What are my travel essentials? I seem to get this question a lot. I know I’ve promised a blog post about this before but since I can’t find the time to write it, I figured I’ll just give you a few tips here and there while you wait. If you remember, I’ve recommended a few travel musts in my previous blog posts like small containers for toiletries, luggage organizers, clothes that come in similar color palettes, at least 2 comfortable shoes to alternate and more. Today, I’m adding scarves to that list. I’m not talking about the kind you wear when it’s freezing cold. I prefer thin circle scarves or infinity shawls like the one I’m wearing below. They come in really handy when you travel, especially when you’re on your way to the airport and you’re going to a destination like Bali (yes that travel series is up next). The day I was flying to Bali, I had a cropped top on so I wanted to wear something that can act as both a cover-up and a blanket when I get to the plane. Flights can get really uncomfortable and we all know what a good blanket can do to relieve us of this. I’m sure those huge square and rectangle scarves can do the trick as well but what makes circle shawls better is that they’re hassle-free (which is key when you travel). It’s so easy to just wear them around your neck or your shoulders as compared to square and rectangle scarves that keep unraveling and falling off your shoulders when done wrong. And then eventually, they’ll probably get caught in something or you’ll accidentally step on them while you’re in hurry. Plus, circle shawls are no-brainers. Anyone can style them in multiple ways–as scarves, cover-ups, tops, dresses, skirts, headdresses and so on and so forth. They’re perfect for a place like Bali that’s famous for not only beaches but temples as well. Need a cover-up after a swim? Check! Need a cover-up before heading to the temple? Check! Items that work for multiple occasions are essential. This is one of the most important things one must consider when you travel.
Chanel sunnies | Chanel earrings | Topshop cropped top and pants | I.M. Presa circle shawl | Louis Vuitton vintage bag | Chanel leather espadrilles