The summer girls’ trip getaway, no matter where you’re jet-setting to, requires a myriad of decisions- how much should I pack, what shoes should I bring, how much make-up do I need and the list goes on and on. Packing the carry-on though, is just as important as packing the luggage itself. The carry-on is almost like an emergency jump bag for what you need right now, especially if you’re stuck in the airport or your layover turns into an overnight stay or you arrive before your luggage does. Whatever the case, we’ve put together a list of essentials you’ll need in your carry-on, including the must-have stylish handbags.
Noha Nadler Handbags– Inspired by rich textures and vibrant colors of her home, Egyptian handbag designer Noha Nadler has created jaw-dropping collections. Walking through the airport with any of her genuine leather totes you’ll definitely be stopped by it girls asking, ‘girl, where did you get that bag?’ Made in LA, each tote is beautifully soft, versatile with any outfit, and can pack flat in your luggage. Starts at $98, nohanadler.com
Sorel Summer Sandals– The trophy for the most comfortable+fashionable sandals of the summer goes to Sorel, hands-down! Sorel is a definite go-to footwear brand that’s able to handle the changing seasons- from boots, to rain gear and their collection of summer gear. Cushioned with comfort, the Torpedo Ankle Strap Sandal pairs perfectly with any outfit and fits in any carry-on. $59.90, sorel.com
H2O Beauty– Summer sun can brutally zap your skin, especially if you’re sunbathing. H2O cleansers and moisturizes are carry-on must haves. Each product pours refreshing hydration back into your pores. The smart gift sets include the TSA friendly finds, from lotions to cleansing cloths and sea salt scrubs, each squirt will rejuvenate after a long journey. $15- $35, h20plus.com
Trestique Mini MakeUp Essentials Kit– A girl can never have too much makeup but when traveling, it’s not wise to bring everything you own. An easy way to simplify is to bring along Trestique mini essentials kit. You will only need their five universal essentials for face, eyes and lips. Each magnetic cap dual stick will work on any skin complexion to enhance instead of covering up. The dual stick feature is genius- one side is the color. Flip it over and you’ll find the brush, blend, or sharpening tool. I love how the fat sticks fit in your hand and their sticks help scale down your makeup bag from a gigantic pouch to just a small purse. $50 + up, trestique.com
Weleda Travel Deodorants– Residual odor from naturally detoxified skin gets neutralized and purified with these effective, non-aerosol, travel-friendly sprays that eliminates the sources of unpleasant body odor and leave a luxurious aroma. With no risky antiperspirants such as aluminum salts, your body’s natural detoxification process is supported while bacteria that cause unpleasant odors are neutralized. $9, Whole Foods + weleda.com
Blu Mini Travel Dryer– It may be tiny but it’s truly travel mighty. The InStyler Blu Mini has the power of a full size dryer, while fitting in the palm of your hand, making it perfect for all your travel drying needs! Powered with a design inspired by a jet engine, the Turbine Fan has thinner and lighter blades that create a compressed and powerful airflow. Higher air speed delivered in a more concentrated area dries hair quicker. $29.99, instyler.com
Paul Mitchell Express 3-in-1 Iron– We love products that can handle double and triple duty. The Paul Mitchell multitasking tool, with three interchangeable barrels is the perfect traveler because the wand separates in half to maximize packing. Achieve loose waves, wavy-looking curl and ringlets. $99, paulmitchell.com