Many people take their time traveling as an opportunity to get comfortable and dress casually. But you don’t always want to put on your most casual clothes, and that’s if you even own anything truly casual. Sometimes it’s necessary to look a bit more formal too. What if you’re meeting clients or business partners at the airport? You can’t turn up wearing jeans and a t-shirt, even if you have just stepped off a plane. Or perhaps you’re going straight to a meeting, whether it’s with head office or you’re meeting your partner’s parents for the first time. If you want to stay looking stylish, stick to these rules.
Choosing Stylish Transport
The first thing you need to do to travel stylishly is get the mode of transport right. If you spend all day cooped up on a cramped train or economy class on your flight, you might emerge looking worse for wear. Making sure you can be comfortable for the whole journey is essential. You might start off by looking for more affordable business or first class flights. You’ll have more space to get comfortable, and you’ll feel less stressed. If you’re driving, planning the journey so you can stop and rest is important. Perhaps you might even take a train, in which case it can be a good idea to travel first class or even book a cabin.
Dressing for a Stylish Journey
What do you do when you need to look sharp as soon as you arrive at your destination? Or perhaps you’re even traveling with people for whom you need to make a good impression. You need to find an outfit you can travel in or a way to make a quick transformation. You could consider keeping a tie and suit jacket in a bag so you can change into them when you arrive. If you want to be stylish for the whole journey, you need to find a balance between fashionable and practical.
Your smart clothes can still be comfortable. You don’t have to be dressed in a suit and tie to look like you care about your appearance. Try going for something more comfortable, that’s more smart-casual. A smart sweater and even a good pair of jeans can look like you’ve made an effort. If you start off with casual clothes, try adding some smarter accessories. Wear some formal but comfortable shoes and a leather belt, for example.
Getting the Luggage Right
The luggage you carry can make a significant difference to your appearance too. You might have hand luggage, a larger suitcase or even just a small bag. No matter how big it is, it’s worth investing in some quality luggage that will last you years. It won’t get bashed about when you’re flying and start to look rough around the edges. Remember that your luggage is protecting all your other clothes, so it needs to be robust.
Traveling doesn’t have to be a time when you only think of comfort. Dress well and you might find that you have an easier journey.