Stock your cart with these indispensable picks that will keep you cool, fit, and fashionable all season long.
As you continue to plan your dream vacation, these pieces will ensure that you have all your bases covered. This second installment dives deeper into travel must-haves that promise to elevate your trip, from comfort-enhancing accessories to stylish wardrobe staples, and beauty products that defy the harshest of climates. So prepare to jet set with confidence and style thanks to this edition of our summer travel essentials guide! When booking your accommodations and flights, check out the discounts from the following sites Booking.com, Priceline, and Trip Advisor to secure the best deals.
We get it: sometimes jumpsuits can be cumbersome. (If you’ve ever had to rush to the washroom while wearing one, you know what we mean.) But this pick is the epitome of comfort, with a slouchy silhouette that screams “I’m just here to relax.” Whether you’re strolling through your neighbourhood or hanging in your backyard, this all-in-one outfit is sure to be high in your wardrobe rotation this summer.
Accidents happen. From red wine to baby formula, this legendary product cuts through it all and keeps you looking your best on the go. Pop one in your purse, stash one in your car, and keep the last in your front hall console so you can spot-check as you rush to your next meeting or brunch.
This flowy shirt is the perfect way to achieve that effortless beach look everyone wants to nail. Inspired by menswear, this lightweight rayon cover can be easily thrown over your bathing suit for some extra protection from the sun – or when you’re feeling less of an exhibitionist than usual. With 20 colours to choose from, paired with its affordable price tag, you’ll be forgiven for picking up several to get you through the season.
Natural light can be unforgiving, illuminating hairs you didn’t know existed or revealing a hasty makeup application. The solution: pack this tiny but powerful mirror when you go camping or on cross-country road trips. Its long-lasting battery (50,000 hours) and 10-times magnifying power will help with touch-ups wherever you are (even in the back of a camper), and it’s so slim and lightweight that it can slide into even the most stuffed of backpacks.
Do you love yoga? Hiking? Hitting up the latest dance-inspired class? These pants are your one-stop shop for breathable comfort that offers stretch (thanks to a touch of spandex) and style for every form of exercise you can think of. Pair it with a midriff-baring top, and it’ll take you from the gym to your child’s birthday party and beyond.
Let’s be real: the words “fashionable” and “compression socks” rarely appear together. But that’s far from the case with these colourful picks. Great for essential workers who find themselves on their feet all day (we heart you, nurses!) or for recreational athletes looking to alleviate post-workout muscle fatigue, these socks will make you feel as good as you look.
If you’re one of those people who needs everything to have its place, especially when traveling, this bag is for you. With ample room for all your bathroom staples, you can easily pop this onto the door hook of your hotel room to keep everything organized and you a bit less stressed.
Summer and day trips go together like peanut butter and jelly, but it can sometimes be a pain to cram everything you need into your standard-issue purse. This sporty backpack helps alleviate shoulder stress with its crossbody strap and has pockets specially designed for your tech – because who knows when you’ll need to whip out your iPad to check on your emails or snap the perfect pic.
Never reach for those baby wipes again! These super-soft sheets are made specifically for your face – not infant’s bums – and are dermatologist- and allergy-tested to improve the odds you won’t break out. Plus, their adorable individual packets are ideal for throwing in your purse so that you can go from day to night to whatever with your look, wherever you are.
If you live in Canada, chances are you spend 75 percent of the year praying for those few short, sweet months when you don’t have to layer your clothes like your life depends on it. That’s why sundresses are the official uniform of summer – no other piece of clothing is so effortlessly chic – and this one makes it easy to roll out of bed and out to get a coffee with friends in five minutes flat.
Sun protection is important, and even if you’ve slathered on the recommended amount of sunscreen (a shot glass should cover you from head to toe), it can’t hurt to do whatever you can to further decrease your odds of a burn. Top your outfit with this neutral staple – no one will guess that it offers an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 50!
Your footwear will match your colourful personality when you sport these durable, eye-catching sandals. Complete with arch support and a design that cups your heels, the best part about these shoes is that they are made from verified recycled plastic, helping you to reduce your carbon footprint with every step. (Puns unintended.)
We don’t want to name names, but this pretty-as-a-picture weekender bag is a dead ringer for another, much pricier version that you’ve seen celebrities toting this season. Only you need to know that you’ve paid a fraction of the price of the original – but you’ll probably want to let everyone know about your steal of a deal anyway.