Style File: Claire Sulmers


Claire Sulmers is a writer, editor and founder of the blog The Fashion Bomb, a daily destination for the multicultural fashionista.
From celebrity style to fashion news, trend reports to street style, the blog delivers to over 2.4 million visitors monthly fresh, engaging content from an informed point of view.
Fashion Bomb Daily / The Bomb Life

Where is your escape destination this summer and why?
I’m all about exploring and going to far flung, gorgeous places. I love a great beach, so am thinking of treating myself with a trip to Bali or the Maldives at the end of the summer.


What is your must travel luggage of choice?
Travelpro! I once purchased a very expensive, hard, leopard printed roller bag that broke at every stop. I was complaining one day on an airport shuttle, and a flight attendant recommended TravelPro. I bought one large bag and one carry on from for little as nothing, and they hold up well, are light, and durable!


What is your must carry-on essentials?
My laptop, lip gloss, and sunglasses.


What is the perfect en-route travel outfit?
I wear heels all the time, but I’m all about Chuck Taylors when traveling. You need comfortable footwear! Aside from that, it’s usually jeans, a tee, and a cool jacket.


Style….Travel must haves for your destination?
Easy cotton jersey separates are both comfortable and chic. I love tees and skirts by Helmut Lang.


Footwear must have?
A pair of fashionable flats (my favorite are by Chanel) and a pair of leg elongating sandals. I love mules by Giuseppe Zanotti.


Accessories are a game changer…. what can’t you leave home without?
I love piling on loads of gold bracelets. I wear them with bathing suits, dresses, everything! I get them from Topshop or Target so I don’t have to worry too much about preserving them. And sunglasses!!! I don’t like to wear a lot of makeup when traveling. A pair of sunglasses plus a bold lip equal instant glamour.


Beauty & skincare items?
Dr. Bronner’s Mint body soap. It’s always a refreshing choice! And Neutrogena face and beauty wipes are great for the airplane, and to thoroughly clean your face on the go.


Summer must read?
The 21 Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell and The Magic Path of Intuition by Florence Scovel Shinn.


Any packing tips?
Roll and fold. Don’t overpack; it’s never worth the overweight luggage fees. Bring pieces that can mix and match. Bring your steamer so you always look effortless when you step out. And don’t be afraid to shine.


What is your ultimate hostess gift?
A Jo Malone candle, Starbucks card, and a blessing.


Any new projects that you would like to share?
I’m expanding Fashion Bomb Daily into a lifestyle site incorporating more beauty and health. After finding an investor, I hope to launch a bi-annual magazine, products, and e-commerce.

claire travelpro suitcase
Claire Travelpro Suitcase

Converse Chuck Taylor


Helmut Lang Tank


Giuseppe Zanotti Mule

Dr. Bronner’s Soap


The Magic Path of Intuition by Florence Scovel Shinn

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