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    27 Travel-Friendly Pieces To Wear On Your Next Vacation

    Just in case you've 100% forgotten how to pack for a vacation.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A flowy button-front tank with an endless amount of styling options so you can pack lighter, but still create tons of grade-A fits. Wear it down, tie it up, tuck it in — doesn't matter. You'll keep cool and look cute, regardless.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    If you're between sizes, reviewers recommend ordering a size down!

    Promising review: "This tank top is perfect for Florida summer. Light and airy. Adjustable straps are great. Functional buttons. Long enough to be tied up in front by simply unbuttoning the last button." —C. Brewer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 10 colors).

    2. A casual short sleeve romper if your travel plans involve being comfortable and not worrying about if your top matches your bottom. This cute little number already did that work for you.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "So comfy!!!! I ordered so many rompers for my trip to Mexico and this is by far is my favorite. I ordered black and the material is thick and not see-through at all. I’m thinking about returning the others I got and getting a bunch of these in different colors." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL Plus and in 38 styles).

    3. A wide brim straw sun visor to protect your face from harmful UV rays and your luscious locks from dreaded hat hair. This visor folds up for easy packing (without losing its shape!) and can accommodate your best "it's too hot to have hair on my neck" bun.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I took this hat to spend a very sunny, cloudless day at the ruins of Teotihuacan and it was a skin saver. It rolls up and fits in a purse or small backpack easily and is very light. Highly recommended for travel for those of use with ponytails or hair buns! One small caveat — it offers no neck/upper back protection since there's no brim in the back so make sure you wear a shirt that covers that area or use sunscreen on the skin there." —spa lover

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in eight colors).

    4. A pair of Levi's denim shorts because they pack up small and almost any casual "What do I wear?" dilemma can be solved with the perfect pair of denim shorts.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "These shorts are great. I like the style and that they are shorter in the front but a little longer in the back. They don’t have much give but stretch out from wearing them during the day. I have gotten a lot of compliments on these shorts!" —Caitlynn B

    Get it from Amazon for $28.98+ (available in sizes 24–34 and 11 colors; and check out this great plus-size alternative).

    5. A printed wrap skirt with an adjustable tie closure and shape-shifting powers. It's a dressy going-out skirt one day, and the next it's a sultry poolside sarong.

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    Promising review: "Loved this skirt! Super lightweight but the fabric is not see-through or too thin. I bought this for vacation and it was perfect!" —K. Medeiros

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 14 styles).

    6. A matching crop top and wrap skirt set that basically screams "I am a tropical sunkissed queen" whether you're on the beaches of Hawaii or grabbing brunch in Milwaukee. Plus, it can mix and match with other pieces for efficient packing purposes.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am trying to find clothes for spring break in Cancun, and I loved this so much I am wearing it a month early for a date! The material is not thin or see-through, and the skirt is not too short. I chose to order up because I was worried about the skirt being too short. I am debating exchanging for a size smaller because it does fit like a large. The top fits nicely as well; the material is stretchy. Overall could not be more satisfied with this outfit set!" —Chamberlain

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and in 18 styles).

    7. A breathable pair of slip-on sneakers for a go-with-everything style that will see you through airport security lines, sightseeing, and more with a cushy memory foam sole your tired feet will appreciate.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Some reviewers say these shoes run big, and recommend ordering a size down.

    Promising review: "I purchased these sneaks for a vacation. I wanted something stylish but comfortable because I knew I'd be walking quite a bit. These are AMAZING! I walked all over Key West wearing them with zero discomfort, including NO rubbing on the backs of my feet. As an aside, they came packaged beautifully. I'm off to buy more colors!" —LAT12618

    Get it from Amazon for $5+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 28 styles).

    8. A beaded face mask chain because even a pandemic can't crush your Disney dreamer spirit, and what better way to ensure you don't lose your mask when on the go than with this Mickey-approved lanyard?

    buzzfeed editor's black mask with a beaded clear, red, and mickey mouse head chain attached
    Sam Wieder / BuzzFeed

    Tiffy's Craft Creations is an Irvine, California-based Etsy shop run by Tiffany, who creates adorable face mask chains and decals to delight you and all your fellow Disney lovers.

    My colleague Sam Wieder is the proud owner of this adorable mask accessory: 

    "Because it’s the year 2020 and shopping for things that enhance the mask-wearing experience is now a ~thing,~ I love finding cute mask chains from Etsy, and this Disney-themed one is my favorite. The chain feels thick and sturdy; it makes wearing a mask so much easier, and the black Mickey beads are just so adorable." 

    Get it from Tiffy's Craft Creations on Etsy for $13.

    9. A breezy T-shirt maxi dress with all the comfort of sweatpants wrapped up into one throw-on-and-go piece you can easily style up or down to match your vacay plans.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Perfect summer dress. Very chic. Very comfortable. Easy to travel with and wash. You can dress it up or dress it down. Highly recommend purchasing!" —Julie Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 39 styles).

    10. A tie-back ruffled crop top so darn trendy no one will care if your limited suitcase space forces an outfit repeat.

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    Promising review: "This top is soooo cute! The top where the shoulders are is elastic so they're stretchy and will stay wherever you place them. The wrap tie is super cute as well. It's a light material but it's not see-through at all. I wore with a strapless bra but you can easily do without a bra." —Lizzette A.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 30 colors).

    11. A pair of pleated palazzo pants that were practically made for globetrotting. They're light, airy, comfortable (praise be to the drawstring waist), and instantly dress up even the simplest of white T-shirts.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Reviewers warn that these pants can be a touch see-through, so plan your undergarments accordingly.

    Promising review: "These pants are amazing. I have some curves at my hips and I can rarely order pants online, so I was hesitant to order these last minute before my trip to Vietnam. They were perfect! They looked amazing with sandals and a slightly cropped fitted black top. They were loose and airy, which was perfect for the humid air. They fold up nicely and don’t wrinkle! They maintain their pleats perfectly even after washing at home (hang dry, don’t put in dryer)." —Samantha H

    Get it from Amazon for $16.75+ (available in One Size and Plus sizes and in 16 colors).

    12. A bold wrap maxi with a showstopping front slit so you have something fancy to wear for any candlelit dinners or romantic beachside strolls you have planned.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is so lovely! Fluttery sleeves, flowy skirt, and that opening in the front — sexy. Perfect for lounging or walking around. It does trail on the ground though so I might alter it later so it doesn't. Cruise — here I come" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 25 styles).

    13. A hand-knitted cropped cardigan in a variety of too-cute styles (my fave is the pineapple pattern) for tossing on when the sun sets and things get a bit chilly.

    Lekker Women Wear / Etsy

    Lekker Women Wear is an Istanbul, Turkey-based Etsy shop selling modern and on-trend clothing of all kinds. And reviewers say shipping is super fast and *free*.

    Promising review: "The service was great! The package arrived very quickly and I am very satisfied with the purchase. The item is stunning." —Camila

    Get it from Lekker Women Wear on Etsy for $60 (available in four styles).

    14. A pair of high-waisted biker shorts with over 37,000 5-star reviews to do just about anything in — lounge around your Airbnb, wear under dresses if you have a lot of walking to do, or wear alone on a scenic hike or walking tour.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these. I love to wear them hiking and around the house but also under skirts. The pockets are what set these apart!" —ShellBell8

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 42 styles).

    15. And a super-soft henley tunic top available in a variety of fun colors and prints if you've been searching for a comfy, versatile top to wear with leggings or jeans that is *gasp* gloriously wrinkle-resistant! No messing with the weird hotel iron for you!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "LOVE this top! It is a great fit. I ordered a larger size than I normally wear for a looser fit. It is really comfortable and packs well for travel." —Rebecca Falck

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 1X–4X and in 24 styles).

    16. A sleeveless gingham sundress that's super lightweight for handling scorching summer temps Plus, it has ~pockets~ so you have something to tell people when you walk off the plane and immediately get compliments on it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress!! The material is so lightweight that it’s perfect for summer and then the buffalo plaid will also look cute and trendy in fall with a jean jacket! Plus I LOVE that there are pockets.. the dress is constructively made really well, I was pleasantly pleased to see it also had a lining so it’s not at all transparent. I will be wearing this dress all summer and then some!" —Theresa St Peter

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in four colors).

    17. A strappy pair of block heel sandals for when the itinerary calls for a dressier shoe but also involves a lot of walking. Tons of reviewers say these are their go-to travel shoes thanks to a covetable blend of versatility, style, and comfort.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Second time buying these sandals in tan. First time was almost two years ago. They have been my travel shoe, my beach shoe, my festival shoe, and my everyday shoe. Walked all over Italy, Cancun, Mexico City and they've been so good to me. Match with jeans, a dress, a skirt. Super comfy because it holds from your ankle. I looked for others after the first ones broke (two years later and many many adventures later) but couldn't find anything like these for the price." —Yes

    Get it from Amazon for $17.09+ (available in sizes 5–10 and in six colors).

    18. A super cozy knit jumpsuit with stretch for days that makes the perfect travel companion for long car rides or flights where comfort is key.

    Danielle Healy / BuzzFeed, Smash + Tess

    Smash + Tess is a Vancouver, Canada-based small biz founded by a mother-daughter-bestie trio with a mission to create a slower, better (and more comfortable) fashion brand using sustainable materials and local ethical production.

    This thing is mad comfy. It's like butter, even after several washes. I've worn the absolute crap out of it over the last several months and it has some minor pilling, but otherwise is still in perfect condition — not a fraying thread in sight. It's a great investment, as it'll still fit even through major size fluctuations and it's really easy to style. I'm 5'9" and the legs pulled down all the way are just slightly cropped, but this jumpsuit allows for cuffing or even pulling pantlegs up for more of a capri look. I absolutely cannot recommend these rompers enough, especially if you're in the market for loungewear that still makes you feel cute!

    Get it from Smash + Tess for $119 (available in sizes XS–3X).

    19. A showstopping ruffled one-piece swimsuit if your old pre-COVID swimsuits just aren't quite ready for Instagram vacation photos.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Favorite suit I’ve ever purchased. This bathing suit is amazing! So comfortable! I’ve gotten so many compliments. It fits perfectly!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 19 styles; and check out this soo cute plus-size option).

    20. A V-neck button-up blouse you can wear open or closed for a versatile layering piece if you're touring places with dress codes and need a lightweight way to cover up those arms without roasting.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this shirt. It's light and can be worn [tucked] in or out, or tight in a knot. Dress up or dress down. The material is not see-through. I'm considering buying it in a different color." —Tatiana

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 10 colors).

    21. A trendy pair of round sunglasses that comes with a protective hard case because you're not trying to crush another pair of stylish sunnies in your carry-on bag.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am seriously obsessed with these sunglasses (I love these more than my Ray-Bans and that’s saying a lot)! They are extremely sturdy, and great quality. What I love the most is that these came in a cute hard eyeglass case, which is perfect for travel. It also came with a polarization test (so cool and these are polarized, which is amazing) and a microfiber cloth for cleaning the lenses. They are so chic and go with so many outfits! I loved them so much!" —Stephanie Russell

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four colors).

    22. A ruched faux wrap top made from a light, stretchy material so you can get the look of your favorite wrap styles without fussing with a tie closure all day while you're trying to navigate a new place.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I can not say enough about this shirt. I went back and bought it in several other colors because the material and the fit was fabulous. The top is long with a tapered fit so it does not ride up and covers any trouble spots. The cross-over on the chest is perfect — doesn’t gap, stays in place, makes them look great in any bra. Really haven’t loved a shirt like this in a long time. Can dress it up or with jeans. Great material. Flowy" —Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.02+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in 20 colors).

    23. A pair of handmade braided huaraches that are light enough to not add a ton of weight to your already too-heavy suitcase and go with absolutely ~everything~.

    a hand holding up a pair of black leather sandals
    Artesanías Camila / Etsy

    Artesanías Camila is a Carthage, Texas-based shop from Blanca Olivera. All of their Mexican-inspired huaraches, bags, hats, and apparel are handmade, beautifully intricate, and 100% joy-inducing.

    Promising review: "UHH-mazing. These took less than a day to break in and I basically haven't taken them off since. They're comfortable, cute, and functional. I usually wear a 6.5 and sized down to a 6. They're still a tiny bit big and my toes just barely peek out the top. I've gotten several compliments on them and will definitely order again from this shop. Thank you so much!" —jaymiaecker

    Get them from Artesanías Camila on Etsy for $44 (originally $55; available in sizes 5–10). 

    24. A cropped padded sports bra for beating the heat without having to pack a strapless bra that you don't want to wear anyway.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This lightweight top is perfect for a sweaty workout. Breathes really well. I normally wear a large but upped the size because I have a bigger bust area and it fit as expected! Nice stretch to the material, and is form-fitting but not too tight! It's really nice that it has a built-in bra 'shelf' along with padding. Also, the material makes it almost just look like a casual tank. I pair it with my high-waisted jeans and a cardigan and I'm ready to go. Love the neutral and muted colors they offer and definitely want one in almost every color." —Kara Barry

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 23 colors).

    25. A lightweight water-resistant backpack with plenty of space for holding a laptop, chargers, a change of clothes, and more, as well as cushy, airflow back panels to fight against the dreaded backpack back sweat. Plus there's a built-in USB port for hooking up a power bank so you don't have to fight with people over outlets at the airport.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The bag has a separate compartment to hold up to a laptop, a hidden anti-theft pocket on the back for valuables, a luggage strap, hanging clasps, and an external USB port to hook up to your own power bank.

    Promising review: "Really happy with this backpack. Took it on two flights and walked all over with it. It is just at the limit for TSA guidelines. Many pockets — I kept so much stuff in it and everything was in its place. No damage to things. Lightweight and sturdy. No regrets at all. This was meant for travel but I think I'll use it for work too because I'm so happy with it." —Angela A.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes and in seven colors).

    26. A tie-waist T-shirt dress because you live in T-shirts, but vacation style calls for a ~fancy~ T-shirt.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "Love this dress! So cute and so comfy! Size up if you're in doubt. I am typically between a small and medium (most of the time small). I ordered a medium and it fits just right — would've had to send a small back. The belt is attached at the sides and has enough give to wrap around my back and back up to the front, with PLENTY of belt left to hang. Great material, not cheaply made. I will be ordering different colors. Love it!" —customer customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 18 colors).

    27. A lightweight pair of sweat shorts made from light French terry that's designed to be cozy yet lightweight and breathable. Perfect for hot days spent sightseeing where the idea of sweating in skintight denim sounds NO GOOD.

    Big Bud Press

    Big Bud Press is a Los Angeles-based small brand creating quality, ethically made unisex clothes for living out your day-to-day. The majority of their fabrics are knit/woven locally, they visit each branch of their manufacturing minimum once a week (but usually more), and all of their dyes and non-toxic.

    Get it from Big Bud Press for $54 (available in additional colors)

    Safe and stylish travels to you all!!

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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