10 Quick Tips to Travel in Style

Introduction

Whether you’re travelling abroad for a business meeting, embarking on a romantic weekend away or off on your annual holiday with your kids, you’ll want to travel in style. Here are 10 quick tips to travel in style – whatever your destination or mode of transport.

Tip 1 – Tie Your Hair Up

It’s really hard to keep your hair looking immaculate when travelling. You’ll be leaning against seats whether on a train, coach or airplane and you’re likely to be exposed to the elements somewhere on your travels which are likely to leave your hair looking rather messy. It’s just not practical to travel with all your hair styling accessories so the best solution is to keep your hair neatly tied back in either a ponytail or a bun.

Tip 2 – Pack Your Lip Gloss

By applying a thin layer of lip balm or lip gloss to your lips, you will instantly freshen up your look and make yourself feel better.

Tip 3 – Take a Travel Pillow

It’s a fact that travelling is tiresome whatever mode of transport you choose but let’s face it bags under your eyes simply aren’t stylish. Invest in a travel pillow to ensure you can catch a few winks in comfort and avoid those aging dark circles.

Tip 4 – Pack a Shawl

Air conditioning, open windows and waiting in airports or on railway platforms can be chilly. A shawl is a great solution. It’s not only stylish but will also help to keep you warm whether worn around your shoulders or across your legs.

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A shawl will help keep you warm whilst travelling
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Tip 5 – Make Sure The Man In Your Life Looks Good Too

Many ladies have made the mistake of looking after their own fashion needs and assuming their partner will do the same. Make sure your partner has some great gear too, ideally designer clothes for men, whatever just make sure your partner doesn’t let you down in the fashion stakes!

Tip 6 – Buy Coordinating Luggage

The current travel trend is to have co-ordinating luggage so this season invest in a matching suitcase, cosmetics case and handbag to ensure your travel in style.

Tip 7 – Pack a Change of Clothes

There’s nothing worse than experiencing an accident whilst travelling that will leave you in wet or stained clothes for the rest of your journey whether caused by spilt coffee, a nose bleed, a sick child or simply sitting in chewing gum. Therefore pack a complete change of clothes in your hand luggage so you can change into them if necessary.

Tip 8 – Paint your Nails

Having painted nails instantly adds a touch of glamour to your outfit. Why not paint your nails whilst on the train or airplane to kill some time and add a touch of style to your look.

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Nail varnish instantly adds glamour to your look
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Tip 9 – Keep a Journal

Over recent years, keeping a journal has become extremely fashionable so make sure you pack yours in your hand luggage. It will allow you to keep a note of interesting or memorable travelling events and also help to keep you entertained whilst travelling.

Tip 10 – Wear Wedges

Flat shoes are less than glamorous but high heels simply aren’t practical when travelling. By wearing a pair of wedges, you’ll get the best of both – plus they’re extremely fashionable this season.

Conclusion

We hope you’ve found these quick tips helpful – enjoy your travels!

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New York City Leads The Vintage Shopping Revolution

Take the opportunity to explore the vintage stores and reclaimed clothes and accessories in New York.  Vintage is all the rage these days. Some may say it’s the impact of recession on our pockets; others say that it’s always been there and is just coming to greater prominence. Whichever way you look at it, though, “old” is the new “new”.

At the centre of the explosion in vintage clothing, accessories and furnishing is New York City, where residents of the city have thrown themselves behind the vintage revolution in full force. With a diverse culture and rich fashion history, New York is exceptionally rich pickings for thrift-store hunters and flea-market fans. Thrifty travellers with an eye for a bargain can get some fantastic finds in New York’s thrift stores.

New York Vintage Clothing

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With stores in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Beacon’s Closet offers not only fantastic vintage clothes for sale but the opportunity to trade your pre-loved clothing while you’re at it. If you still have the price tags on your old clothes, Beacon’s Closet will pay 35% cash or 55% store credit of the full price on the ticket – the highest rates of any store in New York. If you’re looking to donate clothes for charity, Beacon’s Closet also accepts donations with charitable sales receipts going to Medicins Sans Frontiers, UNICEF and a range of animal charities.

Goldwater Thriftique (also known by the chemical notation for Goldwater AuH2O) is operated by Kate Goldwater and Alexandra Sinderbrand. Whilst it doesn’t have the widest range of clothing and accessories in New York, the pieces are well-selected and there are many bargains available for bargain hunters. With permanent sale rails with bargains at $5 and $10, you’re sure to walk away with a pre-owned bargain that you’ll love long after you’ve left the city.

For the ultimate vintage shopping experience during your stay in New York, you absolutely must go to the Brooklyn Flea. Saturdays at Fort Greene or Sundays in Williamsburg, rain or shine, thrifty shoppers and vintage vendors descend on the markets in their hordes with a wide variety of stalls offering vintage clothing, accessories and furniture. Regular vendors bring incredible vintage finds from gold jewellery to band tees and old editions of magazines for retro inspiration.

Williamsburg Flea Market

The Williamsburg Brooklyn Flea, every Sunday from 10-5

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In amongst the vintage bargains, you will find plenty of places to sit and examine your purchases with a cup of coffee or lunch from one of the many food vendors at the market. Amongst the vendors you’ll find incredible fish tacos and delectable waffles piled high with whipped cream and fresh berries. Not just a shopper’s paradise, the Flea is a gastronaut’s heaven too.

Back in Manhattan, Vintage Thrift is a fantastic store, rated as the best thrift store in New York by retail analyst Zagat four years in a row. Located in the East Village, this not-for-profit store has a breathtaking array of men’s and women’s clothes, jewellery, accessories and homewares. Famous for its stunning window displays, the store assistants have a fantastic eye for detail and its worth visiting for the displays alone. Once you’re in, though, you’re unlikely to leave empty-handed and you’ll be sure to find a unique bargain amongst the rails and shelves.

There’s only one problem that you might come up against when you’ve had your fill of thrift shopping in New York – how to get your haul home with you! There’s another store that can help here. Little Luna, a vintage boutique on Brooklyn’s Kane Street, has some beautiful vintage luggage you can pick up to get your purchases home in style. Run by former fashion designer Denise Tao, the store is jam-packed full of oddities, curios and gorgeous vintage finds, you’re sure  to find something to complete your collection.

Nathan is a prolific travel writer specialising on articles about holiday apartments. Why not take Nathan’s advice and book yourself a New York City apartment and go and check out some vintage shopping for yourself?

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Excursions for the Devout Fashionista

When you decide you want to enjoy a week or two of sheer retail therapy, where do you go? There are loads of wonderful cities worldwide that offer designer boutique stores, beautiful lanes and streets jammed with exciting stores and markets and at affordable prices. Read on for some suggestions for the fashionista’s perfect getaway.

Paris

Of course Champs-Elysees in Paris is considered number one for anyone who loves shopping. The beautiful tree lined street packed with designer boutique stores, coffee shops and known brand stores is an exciting place for any keen shopper.

Spend a day or two shopping before heading off to see the sights and attractions that the City of Lights has to offer before heading home with all your merchandise. Bear in mind that shopping in Paris is not affordable. The Champs-Elysees is an expensive street but you will return home with some of the finest items of fashion in the world.

Australia

Melbourne is alive with boutique stores and chain stores that will have you shopping for days. There are three major shopping streets in Melbourne, Chapel Street, Albert Park and Bridge Road; these should not be left off your list if you’re looking for the perfect fashion holiday.

Singapore

Singapore is another firm favourite with shoppers from all over the world as you are welcomed by boutique stores, bustling colourful markets and luxury shops. If you are shopping in Singapore, start in Orchard Street where you will find shops selling everything from fashion and cosmetics to electronics.

New York

Shopping in New York is a must for any shopaholic. This city is filled with boutique shops, chain stores, speciality shops and bargain stores. You can find anything when you shop in New York from designer labels to superior home furnishings.

London

Heading into the centre of London will have you amazed at what you can find. Oxford Street is a shopping oasis with loads of shops, boutique stores and electronic stores for you to choose from. Take a couple of days in London to visit as many stores as possible before heading home.

Bangkok

If you’re after some bargain shopping then Thailand’s capital, Bangkok is the place to go. It’s considered one of the best shopping cities in Asia and rightly so, this area is filled with shops, chains and markets offering all types of goods for you to take advantage of. Get your bartering hat on, because many of the stores will barter for price, so you may even get the prices knocked down.

Buenos Aires

If you’re heading to Latin America be sure to head downtown in Buenos Aires which is filled with boutique stores and chain stores. The most popular streets for some well-deserved retail therapy are Calle Florida and Calle Lavalle.

Copenhagen

The Danish capital is alive with boutique stores from local designers. You can get everything here from fashion accessories to fantastic home decorations. Spending a couple of days in Copenhagen will enable you to shop until you drop.

Saint Barthélemy

St Barths offers Caribbean shopping that has a duty free policy and over two hundred boutique stores. Walk along the beautiful streets, visit the stores and come home with plenty of bargains, this is the perfect blend of great shopping and incredible scenery.

So there you have it, a short rundown of some of the best shopping destinations in the world. Is there anything we’ve missed?

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