Traveling is a passion for some, and a simple getaway break for others. Whether you are an avid traveler or an occasional tourist, it is essential that you stay away from the sempiternal tourist gear: Bermudas, light shirt and a baseball cap. A girl has to have some style, even when she’s traveling to the other side of the globe. So, here a little guide to shine like an elegant lady when you’re on the road.
Get The Right Accessories
Your style is not only in the clothes you wear, but it is essentially in how you wear them and how playful you are with those. For example, a black dress is an icon of elegance. However, what makes it a stylish outfit is when you can accessorize it to fit your day and mood: With red heels and a red belt for an evening out, with a neutral cardigan and a pair of beige ballerina for a day at work.
Sounds easy, doesn’t it? When it comes to traveling, you have limited accessories to play with, so it is important that you invest in versatile and high-quality items such as leather backpacks to keep your camera, wallet and address book handy when you are on the go. A good pair of elegant walking shoes is a great investment too, but stay away from cheap trainers that would only clash with your stylish backpack!
Go To Stylish Destinations
Some places simply attract a sense of fashionable elegance more than others. For a start, they are less crowded with your everyday tourists, and they are what you would call hidden gems in the travel world. There you will find beautiful places, where you walk freely and let your self-confident style shine fully: Kiev, for example, is a lovely and unexpected beach holiday destination that will surprise you. Or, if you prefer to stay by the Mediterranean sea, why not try Sicilia, which is often overlooked by tourists and still has the charming villages of the 1950s? Because, after all, there’s no point being stylish if there’s barely enough space outside to enjoy your holiday.
Style Is More Than Fashion, It’s An Attitude
Keeping stylish when you are on vacation is an art, especially when too many tourists use the excuse of being abroad to indulge in behaviors that would be shameful if they were in known company: Drinking until you can’t stand anymore, being rude to people, and mocking the local traditions will ruin your style any day, even if you are wearing the most fashionable clothes you can buy.
You are, after all, a guest in a foreign culture so make the most of it by embracing the new adventure with a kind heart. This is an often forgotten rule of style: You only look good if you attract looks of kindness, which means if you behave! The second important rule of being stylish is to have the mental strength to carry it: Being confident in who you are, and in how you look is what makes you shine out of the crowd.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, Jessica, from The Belle Voyage has amazing blog posts about how to look good while seeing the world. She’s definitely a great travel blogger if you need some ideas on your next trip!
How do you stay stylish when you’re traveling?