Traveling Well Part 1: Luggage + Style

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Good travel wear is important to get for the summer months. Whether you’re planning a weekend trip, or if you have the luxury to take a two week vacation, packing the proper, convenient attire is crucial. Packing wrinkle-resistant travel wear in a sturdy suitcase is mandatory for a proper vacation. For example, two travel bags ripped on me in the past and the results were disastrous. Trust me, when you’re hopping around from city to city with a ripped bag or a broken wheel your situation will feel nightmarish.

Good suitcases are very expensive and that’s exactly why I never bought them. I always opted for the $50-$100 suitcases, but they could barely make it out of an international trip alive. I suggest dishing out for a quality suitcase with warranty (keep receipt and tags) and it will last you ten years or more.

I love Tumi because their bags are durable and reliable. This particular Ducati style bag is fierce looking and functional. The four wheeled polycarbonate exterior shell with the soft and flexible fabric front panel will go anywhere smoothly without breaking a nail or hurting your back, and that’s how any lady should roll -- stylish and comfortable.

Tumi + Ducati Quattroporte 4 Wheeled Extended Trip

→ Buy the Tumi + Ducati Quattroporte 4 Wheeled Extended Trip, $695.00, at

I love being able to look like I tried, but effortlessly slide something on. This cut out back maxi dress is perfect. I love how nice it is and how it’s easy to pack. Of course, I am assuming this is not a work trip. I just love this dress’s potential. With the appropriate cuff and earrings, this dress can really transition well into the evening.

Venus Open Back Maxi Dress

→ Buy the Venus Open Back Maxi Dress, $36.00 (was $42.00), at

My third important pick is another comfortable item that makes traveling fun while looking fashionable. In addition to comfortable sneakers and sandals that won’t fill up your suitcase, I suggest you bring one pair of daring wedges that are easy to walk in.

I love this sophisticated Sergio Rossi pair. Everything about the two color options is wonderful. Both options combine a deep and lighter color that’s soothing on the eye and even nicer on a sun kissed tan. The ankle tassels give this pair extra spunk and fashionable sass that no other wedge can best. The advantages these comfortable wedges provide outweigh filling up your super sleek, durable suitcase.

Sergio Rossi Ombre Wedge Pump

→ Buy the Sergio Rossi Ombre Wedge Pump, $199.95 (was $525.00), at; shipping is free.

Stay tuned for part II of my favorite travel items. Whether it’s smart or not, I’ll be relaxed and fashionable on my trip.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.