As part of American Tourister’s #travelbright project to celebrate their colourful suitcase range – because who doesn’t want luggage as bright and uplifting as the feeling you get from going on holiday? – I teamed up with ASOS to show you my typical travel look. No heels here! For me when I’m travelling it’s all about comfy clothes and sneakers, and mixing practicality with luxe, laid-back style.
I travel through St Pancras a few times each week and it’s always been on my blog shoot location list. Even though it’s always so busy I find it strangely peaceful to wander down the main avenue with its brick arches and glass-fronted shops and cafes – the design is the perfect mix of traditional and modern. Funnily enough, when I picked out this outfit to wear on the shoot I didn’t realise how well the colours would match those in the station. Must have been some subliminal work going on there by my clever subconscious!
This look is a typical travelling style for me. When you’ve got a long journey ahead you want to be super comfy, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo being chic. I travel quite a bit for work now and have picked up a few handy tips for keeping fly on the fly (*groan*). 1. Swap normal leggings for leather-look ones and you’ll instantly feel a little cooler. 2. Tie a check-shirt or your favourite jumper round your waist for a pop of colour or print, and you can always wear it if you get cold. 3. Sling your cross-body bag around to your front. This is an important one: it’s safer, makes your travel documents easier for you to access, and adds detail to an otherwise simple outfit. Plus, if you’re anything like me and bring half your house with you whenever you go anywhere, this way you can put the rest of your things in a backpack and still have two hands free for your American Tourister suitcase and that other all-important travel staple: a cup of coffee!
Happy travels beauties! x