My life is a crazy dichotomy of high highs and low lows. Whenever I feel like I need to recalibrate and find balance I run away to Tulum.
Tulum is a magical slice of the Riviera Maya that celebrates an eco chic lifestyle and Mexico's rustic aesthetic. A place where you can wake up every morning and simply exist. As I write this from the comfort of a beach palapa, I'm so thankful for all the time I've gotten to spend here and the friend's I've had the pleasure of experiencing it with.
A few months ago I received a newsletter from Trunk Club about what to pack for a summer aboard and I got to thinking about what the modern man looks like when traveling. I instantly had visions of graphic tee's and board shorts and thought it was a great opportunity to show you guys how to elevate your travel style.
When it comes to destination dressing for men, our options are really limited. Brands that offer a dedicated resort collection are few and far between which means we really need to get creative when packing for a tropical destination. I consider myself to be well versed in the world of fashion, and even I struggle with this. I can honestly say that I've never had a more seamless experiencing preparing for a trip until I enlisted the help of Trunk Club.
The preparation began at the Trunk Club club house in Los Angeles. My stylist, Erin, greeted me with a glass of champagne and a rack of clothes that were perfectly palatable for Tulum. Erin informed me that she had spent the morning researching the weather and landscape to make sure the options she brought fourth would not only work for the climate but also compliment Tulum's scenic beauty. Her efforts paid off and we were able to try on and select the looks in underneath an hour.
We decided on a Billy Reid linen blazer, plain white tee and airy cotton pants from Ted Baker for my first look. It was perfect for exploring several of Tulum's upscale culinary destinations because it allowed me to dress up without being too formal for dinner on the beach. My second, and favorite look, was an indigo linen set from Rag & Bone. I am not exaggerating when I say that I LIVED in this. I spent my mornings at the beach air drying after a dip in the crystal clear waters, threw the set back on and hopped on a moped to my next stop. The clothes fared so well for this and never wrinkled or looked like they had been stuffed in my backpack while I was swimming.
While my partnership with Trunk Club did have monetary support behind it--I can't stress enough how much I stand behind their brand & business model. I really encourage you guys to take a gander at their website and try them out for yourselves HERE.