Looking Stylish But Staying Practical Whilst On Holiday

June 4, 2020

You want to look stylish when on holiday, don’t you? You want to both look and feel your best, and have all those pics for the ‘gram (and for the photo album!) look absolutely amazing! Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be easier said than done. All you have to do is factor in the fact that your style choices need to be practical as well, and as long as you’ve got a few things in your suitcase, this won’t be hard to pull off at all. 

So, let’s go through some of these things below. When the time comes for you to pack up for your next adventure, make sure you keep these points in mind. Because holidays don’t have to be full of pics of you with frizzy hair and a coat that makes you look like an overstuffed turkey! 

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Think About Where You’re Going

The first thing to do, before you put anything in your suitcase, is think about where you’re going. You need to think about the exact city or town you’re going to be visiting, and what goes on there – when you’re wanting to dress to impress, you’re going to want to look the part, and not stand out like a typical tourist would. 

By this, we mean it’s important to know the general fashion sense. If you’re headed to an inner city, or a capital, things are probably going to be a lot more swanky than usual – places like Dubai or New York are going to have all kinds of styles and fashions, but each one is going to be very distinct and different. 

So, look into what kind of shops are there, and which ones you’re going to pass as you go about your adventures, and try to get a general sense of the fashion you’re going to want to fit in with. Those popping pictures aren’t going to be taken when you’re wearing a simple, plain t-shirt and a pair of trousers from your local superstore! 

Worried it’s going to cost a bit too much to outfit your whole wardrobe with a select style? Don’t worry – you only need a couple of pieces, and they definitely don’t have to be designer! It’s all about practicality, remember? So, you don’t even have to spend too much money here; there’s plenty of knockoffs you can look into, as well as durable but cheap and plain items you can dress up and/or layer to look a lot more suitable than before. 

Include Some of the Basics

The basics are plain white shirts, flowing blouses, a dress that can double up for both the day and the night, and a pair of well fitting trousers, usually jeans. When you have basics like these on your side, you can do a lot with your outfits. Mix and match, layer and accessorise, etc., and you’ll still look stylish in every single photo you take. 

Plus, think about what you’re going to do when you go away. Are you going to swim? Are you going to hike? Are you going to need to cover up? So take a basic but gorgeous swimsuit with you, take a good pair of walking boots that’ll serve you the whole holiday, and make sure you’ve always got an overlayer on hand for bare shoulders and arms. 

Not to mention just how much room you’re going to save in your suitcase by only having 4 or 5 clothing items to take with you, and those bangles and necklaces will only have to be zipped up in one of the pouches! Your suitcase has never been so light and yet of so much use to you. 


Swap Your Normal for Something Fancy

Your normal might not suit you when you’re off on holiday; if you’re used to wearing cardigans day to day, and you’re off to Iceland where temperatures are usually below 10 degrees, you’re going to want something a lot more heavy duty to put on! But you’re still going to want to look a bit fancy, so do your research here!

So, when you think about what you wear normally, and you think about the fancier versions of these, you can buy a few upgrades here and there. Those cardigans can get a lot more fluffy, and a lot more bulky, and you can feel like a real winter princess when you’re out and about in them! 

But if you’re off somewhere warm and humid, you might want to keep the cardigan, but change the material it’s made out of. Cotton, for example, is a great material for ensuring you’re feeling light and airy when you need to, but you want to keep the sun off your shoulders and the unattractive sunburn away. Plus, cotton is lightweight enough to take off and carry, or tie around your waist, and they won’t take up much room in your suitcase either. 

You’re also going to want to think about what you wear on a daily basis, and most importantly, the items you need to be wearing. Take a pair of glasses for example here: if you have a pair of glasses that automatically turn into sunglasses when you step out into the sun, and you’re going somewhere particularly sunny with plenty of picture opportunities, you might want to swap out your normal pair for a pair like Oakley sunglasses

Don’t worry, if you find the right sunglasses brand, the glasses aren’t likely to get scratched, you’ll be able to see with them, and they’ll still be plenty stylish for you to pop on when you feel a pose calling! 

Want to Feel Stylish on Holiday?

Then make sure you’re packing items you like that are also practical in nature. Make sure they’re durable against all weather types, if you’re headed somewhere mild, or they’re specialised if you’re headed someone with only one weather system. All in all, you need to ensure your suitcase is packed, properly, well ahead of time! 

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