While summer’s getting closer and closer (it’s still only on its way in Scandinavia!) my list for must-have travel gear is growing by the day. There are so many chic items to purchase out there (psst: you can start by checking out our online store www.chictravelgal.com). While I could live without a portable charger and glossy magazines, there’s no way I’d go without my music, a book and comfy clothes. Here’s my favorites for the summer – what are yours?
1. The Luxury Travelers Handbook
Ideal reading material for travel addicts and luxury lovers out there! This book tells you how to source luxury for less and it’s a great guide for smart traveling. Found on Amazon.com for $16.99.
2. Happy Plugs, 18 carat gold
Music only gets better when it’s coming out of gold ear headphones. And by gold I mean 18 carat. The real stuff. A Stockholm-based goldsmith makes these darlings by hand and the process takes about 5 weeks. But then you have some serious ear candy and a piece of exclusive jewelry in one! Price? €12.743 ($13.923).
3. By Malene Birger Azunda Pants
Summer’s for comfortable clothing, and while I’m a big fan of cropped jeans and boho dresses, there’s probably nothing more comfy than a pair of loose yet stylish pants. This model from Danish designer Marlene Birger is adorned with a delicate print and fits perfectly with both heels and flat sandals. €268 ($293).
4. BaBylissPro Mighty Mini Travel Kit
Bad hair days shouldn’t exist on holidays. That’s why BaByliss has invented this genius 8 piece styling kit consisting of a straightener (only 15 cm long!), a heat resisting mat, a storage pouch, sectioning clips and a comb. The price is only €36 ($40).
5. Leather Travel Diary, The Copenhagen Traveler
Whether you love to write down memories from holidays or you just need a place to scribble down your itineraries and to-do’s, this handmade leather agenda in a beautiful dark chocolate color, is a must-have for all travelers. It has the logo of The Copenhagen Traveler on the back and there are pages enough for many journeys. Find it on www.chictravelgal.com for only €53 ($58).
6. Nike Air Max 90
As a frequent flyer I know the importance of comfy foot wear. There’s nothing worse than misfitting shoes when you’re on the go, so do yourself a favor and invest in a good pair of sneaks. My current favorite is this bright white model from Nike, which is easy to style and gets me from a-b in no time. Seen on footlocker.com for €110 ($120). Available for both men and women.