Thank you, Walmart, for partnering on this post!
As an aspiring light traveler, when I am on a multi-city trip that spans the weather spectrum, I will often order an outfit or two to be delivered to the hotel or to an omnichannel retailer like Walmart to avoid having to travel with large suitcases. This modern marvel–the expansion of e-commerce–eliminates the need to pack your entire wardrobe, but offers the same flexibility.
One retailer that I have been turning to when traveling domestically is Walmart, whose wide network of Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets serves as convenient hubs for pickup (and return), and the $35 threshold for 2-day shipping can be easily met.
Walmart’s renewed focus on fashion also translates to a varied assortment (half a million styles in women’s “clothing” alone) of basic and premium options, in inclusive size ranges and at reasonable price points. Take the Time and Tru Fallon Wallet on a String seen here that I first found in stores and liked enough to then order another online: it is $9.97, and is available in several colorways. The design is well thought-out, with an emphasis on practicality and details that even more expensive bags don’t offer–a large zip-around compartment for cards and cash storage, additional compartments for your phone and keys, and a large exterior slip pocket. All this, plus a strap that can be adjusted for crossbody or shoulder wear; at the shortest setting (and with a strategic knot), it can even be worn at the hip.
And I must highlight the Brinley Co. Multi-strap Caged Flat, featured in this post, which was an impulsive purchase that proved brilliant in retrospect. While footwear recommendations are always tricky because feet come in so many different shapes, I would still encourage you to try these if you are in the market for new sandals, as they are a new favorite of mine. I ordered the larger of my two “normal” sizes as I have somewhat wide feet, and these required no breaking-in and were immediately comfortable. I walked about 5-10 miles a day in them for about a week and found no issues to raise here. Walmart’s return policy is also quite generous: free returns on online fashion purchases with a 90-day return window. You can also return online purchases to a local store.