Most people travel so they can relax and break away from their everyday lives, at least for a period of time. For a majority of individuals, feeling your best while exploring new destinations is equal to looking your best during your trip. So, if fashionable travel is your thing and you want to ensure that you’re travelling in the most stylish way possible, here are some useful tips worth keeping in mind next time you travel.
Research the destination you’re visiting
In order to make sure you’re packing the appropriate clothes while travelling, you need to get to know the destination you’re visiting. The more you’re informed about the location, the better. It’s essential to research the destination you’re headed to, for both practical and stylish reasons. If you know what kind of weather you’ll be dealing with, then you know how to plan what you’re going to wear. For example, if you’re travelling to a tropical destination, then you know you need to dress lightly and not bring a heavy winter coat and turtlenecks as if you’re going to Russia. Moreover, consider researching your location before packing, to learn more about the local customs. Although your stylish dress clothes can be whatever you prefer to wear in most destinations around the world, it’s still important to be prepared beforehand.
Don’t forget about the essentials
Even though you should bring only the basics with you when travelling, you don’t have to follow the spirit of the minimalism style if that’s not your thing. After all, an overseas trip is a great excuse to have fun with your fashion style. If you’re into wearing your statement jewelry at home, don’t forget to pack your favourite accessory to give your outfits a personal touch. Travelling can take a toll on your looks, so you need to include all the beauty and hair products in your suitcase so that you can look your best on your trip. Also, another way to look and feel your best is to minimize the possibility of bad hair days by investing in high-quality hair extensions which will instantly give you a confidence boost.
Pack the basics
As much as you’d like to pack your entire wardrobe on your fashionable travel tour, it simply isn’t possible in most scenarios. Instead, consider buying some garments when you arrive at your destination. For instance, if you’re going somewhere where the temperature is much higher than you’re accustomed to, consider conforming to some local practices while you’re there. However, when it comes to bringing your own stylish clothes, identify some of the items that you can use to build a complete look. For example, you can easily mix and match clothing items such as a black skirt, shorts, dark blue jeans, a lovely sundress, or a warm coat, depending on the occasion. You can never go wrong with a white shirt, which can be worn over a turtleneck during the winter season or used to cover your swimsuit on the beach during the summer. Once you’ve included the basics, see what else can fit in your suitcase to help you complete various looks.
Above all, it’s important to be aware that comfort should always come first and style will naturally follow. If you’re doing most of your exploring by using public transport, it’s essential that you bring comfy yet stylish shoes that you can walk in for hours. Since walking is the best way to experience the destinations you travel to, invest in some comfortable shoes.
It doesn’t have to be difficult to stay fashionable while travelling. Follow these stylish tips above and you will look and feel your best on your trip.
Peter is an LGBT travel and lifestyle writer at Queer Voices magazine, living between Australia and Europe. Besides writing, he also worked as a freelance fashion stylist for many magazines. A true craft beer and soy latte aficionado, he loves spending his days at the beach and visiting second-hand stores on a daily basis. Follow Peter on Twitter below for more tips.