When you're traveling light, it's best to choose pieces that can serve a multi-purpose. Fashion experts have some fab advice for styling one dress in three ways.
If you plan to hit the road when the temps start heating up, you will not be alone. Summer travel is super-sizzling this year, and according to at least one survey, more than 80% of Americans intend to pack their bags. That would account for more than 208 million American adults, according to the latest census figures. Some women toss everything and more into a suitcase and hope for the best.
The Perfect Travel Outfits Equal Layers
When you're ready to pack for a trip this summer, there's one very important rule to stick by, and that is to think about layers! Weather is fickle and can change in a moment wherever your journey takes you, so be prepared with a couple of key items such as adding an umbrella and a light, soft cardigan to your suitcase. Accessories can also help enhance the beauty of your outfits during your summer trip as you will see below.
The Right Dress Can Take You Places
You want to look great and feel comfy while traveling this summer, and you don't want to overpack, so consider fashion that has both fit and function. Style pros often recommend packing a classic midi dress. It is a length that flatters every figure, and its design offers amazing options for multiple occasions. As one example, you could choose a sleeveless tank-style midi dress or one with a strapless design. Another tip would be to select your midi dress in white or black or another neutral hue such as tan, grey, navy, etc. because the colors go with just about anything.
For your first dress look, you will need five pieces to create the style, and you will more than likely already own these items in your closet. You can assemble Look #1 by arranging the pieces on your bed to see how they coordinate, or you could try the outfit on in front of your mirror to check it out. The five elements of this look include the black midi dress, a sleeveless chambray top, a pair of sandals in thongs or a kitten heel, a handbag tote and a pair of sunglasses. You can tie the chambray shirt and knot it. Also, add minimal jewelry, and you're good to go.
For a bit of a dressed-up affair, while you're traveling this summer, you won't need much to elevate Look #2. In fact, simplicity is always beautiful in fashion during those sultry, summer days and evenings. For this outfit, put on your black midi dress, and pair it with nude sandals in a higher heel. An ankle strap is one option that can allow the legs to appear longer. The strap draws attention to the ankle, which is typically the thinnest part of the leg.
A sandal in a nude hue also elongates the legs. Next, take along a cute clutch in nude or tan and a favorite pair of earrings. If you want to keep your arms covered, put on a lightweight shawl or wrap such as a pashmina. This elegant accessory can be draped across the shoulders or tied around the neck. Pashmina shawls come in a rainbow of hues and are instant game-changers when you want to style a single dress in three ways.
Maybe you're going sightseeing and will be spending a couple of hours or more outdoors and heading to lunch afterward. Again, your minimalistic fashion outfit will serve you well as you appear stylish, comfortable and modern. Your black midi dress will look fabulous with a pair of white canvas sneakers. Add to Look #3 a denim jacket and a lovely straw hat (sun protection), and you're out the door.
A denim jacket is a great garment that never goes out of style and looks right on every figure at every age. It gives you coverage and warmth and can also be tied around the waist if the temps warm up. A jacket in denim is a timeless and versatile staple that travels well to any corner of the globe, and there are tons of styles to choose from such as cropped, long length, belted, etc. Traveling light this summer can be easy-peasy, so don't freak out about your wardrobe. Choose outfits such as a dress that are simple in construction and can be coordinated with accessories to give you multi-looks. Whether you're headed on a mini or major adventure, have fun and, remember to enjoy the view!