There’s a staple style for the traveling gal and it’s made of blue jeans and white trainers. Keeping stylish on the road is a challenge, true, but it’s far from impossible to do. Some styles are more travel-friendly than others, and it’s those pieces that you should always have ready when you’re en route.
Choosing fabrics that travel well should be your first consideration when shopping for your trip. Different kinds of fabrics behave differently once you wear them through that five-hour train ride or trans-Atlantic flight.
Stock up on pieces that doesn’t easily crease or wrinkle. Knits, for one, can get scrunched up and folded in transit but look just as elegant when worn. They’re also great because you can find knits in a wide variety of styles, from a lightweight vest to thick and cozy jacket. You won’t run out of choices anytime soon. Soft, delicate fabrics like silks, on the other hand, should be avoided by the avid traveler.
Linen is another traditional textile that has found favor with the jet set. What’s not to like about it? Any linen piece – pants, in particular – will look fantastic even (or especially) when it’s wrinkled. The light, breathable fabric also works great for beach getaways and tropical vacations.
Modern technology also gives you several options. Fabrics blended with polyester or Lycra have the added benefit of drying quickly. Pants, tops and dresses made of these modern marvels can be given a quick wash in the evening, hung up to dry and then worn the next day.
Smart Packing for Stylish Travelers
When you travel, you have to take certain things into account as you pack your stuff. Will you need to bundle up for the cold or prepare the hot and humid? Do you plan on roughing it the whole way, or will there be nights out in metropolitan stopovers? Questions like these should influence what and how much to pack along.
A cooler climate calls for warmer clothing, but bringing furs and bubble jackets will be difficult because of the added bulk. You’ll be much better off with pieces that have different weights and textures –cable knits and wool blends, for example, make great layering pieces. This makes mixing and matching easier, even when you’re living out of a suitcase or day pack.
No girl should leave home without something at least semiformal to wear, especially if your destination has must-experience nightlife. You’ll want something simple like a little black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The more simple the piece, the easier it is to care for once you’re already on the road.
Remember to keep your clothes as varied as possible in terms of color, texture and style. You wouldn’t want end up looking like you wore the same clothes for weeks and weeks! After all, you do want to look both traveled and tasteful once those images get posted on Facebook.
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