How to dress for a day of fashion, travel and adventure
By Emma Brown The word “fancy” isn’t always a good indicator of whether a woman’s wardrobe is going to make a difference to her appearance, particularly when you consider the impact of the day on her body.
That’s why the word “dress” is so important to understanding how to pick the right outfit to wear on the go.
The world is changing at an alarming rate and it’s essential to know what you need to wear to stay relevant.
If you’re thinking about getting your fashion and travel gear on the move, there are a few basics you need know about how to do that.
Dress accordingly You might be tempted to dress in a way that’s too casual, or too high-cut, or simply too formal, but it’s better to be prepared.
“You’re in for a shock, and you’re going to be surprised by how much more comfortable you’ll be wearing it,” says Kate Gittings, founder of the fashion and fashion-forward brand Gittons Boutique.
If there’s something you’re really worried about, you can always ask a friend or relative to help you choose the perfect dress for you.
Keep it simple The best way to dress is to focus on basics and make sure you get all the right stuff.
You can always add a few extra pockets, if you’d like, or go with a simpler, more formal look.
Dress for a specific occasion When it comes to choosing the right accessories, consider how your upcoming event might change your wardrobe.
“I’ve noticed that women tend to look more stylish in their outfits when they’re in a wedding,” says Gittes.
“So, it can be the perfect time for you to start dressing up your looks.”
Avoid buying too much “The more you invest in things, the more you will save,” says Liane Gettman, author of The 5-Hour Workweek: How to Get the Most from Your Life.
“The idea of saving for a dress is a little bit silly, but you have to make the effort to keep it simple and you have a lot of money.”
Wear the right shoes You need to choose a pair of shoes that are going to support your posture, keep your feet flexible, and give you a nice, firm feel on your feet.
When it’s time to walk down the street, you need shoes that give you an even better feel.
But you can also buy sneakers, if that’s something that appeals to you.
Wear socks and a scarf to help with leg support You can wear socks to help keep your leg stable, or wear a scarf in the summer to help cool off.
Use sunscreen Before you head out on your next trip, make sure to wear sunscreen.
“Wearing sunscreen will help your skin stay hydrated and prevent sunburn,” says Lauren Schaeffer, a spokesperson for the National Association of Realtors.
“If you’re traveling to a tropical region, you might want to go with an SPF of 50 or above.”
Get a good night’s sleep If you need a break from the heat, opt for a nightcap or a nice bedtime snack.
“It’s a good way to reduce the impact on your body,” says Shaeffer.
Consider wearing a scarf If you like to wear a head scarf, try wearing it under your clothing for added warmth.
Use a hat to help protect your head If you want to protect your eyes, try a hat with a brim or a chin strap.
Dress smart When it come to finding the right clothes, you’ll want to keep a list of the accessories you need and keep track of what you wear in the mornings, evenings and weekends.
“When it comes down to it, a good dress is an ensemble,” says Schaeff.
“That means you can wear it with a jacket, a blazer, and shoes.”
Dress like you belong If you find yourself getting bored with your outfit, dress like you’re an exception to the rule.
“There are certain things you’ll always wear,” says Jodi Wahlberg, owner of JodiWahlberg.
“Some people think they look cool but don’t wear them.
They wear a suit and tie or something to make it a little more formal.”
Don’t forget the basics You’re never going to look like the boss if you’re not dressing like a professional.
The best part about dressing smart is knowing how to keep your body comfortable.
And, when you’re at your most relaxed, you should wear something that will keep your skin and hair moisturized and comfortable.