The Carry On: August 2021

The Carry On: August 2021

At-home spa apps, Italophile-approved bikinis and a new cult beauty brand collab: our carry-on picks for summer 2021

Carry On is our monthly round-up of those joy-giving travel
items we’d happily haul from Stansted to Seville,
Heathrow to Hydra. Be it a
functional fedora or the latest in skincare science, we’ve probably
got it in our carry-on. Riffing on the adage “if you can think it,
you can be it”, we’re saying, “if you can jam it in your carry-on…
you can bring it.” Catchy. Note: weight restrictions and other
practicalities do not apply.

At-home spa apps, Italophile-approved bikinis and a new cult
beauty brand collab: our carry-on picks for summer 2021

Oseree Lumière Coloré High Waisted Bra


We’ve sent our sweatpants packing and instead are slipping into
the most extravagant, shiniest things we can find. Peacocking? Us?
Never. Adding a bit of glam to your go-to black cossie, this
glittery, colour-block two-piece has serious “Brigitte Bardot in
Capri” vibes. It’s stocked by issimo – founded by
Marie-Louise Sciò
, CEO and creative director of the Pellicano
Group. After posing poolside at Il Pellicano, we’ll be pairing the
bikini top with a high-waisted pair of palazzo pants – ideal for

Buy now at issimo£228.00

Air Fresheners

Earl of East

Having transported us to Japanese onsen and the cobbled streets
of Copenhagen
with its scented candle collection, our home-fragrance hero Earl of
East is hitting the road with its new range of air fresheners in
sought-after scents. They’re an ideal solution for pimping
road-trip chariots or stuffing in your carry-on wash bag to refresh
your smalls.

Buy now at Earl of East £12.00


As summer holidays are now seemingly back on the cards, our
trip-planning is in full swing. Between booking PCRs and feverishly
checking a country’s traffic-light status, it’s all got a little
bit stressful. Enter Urban, the at-home spa app that’s taking the stress
out of your holiday beauty regime. A one-stop-wellness shop,
Urban will
sort out everything from your pre-flight massage and facial to a
blow-dry or mani, with its dedicated team of preening professionals
coming straight to your door. The helpful wellness app also offers
a range of fitness, yoga and physiotherapy services.

Buy now at £37.00

Abstract Art Print Long Sleeve Romper

Jaded London

Worn by cool kids everywhere from Brixton to Beverly Hills,
Jaded London’s psychedelic prints and colourful knits have fast
become the summer’s festival favourite. Whether you’re embarking on
your annual Ibiza
pilgrimage or taking it easy with a trip to Hauser & Wirth’s
outpost in Menorca, this
retro romper may give us Two of a Kind Olsen twin vibes (pre-bashed
up Birkins) but hey, the Nineties are back in. Oh, and it’s a

Buy now at Jaded London£55.00

All Day Shirt in Linen


A chic, sling-over-everything, sustainable white linen shirt?
Sold. Arguably the most important thing in our carry-on (after our
passport), this wardrobe staple takes us from day to night, beach
to bar. We could wax lyrical about the importance of owning a white
linen shirt but we’re pretty sure you’re already au fait with the
benefits, so follow suit and don this one by eco-friendly,
London-based menswear brand, L’Estrange.

Buy now at L’Estrange£110.00

Transformer Toiletry Bag

If you’re anything like us, then your beauty bag is fit to
bursting and probably still sporting residue from that can of
hairspray that exploded in the middle of your last flight, not to
mention two smashed highlighters and a leaky liquid eyeliner.
Wash-proof, spill-proof and overpacker-proof, this sleek leather
travel bag – made with sustainable leather, FYI – can be wiped
clean with ease and collapses to save space in your suitcase. We’d
love to pretend we stick to the 100ml rule but chances are, we’ve
checked our suitcase in the hold just for our skincare. We told you
practicalities need not apply…

Buy now at £69.00

Leave In Conditioner


Forget Travis Scott’s endless collabs dropping this month – this
is one pairing we’d pitch a tent outside a department store for.
Thankfully, it’s available online. The most-wanted conditioner
since, well, ever, OUAI’s best-selling, travel-friendly leave-in
hair hero now comes scented with BYREDO’S cult Mojave Ghost scent
giving our flat, fresh-off-the-plane locks a much-needed freshen
up. Spritz freely over stressed-out strands to give them a moisture
boost, or use it as a pre-style primer. Are we obsessed? Ouai.

Buy now at OUAI x BYREDO£22.00

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