The photographs from a holiday last a lifetime. But they can easily be ruined if we experience a wardrobe malfunction while we are away. We will forever have to look at ourselves on Facebook wearing the wrong clothes even if we know that we have a great time. So what can be done about it?
Here we’re going to investigate some tips from the experts on what to wear on vacation to avoid a wardrobe malfunction. Some of what follows are practical advice, especially if you’re going to be on foot a lot. Other pieces of their advice are purely cosmetic and concerned with the way you look.
1| Keep Smelling Great
Holidays can sometimes be a smelly affair. You’re either stuck on a plane with dozens of other people, or you’re walking miles across town in hot weather because you don’t have a hire car. It’s all too easy to work up a sweat and for things to get a little smelly.
Fortunately, smelling fresh on holiday doesn’t have to be difficult. There are all sorts of fragrances you can use to mask the stench after a long flight. According to travel fashion experts Brit and Kara, Le Labo is a great option because it comes in travel-size packs.
2| Always Fly With Bling
You might think that buying 14k gold chains for a holiday adventure is a little superfluous. But there’s nothing that beats a good piece of jewelry while you’re strutting your stuff on a hot beach. Jewelry is a must on many beaches, especially in the Mediterranean.
It’s particularly popular if you’re headed out to the Cote d’Azure, one of the richest spots in all of Europe.
If you’re traveling to a new place, you might also want to take a good luck charm or a gold pendant with you. It might be purely superstitious, but having a charm by your side might help you to relax more while you’re on the flight or in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people.
3| The Multipurpose Flats
For one reason or another, holidaymakers end up walking a lot more than they ordinarily would at home. This is because they want to make the most of their time away and because they often get lost and have to walk for miles to find the things that they want. With that said, choice of footwear is critical.
A great alternative to sneakers is multipurpose, versatile flats according to the experts. For instance, there’s a “flat” from Zara which is designed to look like a heeled boot, with bright chrome buckles and a small heel on the back. The whole boot is black, giving it a dressed up appearance. But the actual fit of the boot makes it feel more like a walking boot.
As a result, you get the best of both worlds: something that you can walk in combined with something that looks great when you go out for dinner in the evening.
4| Lightweight Wedges
Are wedges a great option for the stylish vacationer? You bet they are. Wedges are great if you’re planning a short trip to the beach or want to dine in style in the evening.
Wedges come in all shapes and sizes, but if you expect hot weather, then you might consider going with open sandal-style tops with a lightweight cork wedge underneath.
5| Seal Your Beauty Products In A Plastic Ziploc Bag
When you’re on holiday, you want to pack light. As a result, most people buy small, travel size items, like toothpaste, body scrub, deodorant, and moisturizer. However, keeping all those little bottles from leaking can be a challenge, especially if they’re crammed at the bottom of your suitcase underneath all your clothes.
So what’s the solution according to the experts? The experts recommend that you tie your toiletries up in a Ziploc bag so that they don’t leak and then put them in your regular toiletries bag. You can put similar products in their own bags if you don’t want your toothpaste mixing with your moisturizer.
6| Pack A Portable Steamer
No matter how diligent you are with your packing, it’s almost guaranteed that some of your clothes will get creased during their time in your suitcase. As a result, it’s a good idea to have some capacity to iron out those creases when you get to your destination. Fortunately, the market has provided, and there are options available to you.
One of those options is the portable steamer portable steamer: a device that looks a little bit like a hairdryer. The steamer contains a small water reservoir, rather like a regular iron, and you can run it along your clothes to remove annoying creases that have arisen from the journey. What’s more, steamers themselves are relatively cheap.
7| Roll or Fold your clothes?
When you’re packing your clothes, should you roll them or fold them? According to Nikki Ogunnaike, a fashion guru, it’s always better to roll clothes instead of folding them when packing them into a suitcase.
The reason for this is that it minimizes the number of wrinkles the clothes get.
By definition, folding clothes leads to creases, but with rolling, the situation is different. Rolling minimizes the strain put on the fabric at any point. Just beware that if you do roll, you won’t be able to take as many clothes with you, thanks to the increased space required.
8| Pack Your Skinny Jeans
If you’re traveling around the world, you never quite know what clothes are going to work with the local culture. However, skinny jeans are one of those versatile items that works pretty much anywhere, with the exception of super-hot places like India and tropical Africa.
Fashion experts love skinny jeans because of the fact that they can either be dressed up or dressed down. Pairing them with a t-shirt gives a more laid back beach feel. Putting them with boots and heels smartens them up and gets you ready for a night out on the town.
9| Solve Your Hair Woes
If you’re traveling somewhere hot, one of the first things that suffers is your hair. Before long, the hot weather had got your sweat glands going into overdrive mode, and your hair slowly becomes a greasy, matted mess.
It’s a good idea, therefore, to pack some dry shampoo, especially if you’re going to be doing a lot of walking and hiking. Dry shampoo can be used anywhere, whether you’re on the beach or taking a walk through town. It removes all of the particles that get stuck in your hair and act as magnets for more dirt and grease.
10| Take A Scarf With You
Even if you’re heading to warmer climes, it’s still a good idea to take a scarf with you from a purely utilitarian point of view. Scarfs have a number of benefits which are worth sharing here.
The first is that they can be a lifesaver if the temperature suddenly plummets after the sun goes down. The last thing you want is to be covered in goosebumps, wearing nothing more than a skimpy dress. Scarfs are also perfect for long plane journeys and can double up as a pillow in a bind.
Finally, you can wear a scarf as a kind of sarong when the weather gets hot if you’re in your bikini.
11| Stick To Colors That Are Easy To Mix And Match
When traveling abroad, you might be tempted to pack lighter colors because of the hot weather. Lighter colors are better at reflecting the sun’s rays and keeping you cool.
However, packing lighter colors might not be such a good idea, especially if you’re not going to be anywhere near a washing machine for several days. Any stains will show up much more clearly on brighter clothing, so experts recommend that women pack mainly dark clothes when they go on holiday.
Dark clothes, they say, are easier to mix and match and are more versatile. Stains don’t show up as obviously, making them an all-around better idea for people who are traveling.