Last week, I posted a list of what I’m bringing to Europe later this month. It’s a 3 week trip, so I am going to have to be very strategic with a “capsule” wardrobe of sorts.
The post was kind of a hit, so I decided to put together a list of what Tyler is bringing too. After all, men are traveling this summer as well.
Tyler by nature has a capsule wardrobe, meaning it is pretty simple and everything goes together. But let me be clear: he is not a snazzy dresser (no offense, Ty). He is one of those guys that gets kind of panicky when he has to wear jeans and has a meltdown if he gets caught in long sleeves when the temp rises above 65.
I can’t blame him: he values comfort above all. But if Vuori and Lululemon didn’t exist, I’m not sure where we’d be today. Most of this list is perfectly suited for the athletic guys who can’t be bothered to change out of their Nike’s before heading to dinner, alright?
Here’s what Tyler is packing for Europe.
I made sure to get Tyler stocked up on some t-shirts that look a little better than the ones he works out in, knowing that those are what he’s going to reach for the most on our trip.
He has a few of these henleys from Vuori which I love. The fit is great and the material is really soft.
Tyler has worn his Kore shorts from Vuori more than any other clothing item he owns. He has them in a few different colors and wears them daily. His are mostly darker neutrals but it looks like they have some really fun colors for summer–my faves are the “stormy” and “marsala.”
He also love Vuori’s Banks shorts–they are unlined and have a curved trim detail on the hem. I got him the “dusty pine micro dot” colorway for our trip. SO cute!
I love these shorts paired with a short-sleeved button down (linked a few below).
He’ll bring a couple of short-sleeved button downs for dinners and such. His current go-to is this one from Vuori.
He won’t pack a ton of layers, but he will bring this City Sweat Pullover from Lululemon. I got this for him for his birthday a couple of years ago, and he still wears it constantly.
Back to Vuori for swim trunks. They have the best styles, and the colors this year are so cute.
I got him these striped Puerto Boardshorts in the “neptune” color. ADORABLE. I also love, love, love the Cape shorts–every color is gorgeous but I especially love the “penny” and the “light cloud” colors–both very “boat ride in Amalfi” if you know what I mean?
He also has a pair of the Infinity Boardshorts which are a bit longer than other styles.
I wasn’t kidding when I said that this is a Nike’s only situation. I’ve basically given up on getting him to wear anything nicer, so I’ve learned to hack the system.
For Europe last year, I got him these white Nike Air Max 270’s.
Tyler should be able to fit everything in his Away Carry On suitcase. We are going on 5 years now with ours and they have held up amazingly well! The trick to keep the lighter colors clean is keeping a half of a magic eraser in a plastic bag in the inside pocket for emergencies
He too is a Packing Cube Person, so he’ll keep things organized with these packing cubes from CALPAK.
He loves this toiletry bag I got him from Away last year. It opens up completely flat so he can see and organize everything better.
For his carry-on bag, he’ll use a backpack. He has the older version of the Cruiser Backpack from Lululelmon, and it’s awesome. It has a few big compartments including a laptop sleeve. And then on the outside, it has a bunch of closeable pockets for easy access of his phone, sunglasses, passport, chapstick, etc., and a water bottle pocket on each side.
It’s a pre-weekend pick me up: just a little note with links to the latest blog posts, what I’m reading lately, and products I’m obsessed with. Think of it as a friend dropping off a surprise latte in the morning--you know?