10 Ideas for Easy Summer Travel Style
“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”- Leonardo da Vinci
There are many styles to help you improve your summer look but when traveling we need to keep it simple and easily achievable. Capsule wardrobe became very popular but I don’t like to be limited in one color scheme. That’s why I like to keep my style basic but to improve it with some personal touch and small details. When woman is traveling, her comfort is the most important and the style is just the pleasure of playing with colors, materials and patterns. I can imagine that you like me want stress-free travel with light weight luggage but staying true to your personal style. Look on these 10 ideas for easy summer travel style and play with them to achieve easy yet stylish travel look. I will be happy if you share some of your own style secrets in the comments!
#1 Classic cotton dress in romantic style: this dress is made for comfort in the hot summers. The cotton fabric covers your skin with a soft touch and do not allow your body to perspire. The material is hygienic and the colors are light and easily fitting many styles of shoes. The length offers you additional comfort of movement and the style is good for almost any occasion – from afternoon walk along the Sicilian seaside to garden party.
#2 The jumpsuits are great choice for summer travel. In this particular case I did experiment by using an old fabric from Mozambique. The bold colors make this outfit different and the silk fabric make it pleasant to wear. Do your own experiments; try jumpsuits or rompers in different fabrics and colors.
#3 Simple pair of accessories can change your whole look. It’s not necessary to wear expensive ones, especially if you are afraid that they can be stolen. But if you use bold color that fits with your clothes, you add focal point and the look becomes more interesting.
#4 The oversized purse is your best friend for travel in Europe. You can still be stylish, to add some colors in your outfit but also to keep all necessary stuff with you during the day. The purse on the picture is my favorite for city walks (I even keep my Nikon in it) but also for long-haul flights because it is a bit shapeless and can fit many items in different shapes.
#5 The devil is in the details! Improve your outfits with simple touch. It can be statement jewelry, fabric flower, fashionable sunglasses, or a hat. Add one detail that attracts the attention. Keep the design uncomplicated because the beauty is in the simplicity. In this way you can make any casual outfit looks more intriguing. I chose this outfit for my walk in Trinidad, Cuba because the flower made me feel more “Caribbean” like.
#6 Ladies fan can be very useful accessory when exploring the city. During the hot months when you want to explore as much as you can but the temperatures make you feel weak, this simple and elegant item is life-saver. Thanks to this fan I could enjoy my visit of The Versailles Palace which was totally crowded with tourists and the air seemed not enough for everybody.
#7 It is possible to improve very casual, leisure outfit by using clothes in crisp colors. A simple top and shorts ensemble for your Sicilian summer can be much better looking if one of the pieces is representing the sea colors in graphical shapes.
#8 At first, during the packing process for my travel to Cuba, I had doubts what are the best clothes to take with me. Not because of weather but because I didn’t want to exaggerate with the style. In Europe we have much more developed sense of style and in Cuba the life (respectively the fashion) is simpler. And yet, it is important to stay true to yourself. That’s why I just added top with a bit sequins to make my grey attire more interesting.
#9 The classic Levis jeans and black t-shirt will be always fashionable choice. Do I need to say more?
#10 “A woman with good shoes is never ugly”. It is Coco Chanel who said that and we don’t have reason to doubt her words :). You should chose carefully your travel shoes, they should be very comfortable as you will wear them almost 20 hours per day (I believe your hardly find time to sleep when traveling) but also find a pair that is chic and have some summer colors so that their look gives you additional holiday mood.
What’s your favorite travel style?