Now, as I mentioned before, I'm no glamour girl when it comes to traveling. I'm the back-packer type. I like to rough it, I like to hike it, and I like to get back to my hostel dirty and sweaty. It's just my idea of a good time! To start, here are some great sandals for the summer that still support your feet...
They leave hideous tan lines on your feet if you're going to be in the sun all day every day, but they also work well with long linen pants or jeans if you're not roughing it but want happy feet as you walk around a new town. You can purchase Chacos here.
Tevas. So you're not the "rough it" type, but you want sandals that are going to support your feet, and keep cool while you're running around Greek Islands all summer. Tevas are for you. I've had a pair of these for a year and I love them. They got me through two weeks in Spain and dusty Morocco and most of my grocery trips on the weekends. I get more compliments on these sandals than I know what to do with. When I first got them I thought the ankle wrap might annoy me, but they've designed the shoe to be very comfortable and not rub at your skin. Buy here.
Next up, scarves. This is a must have when traveling simply because you never know when you'll step into a cold cathedral, need to cover up in a mosque or temple, or need to get the sun off you. Scarves do all three plus help create a cute outfit! Here are a couple I found with a range of prices that would work great...
|Fenced Garden Scarf via Anthropologie
|Prayer Shawl via World Market
|Navajo Woven Scarf via Forever 21
Wrapping up, I wanted to mention two more items. One practical and one not so much. The practical item is the packing cube set from Rick Steves that I mentioned months ago in this post. If you were standing in front of me right now I would grab you by the shoulders and shake you saying "you need these cubes!" They will make packing so much easier and keep you organized throughout your journey. The other is a beautiful passport cover from StitchAddiction on Etsy. I've always wanted a passport cover and this one is on my radar.
|Packing Cube Set via Rick Steves'
|Geisha Passport Cover via StitchAddiction
What are the accessories you won't board a plane without?