Wear Your Sunnies
Sunglasses are not just a practical investment, keeping the sun’s damaging light off your face, while simultaneously blocking melanoma and melasma. They’re also a sneaky way in which famous fashionistas keep themselves in the style files even with jet-lag. Sunglasses help to cover up tired eyes from public view, so make like Cara Delevingne and Charlize Theron, and wear large ones to look fashionable every time.
Black is the New Black
Of course you want to be comfortable when you travel, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be trendy. Victoria Beckham is the queen of relaxed chic when she travels as she has been spotted wearing all-black outfits, such as black skinny jeans teamed with a blazer and knee-high boots. Black is a neutral that is sure to keep you looking stylish (even if you are comfortable in jeans), while being practical because black clothing doesn’t reveal every speck of dust you might pick up.
Choose a Statement Piece
Even if you aren’t in the mood to have too much of a structured outfit, the key is to draw attention to one statement piece that can take your outfit from drab to fab. An example is wearing a punch of color in the form of a lipstick shade, as Reese Witherspoon has been seen to do, or any other accessory. Boutique owner Laure Heriard Dubreuil travels with a scarf that flatters her skin tone. “My bright orange Hermès scarf adds a good blush tone to my complexion,” she explained to Vogue. It’s a great way to beat looking drawn after a long flight, too.
A handbag is important when you’re traveling to keep all your essential documents and other vital items close at hand. Make sure it’s of a large size so that you don’t run out of space while keeping it trendy. A handbag reflecting the latest accessory trends, whether it be tassels or interesting shapes, is a must. Or take it one step further and invest in a luxe trolley whose colors or patterns match your outfit, stealing a leaf out of French actress and singer Marion Cotillard’s style bible.
Roll Your Clothes
Stylish TV personality and fashion designer Lauren Conrad has some good packing advice: roll your clothes instead of folding them. This helps you squeeze in more into your luggage while ensuring that when you pull out that gorgeous summer dress or tee it isn’t going to be horribly creased.
Keep it Dreamy in Denim
What is cooler than denim? It’s always in style, and with this year flaunting the denim-on-denim trend in a big way, you can’t go wrong with a case of the blues. A good tip if you want head-to-toe denim is to wear different hues of blue, such as a pale blue shirt on darker jeans, just like actress Amy Adams. You’ll look breezy! However, keep other accessories, such as your shoes and bag, in neutral tones so that they won’t make the look too busy while also working with anything you’re going to change into later, cutting your travel dress stress in half.
Choose Prints on Leggings
Who doesn’t love their leggings? Not only do they go with everything but they’re a relaxed alternative to pants when you travel. Celebrities like Selena Gomez and Cameron Diaz put a twist on leggings by proving they certainly don’t have to be boring. Follow their lead by stocking up on a pair or two with interesting prints on them so that you look stylish and super comfy.
Stick to the Three Shoe Rule
When packing, you might fall into the common trap of bringing too many shoes on your trip, thinking you’re going to wear them all. You’re not alone. As fashion blogger Danielle Bernstein told the website Who What Wear, 'I always overpack shoes. You really just need a core three pairs - sneakers, sandals, and one pair of heels.' This way, you’re stylishly sorted whether you’re hitting the beach or black-tie party.
Hydrate Your Skin
No matter how chic your clothes, your skin speaks volume about you! Fashion blogger Wendy Nguyen doesn’t board a flight without her moisturizer and uses double her regular quantity so as to keep dryness at bay. This ensures a radiant skin when she touches down in her destination. Another celebrity who packs on the moisturizer is model Doutzen Kroes, but she throws a BB cream into the equation. ‘The trick to looking refreshed after a long plane ride is to use some form of BB cream, which stands for “blemish balm,”’ she explained in an interview with Yahoo! Travel. ‘I put it on when we are landing, before I step off. It’s like a moisturizer, but it still gives you a little bit of coverage, so you look refreshed, and it’s fast.’
Dry-Blast Your Hair
Your hair is important to keep your style in perfect shape but it’s not always easy to know how to deal with flat hair after flying. That’s where dry shampoo comes in, as used by celebrities such as Blake Lively and Jessica Alba. All you do is flip your hair upside down and spritz it all over with dry shampoo, especially on your roots so that its powder consistency can soak up the scalp’s excess oil.
Get Layered in Style
Lots of celebs get seen at airports with layers of clothing on and this is key because of the fluctuating temperatures you’ll find when traveling. So you want to be prepared with a jacket, coat or cardi that you can sweep over your outfit while looking chic, as seen by the Olsen twins who have mastered the effortlessly stylish mantra.
Style Staple: The Structured Coat
If you are traveling for professional reasons and want to cultivate that glamorous businesswoman allure, invest in a flattering and form-fitting coat as seen on celebrities like actress Julianne Hough. It will give you a chic yet professional appearance even if you’re wearing flats and a sleek ponytail.
You can look stylish even when you’re jet-setting! Follow these tips to make your fashion sense a global affair.