My gorgeous sponsors, Ciao Bella Travel, have asked me to put together my BEST EVER LIST of travel clothes.
This has come at a very appropriate time, because I’m off travelling in a few months time :)
Great travel clothes are really just normal clothes that are:
2) easy to wash
3) no ironing required
4) a simple style that is versatile for different occasions
5) look great
6) be of good quality
7) AND be reasonably priced for all those things
I don’t travel enough to justify a wardrobe dedicated to travel, but I just love these clothes below because they have proven time and time again to be all of the above.
By the way, Ciao Bella are offering 15% off the ENTIRE SITE to all my readers, please see below for details.
Here goes. These are my Top 4 Travel Clothes…
This dress is the Iris Sleeveless by Sacha Drake. Made from a textured jersey, the fabric of this dress is strong, stretchy, thick and lightweight. I don’t have to iron it. I can roll it up, pop it into my bag, then slip it on and it will still look amazing. The fabric makes the dress feel robust, like I could wear it all day and I won’t ruin it.
The stretchiness makes it fit snug in all the right places. It sits beautifully on the waist and skims over the hips perfectly, the fabric panels slim the body, and it is very comfortable to wear.
The straps are nice and thick so I can wear a normal bra underneath. And the fabric is also thick enough that I can wear my nana knickers and still can’t see any panty lines haha :)
I love the square neckline. I think it looks much more polished and sophisticated than a regular scoop neckline dress (which looks like a casual tank dress).
This style works well for the office, after dinner drinks, or you can wear it to formal occasions like a cocktail party or an evening function.
I’ve also included a close up photograph of the fabric. It’s textured and very lightweight.
It is definitely one of the Top 10 Dresses in my wardrobe!
(I am wearing the size 8 dress size.)
Next is this 2 Way Cap Sleeve Top by Sacha Drake.
It retails for $99, but with a 15% discount it will be $84.15, which is a bargain for such a luxe top. It’s by Sacha Drake, so you can be sure that the quality of the fabric is top notch – soft, stretchy, strong, smooth and pill resistant.
Wear it as a regular scoop neck top or turn it around to wear it as a boat neck top.
It’s so simple and versatile. Wear it with jeans, pants and a blazer, a pencil skirt, a floral skirt, a mini skirt and a statement necklace, a maxi skirt and a scarf, shorts, bermudas… the list is endless.
(I’m wearing size 8 here.)
Ok you can’t get anymore basic than this. A black 3/4 sleeve top, called the Bamboo Body Above Elbow Scoop.
If you don’t own one… quick, go get one now! This one is $49.95 ($42.45 with the discount) and it is made from organic bamboo viscose and organic cotton. Environmentally friendly material that is soft, strong and smooth. It is lovely to wear, as it feels luxurious – I can’t believe it costs under $50.
Plus it actually stays in shape after a few washes.
The tummy area of this top is a little loose. It falls nicely and it doesn’t cling tightly to your tummy, which is fab :)
What I love about the classic black top, is that I can wear it on it’s own in summer. And during the winter, it also gets worn a lot, layered under my cardigans, jumpers and jackets.
Perfect for travelling.
(I’m wearing a size XS top.)
Lastly, these are luxe Bamboo Body 3/4 Leggings.
They are made from gorgeously soft organic bamboo, organic cotton and a touch of spandex. These sit nicely on my waist and hips, and fit in a “relaxed and comfortable” kind of way… because they don’t squeeze tightly and cling, like regular active wear leggings.
So far they don’t seem to pill either.
They are so comfy, breathable and luxe, that I just wear them all day, to the gym and then slouching around the house.
(Ok sorry, my photos are a bit misleading. I don’t actually go to the gym and slouch around the house with fabulous hair :P)
The 3/4 length and the full length leggings are both $49.95, but on sale they are $42.45.
(These leggings are size XS.)
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