Vacation Edit: The Travel Essentials We Can’t Live Without

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Going on vacation? Here at SN, we love to pack with purpose—AKA—fill our luggage with items that are equal parts stylish and functional. Think: an instant camera to capture candid memories in a way that an iPhone just can’t, the It Girl carry-on that’s nothing like your mother’s hand-me-down luggage, the list goes on. Keep scrolling to shop these picks and more of our non-negotiable travel essentials.

Bags We Love for Travel

A great bag can make all the difference in your travel experience. Enter the Away Bigger Carry-On, which makes traveling a breeze, from its 360-degree roll to its interior compression system and perfect size. For shorter trips, we love the Paravel Weekender, which is equal parts versatile and chic. Pack a few days' worth of clothes, a laptop, your beauty essentials, and more—all while elevating your travel ‘fit. 

To keep your on-the-go essentials from jumbling around inside your luggage, store ‘em in Rimowa Packing Cubes, which will make you the most organized gal on your next vacay. And if you’re packing a bunch of beauty minis like we are, the Cuyana Leather Travel Case Set has you covered. Finally, don’t forget about tech—it deserves a home, too! (See: The Dagne Dover Arlo Tech Organizer, which will keep all of your cords and devices safe and sound).

Our Favorite Travel Fashion

We love a matching set like the Something Navy Cinched Top and Maxi Skirt With Slits, an easy way to save the stress of styling outfits when you’re away from home. Be sure to pack versatile sunnies like the Colors in Optics Groovy Sunglasses, which will complement just about everything in your wardrobe. And finish the look with a pair of sandals that will take you from the pool to the beach bar in no time. We adore Porte & Paire's Quilted Leather Slides

Chances are, you’ll probably need a chic bathing suit when you’re on vacation, à la the Hunza G Seersucker Swimsuit. And for the end of a long day of exploring, slip into a pair of luxurious PJs—our long sleeve woven pajama set certainly won’t disappoint. 

Miscellaneous Travel Essentials We Love

Outside of luggage and fashion, we love the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera, which will provide you with one-of-a-kind photos that deserve a spot on your fridge. Equally high on our must-have list is a portable charger like the Anker PowerCore 10000, which will save you (and your battery life) in a pinch. Don't forget The Elder Statesman Eye Mask, which will ensure a little shut-eye for your next plane ride. 

And finally, there’s the stuff you might haven’t considered already, but might just change the way you travel. CLEAR, for example, makes it easy to breeze through security, so you have a better idea of what to expect at the airport. And Future personalizes your workouts, no matter where you are in the world. A virtual trainer will walk you through exercises you can do no matter what type of equipment you have so that you never have to skip out on a good sweat sesh!