If life is about the journey, you'd better look your best wherever you're headed. Here are some new ways to travel in style.
Leave: The structured jacket.
Take: A cashmere cardigan.
A slouchy cashmere cardigan is comforting to have on-board a flight but will still make you feel good and ensure you don't arrive as a crumpled mess. The cardigan is a cosy option and can be worn in multiple ways. The bonus-lightweight layers also mean you won't arrive at a sunny destination lugging a bulky jacket.
Leave: Flashy luggage.
Take: Retro suitcases.
Classic travel style is back on fashion's agenda. Swap your bright colours and all-over monogrammed pieces for a more understated, and less likely to get nicked, 60s-style globe-trotter suitcase. Or channel flight-attendant glamour with the bowling-ball-inspired leather carryalls.
Leave: Heavy jewellery.
Take: Easy-to-remove accessories.
Don't be the one to set off the metal detector in the airport with your dazzling collection of jewels. Instead, accessorise with simple, easily shed items like a hat, a glamorous necklace or a bold-coloured tote bag. Always wear black or dark colours while travelling, so use accessories to look put-together such as an exotic-skin bag or something in a bright colour. Also, sunglasses are essential!
Leave: The velour tracksuit.
Take: Colour-pop jeans.
Pick a rainbow shade of denim and team it with neutrals like black, white, beige or grey for a cool update on the velour tracksuit. Take your cue from Priyanka Chopra, who wears her red skinny jeans with a casual white T-shirt and leather jacket, or opt for an easy bright-blue-and-black combination. Look out for punchy neon shades this summer!
Leave: The plain pashmina.
Take: A printed scarf.
Add the right kind of drama to any voyage with a patterned scarf, snood or shawl. Choose something colourful to brighten up a pared-down outfit (and complement your tan). Leopard-print is a fail-safe for actress Sienna Miller, while her sister, designer Savannah Miller, says she never leaves home without an oversize cashmere scarf "I wrap myself in it like a blanket when the cabin temperature drops."
Leave: Ballet flats.
Take: Smoking slippers or brogues.
Velvet slippers were the surprise shoe hit of last year and provided an even more comfortable alternative to ballet pumps.
White is always a fashionable colour to sport come the summer season. It is a super stylish hue on its own which looks good with just about anything. The colour white connotes purity, innocence and liberty. However, while opting for this hue, make sure that it suits you. Darker skin tones go well with white. However, if white makes you look washed out, avoid it.
Go for stylish accessories that can be paired with clothing in a matching shade or with a more colourful hue. White is a canvas that will suit many different kinds of accessories but the idea is to keep it simple and elegant. Never overwhelm the white canvas.
If you are going for effortless chic then pair an all-white blazer with a white t-shirt underneath. Accentuate the all-white look by teaming it with simple black pants or jeans. While opting for all-white accessories make sure to team them up with outfits in vibrant and feminine shades to maintain a subtly soft statement.
Pick an elegant white hand bag. With all the colour abounding in dresses, jackets, and tops, neutral bags are the perfect counterpoint. A white bag has a 'clean' feel but it also looks very classy like this elegant leather bag. White statement-making sun glasses are also a must-have accessory for this year's spring/
summer season. These covetable, couture pieces will definitely help you fend off your white woes. So embrace the heat come this summer and buy yourself some chic accessories and outfits in an all-white hue.