The 101 of Travel Fashion // What not to wear

Knowing what to wear and what not to wear when traveling is crucial.

I’m pretty sure most of us faced this problem at least once in our travel lives: You’re standing in front of your closet, but looking for something to wear for your upcoming journey, nothing really feels right. This decision is never easy. First of all: Remember, it’s not a catwalk. That doesn’t mean you should fly in your oldest rags to have a good flight. Some clothes, even the ones you might love the most, should never leave the house in the first place. You don’t want to wear your fanciest dress, but you also don’t want to wear the same old sweatpants you usually wear when watching a movie on the couch at home. At least that’s how I feel. I’m not always super dressed up, but I’m 30 and don’t want to look like a 16 year old teenager anymore when traveling. Well, in no situation ever. When you want to feel and look great you have to put on the right outfit, because your vacation should start when you’re walking out the door, bag in-hand.

On the other hand, traveling to a vacation destination can be tough and exhausting. Not only does it sometimes take hours until you arrive in your hotel room or nice little beach bungalow, but you’ll most likely brave a multitude of temperature changes throughout your journey. Trying to survive a long-distance flight with no room for your legs or running from one gate to the next, because your connection flight was late, are just two small examples of what to expect.

Of course we all want to start our vacation relaxed and well rested, while looking fabulous and feeling even better. With the right clothes and some simple tricks, traveling can be a very enjoyable experience. The following “Wear this – Not that” Travel Fashion Tips offer you a quick overview of the most important dos and don’ts.

Loose-fitting outfits // Natural, breathable fabrics // Comfortable sandals and sneakers // Easy to slip-off and slip-on shoes // Heels in which you can walk for hours // Go easy on your cologne or don't wear any // Soft earth colors or pastel shades // A light scarf you can also use as a pillow // Travel-appropriate clothing // Many layers

Tight clothing or sturdy jeans // Skinny jeans or synthetic fabrics // Snug footwear or skyrocket high heels // Shoes that take you forever to get out of // (Too much) Perfume or cologne // Too many accessories or fancy jewelry // Bright screaming colors // Bobby pins or similar hair clips // Offensive clothing // Warm-weather clothing

These are only the basics and if you have any questions about your travel outfit, just email us or send us pictures of your idea of the perfect outfit for your upcoming journey.

// Journalist / US Correspondent / Blogger // You want to know what makes my life so special? EVERYTHING! And I don't want to miss a single little thing - where I live, what I do, and especially with whom I spend my life. Life is absolutely fantastic, so just join us here on the sunny side!

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