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Underrated Summer Travel Ideas

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So, you’ve booked your vacation. Let’s get travel ready! Here is a go-to list of my must-have underrated summer travel ideas!


Underrated Summer Travel Ideas #1:  Suitcase


First things first, you need a stylish suitcase that gets the job done and makes it easier to travel through those dreaded lines at the airport.  There are so many options out there depending on your price range.  My absolute favorite brand of suitcases that I swear by is Calpak. They have so many options, for both men and women, and are so aesthetically pleasing and get the job done.  Their four dual 360 degree spinner wheels are may favorite; I can just push the suitcase in ANY direction I want with my favorite tote on top. I love that I don’t have to be dragging it on 2 wheels like those old-school suitcases.


My husband and I have his and hers suitcases from their Ambeur Collection in our favorite colors (black and rose gold). Here is a link to the exact suitcases we own.  Ambeur Carry On Luggage | CALPAK (


Underrated Summer Travel Ideas



Underrated Summer Travel Ideas #2:  Sneakers


Let’s face it. Traveling is fun until you get to the airport and have to get through all those TSA lines.  So do it comfortably and in style.  My go-to travel shoes are my Adidas and I have linked them here. adidas NMD_R1 Shoes – White | women lifestyle | adidas US For reference, I’m a size 5 and they are true to size for me.


If your travel is coming up sooner than later, or you just want to try these on before you buy them, Amazon is a good choice.  They have a wonderful “try before you buy” option that applies to these exact shoes so you can find your perfect fit.  Here is a link to these comfortable shoes on Amazon. | adidas Originals Women’s NMD_r1 Sneaker | Fashion Sneakers


Underrated Summer Travel Ideas




Underrated Summer Travel Ideas #3:  Flared Sweatpants


So, what to wear?  I can’t stress enough how badly you need a good pair of sweats to lounge in.  You don’t just want any pair of sweats though, because you want to travel in style.  I recommend a good pair of flare sweatpants because they are chic and can be paired with any cute top. Good American, Khloe Kardashian’s brand, NEVER disappoints. They literally cater to every woman’s body shape and have so many different styles and colors to choose from.


I’m linking one of my personal favs which are flared, which is so on trend right now and can be paired with just about any cute top.  SPLIT FLARE SWEATPANTS | BONE001 – GOOD AMERICAN


Underrated Summer Travel Ideas


Underrated Summer Travel Ideas #4:  Long-sleeved Crop Top


You all know I love a good Zara top and Zara does not disappoint when it comes to their crop tops.  I personally hate exposing my arms in the airport and on the airplane because I’m constantly cold.  Lol, so I prefer long-sleeved crop tops and it is my recommendation for your summer travel.  Yes, I know it is summer and you may be thinking you will get hot.  Only you know your level of tolerance, but I personally suggest a long-sleeved crop top. It will keep you warm in the airport and on the plane.  You can also opt for a short-sleeved crop top and just bring a sweatshirt with you in case you get cold.


I try to travel as lightly as possible, so the added sweatshirt is just too bulky for me.  Therefore, I prefer the long-sleeved option in a crop top, but this is entirely up to you.  I have linked the Zara long-sleeved crop top below as an example of one of my favorite crop tops that are stylish and comfortable to travel in.  This crop top elevates your airport wardrobe making it look more dressy, yet still keeping you comfortable and in style.  Here is the link to this exact crop top.  WRAP TOP – Oyster White | ZARA United States.


Underrated Summer Travel Ideas


Underrated Summer Travel Ideas #5:  Travel Handbag


When I travel, I like to take a nice, large handbag that I can just throw anything I need in; and that can fit comfortably on top of my suitcase.  There are so many options, from expensive and lux to affordable.  I am linking 2 options that you can choose from, depending on your budget.


If these are too pricey, I have been really big on supporting small businesses and Etsy has so many cute options that are super affordable to choose from.  I have linked one of the summer totes I found at Etsy, which happens to be a best-seller and, get this… it’s under $10! Babes, I told you I got you covered!!!



Summer ToteShop Saint Laurent Small Rive Gauche Tote | Saks Fifth Avenue


Summer Tote Bag    The Jacquard Large Tote Bag | Marc Jacobs | Official Site


Summer Tote Bag   Burlap Tote Bag Personalized Tote Bag Bride Gift | Etsy


And that’s it for my Underrated Summer Travel Ideas Guide! Please tag me on Instagram, @realdenisewilliams, in all your beautiful pics and videos so I can see your looks!! Can’t wait babes!


If you’re interested in finding some other wardrobe pieces to elevate your outfits, check out my post here:  5 Must-Have Wardrobe Pieces to Elevate Your Outfits (

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