I’ve travelled to many South-east Asian countries where the weather is as hot and humid as Singapore. Therefore, I’m used to trotting around in T-shirts, shorts and a pair of sneakers. Of late, I’ve extended my trips to cooler, colder countries and had to suffer some serious consequences from not having the right attire with me.
With Christmas just round the corner, thought I’ll put out my list of trendy outfits for winter trips, for all my readers to comment on, (and loved ones to see, should they be stumped while trying to get me a present ^^ )..
1. A pair of Travelling Pants
I’ve always faced a conundrum while taking long plane rides – should I put on long pants on the flight? I’ve always wanted to, but found the jeans and pants that I own to be too constricting. Imagine 8 hour flights in skinny jeans that deny blood circulation to vital parts of your body, ie. the legs. Well, I suppose sweat pants would be all comfy and nice, but I would rather not be seen walking around the airport in them.
2. A Cashmere Sweater
The best way to fight the cold is to layer up, and a cashmere sweater is one of the best ways to warm you up. Pure cashmere traps heat really well and looks great even when you shed that coat at a restaurant. My recommendation would be Everlane’s Cashmere Crew – it comes in an assortment of colours and is made with Grade – A cashmere from Mongolia (see picture).
3. A Trench Coat
Nothing completes the look than an elegant trench. For those living in places with 365-day summers, a winter trip is the best time to pull off the look. Pair it with a cute pair of boots, and you’ll fit in with fashion capitals of the world, be it New York, London or Paris.
4. An Umbrella
Who says umbrellas have to be stashed away in your backpack, away from sight? Well-designed umbrellas could complement your outfit, while adding an interesting touch to your entire look. And needless to say, it comes in really useful on a rainy day. According to Friend S, Fulton umbrellas not only open automatically with a click of a button, but they’re solid enough to handle heavy London showers and strong winds. A great investment which could probably last you for 3 – 5 years.
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What’s in your ideal travelling wardrobe? Feel free to comment below. : )