Travel in style

Published: 17th June 2013 12:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2013 12:40 PM   |  A+A-

Travel can be such a hassle. In fact, planning for the supposed stress free vacation causes more stress than the job you were escaping from. Well, that's completely understandable, and we empathise with your situation. So, we've come out with a way to put your mind off the stress inducing security checks and the missing documents. Denim is not advised for long travel because of how uncomfortable it can get. Thus, sweats have come to be the traveller's best friend. We  give you tips and list out a few outfits that can be both comfortable and fashionable enough to make your vacation a lot more enjoyable. These should make planning and travel just a little less daunting and hassling.

Dhoti pants: The best part about this on and off international trend is that us Indians have dhoti pants in our wardrobes at all times. The salwar that is a staple in Indian closets can be easily fashioned into dhoti pants and worn beneath western blouses. They're roomy, comfortable, and fashionable.    A v-neck fitted T- shirt and a cardigan or a scarf worn on a top can make any attire stylish. This classic outfit can be perked up with printed or coloured blouses.

Leggings: This is another must-have that should be in your wardrobes. They can be mixed with various pieces of clothing to form different outfits -- all of them comfortable and classy without compromising on comfort. For instance, ankle length leggings can be paired with long T-shirts or checkered shirts to create a layered outfit.

Small slingbag: Your boarding pass, bus ticket, identification document, cell phone and wallet are items that you constantly need.

Also remember that you must have duplicates of every important document and some amount of money in a different place in case you lose this bag. Thus, a small sturdy slingbag in a solid colour or print is a good investment.

The bag should preferably be small enough to carry on your person at all times, and in a way that it matches well with any outfit you pick.

Luggage: Convention dictates that you have one cabin, and one check in baggage for flights, as well as buses.

However, it is important to note that if you pack less that does not somehow diminish the importance of your trip.

Travelling light is always better, and try making it a practice to carry only one piece of baggage that you can take in as carry on.

This will decrease the time spent in the airport or the bus station after arriving by more than half.

Shawl or a blanket scarf: Airport cabins and even overnight buses are notorious for their cold temperatures.  A sweatshirt or a sweater must always be packed into your carry on baggage or you risk spending the entire time of your flight shivering.  A shawl, preferably one in a warm and insulating fabric, is always a good investment.

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