Get the most out of your Australian summer travels with the latest fashion, tech and accessories.
With the warmer months now upon us and travel restrictions becoming even more relaxed, it’s high time you treat yourself to a summer getaway. This year has been a trying time for many, so what better way than to start the new year with a summer holiday?
Before you book your flights or top up your petrol, make sure to stock up on the most important travel essentials. Preparation can make or break a holiday and the way that this year’s gone, you have to make sure you’re ready for whatever life throws at you.
And to help you do just that, we’ve found the top 10 travel essentials you need for your next summer 2021 holiday. Bon voyage!
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Skullcandy Push Ultra Wireless Earbuds
Experience the full potential of your summer vibes playlist you’ve been putting together all year with the Skullcandy Push Ultra Earbuds ($249.95). Whether you’re on a hike, going for a jog or settling in for a long road trip, these durable wireless earbuds will have you covered no matter the situation. Their mouldable ear hooks make for a customisable and secure fit contoured to your unique ear shape, and the built-in Tile Bluetooth-finding-technology means that in the event you do happen to misplace your earbuds, you’ll be able to easily track them down. The Push Ultra Earbuds combine durability and functionality, with an IP67 sweat-, water- and dust-proof rating and a Stay-Aware earbud design allowing you to hear outside noise when necessary.
Amici Collective Traveller Tote Bag
Keep all your important belongings on you at all times in a classic and sophisticated piece from Amici Collective. Their new Traveller Tote Bag ($299) comes in a range of classic, versatile colours and is the perfect way to accessorise with purpose. Large enough to store all your essentials while you’re out and about without being too bulky, it is an excellent addition for anyone who is on-the-go. For added security and convenience, the Traveller Tote features an inside clip to attach your keys or any other important item you don’t want to lose track of. Australian-made from handpicked genuine leather, Amici Collective produce a range of bags and clutches to suit all your travel, work and play needs.
Thermos Lifefactory Classic Cap Hydration Bottle
One of your number one priorities during the warmer months should be staying hydrated as much as possible, and the best way to do so is by carrying a water bottle with you. Thankfully, the Thermos Lifefactory Classic Cap Hydration Bottle ($39.99) is a great option for day to day use or when you’re travelling. And, taking this bottle with you on your travels will be a breeze thanks to its non-slip silicone sleeve and cap handle. Made from soda lime glass, you can be sure to get a crisp and pure taste every time with no leaching from plastics or metals. The wide mouth access allows you to add any extras you may desire such as ice cubes, fruit slices or even tea bags. Available in a range of bright colour options, you can choose the perfect one to match your summer aesthetic.
Looking for a convenient and portable way to store and serve your favourite draught? The Growlerwerks uKeg range available from Craft Cartel is the solution for every craft beer fan wishing to enjoy their drink of choice just how the brewer intended. Storing your beer in these double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel vessels will keep your beer fresh and carbonated for up to two weeks and cold for eight hours. These mini kegs are equipped with a VPR CO2 regulator cap for optimal carbonation levels as well as a dispenser tap, easily readable pressure gauge and customisable tap handle. The growlers come in two sizes; the compact and portable 1.9-litre perfect for travelling, or the larger 3.7-litre uKeg that can hold the equivalent of up to 10 beers. Coming in a range of stylish colours and finishes, the uKeg is the better way to transport and enjoy your craft beer of choice.
Sephora Travel Face Care Kit
Take care of your skin without having to bring your entire skincare routine on your next summer holiday with Sephora’s Travel Face Care Kit ($45). This compact collection of skincare essentials will keep your skin radiant and glowing with the all day hydrator and overnight glow mask. It also includes a waterproof eye makeup remover and an organic cotton sleeping mask to take care of your weary eyes after a long day. The smaller bottle sizes are the perfect travel companion and should fit in any makeup bag. Just remember that because you’re out enjoying the summer weather, it doesn’t mean you should neglect your skin.
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
For powerful sound in a small package, look no further than the Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker ($149.95). Every feature is expertly designed for maximum portability and to withstand whatever your latest adventure throws your way. The SoundLink Micro will give you up to six hours of uninterrupted, rich sound that you can take with you anywhere you go thanks to the reliable tear-resistant strap. With an IPX7 waterproof rating, the inner silicone seal will protect the gadget from the inside out. For quality audio in all environments, the Bose SoundLink Micro proves that size really doesn’t matter.
Tony Bianco Alegra Mocca Flats
Simple, stylish and elegant; no vacation outfit is complete without a pair of strappy sandals to rock from day to night. And, Tony Bianco’s Alegra Mocca Flats ($99.95) will have you strolling along the beachfront esplanade one minute and settling in for a night of cocktails the next. These open-toed sandals feature a crossover leather upper and a small, tasteful one-centimetre heel for added style. Their slip-on design makes for an effortlessly chic look while staying casual and fun. Pair with a linen dress and a sleek brown leather belt and you’ve got yourself an enviable summer look.
Lacoste Sunglasses L195S
Protect yourself from those harsh summer rays with some classy, streamlined eyewear; and Lacoste Sunglasses L195S ($149.95) will do just that with their sleek and modern design that will save your precious peepers in the bright outdoors. Featuring thin metal temples and a double bridge construction, these pilot frames are an accessory worth investing in. Lightweight and minimalist, these unisex sunglasses will seamlessly pair with any outfit, promising to add a touch of sophistication wherever you choose to venture on your travels.
Tigerlily Naomi One Piece
Need a new cossie for your upcoming tropical getaway? Hit the sand in the Tigerlily Naomi One Piece ($159) and you’ll be the envy of everyone at the pool or beach. The one shoulder design adds a splash of interest to an otherwise simple and modest colour-block swimsuit that comes in either black or white. The thick strap and under bust support mean everything will stay in place regardless of whether you’re up against some rough waves or lounging by the poolside. Better yet, the Tigerlily Naomi One Piece is also made from recycled fabric and still maintains great stretch and recovery with ongoing wear.
Home Republic Flamingo Dream Picnic Rug
As the warmer weather starts to make an appearance, so too does the urge to spend those days outside, and what better way than with a picnic! The Home Republic Flamingo Dream Picnic Rug ($34.99) is a must-have for all your outdoor picnic needs. Generously sized with an added carry handle, these polyester mats roll up nicely for compact storage and easy transportation. The fun and vibrant print will brighten up any picnic whether you’re heading to the park, beach or your own backyard. Water resistant and easy to clean, these convenient and stylish picnic rugs can be found at Adairs in the Flamingo Dream or Aruba pattern varieties.
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