WHAT TO WEAR: Traveling

What to Wear

The first week of classes at The University of Texas-Pan American is almost over, but it was barely last week when I was studying abroad in Peru. We went to study the Pre-Inca culture, which included visiting a lot of ruins across the country. I am talking about pyramids, ruins in the desert and hiking up in the forest. My classmates and I tried to wear comfortable clothes that helped us with all the climbing that we had to do.

When visiting all these beautiful places, we saw people from around the world—but they were all wearing the same type of clothes. We saw the typical backpackers, with their usual loose fitted pants and heavy jackets to protect themselves from the cold in the mountains. They all dressed in a very interesting way and I can tell they have experience in what they do, just by the clothing they wear.

Even though the semester is just barely starting, you can start making plans for spring break. Planning your trip is just as important as planning what you are going to wear. You don’t want to end up packing stuff you will not need, but you can always pack a nice little dress just in case. If you are planning to stay away from the beach this year and going for a camping experience instead, this is going to help you.

Today’s Fashionista is one of the girls that traveled with me to Peru. I particularly liked her style because it is very comfortable, yet she added a sense of humor with her knit hat. It is nice to mix clothes with something made in the place that you are traveling. For example, she is wearing a cross-body bag made by Peruvian artisans, which makes a cute contrast with her Victoria’s Secret pants and zip hoodie. Finally, you can never go wrong with a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses to make your trip even more enjoyable.

One Simple Change: Her knit hat gives personality to the outfit. But by changing the knit hat for a Nike knit hat, you will be ready to go for a run to drop what you gained during the holidays!


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