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Your honeymoon should be a time of relaxation and connecting with your new hubby. The stress and planning should end once the wedding does. Getting ready for the honeymoon should make the light at the end of the wedding planning tunnel feel more attainable and help you prepare to get in deep relaxation mode. The last thing you should be doing is stressing over what to pack and what to pack it in! Lucky for you, we've found the ultimate carry-on suitcase to suit any honeymoon style. And as a bonus we helped you find a few top notch items to pack in it too!
Away Travel has made the ultimate carry-on bag. It has built in battery that can recharge your phone, tablet, or laptop up to 5 times with a single charge. Because the last thing you need after all that wedding stress is a dying phone — you have to Instagram all the photos right? Add to that 360-degree spinner wheels that make it easier for when you are inevitably running through the airport to make your flight. And it's removable laundry bag makes the eternal struggle of storing your dirty laundry separately from your clean clothes a cinch!
Photo: Courtesy of Away Travel | (The Away Carry-on, $225, awaytravel.com)
Now that you've found and pre-ordered your perfect piece of luggage, comes the big question — what to pack in it? Have no fear. We've scoured the Internet for the 6 must have pieces to pack no matter if you are heading to the slopes, the beach, or the city.
Photos: Courtesy | (Clockwise from top left: Marysia One-Piece, $319, marysiaswim.com; Halogen hat, $38; nordstrom.com; Tularosa Rowley Romper, $160, revolveclothing.com; Shiseido Sun Protection Lotion, $40, barneys.com; Ancient Greek Sandal, $233, farfetch.com; Westward Leaning x Olivia Palermo, $275, westwardleaning.com)
Packing for a tropical getaway
Nothing says honeymoon bliss like relaxing on the beach with a cocktail in hand. What you wear once you're on island time should be easy and relaxed. A striped one-piece is ideal (pack less, and get more out of it!). Perfect for lounging, or engaging in water sports, it also doubles as a top — just slide a pair of denim cutoffs over it when you're exploring the island.
What's a tropical vacay without a new pair of sunnies? These Westward Leaning specs were designed by style maven Olivia Palermo so you know you are on trend! No matter how much SPF you slather on (we love Shisheido's) some of those pesky rays can still reach your skin — pack a trendy Panama hat to shield your face from pre-mature wrinkles. Lastly a pair of nude sandals will work with every piece you've packed, and can go from day to night easily when you're feeling the island vibes.
Photos: Courtesy | Clockwise from top left: Saint James for J. Crew Shirt, $90, jcrew.com; Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers, $75, nordstrom.com; Kate Spade Passport Holder, $78, katespade.com; Cannon Camera, $400, cannon.com; Zara Dress, $50, zara.com; Mansur Gavriel Bag, $595, bergdorfgoodman.com
Packing for a romantic European honeymoon
Beach not your thing? Maybe you and your new hubby are more into sipping wine in between sightseeing at cultural havens like the Louvre or the Coliseum. If you're planning on traveling through Europe's main cities we've got the packing list for you!
A striped boatneck shirt is a classic staple of every chic European woman's closet. Get ready to hand out directions to tourists, because you will definitely fit in with the locals in this. You'll be doing a lot of walking during your trip so a comfy but fashion-forward pair of sneakers are a must. No matter where you're headed, make sure you get a professional camera before you fly out. There are important moments (ahem, like you're honeymoon) where an iPhone photo just won't cut it. You're also going to be hopping from city to city and pulling out your passport a lot. So, why not make it stylish with an adorable passport holder?
A simple little black dress is a necessity for all those late night dinners at romantic cafes you stumble across. Lastly, an easy (not to mention super stylish) cross-body bag is essential while you're walking the days away with your sweetie.
Photos: Courtesy | Clockwise from top left: Perfect Moment Jacket, $650, net-a-porter.com; Smith Goggles, $48, rei.com; L'Agent by Agent Provocateur Bra, $92, journelle.com; Sno Strappy All-in-one, $180, topshop.com; Mango Sweater, $35, mango.com; Charlotte Simone fur coat, $658, matchesfashion.com
Packing for a Honeymoon in the slopes
Perhaps you and the hubs want a little more action-packed honeymoon and plan to hit the slopes. These pieces are the essentials for when you're hitting the powder and aprés-ski.
You'll want to look good while showing off your skills and this jacket will make that happen. It's waterproof fabric will keep you dry and it's chevron print will help your guy spot you when you leave him in the dust. Hip snowboard chick goggles are a must, and this rose tinted pair are not only cute but fully UV protected. Just because the wedding is over doesn't mean you have to give up wearing white — in this case, it's an all-in-one snowsuit that will keep you warm and looking bridal.
Being in the cold all day, you're going to want to snuggle up in a big chunky sweater and deliciously furry coat while you make your way to the ski lodge for dinner and many glasses of wine. And last, but definitely not least when it comes to this romantic trip, heat things up indoors with someone new lingerie your new husband has never seen before.