16 Trendy Travel Bags To Get You Where You're Going In Style

The rising popularity of "travel style" has created an entire new world of expectations for how one should look on the go. Thanks to celebrities and models (we're looking at you, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), sweatpants and a hoodie no longer cut it for a long plane ride (even though we like to think they still do). Instead, celeb airport ensembles — typically comprised of a skinny jean, moto jacket, and a few accessories (think a wide-brim hat, cat-eye sunglasses, or a cozy blanket scarf) — have set the bar high for dressing while hitting the road.

With so much focus on ensembles, though, the bags we carry can get the short end of the stick. But why shouldn't they look just as good? If you've been carrying the same beat-up pieces (and we mean carry-on, makeup case, backpack, et al.) for years now, it's time to replace your old go-tos with some fresh, stylish pieces that will enhance your travel style, rather than cramping it. From a rolling suitcase to the pouch you keep some earrings and Advil in, every bag you jet set with can be a reflection of your personal style: Click through to shop our picks for all the good-looking, TSA-approved items that will get you where you need to go en vogue.
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If you only carry keys and some spare change, take advantage of your light load with an Insta-worthy pouch.

Otaat/Myers Collective Ring Pouch, $120, available at Need Supply Co.
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Bobby pins? Check. Spare tampon? Check.

H&M Small Suede Purse, $17.99, available at H&M.
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No more fumbling through your bag for your boarding pass — simply wear it around your waist.

Collina Strada Fanny Pack, $300, available at Collina Strada.
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Your makeup bag likely gets a lot of wear, so invest in a piece (or two) that's worth showing off.

Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case Set, $80, available at Angela Roi.
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This'll fit right in your weekender...with plenty of room to spare.

Herschel Chapter Travel Kit, $39.99, available at Herschel.
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Ideal for theme parks, hikes, and so much more.

Lotfi Canteen Bag, $108, available at Need Supply Co.
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Beach vacation in your future? Try a festive day-to-night clutch, instead of bringing two separate bags.

AAKS Ambi, $82.56, available at AAKS.
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Because a little black bag will never steer you wrong.

Proenza Schouler Black Hava Bag, $1,850 $1,036, available at SSENSE.
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Hands-free, all the way.

Kara Lavender Small Backpack, $440, available at Kara.
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Whether it's holding your dirty laundry, your intimates, or being used on its own as a clutch, an oversized pouch is a multifunctional bag you want to have in your arsenal.

Baggu Large Stash Clutch $68, available at Baggu.
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When running errands, not just any tote will do. Go for one that makes a colorful statement.

Tovi Sorga Leather Tote Bag, $550.26, available at Tovi Sorga.
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You're never too old for some back-to-school vibes.

State The Kane $55, available at State.
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Pull a Jane Birkin and opt for an unconventional basket bag.

Donatienne Jane Whale Grey, $475, available at Donatienne.
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For out-of-town weekends, opt for a duffel that holds just the right amount.

Baggu Sport Duffel, $36, available at Baggu.
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Or, try an equally spacious — and more polished — weekender that's practically made for business trips.

Everlane Dipped Weekender, $115, available at Everlane.
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This carry-on is it: And by that, we mean lightweight, affordable, and a life-saver (it's clad with USB ports to charge all your electronics).

Away The Carry On, $225, available at Away.
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