Going travelling is very different to jetting off on a beach break when it comes to packing. While most of us look forward to planning outfits for our holidays, it’s not as easy to focus on style when you’re trying to cram as many pieces of clothing as possible into an oversized rucksack. It may not be easy to pack for an extended trip, but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to travel in style. Here are some essentials you’ll need if you’re a globetrotter with a passion for fashion.

Basics

Investing in basics and staple items is so important if you’re going to be away for a long time or you’re visiting places with different climates. If you’ve got a stylish, chic capsule wardrobe ready and waiting to go, it’s incredibly easy to throw looks together at short notice, and you don’t have to waste valuable sightseeing time trying to fashion new outfits in front of the mirror. Great investment pieces include simple black and white vests and camis, jersey maxi dresses and skater skirts, denim shorts and fitted jeans. Once you’ve got these items, you can add a few statement pieces and mix and match to create a whole host of different looks without spending a fortune or going over your luggage allowance.

 

Chic accessories

You probably haven’t got space in your backpack for several pairs of shoes, a range of different styles of bags, numerous pairs of sunglasses and scarves, hats and jewels. If you’re short on room, it’s essential to buy the right items. Invest in a bag that is easy to carry around and goes with most things, such as a satchel or a cross-body bag, take a pair of shades that looks great for every occasion like a classic aviator style and don’t go too crazy when it comes to jewellery. You probably don’t want to sit on a beach adorned with necklaces, bangles, and rings, so keep it understated. Be practical and think about what you’ll actually need. Have a look at Designer Online womens wallets for a purse that will look great and keep your cash safe and choose a bag that has a zip fastening. If you’re planning to visit cool climes, as well as tropical destinations, take shoes that are suitable for both such as trainers, as well as a pair of flip-flops and some warm, sturdy shoes for walking.  

Statement buys

Everyone feels better when they look good, so treat yourself to a couple of statement pieces to liven up your travel wardrobe. You could go for a printed sundress, a patterned maxi, a denim pinafore or a colourful kimono. You can use these items to dress up your travel staples and keep your wardrobe looking cool and fresh.

Both images by Geneva Vanderzeil

Do you love to travel? If you’re a fashionable globetrotter, it can be difficult to put a stylish wardrobe together when you’re going away for a long time. Hopefully, this guide has given you some tips, and you’ll look and feel fab wherever you are.