Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tourism in a big city

This is the first post for the label Travelling in Style.

Travelling in Style
Travelling in Style by Caroline Grant. A jersey dress, comfortable flats, pieces for layering, and protection against the sun and the rain to travel to the most stylish cities in the world. The bag has a flexible construction and is light weight, but is big enough to carry all your essentials for the day.

Mango Three-Quarter-Sleeve Dress / Old Navy Denim Jacket / L.K.Bennett Belle Cardigan / Zara Suede Shopper Bag / Anna Baiguera Anna Baiguera Pump / MARC by Marc Jacobs What a Spectacle Scarf and Umbrella / Retrosun Vintage Gucci Sunglasses / Kenneth Jay Lane Turquoise Cabochon Earrings / Kenneth Jay Lane Lapis Dream Cocktail Ring / Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Scarlet Siren / Estée Lauder Nail Lacquer in Pure Red

City Traveling in Style
Wardrobe wise, travelling poses a problem: you have to leave most of your beloved wardrobe behind, so there is no rethinking what you are going to wear on the go. There is nothing worse when travelling (real calamities apart, course) than realizing that what you have brought doesn't really go together, or that you have forgotten one or two key items style-wise. Also pretty terrible is that what you have brought is not weather-appropriate/activity appropriate.
Additionally, ever since I first visited New York, I am deeply conscious about also looking stylish (but comfortable). One cannot pass by one gorgeously dressed woman after another there without feeling one has to keep up!
The Solution
The key to travelling comfortably and stylishly is in the packing. And although packing is one of the two most boring things when travelling (being delayed is the other one), it is key to a comfortable, stylish trip.
If you dread the moment of packing, and therefore leave it till the last minute, and you hate carrying any sort of weight or bulk, streamlining is a must for you, and so are these two maxims:
  1. Everything in your suitcase has to go with (almost) everything else.
  2. Be prepared.

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