We recognize the importance of a good styling kit. Especially when traveling for a destination event, you never know the kind of wardrobe malfunctions you could run into, and there’s no better feeling than being prepared! Keep reading for the 10 things you should always take with you when leaving town—and may we suggest immediately placing them in your travel bag for your next trip? When you’re done reading, of course.
Band-Aids can make you forget about the pain of your uncomfortable shoes (at least until you get to your hotel room), ensuring you don’t have to cut your precious vacation nights short. Leave some in your purse and always apply at the first sign of discomfort. We also like the brand’s Active Friction Block Stick ($6) for a subtle type of foot protection.
Band-Aid Variety Pack ($4)
A barely-there sandal goes with everything, and in the event of a shoe-mergency, you’ll be glad you brought them. Also, even your most comfortable shoes can become a pain the second or third night wearing them, and you’ll want an alternative option if your trip is for more than a weekend.
New Look Present Cream Bow Barely There Heeled Sandals ($38) in Cream
At home, a back-up dress is easy to come by—you have dozens in your closet—but when traveling for an event, you probably only have room for one. Choose a simple, lightweight version that you can dress up or down with accessories, just in case one of your outfit doesn’t work out as planned. Can you imagine having to attend a wedding ceremony in jorts?
Zara Dress With Side Gathering ($100) in Pink
Let’s be real: our bodies do weird things when we travel, including bloating and un-bloating. It’s not the best news for shoes, which can easily stretch, so have a few heel inserts handy because walking gracefully in shoes that are too big is pretty much impossible.
Heavenly Heels Back of Heel Cushions ($7) in Buttercup