• Five travel tips to keep your outfits looking their best

    2015-09-25

    Frequent travelers who value fashion and style know it can be extremely difficult to keep outfits looking their best after hours in a suitcase. It takes packing correctly and handling your apparel effectively once at your destination to accomplish this challenging feat.

    Here are five travel tips and tricks to looking your best while embarking on your future adventures:

    1. Roll roll roll
    Many travelers wouldn't expect this, but when packing your clothes, try to refrain from folding them. Instead, roll clothes, especially cotton items, to avoid unwanted wrinkles. According to Conde Nast Traveler, another significant benefit of the rolling method applies to those who tend to overstuff their suitcase. Rolling can open up a lot of extra space compared to folding, enabling you to fit all of your belongings without having to pick and choose what should be left behind. However, the news source was quick to remind travelers not to forget about the potential dreaded extra weight fee for your bag.

    2. Don't wait - hang 'em up!
    It may sound obvious, but always be sure to hang up your clothes. A lot of people get to their accommodation and don't unpack their bags. Suddenly a week goes by and they're still sitting there. It's hard to blame them, especially when jet lag is involved. However, the Road Warriorette emphasized the importance of keeping your different clothing items separate, as articles that aren't touching one another have been proven to stay fresher longer. Of course, if you're only traveling for one night, leaving your apparel packed won't impact your outfit as much, so clothes can usually be left in your bag without any problems.

    3. Carry a steamer at all times
    Conde Nast Traveler stresses the importance of having a steamer at hand on all your trips. There are convenient, hand-held steamers available that will fit in your bag with ease. You can even find travel-size options with a little research. This life-saving device can transform your creased silk tops into an article right out of a magazine. Steamers are considered by many fashion experts to be a traveler's best friend.

    4. Make friends with a handy Tide pen
    There is never a time when stains aren't a potential hazard to your clothing. When traveling for long periods of time, it's safe to say they're almost guaranteed.The Road Warriorette recommended sticking a Tide to Go pen in your purse or bag. Suddenly you have the solution to your problems if you get an unexpected spot on your outfit. Portable stain removers treat the stains immediately and allow you to wear the article again.

    5. Don't put your shoes anywhere but a dust bag
    Suitcases move around a lot as you travel and so do their contents. No one wants to open up their bag and see shoe-shaped dirt marks all over their white apparel. Conde Nast Traveler suggested easily avoiding this by putting your shoes in dust bags. A lot of pairs come with their own bag, but you can also order them from different online travel sources.

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