• Peter Minkoff

5 Fashionable Must-Haves for Travelers


Traveling carries with it so many emotions—it’s fun, exciting, educational but also stressful. In order to organize a perfect trip, you need to do a lot of thinking, booking and smart packing. With all of the things you need to take care of, can you still look fashionable and put together during your trip? The answer is yes, of course. Even if you’re a minimalist traveler, these essentials will manage to wiggle their way into your luggage. Thanks to their balanced form and function, these fashion must-haves for every traveler will make your trips easier, more relaxing and definitely more stylish:


Chic luggage

Let’s start from the beginning, meaning your luggage. If you want to stand out at the arrivals and look Insta-perfect even at the airport, get a set of 1920s and 1930s-inspired suitcases. And don’t be scared to splurge because luggage is essential for travel since it keeps your necessities safe and makes a difference between moving like a butterfly through the airport and city and looking like a tugboat dragging a horrible weight behind it. Vintage is back in fashion so you can go really old-school with steamer-style roller and carry-on. Color combinations reminiscent of the olden times are pearl white or cocoa brown with brown straps. A luggage combo like this will look elegant, sophisticated and fashionable but also sturdy and durable, so it’s suitable for all people of all fashion styles.


Hat and sunglasses

If you go on a trip without a head covering and sunglasses, you can just go back then and there. Traveling can ruin your hair in a blink of an eye, so protect your locks with a nice hat or even a beanie. Something loose will not completely block your blood flow and splash your hair, yet it will offer protection from the elements. Also, no matter if you’re road-tripping, flying or taking a bus, eyewear will protect your peepers, boost safety and give you some anonymity if you choose that path.


Some bling

Just because you’re on the go, it doesn’t mean you can get away with not accessorizing. Plus, there’s no excuse not to pack stylish men's jewelry in your bag because it takes up literally zero space. If you’re traveling for fun, you can choose to accessorize with a nice bracelet or dog tags (for all the macho gays out there) and if you’re on a more formal business trip, pack accents like elegant cuff links or pins. If you really don’t like to accessorize when traveling, a quality money clip will be just what you need to keep your money organized and safe and look a little bit more stylish.


Noise-canceling headphones

When you’re traveling, you can expect annoyance, but it doesn’t mean you can’t come prepared to do something about it. Next time, when you sit down on your flight and notice a cranky baby next to you or a chatty group of BFFs, just whip out your noise-canceling headphones and enjoy nothing but your music and peace. If you choose a good model, expect to have a variety of colors at your disposal, so you can choose headphones that fit your style.


Good sneakers

Traveling in anything but sneakers is a risky take reserved only for the most hardcore fashionistas. The truth is that you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort if you choose a cozy and stylish pair of merino wool sneakers. Why these? Well, they are lightweight and perfect for long walks, breathable and won’t stink up your socks, fast-drying so you don’t have to be scared of the rain and soft so you can even go barefoot. And if you want to be super-efficient when going through security, grab a slip-on model for easy managing.


There you have it, the 5 must-have travel accessories everyone should invest in. These will provide you with comfort and safety, while also making you look sophisticated and well-traveled.