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Spring & Summer Travel Style Guide: 2017 Edition

Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner! And that can only mean one thing: It’s finally time to bring that warm-weather wardrobe of yours out from hibernation.

But maybe it means something else, too. Maybe, it’s time to spice up your suitcase by throwing in a few new pops of color and texture.

Our 2017 Spring & Summer Travel Style Guide is sure to brighten up your suitcase and send you off to your next destination in style! Here are some of our favorite picks of the season, including everything from beach totes and towels, to swimsuits, sunglasses, and even passport cases. *This post contains affiliate links.


When traveling, you need at least one good hat! Aside from covering up your crazy hair after flying for 15 hours, a stylish hat can dress up any outfit and block out those dangerous UV rays when you’re spending time on beach.

Here are our favorite hat finds of the season!

1. Sunny Do Not Disturb Hat

2. Medium Brim Hat

3. Straw Panama Hat

4. Woven Panama Hat

5. Joanna Straw Hat

6. Slub Knit Panama Hat


When it comes to walking miles and miles on the cobblestone streets of Europe, you need durable, super comfy sandals. And when you’re heading to the beach, you need some shoes to slide on and go! These sandals will do both of those things, and turn your travel outfit into a complete stunner!

1. Gemma Lace-Up Sandal

2. Gigi Sandal 

3. Cache Sandal

4. Miller Flip Flop 

5. Donddi

6. August Ghillie Sandal

7. Posh Embellished Lace-Up Sandals 


You can’t go to a sunny beach destination without a pair of sunglasses! That pretty much goes without saying. These sunglasses have been my go-tos for a few years now, but here are a few of our other favorites!

1. Rose Cat Eye Sunglasses

2. Erika Classic Sunglasses

3. Original Aviator Sunglasses

4. Halfmoon Magic Cat Eye Sunglasses

5. 52mm Sunglasses

6. Paradiso Cat Eye Sunglasses

Beach Totes

When you’re headed for the sand, you need something to throw your sunscreen, sunglasses, towel, and camera in. These beautiful beach totes will do the trick!

1. Tulum Tote

2. Ibiza Woven Tote with Tassel Charms 

3. Lily Scallop Faux Leather Tote

4. Caracas Tote

5. Heatwave Tote


Whether you’re a one-piece or a bikini kind of girl, we’ve got you covered! Now all you need to do is book your trip to the beach destination of your dreams: maybe Thailand, Mexico, Bali, or California. What will it be?

1. Cruz Ruffle Bikini Top

2. Hippie Hooray One-Piece Swimsuit

3. Luv Lost Reversible High Neck Bikini Top and Bottoms

4. Convertible Strap Top and Bottoms

5. Pixie Petal One-Piece Swimsuit

6. Reversible High Neck Bra Top and Bottoms


When you’re hanging around a beach town or lounging at your resort, a lightweight, breezy cover-up is all you need. Here are our favorite cover-ups right now!

1. Eva Cover-Up Dress

2. Print Woven Cover-Up Caftan Dress

3. Kimono

4. Ginger Cover-Up Dress

5. Side Tie Cover-Up Dress

6. Tunic

Beach towels

If you’re traveling to a tropical destination, lounging at the beach or pool is probably on your agenda. Take along a beach towel that’s lightweight, absorbent, soft, and even shows your personality! These are our favorite beach towel finds for this season.

We can’t decide if we like the pizza towel or the watermelon towel more! How bout you?

1. Watermelon Round Beach Towel 

2. Koh Chevron Wave Pattern Beach Towel 

3. Pizza Round Beach Towel 

4. Fun in the Sun Turkish Pestemal Towel

5. Lucky Turkish Pestemal Towel 

6. Fergana Beach Towel 

7. Donut Round Beach Towel 

8. Diamond Turkish Pestemal Towel 

9. Alabat Beach Towel

Passport Cases & Luggage Tags

As a frequent traveler, a passport case and luggage tags are things that you need. So why not buy stylish versions of those, that also represent your personality and your experiences?!

Here are our favorite passport cases and luggage tags!

1. Cameron Street Leather Passport Holder

2. Camel March Passport Holder

3. Cameron Street Roses Passport Holder

4. Near & Far Passport Case

5. Near & Far Luggage Tag

6. Travel Document Set


When your travel outfit needs a little pop, a watch is one of the simplest, most functional accessories you can throw on. This watch, which has a map of Europe on its face, is my favorite watch ever!

1. Five O’Clock Metro Watch 

2. Going Places Metro Watch

3. La Bohème Leather Strap Watch

4. Elephant Metro Watch

Spring & Summer Travel Style Guide: 2017 Edition

Pack up your suitcase and hit the road!

It’s time to explore new places and meet new faces this spring and summer 2017.

And, hopefully, this travel style guide will help you do just that, looking and feeling your best!


Traveling to a beach destination this spring? Taking an island vacation this summer? This Spring & Summer Travel Style Guide has you covered! From sunglasses and sandals, to swimsuits and beach totes, this guide has everything you'll need for a successful (and stylish) vacation!

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Maddy Cornelius

Maddy is the co-founder and editor of Travel Alphas. Mint tea, handmade pasta, gelato, and red wine are among her favorite treats. New York City, Budapest, Bali, and Florence are a few of her most-loved destinations.

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