Chicwish cotton dress, ¥6,240 / Jersey top, ¥4,580 / Monki ribbed turtleneck, ¥1,495 / Retrò, ¥475 / Nike trainers, ¥26,045 / Salvatore Ferragamo black ballet flat, ¥27,885 / Meli Melo satchel handbag, ¥53,100 / Moschino zip bag, ¥53,100 / Daniel wellington watch, ¥20,730 / Tech accessory, ¥935 / Monki retro sunglasses, ¥1,495 / Tom Ford men s fashion, ¥37,000 / Kate Spade patio umbrella, ¥3,960 / Windbreaker Ralph Lauren, ¥27,075
Way too often, you can immediately distinguish tourists from natives solely by how they are dressed - and usually the natives win the fashion game by lightyears. In the name of traveling, I've created a collage of my personal wardrobe essentials that make dressing stylishly way easier when traveling.
I always makes sure these things are in my luggage case before I leave home:
- Sunglasses: Obviously this is most important when traveling in summer. I have this one pair of sunglasses that suits me like it was made for me - a nightmare if I'd ever happen to forget it.
- Bumper: When traveling the phone tends to be out far more often because we take photos of this, photos of that and of course post those photos and our experiences in the foreign country on social media. The downside, however, the more often our phone is out in our hands the more likely we are to drop it and break the precious screen. Hence, bumpers are a good idea.
- Your favourite sweater: I NEVER travel without my favourite sweater & it NEVER not comes to use. Perfect when the urge comes up to roam the streets of Rome or Seoul on those summer nights that suddenly get cool after sunset.
- Ballet flats: You never know what opportunities come up - or who you meet. When needing to look fancy, ballet flats are the comfortable alternative to high heels. They are also lighter and take up much less space in your suitcase!
- High-waisted denim shorts: These are sooo convenient for traveling around – comfy and stylish. I found my favourite pair in a thrift shop so from my experience that's a pretty good place to find high quality and authentic vintage jeans shorts for a good bargain!
- Backpack: Nothing over a good backpack when you're on a city tour through Sydney or exploring the Canadian wilderness. You can fit all the useful things, such as sunscreen, water bottles & food inside & carry it comfortably.
- Watch: Watches are always a good idea, not only when abroad, and once you're used to wearing them you won't leave to foreign destinations without one.
- Cardholder: I find this very useful, especially when I'm in places that don't use the currency they do in my home country, I prefer to pay with card. It's also good if you wanna save space in your bag or are afraid of your bag being stolen by street thieves because you can easily carry it on your body.
- Windbreaker: You can hardly ever tell for certain how the weather will be so windbreakers or just waterproof jackets in general are always a good idea to bring!
- Umbrella: ... Just like umbrellas! I personally like to always have a small foldable umbrella in my suitcase, just in case.
- Sneakers: A pair of comfy sneakers is pretty mandatory if you wanna avoid blisters and looking like an obvious tourist!
- Your favourite tee: On my most recent travels, my beloved turtleneck tee has never left my side and judging by how much it came to use it was the right decision. I also love having a simple oversized white t-shirt with me when I'm away from home.
- The little black dress: Just like with the ballet flats, you should prepare to look formal/preppy (just in case) so the classic little black dress is your best friend!
- The small satchel bag: This my personal MUST-BRING-bag when traveling. It doesn't fit as many things as a backpack but is, because of it's size, very convenient to carry all day. When getting one, always make sure the strap is long enough so you can wear it cross body!
What are your personal wardrobe essentials for traveling?
xx ♡ Micky
P.S.: all items featured in this collage more or less just serve an example purpose.