep longer and better.
Prene The Bum/Waist/Chest Neoprene Bag, $49.95
Consider this the quintessential post-pandemic travel accessory. It’s a compact, stylish, and functional bag that marries function and form, and moves seamlessly through your day. It has two easy-to-zip pockets to keeps your essentials secure and within easy reach and can be across your waist or chest. Simply toss it into your washing machine anytime it needs a refresh.
Hush Puppies Sunshine Slides, $49.95
Instead of packing flip flops on your next spring trip – frequent wear can actually ruin your hard-working feet – stash these newly-launched slides instead. They offer far more shock absorption, a cushiony footbed, and grippy traction so you won’t slip around on wet floors. Plus, the range of cheerful shades, like this eye-catching emerald green, will lift your spirits.