Summer is here and a good percentage of us are planning a well-deserved getaway to somewhere nice and hot. Comfort is key whilst travelling but as fashionistas we always want to find the right balance between comfort with sacrificing our fashion flairs.
How to maintain a great sense of fashion whilst travelling? Read on to find out!
Coco Chanel once said: ‘Fashion fades, only style remains the same.’ How right she was but how easy it is to forget about style when heading on holiday, especially with bags, tickets, itineraries, gadgets and all sorts of other necessities required to make it to our destination. Having said that, there’s a lot to be admired about the woman who looks good while waiting in line at a check-in desk, in particular that she clearly respects the glamour that travel used to, and still should, bring.
The type of travel should be seriously considered when packing for a trip, especially if it’s on a cruise. People who have been lucky enough to bag themselves one of the many cruise deals out there will need to contemplate factors including ship dress codes and temperature differences between homeports and ports of call to ensure they’re ready for whatever their holiday adventure brings.
By following the tips below, any traveller should be fully prepared and looking effortlessly stylish when it’s time to disembark their plane, train or ship.
Back to basics
The majority of the clothes you pack should be basic rather than statement pieces. Dark jeans, a black skirt, a little black dress, a sundress, a few blouses, shorts or a warm coat (depending on climate) can all be mixed and matched. By having a basic stock of essentials that can be paired and combined when needed you’ll be ready for any occasion.
The key to dressing outfits up or down is layering. A little black dress might be perfect for a night out but it can be made more day-appropriate when a cardigan is worn over it. Conversely jeans and a blouse can be brought to life with a scarf, shawl or a colourful jacket.
Jewellery doesn’t take up much room and it can make all the difference to an outfit and keeping accessories simple ensures they’ll be able to embellish just about any outfit. For instance, studs and a pretty pendant can go either casual or dressy and a bangle or two can be worn for more elegant occasions. Plus, the less you bring with you the more likely you are to pick up a souvenir while you’re away to incorporate local style into your look as well as having a memento!
While many travellers find that packing for a trip can be a hassle it doesn’t have to be, and packing light can also be good economics as many airlines are now charging fees for checked baggage. But with a little consideration about what goes in your suitcase, you can save time and money, both of which would be better spent on what really counts: enjoying your trip!