Traveling to a foreign land is quite an enchanting trip on its own. Though the idea of getting off of a plane looking as fabulous as Lady Gaga might seem fascinating, but in reality, there’s a lot to balance. Underneath that alluring mask of charm hides a face of struggling from jet lag, dealing with all sorts of flying hassles, and on top of that, a strenuous unasked-for work out from hauling your luggage all day.
The main goal is to be comfortable and pack smart while looking fashionable. The idea is pretty simple but the execution can go south pretty quick. It’s hard, yes, but never impossible.
Here are five tips that will help you look your very best;
Pack Accessories That Match Your Outfits
When packing, it is always crucial to save as much space as possible, and for that you have to plan your outfits accordingly. On a piece of paper, write down the number of days you will be staying and the activities you have planned out for each day. Then, pick outfits that can be worn on different days, but look completely different depending on the way you style your whole look. This will also help in exploring your fashion sense a little more and make it easier for you to plan out any future outfits.
Your accessories can be anything from necklaces, bracelets, earrings to different types of shoes. Try to pick solid universal colors for your jewelry and shoes, so that you can style your outfits with ease. This way, you won’t have to stress over what to match with your outfit at that time.
Staying Low Maintenance is the Key
Whether your trip is long or short, you can’t weasel your way out of doing your laundry, and if you’ve packed in some extra high class clothing, then that can prove to be a little heavy on the ragged dear old wallet. Try to opt for clothes that are not only comfortable and stylish, but also do not need to be dry cleaner. If the clothes can be easily hand or machine washed, it would be perfect, not to mention the time and money you will save up that can be used for so many new and exciting things.
Pack According to your Destination
If you want to blend in with the crowd and roam around the country without looking like a tourist, then does a little research on the types of clothes people wear. If you’re like most Americans, you would probably want to dress casually in your gym attire, and maybe pack some for the stay in the foreign country too. That might not be such a good choice for two reasons.
First, to give yourself a less “tourist” vibe, you have to wear what most people in the country normally wear, something that’s comfortable for you to walk in. This might seem like a handful of do’s and don’ts, but it really is quite simple. Just to kick start your thought process, if you’re thinking of visiting Europe, a vintage look would not only be comfortable but super stylish! If you’re visiting Italy or France try mute colors and pair a few things with your denims. If it’s summer, pack in that gorgeous sundress. If you’re heading towards England, what you usually wear might work just fine, plus points for choosing darker colors though. Treading in Spain or Barcelona would give you more choices to pack carefree with brighter colors.
Secondly, check the climate of the place before packing. Contrary to popular belief, it’s never the same temperature everywhere. You don’t want to wear a sleeveless sundress on a chilly afternoon.
Say Good Bye to the Wrinkles
Having no wrinkles at all underneath those beautiful eyes would really be something wouldn’t it? Sadly, what we’re referring to are the wrinkles on your dresses. If you’re visiting a tropical place, having to iron your clothes over and over again can be a huge hassle. You need to pack smartly and know which fabric tends to wrinkle up quicker than the rest.
Most gorgeous dresses are made from cotton and silk, but the downside is that they wrinkle up quite quickly. If you plan on partying and absolutely need to pack a dress that you won’t have to iron over and over again, go for a lace dress. Lace dresses are the best option for a textured fabric that not only make you look elegant but they can make a simple dress do so much more.
Less is More!
You obviously need to pack tons of makeup and skin care products. But they tend to take up the most space in your luggage, and having to carry an extra bag just for the sake of beauty products is simply hectic!
The first thing you can do is get a travel size bag for your makeup and skin care products. Try not to pack the things that will already be available at the hotel like shampoos and towels.
Traveling and fashion go hand in hand. Before going anywhere, our first concern is clothes. Dressing according to the weather makes sense, since anyone would look crazy wearing a sleeveless dress in Switzerland. So, make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather as well.
Christine Rudolph is a passionate fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is an enthusiastic writer, inclined towards ever-changing trends. Currently, she is associated with based online clothing boutique ‘Sophie and Trey’ for more updates follow her on Twitter @RudolphBlogger.