You don’t need to leave glamour at home when you are jetting off on holiday. Have you, like us, noticed an abundance of casual “comfy” travel gear at the check in desk? We know that when travelling everyone suffers from the chill of air conditioning, the swelling of feet as well as waistlines, but you would never see celebrities such as Victoria Beckham looking dishevelled as she steps off the plane. We know she has an army of assistants to achieve this, but as stylists we also know that we can all travel in style and still feel comfortable – it doesn’t have to be one or the other, they can go hand in hand.
Think fabric – choose something that will give you comfort, so nothing too restrictive or stiff – try a linen blend (comfort without the creases!) or a t-shirt material. So with this in mind,stick to styles that flatter you.
Think layers – you go through variable temperatures when travelling – so fine layers work better than a shapeless, chunky sweatshirt which will hide your hard earned pre holiday figure 😉 Try taking a pashmina – they take up hardly any space (you can wear it as a scarf or tie it on your bag), don’t crease and even double up as a cover for sleeping children or other halves!
Think shoes – we have no idea why people naturally revert to trainers in a travel situation. They can make your feet sweat, are heavy,can be restrictive and tend to not flatter any stylish travel wear! There are many easy, comfortable and stylish alternatives on the High Street, from M&S to Primark – try canvas pumps, ballet flats or sandals (Remember the Golden No Socks rule!)
None of this is rocket science, but it is easy when you are busy to overlook the obvious – so get your holiday off to a stylish start this year.