Summer is edging closer and for many, this means that it’s time to think about plans for your summer holiday. More and more people today choose an active holiday such as a city break where a lot of walking and sightseeing takes place, rather than a beach holiday.
So, what do you think about travel fashion? What does travel fashion mean? Is it really something special or just a new fad for snappy dressers?
These are the things you’re certainly going to be thinking about if you plan on travelling this season.
I love to travel but I’ve found that if you don’t pack the right clothes, this can really change the experience!
I usually choose my traveling clothes depending on the place I’m going to visit and activities I’m going to do, but there are some universal rules that you can use going on the trip.
Don’t pack too much
It can be a pain travelling with a huge suitcase, so try to take the bare minimum. I know that in the past, I’ve ended up taking way too many clothes and not wearing most of them! Try to plan the outfits you’re going to wear before you go and take items that can be worn more than once.
Aim for comfort
The main purpose of your trip is obviously to visit new places, to discover new cultures, to meet new people and to see as much as possible. It is essential that while you’re doing this, you will need to feel comfortable. It’s a good idea to only pack comfortable shoes and if you have to take new ones, break them in a bit before you go. I prefer trainers, chelsea boots and comfy sandals. The key is to avoid anything heels! Try to pack a couple of pairs just in case one starts to hurt.
Pack the things you already wear often as you know you like them and they fit you. I always bring along several my favourite T-shirts, jeans and leather jacket outfits when I know that the weather is going to be quite mild.
Even when I’m resting, I like to make sure I still look quite trendy and chic. It’s a great idea to make sure that every item of clothing that you take with you matches the rest so that you can mix and match outfits. The easiest way to do this is to choose neutrals such as black, white and grey with a couple of pops of colour.
Find out more about the place you’re going
Make sure you’re aware of the cultural dress codes if you’re going to a country in the Middle East or eveb a particularly religious area in Europe. I didn’t plan ahead when visiting Cologne and was turned away from the cathedral for not having my shoulders covered. It’s a good idea to pack a light scarf which can also be used as a shawl when needed.
Check the weather forecast
Always check the weather forecast before you start packing! I’ve made the mistake of taking jumpers and jeans on a trip to Paris when the weather was scorching! I ended up spending the first part of my trip in H&M buying shorts and lighter clothes.