Travel Swears From an Adventure-Seeking Icon, Cynthia Rowley

SwearBy's own Brooke Jaffe swung by the downtown studio of Cynthia Rowley—fashion designer, Founding Editor, business mogul and certified icon—to get her to spill her favorite Swears of the season. Cynthia’s passion for life is infectious and her spirit is as bright, colorful, and cool as her designs, so we couldn't imagine a better way to spend an afternoon. Cynthia’s eponymous, award-winning line is renowned for setting feminine-meets-sporty trends, and Cynthia herself has appeared on all our favorite fashion binge-watching TV shows, from Gossip Girl to America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway, thankyouverymuch. According to Cynthia, she wakes up every day like she’s “shot out of a cannon," completely "stoked" to get into the office and create magical things. Her favorite way to recharge? Globe-trotting trips for 72 hours to glimpse the pyramids of Egypt or to ride the waves of Senegal. And, what's in that bag? Some pretty major Swears. We asked Cynthia to open up her carry-on to share what she Swears By. Here are a few of her most coveted things.


Away Bigger Carry-On Suitcase

“I’m a firm believer in never checking a bag! I only pack enough to fit into my carry on, and this is the best suitcase I’ve found. You can cram tons of clothes into it and still stay organized. Plus, it has a portable charger attached so you never have to fight over outlets at the airport again.”

EPIC Protein Bar

“My daughter Kit (who’s super into health and wellness) introduced me to these and now I’m obsessed. They’re super convenient, healthy, paleo-diet friendly, and so yummy. Perfect snack to hold you over on a long plane ride or busy day at work.”

Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum

“The BEST! I use this daily, but it’s especially amazing for keeping your skin hydrated on long plane rides. I like to put a tiny bit in my hair too when traveling!”

Just Water Boxed Water

“Sustainable boxed water—count me in. My favorite is tangerine infused. Finally a flavored water that’s not filled with artificial ingredients and sugar… for a good cause!”

Cynthia Rowley Garden Floral High Tide Wetsuit

“All of our wetsuits are SPF 50 and they’re great for surfing or even just swimming in a chilly pool. So no matter what I’m doing or where I’m going, I always bring at least one along with me.”

Timex US Ironman Transit Watch

“I spend a lot of time surfing in the summers so I love this watch. It’s water resistant up to 100 meters, super functional, and cute!”

We think you deserve to buy only awesome things. We've asked the most discerning women out there to share what they honestly, truly swear by so you can get on with life and find your next favorite product, faster. What do you SwearBy?