Let’s face it: for genuine admirers of beautiful footwear and bags, there is no more agonizing travel wardrobe choice than deciding which shoes and bags to bring on vacation.
It’s hard because you want to be ready for everything, but you don’t want to overpack. Shoes and bags are bulky and heavy and take up valuable room in luggage. However, they are necessary for comfort and style. So, what should a responsible traveler do?
Don’t worry: whether you’re going to stroll through winding streets or lay out by the sea, here is some advice on how to dress your feet and baggage appropriately. Pick no more than three combinations from the following, per my suggestion:
Best Shoes For A Holiday Trip:
This varies depending on how much walking you want to do. Serious hikers will undoubtedly want many pairs of solid shoes. Most vacations, however, are equally split between touring and resting, so one pair of trainers should be enough.
Even if you’re not walking across more dangerous terrain than Las Ramblas, you’ll need shoes with adequate support. And if you’re going somewhere more isolated or traveling outside of a city, sufficient foot protection is essential.
Trainers are a terrific go-to for unexpected situations – nothing is worse than walking on cobblestones in heel snadals or navigating muddy streets in flip-flops.
Still, flip-flops are ideal for travel since they are lightweight, take up little baggage room, and are simple to toss on for short outings to the beach. Rubber flip-flops come in various colors and patterns and may easily serve as shower shoes if you’re using community bathing facilities.
Just be aware that they aren’t exactly long-lasting, so pair them with more robust footwear!
Sandals are a fantastic alternative to flip-flops if you don’t like them. They’re just as comfortable but with a little more support – and they’re a little dressier, too.
Bring a better pair for going out or heavier-duty walking strappy sandals that enable your feet to breathe while exploring a new city. Of course, a lovely pair of flats is a perfect option for either.
A pair of heel sandals is an excellent choice if you’re going out for a fantastic lunch or hitting the local clubs. Bring your favorite bold pair to make a statement or a neutral pair that will go with everything.
Bring something that shows off your style, whether it’s kitten heels, wedges, or your most lethal pair of stilettos!
These are some of the travel group shoes for a simple summer vacation! Because of the adorable woven style, they are fantastic for hot weather. They are made of brown cloth and are ideal for someone with an earthy or bohemian taste.
But they’re not dull; a little anklet decoration binds these shoes around the ankle and provides a blingy touch. If you require more arch support, use them with insoles, and consider them suitable for light sightseeing rather than days of heavy walking.
I’ve recently developed a loafer obsession, and I believe they are the best travel shoes for anyone visiting Europe. They’re so elegant but in an androgynous way. They are versatile and easy to make, so you can always look your best.
These black loafers are incredibly comfortable. They require almost no breaking in, so you can buy them and start walking and exploring immediately. Because the heel collapses, you can wear them as slippers if you’re in a hurry.
For rainy vacation destinations like London or Seattle, combat boots and Doc Martens are ideal travel shoes. They go with everything and ensure that no one will try to mess with you.
While they never go out of style, they are currently extra trendy due to the resurgence of the ’90s in fashion. While they are a little heavy and take some time to break in, these, in particular, are fantastic due to their comfortable, slip-proof sole.
Best Bags For Holiday Trip:
Straw accessories are versatile enough to be worn throughout the spring and summer.
Straw, jute, and wicker handbags, which are lighter than leather and thus more relaxed, can add a bohemian touch to everyday outfits or tone down smarter looks.
Are you looking for something more long-lasting? Look for leather accents, which give a stronger silhouette and are more resistant to wear and tear.
Can’t stand packing light? This season’s hottest trend is the big tote.
With this one, the larger, the better. So you can pack everything but your kitchen sink and yet look stylish – and be prepared for anything.
Stelar, a new brand on the market, is our favorite alternative. Although these hand-woven bamboo handbags were designed for the beach, we’ll use them for picnics this summer.
It’s no wonder that practical accessories are so popular for spring/summer 2022: going shopping was the highlight of our day for the better part of the year.
The turtle bag, created as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic shopping bags, is now at the pinnacle of fashion. The open-loop nature of this cotton mesh bag allows it to expand to a bigger capacity or fold into a more compact form, making it ideal for throwing in your purse before a shopping excursion.
The best part about this trend? The original turtle bags are priced as little as £8.50. If you like a more luxurious look or something with more structure, go for a leather and macramé version.
Pack light. No need to tote a bulky bag around if you don’t want to. Cross-body ladies bag, like flowy dresses, seem liberating in the summer since they free up your hands for other activities (holding ice creams or a glass of wine at a BBQ, perhaps).
The straw half moon style from & Other Stories shouts summer, but if you want something more seasonal, go for leather.
Boden’s stitch-detailed suede shoulder ladies bag is our favorite find: an economical alternative to Gucci!
You need not force yourself to try anything new just because summer has come. If wearing brights or flowers is intimidating, using accessories is the simplest way to add color to ensembles.
When it comes to bags, the more colorful, the better, however, for durability, avoid bright colors in favor of something more mature, such as fuchsia or mustard yellow.
Smart leather alternatives will work from day to night and all year. Allow yours to give a splash of color to workplace ensembles (when you return to the office), black knitwear, and even monotonous jeans and T-shirt ensemble.
And for those who would prefer merely to dabble in the trend? The orange of Oliver Bonas’ color-blocked purse is toned down with neutral white and black panels. Genius.