Keeping Your Style In Check Whilst on The Road

It can be tough to keep looking good when travelling, as the weight of your bag and small space within your suitcase applies a natural limit to how many fancy dresses, beauty products and accessories you can take with you.  This is where these five practical suggestions come in, as whether you’re travelling to Thailand or Texas, these tips will put you in good stead.

PICK A GREAT CASE

The first thing you need before packing for your stylish trip is something to put your items in. Choose a hard case which is easy to spot on the airport conveyor belt. If you can get away with not having to check in your luggage then make sure it fits to the airlines regulations. Make sure it has a good handle and wheels that can cope with different types of surfaces. No-one likes to be dragging a case who’s wheels do not want to turn.

PACK A CAPSULE WARDROBE

A capsule wardrobe is ideally a small number of items of clothing which are easy to wash, quick to dry, and easily mix and match with each other… by using a layering technique and rotating tops with bottoms, six items of clothings could provide you with more than nine outfits, which is more than enough for a week long break.  Then, you’ll have the space to pack more fancy items such as sleek dresses from The Iconic for special days and nights out whilst you’re away.

The other thing to consider is that you’ll want to take a couple of comfortable pairs of shoes,  as even in the most luxurious city setting you’ll want to make sure you’re comfortable – as heels are no good when you are spending the day sightseeing.  Try and choose outfits that look good with flat shoes, for this reason.

ACCESSORIES

It’s often not practical to take lots of different necklaces, earrings and bracelets with you on the road; particularly not expensive items.  This is where pieces of custom made jewellery are great, as you can have one piece that looks the part and is very ‘you’ but is designed to go with many outfits.

NAILS

You are in luck as neutral nails are in this season.  This is great as these neutral colours will go well with nearly all of your outfits from your capsule wardrobe.  This vastly reduces your weight as you don’t need to take multiple bottles of nail varnish and that pesky remover.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Even if you have luggage you can check in, you are not going to want to travel with full bottles of all your beauty products. However some beauty products are not available in travel size containers, but don’t despair.  Purchase some mini tubs and bottles for these purposes and careful decanter the products you like to use daily into them. Carefully mark each container so you know what they are.. and if you are travelling hand luggage only make sure it meets the airport security rules in size and volume.

Hopefully these tips will set you in good stead for keeping your style in check whilst on the road.

 

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Shona Mackin is a mum to a little boy and massive Bernese Mountain Dog fur baby. In her previous (and current) life, she is the owner of social media agency socialface. As a serial entrepreneur, she aimed to design her businesses to do what she wanted, when she wanted… at least thats what she thought, until she found out her babies had a better plan. Thankfully her former former life as a dancer gave her oodles of flexibility and determination to roll with whatever each new day throws her way… sometimes… other days coffee helps in the morning and wine in the evening or a time out in a hot shower to block out the noise.
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