I like to kick off spring cleaning when my daughters' spring break comes around. Part of this is taking stock of what needs replacing and ways I can rejuvenate myself. In that spirit, I'm sharing ideas for refreshing the essentials for your spring break trip (or staycation)—for each kind of destination. Bon voyage!
CITY VACATION NECESSITIES
As you prep for your city trip, consider upgrading your toiletry bag with this elegant one from Cuyana. It comes in numerous colors and is paired with a second, smaller one. Note that it’s a tad small, but will motivate you to pack travel-sized items with the benefit of lightening your load.
Also consider how those free hotel slippers have lost their appeal. You'll actually want to wear your leather ones after hours of walking, possibly even down to the bar.
> SHOP CUYANA TRAVEL BAG
> SHOP INDIGO BLUE & GOLD SLIPPERS
BEACH VACATION NECESSITIES
This might be the tip of the season. Ikea has the best family beach bag around, for $2.99. Their infamous blue bag has gotten a makeover and is offered in chic beige and dark green versions. It rolls up to pack, fits all those towels, water bottles, toys and more, and can be rinsed off for packing after use.
The Bright White & Camel slippers will, of course, be the color for your beach stay.
> SHOP IKEA GÖRSNYGG BAG
> SHOP WHITE & CAMEL SLIPPERS
SKIING / HIKING
I’m just now coming around to fleece being capable of combining fashion and function. And while I’ve never been a Free People customer, their active-wear line has great jackets such as this one in the same colors as the Caramel & Black slippers.
And those slippers will be just right for resting your tired feet after an active day.
> SHOP FP MOVEMENT FLEECE
> SHOP CARAMEL & BLACK SLIPPERS
I recently discovered eye pillows at a yoga class. I never knew how much I needed this. I've since purchased a silk one from Halfmoon and will never be without it again. It applies a just-right pressure that induces me into a solid sleep. And while I don't normally like the smell of lavender, the scent here is subtle and seems to help with migraines.
While you're leveling up your home environment for a staycation, the Gold & Forest Green slippers will make the everyday a little fancier.
> SHOP HALFMOON EYE PILLOW
> SHOP GOLD & FOREST GREEN SLIPPERS