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What you wear matters when you travel – Here are 4 tips!

February 12, 2016

When people think of travel, sometimes the last thing on their mind is fashion. Sure, the thought comes up when packing, but too many people don’t think about it enough when choosing what to wear while travelling. There are quite a few factors I’ve noticed that are important when it comes to fashion and travelling.

Whether it’s what you wear to board a plane or perhaps your hiking gear, each part of travelling warrants its own set of fashion rules that are important to comfort, and sometimes, culture.

Here are some points to remember when packing for your next trip, no matter where you might be headed.

  1. Comfort (and safety) is key

Yes, this point might seem like a no-brainer, but too often people forget that comfort spans from your head to your toes. For example, if you are headed somewhere cold, it’s important to remember to pack socks that are thick enough to preserve your warmth. This article gives great insight on exactly how to keep your feet warm in winter, with tip #3 talking about special socks. On the subject of safety: Stay away from open-toed shoes unless you’re at the beach.

  1. Keep culture in mind

Depending on where you are heading, you will want to do some research on the cultural dress of the area. The last thing you want to do when visiting another country is to offend them,especially if it’s because of what you’re wearing. Like this article describes, wearing shorts in Jordan has the same effect as if you walked around Bournemouth or Baltimore in your underpants. Also keep in mind that when travelling to a Muslim country, it is customary for women to cover their heads.

  1. Splurge when necessary

There are certain clothing items that are worth the extra money, and there are others that you can skimp on without it really affecting its usefulness. It’s important to splurge a little on shoes, like many of the hiking boots highlighted in this collection, because they’re better equipped to handle the elements. They’re also built for endurance, giving you more bang for your buck. Items you may not need to splurge on include a hat, T-shirts, and liner garments, as many of these pieces are similar no matter how much you spend.

  1. Packing light comes in handy

There is nothing worse than over-packing or, even worse, over-packing and only wearing about one-fourth of the things you brought. Especially when it comes to backpacking, the weight you carry is essential to your trip. I like this article that helps amp you up to get in the right “packing mentality.” There are useful tips on which technique—folding, rolling, or bundling—is best for each type of suitcase or trip.

  
If you liked this post, check out my tips on ‘How to pack for a year’.

 

Fashion

Spring has Sprung! 

April 11, 2015

Is sprung a word? I have no idea but it makes for a good title! Anyway, hello everyone! This week has been hectic at work but the sun has been shining and that always puts me in a really good mood. Working 8 until 6 every day in an office does nothing to stop those travel cravings but feeling the warmth on my face again made me realise how much I love England at this time of year.

For some reason we always seem to get quite lucky with the weather around Easter time and everyone goes mad with Bbq’s and getting all acceptable skin on show. I think it’s because we realise that these few nice days in April are probably our summer and we’ll go back to rain for the remainder of the year. What joy!

I’ve been trying to make the most of the nice weather by going for walks on my lunch break and over the bank holiday last weekend I went shopping in Cheltenham with my mum. Cheltenham is such a beautiful place with some lovely places to sit in the sunshine and lots of restaurants, bars and shops. I usually never treat myself to anything but my wardrobe was crying out for an update. The shops have quite a few pretty spring/summer items at the moment so I thought I would share a few that I purchased.

Oasis £35.00

 

New Look £4.99

New Look £14.99

New Look £13.49

New Look £12.99

I realise this is a step away from my usual kind of post, but all the items above can easily be a part of your travelling wardrobe!