In this edition of Vee Travels’ In The Bag series, essential accessories for traveling Cancún, Mexico. Shot at the Moon Palace, these accessories mix a little luxury with simple travel and tropical necessities that’ll keep you stylish and happy.
Tote – Coach
The sophisticated Coach Bleecker Day Tote In Bar Stripe Leather makes a colorful statement with the sky blue stripes, but its gold hardware adds the refined look to the bag. Spacious with large pockets inside (one zip and another with snap closure, it can be carried by its leather handles or a detachable nylon shoulder/crossbody strap. Large and durable for 15″ laptop as well.
Swimwear – Zara
You can’t go wrong by selecting a floral or tropical print swimwear for the Caribbean, my selection is a clean black and white design from Zara (not available anymore, but here’s another style). The key to swimwear is picking one for your body, but a good rule of thumb to keep in mind is to avoid purchasing ones that go past your knees. Swim shorts with an 6-8″ inch seam should be able to work and look good for men of most heights and body types.
Sandals – Sperry-Top Sider
Sandals are always great for the beach or pool, and instead of the cheap rubber flip flops or sporty sliders, go for a pair that are just a bit more stylish. The Sperry Top-Sider Baitfish Thong Sandal offers a lightweight midsole for comfort, a rubber bottom for traction on wet (or dry) surfaces, and a nautical inspired designed.
T-shirt – Bread & Boxers
When traveling, especially to a tropical destination, it’s always good to pack an extra tee or two. Swedish band Bread & Boxers offers a soft and breathable organic cotton and elastane blend of tees, and boxers, that are served and packaged individually as if fresh from the baker (hence the name). Versatile, the fabric is heavy enough for the tee to be worn on its own, but light enough to also work as an undershirt.
iPhone Case – myCharge
If you use your iPhone a lot on trips like I do, you always need to have your charging cable handy. To lessen the bulk, give your phone a cover that provides an extra power source while on the go. The myCharge Freedom 2000 can provide up to twice the battery life of your standard iPhone 5, and is available in several colors.
Earbuds – Skullcandy
Zone out on the plane or by the water with a good pair of headphone or earphones. Skullcandy JIB earbuds provide quality sound, provide comfort with silicone gel buds, and come in an array of colors that you can match or contrast your phone cover like I did.
Sunglasses – Under Armour Eyewear
No trip would be complete without a pair of sunglasses. To match the gold accents on the Coach tote, I went for the sporty, yet stylish Under Armour UA Alloy aviators. Comfortable with the rubbered temples, the pair is laced with UA’s Armour Sight technology, which is said to provide up to 20% enhanced vision edge to edge in a lens. I couldn’t really notice this but that is most likely since I was using them for leisure and not sport. All the models of UA’s performance sunglass line block 100% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays, which is always good to have in a pair of shades.