Summer is marked by longer trips, exploring new cities, and weekend visits to see friends and family. All of this calls for strategic packing that is thoughtful, light, and most importantly filled with the essentials so that you are able to best enjoy your vacation. We are highlighting five of our favorite Lola Jeans essentials that will be coming with us no matter where we go this summer. We judged these items based on those that we wear all the time, have proven to be tried and true, and work with just about everything in our wardrobes.
This style is one of our more versatile fits that looks and feels great on any body shape. Traveling with jeans means bringing along your favorite pair that work with any style top. This way you can pack fewer bottoms and more things to wear with those bottoms to feel like you have variety in your looks. This style will pair great with a sneaker, a sandal, a heel, or an espadrille. You get the point! They are step one in creating an easy and comfortable outfit for a long day of sightseeing.
If you are traveling somewhere warm, you will need a great pair of shorts that allow your legs to breathe while enjoying the sun! The Liana is one of our favorite styles because they aren’t too short and they are extremely comfortable. Pair these with a wedge heel and a flowy blouse for a chic vacation look. These shorts can work with your vacation itinerary and won’t take up much room in the suitcase if you’re trying to pack light!
A jogger is the perfect travel essential because they are a comfortable style for wearing on a plane or in a car for a long road trip. The looser fit allows for unrestricted movement and the breathable fabric is often better than leggings or sweatpants. Plus you will feel more put together. Once you get to your destination you can continue to wear these while traveling around the city with a cute sneaker or sandal. Lighter than denim and just a little more versatile, these are a great packing item as they won’t wrinkle or require any special washing care.
A versatile jacket like this one is essential for summer travel. As we all know, weather can often be unpredictable. The fit of this piece is ideal for layering because it looks great over a crewneck sweatshirt, sweater, classic tee, or it can be buttoned to wear as a shirt. It pairs well with any simple dress, a pair of shorts, or your favorite jeans. It is versatile and lightweight enough to roll up and pack in your carry-on in case you get cold during the flight.
White denim is a must for summer especially if you are spending your getaway somewhere by the beach. Channel your inner coastal grandmother with a timeless pair of bootcut white jeans that you can pair with a breezy button down, a natural leather sandal or espadrille, and a glass of chardonnay (optional, but highly recommended). The Billie in white will give you a completely different look than your classic blue jeans and keep you cooler in the sun, while giving your more coverage than a pair of shorts. We truly can’t get enough of these!
When planning and packing for your summer vacations this year try to pack mainly pieces that offer both function and comfort. Use the extra space to throw in a few fun pieces that will pair well with those more classic styles. This will allow for easy outfit planning while you’re on your trip so that you can worry less about what you’re wearing and have more time to enjoy your destination!