This post appears in the Global Style Contest.
Photographed at the Tcherassi Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia
Accessories that can work anywhere in the world are essential for a traveler to showcase a global style, especially for the weekend when you are packing light and need an easy transition back to your day-to-day routine. Once you’ve picked your travel companion—for this trip to Cartagena, Coach’s Bleecker Legacy Weekend Tote ($658) for its modern heritage design and spacious body—its time to pack the necessities for your journey. So what do you bring in the bag?
The Bleecker Legacy Weekend Tote has a fabric lined interior with a large zip-pocket on one side and two open smaller pockets on the other (each fit a iPad Mini), a zip-top closure, and a small exterior pocket for your smartphone
If you’re only going to be traveling for a short time, no need to bring that laptop of yours obviously, but if you need to get some sort of work done or you need to catch up on your shows while in transit, a tablet is the way to go. However for any international trip, the first thing you need before that is to style up your passport:
Passport Cover – Men In Cities
From Yuvi Alpert’s Men In Cities (an edited, limited collection of accessories each month with each item costing the same price), this beige Global Nomad Passport Cover ($40) has a vintage inspired charm to it. With two large pockets on each inside flap—one for a passport end and the other for your ticket—and a smaller pocket on the right flap (not pictured).
With the mini earth imprint on the cover, it’s a testament to Alpert’s simple and stylish designs
The Global Nomad Passport Cover is also available in several other colors
Tablet Cover – Tumi
The longtime premium travel brand, Tumi, has a clean design mini iPad case that comes in several different colors. Going classic with black, the Leather Snap Case ($95) is as easy as it sounds to put on, and comes with a sleek portfolio style cover that folds into an easel.
The protective, textured leather pairs nicely with the smooth body of the tote
Watch all your favorite shows with ease!
Sunglasses – Wonderland
It’s always good to have at least one pair of shades when visiting somewhere with a lot of sun. A classic torte pattern on a geometric style built by hand, Wonderland’s Riverside ($135) really gets to what the LA-brand stands for—a celebration of its sunny SoCal roots.
Sunglasses also double as fashionable eye masks for the plane
Headphones – Skullcandy
To complement the olive tote, these Skullcandy Aviators ($150) are perfect for any global or local travel occasion—daily commuting to New York or a seven hour flight to South America. With a cool design and cushiony leather ear covers for comfort, they provide a killer sound as well.
Each earpiece is foldable in the direction main headpiece arch for easy storing
Dopp Kit – Herschel Supply Co.
Herschel Supply offers an array of solids and patterns for all of its different bag and accessory styles, but this Chapter dopp kit stuck out to me recently for both its color use (natural and basic blue) and the cool dotted scheme.
The Chapter Dopp Kit is currently being restocked online (check back for the link)
As you see, the interior offers red stripes and netted pockets for your weekend grooming essentials