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5 Must Have Items in Your Suitcase

Posted on January 24, 2015 by Hennin Headwear | 0 Comments

So you are off to Europe for a week or 2 and you just can't seem to figure out what to pack. We always think it is best to plan out your outfits before you go, and try and bring versatile pieces that can cross over from one day or event to the next.  

There are obviously many factors that contribute to deciding what to pack like weather, destination, season, time frame, etc, therefore we decided to be as generic as possible and highlight some of the items we never travel without no matter where or when we are going.

Converse are amazing and so versatile. You can pair them with dresses, skirts, jeans, and shorts. We love the high and low top Chuck Taylors, and because they are so different we make sure to have room in our suitcase for both. One of our favorite bloggers Sincerely Jules rocks these shoes on the regular.  

    You must pack a LBD that can go from day to night. Zara, Aritzia, and TopShop are our go to stores to find that perfect little black dress. We like to stick with breathable easy to wear fabrics like cotton or modal that can transition us from sight seeing to an alfresco dinner. Let's be honest this also takes up minimal space in our suitcase which means extra room to bring something new back! Listen closely if you do not own a jean jacket then you must invest in one now! We chose to go with a medium wash because we felt it could be considered dressier than a light wash, and it also hides dirt and grime easier. Let's face it we are not doing much laundry while jet setting. Nordstrom is a great place for a jean jacket as they have a wide variety of styles and price points.
      We never leave for a trip without a hat. Our go-to is usually a wide brim fedora in a color that can go with almost everything. We usually opt for brown or navy blue and almost always pack 2 or 3. If you are not as hat obsessed as we are than just go for 1 that you absolutely love. Lovely Bird makes the perfect travel hat because the wool material can be rolled or folded without ruining the shape of the hat. 

        A statement necklace is our pick for the #5 must have item in your suitcase. This will spice up that LBD and add a special touch to your look. We are obsessed with child of wild necklaces, and will not travel anywhere without one. These necklaces scream bohemian, and you are sure to get compliments in any language!

          So there you have our picks for the top 5 items that you must have in your suitcase no matter where or when you are vacationing. We say spend money on these classic pieces that can travel with you for years to come. If you need help picking out a new carry on bag then check out the post where we break down the Top 5 Carry On Bags For Any Budget.

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