I am going to New York with some oh so stylish friends in a month and I just know they will all turn up looking fab and I won't So please help me with some style tips and ideas please. I am 5ft6 and a size 14.
Someone on here recommended The Vivienne Files blog to me recently. It's good about putting stylish outfits together and if you have a search she puts travel wardrobes together quite often - what to wear while travelling and what to pack. Her 4 x 4 wardrobe is a good idea too - a few things designed to look great together.
IME with holiday wardrobes (and I'm on holiday at a big resort observing several different nationalities of women right now), it's about fabulous accessories and simple clothes - great swimwear, beach or day bag, bracelets, shoes, sunglasses. And then simple clothes with them.
Personally I'd rather be comfortable than stylish when flying, but if I want to look smarter (just in case an upgrade is a possibility) I wear:
- Loose fitting plain dark trousers (elastic waistband if possible) - smartish shoes that I can easily slip on and off and have some "give" in them for when my feet swell - loose fitting top - Jersey blazer - co-ordinating scarf - nice/posh bag - I'd also have my hair/nails done & some understated jewellery
Great advice already - when I travel I always start with one item that I love (a red handbag for example) then work from that. You won't go far wrong in black or denim - I would suggest maybe soft, black ankle length trousers, a silk t-shirt or camisole also in black, a white blazer/jacket, pointed flats and a printed scarf that doubles as a blanket for the plane. Simple, chic and easy. Make sure your hair and make-up is immaculate and people don't really notice your clothes.
Do you use Pinterest? So many packing list suggestions there.