Traveling Abroad? Here Are All The Chic (and Useful) Essentials You’ll Need ☀️️

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Nothing gets me more excited than the anticipation of a trip! I actually love packing and getting ready for travel. Most times, I take long international flights (to Europe), and through the years, I’ve gotten better at gathering travel essentials that are both equally chic and useful. Here’s a roundup of the best travel necessities when going abroad. Now, get your boarding pass ready and off you go! 🙂

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1. Oxygen infused gel cream – The travel sized Philosophy Oxygen Infused Gel Cream has an exclusive clean-air technology that helps skin receive the oxygen it needs to breathe freely. We all know the lack of fresh air while flying can leave the skin dry and dull. A blend of antioxidants and anti-pollutants help neutralize the free radicals that are stressing the skin while traveling.

2. Cashmere travel wrap – This 100% cashmere travel wrap is ideal for travel and can be worn in endless ways. It’s so soft you’ll want to snuggle 🙂 I love wearing it as a scarf or over my shoulders, and sometimes use it to rest my head on while on the plane.

3. Moisturizing face spray – This refreshing face spray from Clinique is life changing for thirsty skin relief. It rapidly replenishes skin’s moisture level, restoring balance. Just spray a light mist whenever your skin feels dry during your flight and beyond – you can thank me later 🙂

4. Travel ballet flats – These incredibly comfortable and polished Tory Burch flats are a must-have while traveling or having a busy life. They are light, pack-and-go and elasticized at the heel for a flexible fit (hello, swollen feet!). Oh, and the best part? They fold up neatly into your tote or carry-on.

5. Travel inspired silk scarf – What better way to express your wanderlust than wearing this pretty silk scarf from Kate Spade?! I love the gorgeous world map print! Try it knotted around your neck, tied over your hair, or decorate your favorite handbag.

6. Memory foam neck pillow – This supportive memory foam neck pillow is perfect for those long flights. It also has a convenient strap that attaches to luggage handles and a contoured design for optimal head and neck support.

7. Phone charging case – Have you ever found yourself in an airport looking for plugs to charge your nearly-dead phone battery? I didn’t even know this existed, but you can extend your phone’s battery life more than 150% with this smartly designed case. The innovative design charges simultaneously when connected to your phone to avoid the hassle of extra cords – brilliant!

8. Getaway luggage tag – I love a chic luggage tag, plus, it helps to find the suitcase much faster! Double points! 😉

9. Stylish headphones – These are the perfect noise-canceling headphones, and they couldn’t be more stylish too! A travel must-have. To me personally, the headphones are among the firsts on the packing list!

10. Two-wheel travel bag – This bag is an absolute favorite for style and practicality! I love the cherry blossom print (Ted Baker never disappoints!), and the size is perfect for all your travel essentials, plus more!

11. World map printed watch – I had my eyes on this watch for a long time, and I finally decided to get it last summer! My crave for wanderlust is partly satisfied every time I look at the jeweled map markers and the reminder that I’m “going places”. I happily recommend it!

12. Passport holder – Another cute piece from Kate Spade is this colorful passport-holder. Ok, I admit, this one’s more stylish than practical, but I couldn’t help it! 🙂

Have you booked your ticket yet? Where to next? 🙂

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  1. This is such a great list of essentials!! I don’t travel as often as I like but I am pinning this for later use when I need it :). Thanks for sharing with us at On Mondays We Link-Up!!! 🙂

    Trendy & Tidy

  2. Fantastic tips! #6 was my greatest discovery the last trip I made from Melbourne to the USA. Can’t believe I never had one before.

  3. I’m not sure if I would personally call all of these essentials, but for sure the phone charger case (or an external battery), a scarf, headphones, and CERTAINLY a bag would be 🙂


    1. Thank you, Jessi! I’m with you on that, always having with me the neck pillow and the facial mist when I travel! <3

    1. That sounds amazing, Viviane! I’ll definitely check out your post, it sounds like an interesting read! And yes, I also love their entertainment and the excitement of getting to a new place! 🙂 xo

    1. Thanks, Leigha! I know, I just discovered this item myself and I’m planning on getting it for my next getaway! 🙂 xo

  4. All the girly essentials! Its honestly insane how dry my skin feels after flying!
    Water and a green juice is the first thing I consume one reaching ground hahah!

    1. I agree, Liz – hydration is super important when traveling long distances! Thanks for your comment! 🙂 xo

  5. These are definately essential for girls. On a 10 hr flight, I need a moisturizing face spray. I usually use Avene Au Thermale, but I will check out clinique next time Im in sephora.

    1. Thank you, lovely! I agree, I wouldn’t travel without a good moisturizing face spray, mostly on those long flights… Thanks for reading!:) xo

    1. Thanks, Allie! I think the wrap is definitely a good investment beyond the time spent traveling 🙂 Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts! <3

  6. My next trip is to Amsterdam and I really want to follow your advice on the cashmere travel wrap, since the weather is very moody there. Really nice article, like your stile.

    1. Thank you so much, Iuliana! Yes, I think a cashmere wrap will really come in handy for the gloomy weather in Amsterdam! Hope you’ll have an amazing trip! Thanks for reading! <3

  7. I love the idea of the charging phone case! I didn’t even know it existed. 🙂
    Scarves and wraps are a must for me as well, I always freeze on planes and they are great for covering my shoulders in temples and mosques.

    1. That’s true, Jaynie – I also found these items to be extremely helpful when traveling abroad! Thanks for reading! xo

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