New Orleans-based entrepreneur Stirling Barrett launched his line of sunnies in 2013 and it's been nothing but bright horizons since. The name, Krewe du Optics, pays homage to the groups New Orleanians form to celebrate Mardi Gras. The St. Louis Collection was inspired by his hometown's intricate cast-iron balconies–these are the Bengal frames with blue polarized lenses, but you can order them in six different color pairings.
These earrings. THESE earrings (insert heart-eyes emoji). German-born and London-based designer Didi Ilse loves to incorporate her obsession with travel and the wild animals she sees abroad into her jewelry design. The Big Cats Collection features bangles, necklaces and these gold-plated cheetah earrings with mother-of-pearl, dangling teeth. You can also get them in silver and black shell.
Didi Ilse Cheetah Earring Gold Plate 2, $160 (£148)
Feast your eyes upon the prettiest and most versatile travel bag there is. This Loeffler Randall purse is made of cheetah printed haircalf and black leather, and inside, several convenient slots keep valuables tucked away. It's small and light enough to tote around all day (with a crossbody strap to take the weight off your back and shoulders) yet roomy enough to pack home any souvenirs you find on your way. On the back, look for two discreet straps that latch onto a bicycle.
Get with the gloss with these gorgeous, patent leather Everlane loafers–comfortable enough to support some serious walking adventures without sacrificing on style, all in all, the perfect travel shoe. They also come in four shades of Italian leather but this polished pair provides a nice contrast to the matte black ensemble. Everlane's no-fuss approach to fashion is a story in itself, as is the twenty-something entrepreneur who started it all.
Everlane Patent Loafer, $175
Relaxed, breezy and easily hides wrinkles, this Cynthia Rowley tunic dress is perfect for wondering down streets and up alleys in style. The key to exploring a new locale by foot is comfort and this little number has it in spades.
Brixton has established themselves as the George Clooney of hat makers–they're sturdy, ruggedly handsome and only get better with age. The company was established in 2004 by three friends that loved music and the culture of festivals, as evidenced by this wide-brimmed topper encircled with three grosgrain bands.
The problem with most DSLRs for amateur photographers is that they're just too large for convenient traveling. Enter the Olympus E-PL7. Though light and compact, it still has a ton of fun features for those that like to play–Wi-Fi allowing remote control and image transfers to smartphones, easily interchangeable lens and 180-degree flip touchscreen (which, we have to admit, is handy for selfies). The retro body is a style bonus. Pair it with a lug-mount wrist strap from Gordy's Camera Straps for convenient–and cute–on-the-go maneuvering.
Olympus PEN E-PL7, $599
The Arrivals got transitional spring fashion right with this lightweight biker jacket. Made of naturally-tanned lamb leather, the cropped number features laser-perforated panels for easy ventilation during warmer months–it's also wind and water resistant. It's perfect for chilly nights abroad or going from outdoors to consistently freezing airplanes. The rugged, sturdy design provides a nice juxtaposition with the delicate eyelets of the Cynthia Rowley dress.
Somewhere between New York and Melbourne Alex McBride conceived and launched The Fifth Watches, a line of timepieces that combines a minimal aesthetic with classic details. The watches come in five colors, here, the black and gold version features a brushed gold steel case and a black Italian leather band.
The Miami-based MIANSAI brand is known for their industrial-looking, sea-inspired hook and anchor bracelets and screw cuffs, like this gold-plated one wrapped in Italian full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather. They're stylish, indeed, but what's really admirable is the company's commitment to handmade in America accessories using the highest quality of materials.