The time of vacations has finally come around, and if you were dreading the tedious packing process, fret not. We’ve got your travel checklist all sorted out with these essentials!
1 HOT WHEELS
Make a striking entrance even in transit with Rimowa’s Bossa Nova (from $1,850). This multi-wheel emerald stunner bags a padded handle for comfortable use while on the move, as well as a built-in slot specially to hold an add-on luggage. Its interior is just as luxurious, lined with padded material and a neatly devised divider for better organisation of your baggage.
2 COOL SHIELD
Here’s what every explorer needs: a sleek pair of sunnies that doesn’t just protect your delicate eyes from the glaring sun rays but also makes for a stylish accessory to your outfit. Get these Ray-ban Sunglasses ($285, Robinsons) that can easily complement your face shape and everyday ensemble at the same time.
3 CHIC TRACKER
Keep up with your workout routine even while on vacation with the Fitbit Flex 2 ($148, Challenger) that seamlessly records your day’s activity and sleep. You can even keep count of your efforts in the pool as this slim beauty comes waterproof. It also functions as arm candy. You have the freedom of switching things up depending on your outfit as there is wide range of interchangeable wristbands and bangles available.
4 TOTES BAG IT
In a foreign country, it’s always best to be prepared wherever you go. Have all your necessities – wallet, passport, makeup kit, umbrella, jacket, water bottle, the list goes on… all in a roomy tote. You’ll never be caught without any space for your stuff with this Bimba Y Lola Bag ($490) that comes in a cute tropical print. In other words, cue the holiday vibes!
5 SAY CHEESE
When you’re in your dream destination or amid scenic landscapes, what better way to remember these precious moments than with the Casio Exlim-EXZR5000GN ($629). Specially designed to cater to your endless selfie needs, this camera has a smart front-shutter function that delivers Instagram-worthy self-portraits while fitting everything in one frame with a 19mm super wide-angle lens. For anyone with shaky hands, it also comes with an impressive stabilisation feature, ensuring clear and picture-perfect shots.
6 TAKE COVER
Whether rain or shine, Uniqlo’s Women Wool Bowler Hat ($39.90) has got you covered. Made of 100 per cent wool, this stylish accessory matches both dressy and casual outfits. Now who’s ready for that next #ootd shot?
7 FULL THROTTLE
A long day out calls for a handy portable charger to feed your phone and other smart devices with a consistent battery life throughout your itinerary. The Sony USB Type-C CP-SC5 ($89) is super sleek and slim, making it convenient to carry around while packing a lasting supply of battery life of up to 1,000 charges. Its LED light indicator also acts as a good gauge of how much power is left while in use.
8 WALK THE WALK
Explore the city with ease with the Skechers Gowalk 4 ($119). These shoes aren’t just comfortable for an adventure but are also pretty to sport. Your feet can definitely breathe easy in these, with its soft-knit front that ensures a perfect fit. Long walks will also be a breeze with built-in cushions that offer good support for your feet.
9 PRETTY VISION
Start everyday with a fresh pair of Acuvue Define Radiant Charm ($64/per box of 30 pairs, at authorised practitioners). Reap the beauty benefits of these lenses as they have three varying pigment layers that can lighten, contrast and enlarge your eyes all at the same time. A smart, unique technology seals the colour pigments between the lens and safely away from your eyes. You can also expect amazing comfort in these, which lock in 20 hours of moisture for your precious peepers.
10 THE PERFECT FIT
Parkland’s Valley Travel Kit ($39, Isetan) keeps your toiletries neatly organised, making it the ideal packing companion for your travels. This roomy pouch includes a mesh toothbrush sleeve, and comes in a small, compact size – convenient enough to fit into a smaller piece of luggage or even an overnight camping backpack.