Gone are the days when travel was a glamorous affair. It is still wonderful when we arrive at our destinations, but getting there is not what it used to be. Since we live in an era when everything extra costs more, I decided it was time for a post sharing some stylish, yet simplified travel tips. Also, spring is around the corner and it will be time for those fabulous trips before we know it!
Staying fashionable while traveling is not too difficult, but you must plan ahead. Instead of looking at your schedule and packing a separate outfit for each day of travel, try to think of clothes in terms of capsules. This means creating groupings of items that work together and give you more bang for your buck, so to speak.
A great pair of jeans can go from day to night with the right top and accessories. A simple, but elegant dress (black or otherwise) can be at the center of several outfit combinations. Don’t be afraid to layer for added flair. In addition to layering for style, find out what the climate is like where you are going and make sure you will be warm or cool enough to be comfortable. Fabric doesn’t have to be thick to keep you warm, especially when you have a gorgeous silk scarf or wrap.
As you are planning your travel wardrobe, edit everything with a critical eye. Nobody wants to haul a heavy piece of luggage around and every unnecessary item of clothing that you bring along is added weight. Don’t forget jewelry when you are traveling, but leave those irreplaceable heirloom pieces at home. Bring a few elegant, but sensible items of jewelry that you can mix and match as well.
The bottom line is that we want to express our personal style no matter how far away from home we are. This is completely possible if we keep these things in mind. By planning ahead and packing versatile items, it is much more likely to have a wonderful and stylish travel adventure!