Looking good on home turf is stressful enough, let alone somewhere new without the backing of your wardrobe. Learn how to make the most of that precious 30kg.
Cheryl Chan, Fashion Stylist/Writer
1 Dresses are the multipurpose adapters of your vacation wardrobe.
Mixing and matching in a similar colour palette is always great advice, until you actually have to devote time in advance to plan it all out. A good dress cuts out all of the work and can be used as a versatile piece. Wear it on its own, layer it over a tee or tuck it into a pair of jeans as a top. Best of all, you can throw it into your suitcase and, voila, that’s one outﬁt down already.
2 Choose shoes that you can walk a mile in.
Picking the right footwear for a holiday is like picking the right job for your career. Your decision carries a lot of weight and determines the comfort of your entire stay. Unless you’re a VIP card member of Uber, you’ll be happiest and blister-free in a pair of ﬂat shoes. We recommend ballet ﬂats and mules, as they’re lightweight and easy to stash in your carry-on.
3 If you never wore it back home, you’re never going to wear it on holiday, either.
Call it the “Eat, Pray, Love” effect, but it’s as if being anonymous in a foreign place means you can be whoever you are. But you’re still you, just in some other part of the world. With the exception of winter wear, choose items that you know and love because, chances are, they are going to be the pieces you’ll reach for the most. Like that trusty jacket and mini sling bag that you’ll know you’ll get the most mileage (pun intended) from.
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