One of the essential things to think of when travelling is what to wear. Picking the right clothes for travelling depends on your destination as well as the purpose of your trip. Yes you can travel well wearing a pair of jeans but they might not be the best thing to have on when you arrive at a steamy hot destination or are stuck at an airport for hours. Here are a few ideas on how to pick what to wear to ensure you are comfy, glamorous and happy throughout your trip
Make sure you know what to expect when you arrive – the weather forecast is a good place to start! If you are going to a cold country for some skiing, layers are key. Comfy travel wear is essential so go for a material with a bit of stretch in so that your body can move around on a plane – also a hooded top is good. You can use the hood to insulate your neck and either wear it up or down depending on what you feel like on your arrival. Surprisingly long trousers are good when you arrive at a warmer destination too. They protect your calves from any mosquitoes which might be out and about which if you arrive at dusk is fairly likely.
Another thing that is essential is that your travel wear is lightweight. Fabrics which are a mix of fibres are great to travel in. Cotton is a good base for the fabric but if it is mixed with a bit or viscose or acrylic there is less chance of it creasing. Any natural fibre makes a good base for your clothes but add a manmade fibre to the mix and you won’t have to spend time on your holiday doing the ironing.
Colour is also important, neutral colours are best as they look calm and therefore make you feel calm and relaxed however you feel about flying. Neutral toned colours also have the advantage of always looking classy. Again the less fuss attached to the design the better the look – subtle design feature are so much better than over the top bling.
Also don’t forget that travel clothes are better if they fit but are not too tight – your body often retains water when travelling so an elasticated waistband or a bit of stretch in your clothes is great for when you are on a journey. Also with all the temperature changes from airports to trains to hire cars make sure you wear something with a couple of pockets – great for storing essential. Cargo trousers with pockets in the legs are a brilliant investment for travelling and if you pick the right fabric and design still look chic and luxurious on arrival.
While style and fashion are great, the main criteria for travel clothes are that they should be practical and functional but allow you to enjoy your journey and feel relaxed and happy at your destination ready to enjoy the rest of your holiday.