One of the hardest things to deal with when you’re travelling is to find the balance between comfort and looking good. It can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect outfit that is comfortable to fly in but doesn’t leave you looking looking like a complete slob when you arrive at your destination, and to pick the perfect capsule wardrobe that keeps you within your luggage allowance.
Luckily, the lovely people at Hawes and Curtis have given us their top tips on how to look good when you travel..
Travelling is no longer a particularly glamorous experience but that is no excuse to completely neglect your sense of style. Comfort tends to be the main consideration when choosing what to wear on a lengthy voyage, but style and comfort donâ€™t have to be mutually exclusive. Believe it or not, it is possible to look chic, even on a long haul flight in economy class.
Simplicity is key
As frequent travellers ourselves, we’ve learnt that when it comes to selecting your travel capsule wardrobe, simplicity is key. You really canâ€™t go wrong with a tailored blazer teamed with jeans and a white button down shirt. This classic combination will create a polished appearance, no matter how long your flight. If you are concerned about spilling coffee on your white shirt during turbulence, opt for a pretty patterned blouse instead.
Shirts truly are travel essentials as they can easily be coordinated with the majority of separates you have packed.
Travel friendly clothing
Avoid dreaded creases on long journeys by choosing fabrics with a slight stretch. Garments made from cotton blends, for example, are travel friendly as they tend to hold their shape and remain relatively wrinkle free when packed or worn for extended periods of time. Traditional shirt maker Hawes & Curtis has a beautiful selection of fitted ladies shirts crafted from luxury stretch cotton. This blend consists of 97 per cent cotton which is extremely soft and comfortable to wear while the three per cent elastane allows a slight stretch and stops the shirts from feeling restricting.
Clothing for different climates
It is always a good idea to layer up when you are traveling to different climates. Short sleeve blouses or shirts with three quarter length sleeves can easily be layered underneath cashmere jumpers or smart blazers. Maxi dresses are ideal for the transition from warm to cooler climates as you can add tights and throw on a jumper with minimal effort.
Add the finishing touch to your ensemble with a few carefully selected accessories.
Travel clothing essentials
Our two travel essentials are a pair of oversized sunglasses and a luxurious silk scarf. Both can be easily stored away no matter how jam-packed your suitcase is. A beautiful silk scarf will instantly add glamour to your outfit en route and sunglasses hide a multitude of sins, such as tired eyes and dry skin.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hawes and Curtis.