Travel-themed accessories can get everyone in gear

Published: Sunday, Jul. 6, 2014 - 12:00 am

For those who are jet setting off to foreign (or domestic) lands this summer, or those just dreaming of it, these summer travel-themed accessories are a great way to get a travel fix for much less than actually traveling somewhere.

Ray-Ban aviator classic: A staple for pilots, these sunglasses will have you feeling like you’re cruising at 30,000 feet. For $150, you get quality eyewear and a cool look for all your summertime escapades. See

Thebalm Balm Voyage holiday face palette: Passports, please! This palette takes you around the world in 16 shadows and three lip and cheek creams. The $42.50 petite palette is compact enough to fit in your bag, and there’s a small mirror for on-the-go application. Get it at

Urban OutfitterS around the world leather watch: You’ve got the whole world in your hands and on your wrist with this $34 watch. Featuring a world map on the face, a leather band and a stainless steel back, this Urban Outfitters timepiece is a dime piece when it comes to accessorizing. Online at

Malin and Goetz 1 oz. essential kit: Traveling is stressful enough without the hassle of trekking through the TSA security line. This kit makes the checkpoints a little easier and your carry-on a little lighter. For $30, you get 1-ounce versions of a grapefruit face cleanser, vitamin E face moisturizer, bergamot body wash, vitamin B5 body moisturizer, peppermint shampoo and cilantro hair conditioner. Order from

Michael Michael Kors jet set laptop travel tote: Finding the perfect carry-on is a challenge. This one is as close to perfection as possible. With compartments for a laptop, tablet and phone, it houses all technology needs. It is also has enough room for everything else you need to bring on the flight, and it conveniently fits under the seat. $299.95 at

Forever 21 island girl straw panama hat: Hats can often get neglected in the grand scheme of fashion, but they’re an important style piece as well as a way to protect skin from the Sun’s harsh rays. This Panama hat from Forever 21 is a cute option with a black band and bow accent, and it’s functional for cheap ($15.80,

Steven Madden caitz sandals: Say goodbye to wintery closed-toe shoes and hello to summery sandals! The Caitz shoe from Steve Madden is strappy with a chunky heel and comes in cognac and black leather. Paired with a fresh pedicure, these shoes add a little elegant coolness to any outfit without trying too hard. Pick them up for $99.95 at

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