5 Perfect Pieces for Travel from Bench

From the city to the spa, versatile pieces from the British-born brand we love.


1. Airplane Essential

It’s lightweight enough to throw in your carry-on so you can warm up when the plane gets chilly. We love that there’s a hood and a thumb hole so even your hands can be cozy too. A mixture of cotton/polyester, means it’s easy to wash and dry too, which is always a travel plus.

Aqueduct Cardigan, $119, bench.ca


2. Classic Legging

Whether it’s a morning hike during an active vacation or a quick workout at the hotel gym, a great pair of black leggings are a travel must. This pair has a really great fit (fitted but stretchy), thanks to the Lycra, they’re also not too thin either, so no worries when you’re in downward dog. We also love that this pair is made in Canada too!

Buddah C Legging, $69, bench.ca


3. City to Beach

Easy to pack and easy to wear, this cotton-blend t-shirt dress will work in a lot of travel situations. Whether it’s to throw on over your bathing suit at the beach, going for comfort while you stroll a city or lounging at a cottage, it’s totally versatile. Plus, being black means you can get away with wearing in more than just once during your travels (yippee!).

Artisticlicence Dress, $59, bench.ca


4. Lounge Wear

At a cottage weekend or spa getaway with your best friends, being comfy is key, which is why we’re packing cozy sweats. This capri-length version is lightweight, making it ideal for warmer weather trips. The drawstring gives it a roomy fit and in case you do decide to go out and about, they’re not totally sloppy either. Bonus, there are pockets, one of which has a loop – great for tying your keys onto.

Tapant Capri, $69, bench.ca


5. The Not-So-Basic White Tee 

We often travel with a relatively neutral wardrobe, favouring colours like black, white, and navy to allow for ease of mixing and matching. A white tee is one of those essentials that can even be used to dress up a look (clean and crisp!) especially when paired with the right accessories. We love the flattering scoop on this white tee, as well as the long length, which we could easily pair with jean shorts in the city or with a maxi dress and heel for a casual evening look.

Rawpawer Short Slv Top, $39, bench.ca

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