Summer time is travel time. These travel essentials are not only stylish and versatile, they also ensure that your environmental footprint remains small. That’s what we call good stuff. Travel by bike, train or bus instead of car or plane and you’ll be this summer’s fiercest eco warrior.
H&M for Water Hawaii-print Bikini
Maybe it’s because I have a special fondness for Hawaii, but the retro flower print on this high-waisted bikini from the new H&M for Water collection instantly transports me to a luau on a warm, moonlit beach. 25% of the sale price goes toward projects that support sustainable water resources for people and the environment.
Stella McCartney 50s Style Vintage Frame Sunglasses
I love the color that highlight the shape of these 50s style vintage frame sunglasses from Stella McCartney’s recently launched eco-friendly collection of sunglasses. Extensive research was conducted to increase the use of raw materials stemming from natural origins. This classic style with a sophisticated, modern update feels just right for summer.
Loup Charmant Classic Pajamas with Pockets
There’s something so luxurious about a great, comfy pajamas. I would love to crawl into a crisply made hotel bed in this one from Loup Charmant, made from the softest organic cotton. Pajamas as daywear just happens to be very trendy right now, so on a day when I feel brave, I would even pair this with heels and wear it out.
Blissoma Aromatherapy Soy Travel Tin Candles
When you’re in a hotel room somewhere it’s nice to light one of these 100% vegan and natural aromatheraphy soy candles by Blissoma, scented with pure botanical oils. The smaller (4 oz.) size is easy to pack, but burns for up to 25 hours. One of my favorites is “Balance,” which promises to lift your spirits and relax the body with chamomile, ginger and orange.
Shannon South OOAK Clutch
This one-of-a-kind clutch by Brooklyn-based designer Shannon South is made entirely from vintage suede. I love the oversize dimension (this will totally fit your iPad and even a small laptop) and bright, happy color blocking. For traveling, it can double as a toiletry case and evening bag.
Vladimir Linen Crewneck Sweater by Nudie Jeans Co.
This one may be for the boys, but I am totally stealing it and wearing it with my favorite worn-in denim shorts. Made in Portugal from 80% cotton and 20% linen, it’s loose, drapy and comfortable — perfect for travel, in other words.
The Short Short by IOU Project
When it’s warm out, it’s hard to get me to wear anything but shorts. These denim shorts have a gorgeous teal color and I love that they are a little bit longer. The IOU Project makes unique, handmade apparel based on fabrics handwoven in India. Each textile is unique and can, through the website be traced all the way back to the weaver. It’s a great example of how both transparency and socio-environmental responsibility are making their way into the fashion world.
Approx. $75, iouproject.com
Planet Flops Metallic Gold Flips Flops
Wherever I travel, I always bring a good pair of flip flops with me — they’re so easy to pack and go with everything. These beautiful metallic gold ones by Planet Flops are made in Brazil with the highest quality natural rubber.
Samsung NX1000 Compact System Camera
I can’t imagine going a day without a camera in tow, especially when traveling. With 20.3 megapixels, full HD video capacity, fast shutter and professional sensor, this new model by Samsung is a great option to those bulky SLRs. Best of all, it’s a smart camera equipped with built-in WiFi, which means you can email or upload photos to social networks and the cloud directly from the camera.
In collaboration with Coco Eco Magazine