STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Traveler's Uniform

January 18th, 2016 at 2:10am

Packing to prepare for a smooth and stylish semester abroad seems like a daunting task because not only do you have to logistically plan out outfits geared towards diverse seasons and weather, you also need to keep your wardrobe transformable and adaptable to a range of cultures when jetting city to city. Although you think you need to ditch the old clothes for new that blend with the sophisticated Parisian or the grungy German (or wherever you visit), you should always add your own personal taste to a traveler’s uniform. But to keep it simply down to a formula, follow this effortless, instructional guide on how to pack for any departure while arriving in style, a formula this Fashionista likes to call, the “dress, jacket, hat.”

In fact, the look only requires three functional yet fashionable (and literal) steps: 1. Dress. 2. Jacket. 3. Hat.

In preparation for her time abroad, this Fashionista sticks to the dress, jacket and hat because it not only saves room in her luggage, but also makes her an admirable candidate of photographed street style. Reflecting the funky boho style within her, the casual printed dress attracts the eye for both a night out or in this case, a day strolling the city streets. To accommodate the weather, she layers a light wash (code for casual) denim jacket with a shearling collar, which adds an interesting aspect while also keeping her warm for any brisk breeze that blows her way. The perfect accessory for exploration? A felt hat that also brings out the red-undertone of a patent leather bootie (one of the most essential accessories in any wardrobe).

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “A denim jacket is great way to dress up or dress down any outfit you want because it’s always important to look appropriate for every occasion. Mixing and matching different colors and patterns also adds some life to the look.”