I always get so many comments about my wardrobe while traveling, about how I’ve mixed and matched, therefore being able to create a couple of different looks from minimum items. And now that Springs with us it’s started a huge surge of weekend getaways and thoughts of what I’m going to pack.
Packing for a weekend away is an art, there’s thought and even maths behind it. To show you how I do it, I’ve teamed up with Karen Millen, one of the ultimate highstreet honeys.
Think of a long weekend, that’s three day looks and two evening, and you only want to take hand luggage so you need pieces that will mix and match. The first and third day looks need to also be your travel outfits, as well as one look potentially being a day to night look, and the 2nd day giving you comfort to explore while keeping you instagram worthy. What would I do?…
This is my travel look, and the one which you would wear your biggest item; your coat. This season vinyl is still huge, and it’s the perfect ‘incase it rains, but I still want to look cool piece’. Theres also that need for comfort, while looking smart (in hopes of that upgrade). I would always go for a jeans and t-shirt look, with a pair of new trainers as the coat totally dresses it up. Also once there I could always change into chunky sandals for a more dressy/cas look.
I would always make sure I have a big handbag too, its extra space for bits bought at the airport, and just incase you want to take those shoes to change into later.
If you did decide to freshen up and change for dinner, this is when you wear that back up look. In anyplace in the World, you cant go wrong with a monochrome look, its minimal and chic, but worn with the gladiator sandals it keeps it relaxed. The blazer is also a good one to wear with the jeans and t-shirt if you did want to stay casual.
This suit hits two major trends, double denim and tailoring. Suits are powerful, sexy and cool, and you can dress them in so many different ways. Worn with a basic body underneath for the day and those leopard pumps, while in the evening brave a more sassy approach and just wear the jacket pinned with nothing underneath.
It’s the last day, the last chance to create content for your gram, and to show everyone how amazing your trip was. So fashion doesn’t slow because the trip is coming to an end. This is the one the dress, and knitted body-con, with a drastic flare at the bottom. Surprisingly flattering and comfortable, throw on a kitten heel for lunch – yes I love a kitten heel! And then grab your trainers out your bag when you’re on route to leave. It’s the type of look that looks incredible both ways.
I’ve worn Karen Millen for years, collection jackets, dresses and shoes that have become staples. I know that in a coat I would always go up two sizes as I love that oversized look, but in everything else I would always go for my usual size. Also shoe wise if you’re in-between like me I would recommend to go down.