I’ll be the first to admit… I’m an over-packer.
Whether I’m going somewhere overnight, or a two-week stint, I always seem to have a case full to the brim – I just can’t help it! I’ve really tried to restrict myself on my last few trips and plan my outfits around what I think I’ll be getting up to in the days and evenings, and I’m getting better at it.
It’s important to get the most out of your outfits, especially if you want to take pictures of them in a new location for your blog or Instagram. The last thing that you want is to feel uncomfortable because you took the wrong clothes with you, but you also don’t want to feel like you’re underdressed either.
For that reason, you need to be prepared for absolutely everything!
Take a Hat
You may not see yourself as being a hat person and I’m the same. One of the easiest ways to jazz up an outfit though it to wear something on your head. You need to make sure that you have one that reflects the location that you are visiting and coordinates your outfit well.
For example, if you are going to London then a nice fashionable fedora or even bobble hat is great if it’s a bit on the cold side. If you are going to Spain however then you may want to opt for a bigger hat that is able to give you that bit more shade. You can pick up hats very cheap and you really won’t have any problems at all when you know what you are looking for.
When you’re away, you will probably go walking for long periods of time; after all, it’s one of the best ways to get around. Footwear is one of the things I really struggle to pack when I go away as I never know whether to take heels or just flats – first world problems hey?
My first piece of advice would be to take trainers which can be dressed up or down. If you want to stay comfy then converse are the way to go and you can even choose some nice comfortable flats. The Frank Walder Collection have loads of styles too which will be perfect for your next trip!
Always pack a bold lipstick or two when you go travelling. It will make you feel that bit more dressed up and it also gives you the chance to really cater your outfit for the occasion as well.
If you have some lighter lipsticks, these could be perfect for the beach or maybe even a tinted lip balm for the day. Lipstick has the ability to change your outfit completely and it is also a great way for you to really bring out your true style.
Just like lipsticks, accessories can really bring your outfit alive. Whether it’s a statement piece or a few different ones, accessories don’t take up that much room in your case, and you’ll be so thankful you brought them.
When I go away, I usually pick up a bracelet or two as a souvenir, which is also a great way to support the local economy, whilst picking up something to remind you of being away.
Do you have any tips for being fashionable abroad?