Going on a trip? Before you start overpacking, know that there are super cute ways to look stylish while still managing to pack light.
With more people connected to social media and lower rates of air travel, people are traveling more frequently than ever before, which as lead the fashion industry to revolutionize and create more fashionable traveling essentials such as luggage and even passport holders.
So how are the two connected? Social media and travel?
That’s easy. Travelers are looking for more “Instagramable moments,” but not only does the perfect view mean so much, but the outfit that one is wearing is just as crucial.
This spurred a lot of travel fashion issues — how can one stay stylish while traveling? We’ll show you how; keep on reading to see how you can make the most out of your travels while looking good.
1. Know Your Destination
Before you decide what looks cute and what doesn’t. Find out what the weather is like and plan accordingly.
When packing, ask yourself:
- In what season are you going?
- Is it going to be cold or hot?
- What can you make in case it rains?
Check the average historical temperatures on the days you’re there. Websites like AccuWeather are great for this.
Then, make sure to pack accordingly. Some websites also have clothing guides for specific locations.
For instance, it can get hot during the day and then icy cold during the night. It might also randomly rain on that day.
With this kind of weather, it makes sense to pack stylish travel clothes that will allow you to stay fresh during the day and then cozy at night, right? Cardigans are the perfect clothing item for this job because they can be trendy, as well.
There’s something more important than the weather, though: the culture. Some clothing pieces may not be appropriate. If you’re going there as a tourist, it’s best to follow their rules. It’s the best way to gain more insight into their culture, which is what traveling is about, anyway.
2. Go With the Classic Pieces
You can’t go wrong with the classics, and that’s true even when traveling. Packing mostly basic pieces allow you more freedom to mix and match.
With basic jeans, you can wear a cute dressy top to go along. At night, you can switch it up with a top perfect for night outs.
A classic LBD can suit any occasion and you only need a few jewelry pieces to dress it up. And if you want to wear it during the day, dress it down with a fanny pack or some sneakers.
Basic pieces look good in almost every pairing. You can wear them many times without looking like you ran out of clean clothes and the best part is that you won’t need to pack fifty different outfits which is critical when it comes to suitcase space.
But that doesn’t mean you should hesitate to bring a few of your favorite statement tops and/or dresses, too. After all, you’ll need them to spice up those basic pieces you packed.
Oh! And, don’t forget to pack one special outfit in case you decide to do a fancy dinner or two.
3. Find Comfortable Yet Trendy Shoes
It can be hard to find the right balance when it comes to choosing footwear. You can say it’s more important than clothing because you’ll be on your feet the whole day, exploring cities, strolling in the countryside, or adventuring in temples.
You have to find shoes that won’t make your feet blister after such activities. However, can you stay trendy while doing so?
Of course, take these Jack Rogers sandals, for instance. They look chic, but they’re comfortable enough for an extended walking session. They’re celebrity-approved, too; you might spot Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, and other stars walking around in them.
You can also style them any way you want, which means it’s possible to only bring one pair with you. They can be quite pricey, but that’s because you’re paying for both comfort and style.
If you’re on a budget, we’re sure there are cheaper alternatives. However, make sure to try them in your city first to make sure you won’t regret bringing it with you to a foreign place.
4. Use Accessories
Accessories make your outfits pop and you can use them to dress down or up, depending on what you packed.
Bring a few statement necklaces and some earrings, too. If you’re anticipating a formal night, pack a necklace with a cute pendant and some gold studs.
Whether you’re going for casual, dressy, or formal, you can make your packed clothes work with a few accessories.
Bring whatever you think you need; the good thing about accessories is they’re so small. You don’t need to find a dedicated space for them, and you can even pack them in your carry-on bag.
If you happen to forget a piece of accessory, use that as an excuse to go shopping. Hit up the market to find what you’re looking for, whether it be a necklace, pair of earrings, a scarf, or a hat based on the culture of your destination.
It can be a fun way to incorporate the local taste into your style, creating a unique travel fashion. It makes for a nice souvenir, too.
5. Prioritize Comfort
Remember that while it’s nice to look good, it’s more important to feel good when traveling. Traveling involves partaking in a lot of the destination’s best sights and experiences. You can bet each day is going to be tiring and fulfilling.
With that in mind, you must always be comfortable with what you’re wearing. Don’t let uncomfortable clothing ruin the experience. How can you fully admire the sights or immerse yourself in their culture when all you want to do is go back to your hotel to change?
Use this tip as a guide when choosing your clothes; always ask yourself, “is it comfortable?” before deciding if you want to bring an item with you.
Liven Up Your Travel Fashion Outfits
That said, feeling good about your outfit also means feeling confident in them. It’s not impossible to find the perfect pieces that will make you feel comfortable and beautiful; you only have to follow our travel fashion tips above.