The two things taking up the most real estate in our minds as of late? Our summer travel plans and our warm-weather wardrobes. We might even admit to spending more time curating the contents of our carry-ons than deciding on a final vacation destination—we are fashion editors, after all. But since bringing our entire closet is unrealistic (we're unfortunately a bit too familiar with overweight baggage fees), we've narrowed our focus down to three types of items that are essential for warm-weather travels. This is the tried-and-true ticket to creating the most stylish outfit combinations (and, on another important note, saving room in your suitcase for impromptu shopping). So pack your bags—but not without these wear-on-repeat pieces from INC International Concepts, created for Macy's.
The Airport-to-Dinner Pants
While we're typically inclined to throw at least one pair of denim into our suitcase, cropped trousers are just as crucial (and versatile). These styles are comfortable enough to be worn in lieu of sweats at the airport and chic enough to be dressed up for dinner with a nice tank.
These elevated track pants are serving up all the sporty vibes, with a tie-waist to keep things elevated yet comfy. They even have a stretchy waistband, so feel free to order both desserts without regret. You are on vacation, after all.
Pro tip: Vertical stripes help elongate legs, which is especially appreciated on cropped pants. These work every bit as well with pool slides as they do strappy sandals.
The Transitional Top
While crop tops are certainly taking over the summer scene, don't forget about full-length blouses. Interesting takes on simple options that will mix and match with a multitude of plain and printed bottoms are key for a seamless travel wardrobe.
Leave behind your plain white cotton tank tops; instead, opt for a more tailored version with a sporty touch.
Off-the-shoulder tops are always an easy, breezy summer staple, so pack one that can be tucked into a midi skirt for dinner alfresco or worn over your favorite denim cutoffs by the pool.
Since we love this top style so much we had to share this lightweight embroidered version. Here's your chance to tap into the puffy sleeve trend we keep talking about.
The One-Piece Wonder
Sure, we love layering, but we don't have to tell you about the ease of getting ready when you're simply throwing on one piece instead of two or three. So don't forget to bring at least one jumpsuit or long dress that has day-to-night styling potential—you're one step closer to traveling carry-on only. The dream.
This chic printed piece is a reminder that paisley can look cool outside of our grandmothers' houses. We like to think of jumpsuits as the socially acceptable pajamas you can wear in public. Stock up quick.
The embellishments on this maxi dress make it feel instantly elevated, so all you'll have to do is change your shoes for a night on the town.
Equal parts sundress and bikini cover-up, this flowy piece does it all (and then some). Add flat leather sandals and a basket bag, and you're good to go just about anywhere.