Thursday, July 9, 2009

Travel Bug

I'm going to be on a lovely holiday for the next week or so and in the spirit of things I've decided to blog about the most practical yet stylish things to take with you on your travels because it's so very hard to stay chic when you don't have access to your full wardrobe...

Here are some of my picks to make things a bit easier:

1. The Bag - Longchamp Le Pliage
  • waterproof so that you won't have to worry about getting it wet or dirty
  • foldable so that you can pack it up into your luggage when you don't need it without taking up too much room or put it into another bag as a portable extra bag for when you've done a lot of shopping and need something to hold your new purchases!
  • spacious so it can carry all your travel essentials
  • colourful, to brighten up your trip and outfit
  • designer, because everyone wants to exude a bit of glamour when holidaying...
Longchamp Le Pliage
2. Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Cold climate - Black flat leather boots like Steve Madden's 'Swoop' because black goes with everything and the boots will keep you warm and protected against snow or rain.
  • Warm climate - tan leather ballet flats to elongate the legs (since you won't be able to wear heels!) while still being comfortable enough to walk around all day if you've already worn them in (don't wear stiff new shoes, they WILL give you blisters!)
If you want to splash out on these, try Marni's gorgeous and simple leather ballet flats with an elasticated trim to make sure that the flats stay on and fit properly.

3. Multi-purpose scarf/pashmina - for the chilly plane airconditioning and also to make into various pieces of clothing for any occasion that might pop up unexpectedly. My favourite would be the American Apparel Circle Scarf (which I had previously expressed my love for) for its amazing versatility:

Happy travels everyone! =)

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