Itineraries and new places to explore aren’t the only ones that keep our hearts rushing and excited when we plan for our trip abroad.
Some people could be excited because they want to spend some quality time with the family or with a special someone. While others are all about wanting to wear all their shiny new outfits they planned for the trip.
If you’re the latter, then, listen up. It’s okay to bring all your fashionable pieces during the trip and fit them all inside the best carry-on imaginable both in outer appearance and quality.
But the thing is you also have to bring items that will still make you look good in case the weather doesn’t permit you to wear that furry poncho you so wanted to put on.
That said here are eight fashionable but functional pieces that you can bring to add more style and sass to your already wonderful stash of a wardrobe:
1. Hat or Cap
Ladies, a hat or cap is a smart addition to your travel pieces. According to SmarterTravel, every woman should always bring a hat while traveling. It doesn’t only look good on you but it also serves different purposes.
When you’re having a bad hair day, you can always just put a hat on and you’re hair woes are solved instantly. Besides, it can also shelter your face from the harmful rays of the sun. And vice versa, when the weather is cold, a hat can help keep you warm especially if it’s made out of wool or cashmere.
And above all of that, a hat or cap works well in any outfit. Whether your vacation involves the beach or exploring the city, there is a headpiece perfect for each.
2. Long Jacket
A long jacket could be your instant ticket to being upgraded from economy to business class. Well, who’s to blame? It’s a classic piece that will make you look ten notches richer than you really are.
So, as a piece of advice, bring one in case you badly need to have that upgrade or you just really need to hide that casual outfit you’re wearing underneath. Aside from that, a long jacket can also double as a blanket inside the plane in case it gets too cold for your liking.
You can opt for a cotton or polyester trench coat or better yet, a down puffy jacket so you can still keep it light and wearable no matter what the weather is.
3. Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are my favorite. It’s not complicated to wear and it’s a comfortable piece of clothing.
Especially for a long-haul flight, a maxi dress can always keep you comfortable throughout the whole ride because of its soft fabric that just flows whenever you walk around.
Here’s a trick: I also wear maxi dresses during flights because I use it as a blanket when I forget to bring one. It’s long enough to cover my skin from arms to toes.
Besides, a dress can adapt to whatever type of weather. During the summer, it can be a cover-up for your swimwear. And when winter comes, you can just put a coat over it and you’re good to explore around—as long as the type of fabric you choose for this kind of weather is thick enough to protect you from the cold.
4. Bulky Shoes
Your bulky shoes like boots or chunky rubber shoes should be worn when you board the plane. Aside from the fact that it can lessen the weight of your luggage, it’s also stylish enough to complete your airport look.
If you really need to bring one more pair of any of these bulky shoes, our tip is to pack them separately to maximize the space in your suitcase.
This should be a staple inside your carry-on. It’s sleek and stylish, and can even be paired with any piece of clothing.
The best thing about sunglasses is that it helps shield your eyes from harmful UV rays of the sun. If you still don’t know it yet, the eyes can accumulate life-altering damage over time with too much sun exposure.
To protect them when we go outside is the most that we can do to avoid any eye problems. Make sure to keep your sunglasses in safe storage inside your bag to avoid scratches or breakage.
6. Jeans and a Pair of Flats
When unsure of what to wear, going with the classic combination of jeans and a gorgeous pair of flats will never go out of style.
If you want to elevate your look, a high-waisted pair of jeans will still make you look like a top model walking along the streets of a foreign country. Plus, flats will give you the maximum comfort when you have a lot of activities packed in a day.
This is a fashion staple that won’t fail you no matter what top or blouse you pair it with.
7. Neutral Colored Clothes
For any color combination dilemma that you might encounter during your trip, always go with the classic mix.
It’s hard to play around with colors, especially if you’re not comfortable experimenting. Your best option is to bring neutral-colored clothes such as black, navy, grey, and other hues that belong in the same family.
These are the colors that most people can carry.
8. Comfortable Trousers
Trousers are the most comfortable piece of clothing that you can pack inside your bag.
When you wear one, you won’t have to worry about germs and other types of bacteria lurking around the airport and your airplane seat. Your legs are covered, unlike when you wear a pair of shorts or mini skirts.
In fact, they are also easy to style with cropped tops and plain colored shirts.
No matter what your fashion style is, always go with what’s comfortable for you. Nothing can beat the comfort, especially during draining flights and road travels.
About the author;
This article was written by guest author Geraldine Mills.