21 March 2013

Tutorial: Travelling Outfit + Packing Tips


Hi Everyone! Today I have a different kind of post for you. I know many of you are going to be travelling around this time of the year, whether for work or Spring Break for the students out there, so this post is dedicated to travelling comfortably. When travelling, I like to keep my outfits simple and comfortable. For me, the key to my outfits is to keep it cotton so I can move easily and my skin can breathe easily underneath too. I chose this Striped Peplum Tank from Express because the peplum hides my tummy when I get bloated from sitting too long while still being stylish at the same time. I paired it off with Crewcuts Minnie Pants so I can easily move around and a white blazer from H&M in case I get cold. On my feet, I wore my Tory Burch Reva flats because I prefer wearing flats as compared to heels while on the road since they are so much more comfortable to walk in. This outfit is comfortable to travel in while looking put together at the same time.



Whether you have a business trip next week, or you're having a getaway this weekend, or the next, packing light makes travelling so much easier and enjoyable. Here I laid out the folded clothes that I will be packing into my bag for a little road trip this weekend. This would be the most common/regular way that most people would fold and pack. For me, I like to roll my clothes. I find that rolling your clothes up is easier, neater, more space savvy, and really prevents wrinkles from showing up on your packed clothes. 



When rolling your clothes, I like to fold the article of clothing in half and roll from the neckline down for shirts/dresses and from the waistband down for pants/skirts. Usually, I like to place my jewelry on my shirts then begin to roll so my jewelry is protected.


When rolling your clothes, be sure to smoothen out the fabric as you roll. This is what prevents the wrinkles from appearing on your clothes.



Although I like to commute in flats when travelling, I will still pack a pair of heels just in case. When packing heels, or any pair of shoes really, I like to store them in a dust bag. This keeps the shoes protected and my clothes and bags from getting dirty.



As you can see, rolling your clothes allows you to pack them easier, either vertically or horizontally. For me, I like to put the shoes on the bottom so it acts like a base and shapes the bag.


Now you're ready to travel light and comfortably. If you're travelling this week, happy travelling! 

How do you pack for trips? Do you have any tips to share?

Blazer : H&M size 2
Top : Express size XS (here or similar here)
Bottom : Crewcuts size 12 (here or adult version here)
Bag : Longchamp
Shoes : Tory Burch Reva Flats size 5

Thank you so much for reading! :)

7 comments:

  1. I love your "rolling" idea! I've never seen that before and it makes sense that your clothes would retain their smoothness better. And great job on light packing! I know that's always hard to do!
    FashionEdible Blog

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  2. This is such an amazing post! Thanks so much for sharing. The "rolling" idea is absolutely brilliant! I've never thought of it before! I'm dazzled at how tight your packing is! I'm inspired to try it myself now haha =D

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  4. I do the same thing! I roll my clothes and prefer to travel light with the same bag (though mine's brown). Loved this post! And your photos are nice and crisp. =)


    <3Jo
    www.thelittledandy.com

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  5. Great tips, Christine! Although, I don't travel that much, I certainly will keep this post in mind. I love your white blazer. So chic! I still need to find one for me.

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  6. Great travel outfit, Christine! :)

    I think another tip for the ladies is to pack less. It's so easy to lay on the shoes and outfits but you end up toting around more than you need to. You can always buy more clothes or accessories if you're 'missing' something and you'll also have room to bring it back with you.

    Jess
    What Jess Wore

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  7. I usually roll my clothes when packing to travel. It saves space and prevents it to have crumples and folds. But I thank you for some other tips like wrapping your other things in your clothes to also save space. BTw, your blog is nice Christine knowing that it is just new like mine. God bless on your blogging.

    Wilma
    ohsopetite.com

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