What To Pack For Spring Travel That Isn't Clothing

We've never been ones to "travel light." Why? Because when you're far away from home, you remember all of the things you should have brought along. Despite getting everything organized in the days leading up to your vacation, there are always a few goods you wish you threw in your bag — like when you go to the park and wish you had a blanket to sit on or hit up a pool party and want a mobile speaker to get the beats going.

With those occurrences in mind, we've rounded up 19 unexpected travel essentials you're bound to forget — but definitely need. Ahead, find a few fun items to consider scooping up and throwing into your carry-on before your next takeoff.
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A neck scarf doubles as an outfit-maker and a sweat-catcher.

Donni Charm Bandana, $68, available at Donni Charm.
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Match your phone to your tropical surroundings.

Yeah Bunny iPhone Case, $29, available at Yeah Bunny.
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Capture the moment on more than Instagram with this print-on-the-spot camera.

Polaroid Snap Instant Camera & Film, $149.97, available at Fab.com.
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Don't forget a swimsuit — you never know when a hot tub or night swim occasion will arise.

Wildfox Moon & Star Zip Crop Tank, $76, available at Wildfox.
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Just don't forget this specially developed wash made for swim fabrics.

Le Paume Bikini Care, $24, available at Le Paume.
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Three words: Unicorn pool float.

Funboy Pegasus Float, $99, available at Funboy.
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A graphic blanket is perfect for park hangs and outdoor concerts.

Dusen Dusen Shapes Throw, $195, available at Garmentory.
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Stay hydrated on the go with a chic and sturdy water bottle that's so much better than running through a bunch of plastic ones.

bkr Ellie 1L, $45, available at bkr.
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This solar-powered phone charger is one of those things you should always keep in your bag.

Port Solar Powered Charger $68, available at Free People.
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Leave your easily tangled jewelry at home in exchange for a cool-girl choker.

Fallon Armure Hammered Stud Choker Gold, $60, available at Fallon.
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Sure, wherever you're staying might have towels, but will they be this beautiful?

Drye Hunee Towel, $69, available at Drye.
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No makeup is necessary when you have a rad pair of sunglasses.

Han Kjobenhavn GR in Silver, $105, available at VU Sunglass.
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Protect your face from the sun and look good doing it.

Nasty Gal Straw Boater Hat, $28, available at Nasty Gal.
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Cute socks are a fun accessory for any outfit and guard your feet from potentially dirty hotel room floors.

& Other Stories Shiny Ribbed Socks, $12, available at & Other Stories.
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Bring the beat wherever you go and share it with friends.

Beats Pill+ Speaker, $229.95, available at Apple.
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Or, you know, keep it all to yourself.

Master & Dynamic ME05 Headphones, $199, available at Master & Dynamic.
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How to make your sneakers feel new again? Try these fun tassels for your laces.

Miscere Shoe Tassels, $24, available at Miscere.
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Do you really need a reason for an Instagram-worthy koozie?

ban.do Drink Sleeve, $5, available at ban.do.
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Every road trip needs a golden flask.

Urban Outfitters Gold Plated Flask, $35, available at Urban Outfitters.
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