Shopping for Vacation: 3 Designer Accessories Well Worth Buying Before Traveling This Summer by 30Seconds Travel

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Shopping for Vacation: 3 Designer Accessories Well Worth Buying Before Traveling This Summer

One of the best parts of going on vacation may be having an excuse to pick up some great new clothes and accessories to wear while traveling. A vacation can mean doing things you don't normally do as much at home, whether eating out in nice restaurants, hanging out on the beach or getting more time to do your favorite activities. This means that you may want some new gear. However, there are some things you can splurge on for your summer vacation that also may make good additions to your accessories roster all year round – or for future trips. Here are some of the things you can pick up ahead of your vacation. These items are worth spending money on and you will still get a lot of use out of them when the vacation ends!

Designer Sunglasses

Sunglasses are essential if you're going on a summer vacation and expect to be spending a lot of time outdoors. They will protect your eyes from the harmful effects of UV rays, and also will make sure you feel comfortable even during the brightest parts of the day. Sunglasses come in just about every price range. Because they are so essential that you will probably wear them with every outfit, and because you can make use of them for the rest of the year (even in winter), they can be a good thing to spend a little extra on to get a really fashionable pair you'll love.

When choosing sunglasses, there are lots of things to consider, including what shape of frame suits your face, whether you need a sporty, practical design for the activities you'll be doing while you are on vacation and whether you should get prescription sunglasses for driving. It's a good idea to shop around and find a pair that not only looks amazing and suits your face shape, but is also comfortable and appropriate for your lifestyle. All high-end sunglasses offer good sun protection, but make sure you are getting a good fit and a style you love!


Good luggage can be a true investment. In addition to making you look stylish when traveling, well-designed luggage can last a lifetime, and can even make it easier to do things like get through airport security by providing a smart design that helps you access things you may need to take out quickly (e.g. your laptop). A matching set of luggage for your family or in different sizes for your checked and cabin baggage can be a great purchase that you'll get use out of every time you travel, and that you'll enjoy being seen with. Look out for high-end brands with stylish designs, but also those that feature things like a lifetime guarantee, lightweight materials and practicality.

Beautiful Sneakers

If you plan to do a lot of sightseeing and walking around, then you'll probably want some comfortable shoes. However, you also may want something fashionable and fun to wear, so you don't feel like you are losing out on some of that travel glamour by having to trek around a fantastic new city in the old sneakers you usually wear to walk the dog. Sneakers are really on trend at the moment if you pick the right designs, and you can get some that are both stylish and comfortable by checking out some of the collections by luxury shoe brands.

Whether you want something classic and sporty or that makes a bold style statement, you can find some gorgeous designer sneakers at high-end online store SSENSE, including the latest Balenciaga sneakers, and cool street footwear from other major labels like Gucci. Investing in designer sneakers at a store like SSENSE will not only help you feel suitably dressed up even when you are walking for hours around your destination city or while traveling, but will also give you a fantastic pair of statement shoes to add to your usual casual wardrobe. 

These are three things that you will probably need to buy for your vacation anyway, but that can be well worth putting more thought into and perhaps even spending a little more than usual on. They can then be things that will be favorite parts of your accessory lineup long after your vacation tan has faded. Shop around before you travel to find the best sunglasses, high-end luggage and luxury designer sneakers to make an investment in your summer vacation!

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Totally agree. A cool pair of shades is the best accessory! 😎
Julie Rose
Yes to investing in a good pair of stylish walking shoes. Look good and feel good!
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
I absolutely love this! My husband got me some nice luggage as a wedding gift and it makes me feel good every time I pack it for a trip. It is definitely a wonderful investment. After four years, it still looks nearly new! And the ease of pulling it through the airport is my favorite part. Anything that helps make travel easier, I'm all about. Thank you for this great tip!
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