Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Master the art of travelling in fashion

If you’ve recently been feeling the itch of the travel bug and you’re eager to scratch it, you may be planning a wonderful adventure halfway across the globe in the not too distant future. You might want to trek the Brazilian rainforests and meander down the Amazon, you could be planning on exploring the Trans-Siberian railway, or you might want to venture to the cooler climes of Scandinavia to satisfy your wanderlust craving. Wherever it is that you’re planning to go, you will still want to show off the same fashion credentials as you do in your everyday life.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s more formal tailored office wear for work or whether it’s a more relaxed outfit for chilling with pals on the weekend, you make an effort with your appearance. You’re keen to be on trend, express your personality and turn heads with your fashionable ensembles. Just because you’re planning on taking nothing more than a backpack, a wad of cash and a smile on your travels doesn’t mean you can’t be a travelling fashionista.

Capsule Wardrobe

If you’ve never tried living with nothing more than a capsule wardrobe, travelling is the time to try. Your backpack will not be the most spacious vessel in which to carry all of your designer pieces. You will need to be more selective and choose items of clothing that can mix and match together. Some of the best garments are those basics that are present in every fashionista’s wardrobe. Grab a pair of skinnies and a white top. You can pair this with sneakers for a chilled out evening in a foreign taverna or accessorize up with a pair of kitten heels for that more formal soiree when on your travels.

It’s useful to think about layers when travelling. Although you will pack for the climate of your destination, you still want to be prepared for a cold snap. This doesn’t mean taking your duvet of a duffle coat. Instead, pack thin layers that you can wear as necessary. A stylish windbreaker, something waterproof and some blazers are ideal. They take up minimal room in your luggage and can be great additions to your on the move capsule wardrobe.


If you’re planning on a longer jaunt, you might want to consider trimming those luscious locks. Longer tresses aren’t hugely practical when you’re hiking up a mountain or trekking in the sweltering heat. This doesn’t mean you need to have the most drastic of pixie crops. Instead, why not think about having a mid-length bob. This way, your hair will be more manageable abroad, you won’t have to worry about your hair becoming overly frizzy, and you won’t have to spend so much time in front of the mirror coiffing and conditioning. Many websites provide guidance as to the latest on-trend shorter styles; on TheRightHairStyles, you will even be able to explore the cuts that suit your face shape ensuring that you secure the most flattering style even when overseas.

Beauty doesn’t have to stop at your hair. You may have drawers full of creams, moisturizers, potions and lotions. Obviously, you cannot possibly take all of these products with you, so you need to be selective. The chances are that you don’t use all of these creams in your beauty regime anyway, so it may even be a good excuse to have a clear out. Select a high-quality moisturizer, exfoliator, cleanser and toner. These four essential items will keep your skin glowing, maintain a healthy complexion and ensure the health of your skin even in the most extreme conditions. You only have limited space with which to play with, so it's vital you don't waste it. Unless you're heading totally off the grid, the chances are that you can purchase some essentials when you land at your chosen destination.

As for makeup, take a skeleton palette. When you’re snowshoeing across the largest glacier of Iceland, your lipstick will be the least of your worries. You need to shift your priorities a little. Opt for a basic foundation, a spot of mascara and some soothing lip balm. A more natural look will be the way to go when travelling. If you become too concerned about your makeup and spend hours trying to perfect your facial contouring, you’ll miss out on the travelling experience of a lifetime.


While you don’t want to forfeit function for form, you can still have on trend footwear to cater for every eventuality. If you’re hiking or planning on spending a lot of time on your feet, you must have comfortable shoes. The appearance of bunions, corns and blisters are not only painful, but they can also prevent you from enjoying your foray overseas. It’s vital that you purchase a decent walking shoe for your days out. Plenty of brands such as Karrimor, North Face and Salamon cater for the female traveller. The shoes are well made, waterproof and fashionable. Gone are the days of the steel capped monstrosity of a boot for a more feminine and subtle shoe.

By taking care of your feet during the more active days, you can then wear your wedges, heels and flats in the evening. You won’t be able to fit a blister laden foot into any petite evening shoe. Pack one pair of walking shoes, one pair of relaxed sneakers and a pair of heels. Remember, you are travelling light, but if you feel like you need another pair of shoes, you can purchase some while on your travels.

Venturing off on your travels and seeing new sights, immersing yourself in new cultures and meeting new people is one of life’s most incredible experiences. With a backpack armed full of on-trend garments, a capsule wardrobe, a select range of beauty products and some stunning footwear, you will be the ultimate travelling fashionista.

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