Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Women’s Clothing For Travel
When packing for a trip, you’ll want to bring along versatile clothing that won’t wrinkle easily or take up too much space in your suitcase. A capsule wardrobe, with easily interchangeable pieces, are a good idea as well, especially for longer excursions. From comfortable dresses in neutral colors that can be worn more than once to bracelets that match multiple outfits to tops and bottoms that can be layered and dressed up or down for multiple occasions, here are ideal clothing picks for moms who travel.
When it comes to technical fabrics that are made to last, Ibex leads the pack. All of the brand’s wool comes from Australia and New Zealand and each item of clothing is meant to be durable, with conscious manufacturing. The Women’s Merino Tencel Pocket Short Sleeve Tee, $85, is as versatile as it gets for moms who travel. Comfortable, well-made, available in multiple colors, and ideal for regulating body temperature, this the shirt to usurp all others.
With sustainability in mind, all items in the Cleobella line are ethically made by independent artisans from around the globe. Cottons used in the fabrics are derived from certified organically produced raw materials. The black handmade Brielle Midi Dress, $208, is a great choice for travel because it can be dressed up or down, depending on what shoes and jewelry you wear, and the eyelet ecofriendly fabric gives the dress a timeless feel. Wear to dinner or while exploring the shops and markets—this dress will quickly be your go-to item in your suitcase.
New to the HEX lineup is the stylish and minimalist Aspect Bag Collection. Water-resistant and made with eco-friendly materials, the Aspect Sling, $30, available in charcoal or black, can be worn over the shoulder, as a cross-body, or hip pack-style—perfect for curious travelers. Store all your essentials in the zippered pocket and keep your items safe and close to your body while wandering around. This sling pairs well with many outfits and can be used day or night.
For frames that will stay on your face, whether you’re hiking or exploring a medina, Tifosi makes high-quality shades with a variety of colorways. Fashionable and functional, the Swank XL, $30, offers premium optics at an affordable price. These sunglasses will not only protect your eyes from the sun, but also, they’ll pair well with a variety of outfits (and activities) when traveling.
Spring is an exciting time for leading outdoor clothing brand, Jack Wolfskin, where colorful new arrivals abound. The Tasman Peak hard-shell hiking jacket for women, $170, is a versatile piece of technical clothing that is essential when traveling. It provides an extra layer of warmth while also keeping you dry. Packable and easy to toss in any day bag, this is the layer you’ll need when adventuring in the outdoors or while traveling.
The sustainably made Unlock-It Bracelet from Akola, is handcrafted by Ugandan women artisans. The colored crystals on this hinged bracelet with magnetic clasp represent the connection between the wearer and the maker. Choose from different styes, that match a variety of outfits when traveling, engraved with the words Peace, Grace, Hope, Joy, Brave, Strong, or Glow, $145.
Another, more affordable, jewelry option is the Taj Bracelet, $30, from Franne Golde. Accessories are not only a great gift for Mother’s Day, but also, they help change up the look of an outfit. With a lovely design, this bracelet is handmade by female artisans in India and when you purchase a piece, you’re supporting these women through a partnership with the Love is Project.