Four Style Tips For Travellers

December 26, 2020

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It often pays to look at least smart when you’re traveling. In many places, it’s taken as a sign of respect and much appreciated. The challenge is making sure you can “dress the part” on any occasion without weighing yourself down. With that in mind, here are four tips.

Buy your clothes with travel in mind

Few people are lucky enough to have space for a “regular” wardrobe and a “travel” wardrobe. Everybody, however, can think about their travel plans (or hopes) when they buy their clothes. Look for items that can be used flexibly and/or help to save space in your luggage.

For example, if you buy your main pieces in neutrals, you can mix and match them easily. You can then use accessories to add a pop of color. Similarly, look for shoes that are both smart and comfortable. Also, think about buying waterproof shoes instead of waterproof boots. They’ll often give you all the protection you need but take up much less space in your luggage.

Invest in great base layers

Even if you’re going somewhere hot, you should think about being able to layer up for warmth. A lot of places are only warm during the daytime (when the sun is out). They can get very cold at night. If you’re going somewhere cooler, you definitely need to think about how to stay warm and look stylish.

In a lot of cases, thermals should be your clothing item of choice. They provide a lot of insulation. This means that your outer layers can be chosen for style rather than warmth.

Learn how to care for your clothes

If you love to travel, it’s really useful to know how to wash your clothes effectively by hand. Firstly, this gives you the reassurance to pack less. Secondly, it means that you have a decent chance of staying stylish even with limited access to laundry facilities. Thirdly, it can save you both time and money hunting down and paying for laundry facilities.

It’s even better if you can learn to do basic repairs to your clothes. As a minimum, you should be able to sew on a button properly and repair tears. Ideally, you should also be able to fix zips. If you’re planning on being away for an extended period, it can be helpful to learn how to make basic alterations. That way you can be sure any new clothes you buy will fit you properly.

Always think about the details

It’s often the little touches that make an outfit truly stylish and memorable. The good news is that these little touches often take up little to no space in your luggage. For example, belts, scarves, and hair accessories can all be tucked into otherwise unusable spaces. Learning how to tuck and fold clothes takes up no space at all.

Even with small items, however, think about how they can be made to serve more than one purpose. For example, look for reversible scarves that are also big enough to work as hats and/or belts. Also, look for reversible belts and/or belts where you can change the buckle to create a new look.

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