Summer is the perfect time for travel. As the nights become longer and the days are peppered with tropical breezes, it’s the ideal time to pack up and escape from the daily grind. Whether it’s just for a weekend or for a few weeks, getting out of town can do wonders for your health and happiness. However, travel can bring stresses of its own, especially if you have children. Children require an extra level of organization. There are numerous potential stresses that can accompany traveling with children, and dealing with children and jewelry is one of them. To protect your jewelry from adorable (but sticky) hands and yourself from the added stress of coordinating outfits, follow these simple tips for a seamless travel experience.

1)      Avoid the Face

With babies and small children everything is fair game, especially when it comes to grabbing. As young children try to engage and understand the world, they touch everything with their hands. Often, that can include your face and the jewelry around it. Travelling can bring enough challenges without also having your earrings yanked or necklaces pulled. To avoid the inevitable pulling by small hands, opt for jewelry on your hands or wrist instead of near your face. When travelling, try accessorizing with fun rings or classy bracelets. If you’re unsure of where to start, check out the Bubble Citrine Ring. It’s the perfect color and shape for summertime.

2)      Neutral Colors

Travelling with kids, especially small children, can be a bit of a guessing game. It’s never guaranteed that they’ll sleep through the night, adjust to the climate or handle the noise of an airplane. Because of all the unknown factors that accompany travel with children, it’s best to take the guesswork out of your outfit. When packing, choose three to five jewelry pieces that will serve as your staples throughout the trip. Be sure to choose pieces that are all the same color of metal, so every item can be mixed and matched. Also, it’s best to choose a color scheme. When in doubt, choose simple and neutral. For example, earth tones are an ideal color for jewelry because it is guaranteed to match. The Onyx Wave Pendant is summertime perfection.

3)      Festive

To add a little spice to your wardrobe this summer and also keep the children entertained for ages, try accessorizing with festive pins. Ranging from jellyfish to butterflies, the possibilities of fun summertime pins are truly endless. The best part is that they’ll keep your kids entertained for hours on end.