We are coming into the colder weather, and Australian’s can’t stand winter, so it’s time to get out of here and go on holidays! Travelling is all about immersing yourself in each destination you go to, the people, the food, and of course the fashion. Destination attire should show off your personal style, combined with practicality and comfort. Here are a few tips on what essentials you should always have with you in your suitcase:
Instead of packing five different coloured hats to go with each of your outfits, take one that is basic and neutral coloured. In that beautiful sunny weather it will be the perfect accessory. Not only is it guarding you from that summer sun, it is stylish, making any outfit fabulous.
Ladies, we all know the basics to a beauty kit; foundation, eyeliner, mascara, power and bronzer, but one thing we forget is that lipstick that makes our favourite dress really pop. When going out for a drink or even just dinner, a lovely bright red lipstick will add that subtle statement.
This is one of the most important accessories when travelling, the perfect over the shoulder bag will be used everyday of your trip. It will match all outfits, not be too heavy or bulky, safe from pickpockets overseas, big enough to fit all your essentials in (wallet, keys/hotel card, phone and sunscreen) but small enough to be convenient in large crowds.
The perfect pair of denim shorts will make your holiday easy and care free, pack what you feel will be appropriate for shopping, sightseeing activities and the beach. These shorts will be your lifesaver; they can be dressed down or dressed up, whatever you are doing in the hot weather denim shorts will be your go to piece of clothing.
There you have it. Simple tips to help you have a comfortable, relaxed and fun trip. Safe Travels!
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By Amy Miller
You’re next trip overseas is not far away, you’ve got your bag packed, your cutest bikini, denim shorts and party dress, but have you thought about what to wear on the plane? Knowing what to avoid can be crucial when travelling, you are already on a cramped aircraft, lacking legroom and privacy, the addition of restrictive clothing makes the experience just that much more uncomfortable.
Here are some fabulous tips to make you feel like you are a first class traveller:
Ladies, I know we all love the idea of high heels, they make our legs look longer as well as slimmer and when on holidays you want to feel great, but in this case it’s not the time. Wait until you indulge on that luxury dinner to show the world how sexy you are. The plane ride is all about comfort, get on your slip on shoes or even some flat boots, the bulkier the better imagine the suitcase space for all your new clothes!
It may seem glamorous to wear your leather pants or skinny jeans to show off your toned legs you have been working for to look great in your swimsuit, but believe me you will regret it. Throw on some loose-fitting clothes with natural fibers such as cotton and you can thank yourself later. You may not look your sexiest for the photo in front of the departure gate, but when it comes time for a nap you will be happy you ditched the tights.
Without sounding clique, too many people think about the destination rather than the journey. Europe is such a magical place but remember you have a stop over before you get there. Avoid any offensive clothing, slogan t-shirts or mini shorts. Women commonly forget that a top without sleeves can be seen as disrespectful. So layer up! Bring a cardigan in your carry on bag, it will not only dodge inappropriateness, but when the air conditioning on the plane gets to that freezing point half way through the flight and those thin pieces of fabric the airlines call ‘blankets’ don’t help, you will have a jacket on hand to help you stay warm.
Most importantly, sit back, relax and enjoy the trip!
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By Amy Miller
It’s been a happy little set-up, not least of all for Pete. Until the day I got the phone call. “You guys have got it made,” he bellowed. “Those Aussie chicks are fantastic!” Well sure, says I, love to laugh, game for anything, go drink for drink with the best of ’em, and so on – when Pete broke in, “Yeah, that stuff, I guess … but I mean their attitude to sex. It’s incredible. They’re like guys! I’ve booked my flight . Be there for two weeks. I can’t wait!”
Riiiight…..like guys. Something told me this wasn’t going to be pretty.
You know what happened next. The easiest way to strike out with a woman is to let her know you think she’s a sure thing. Pete hit on everything in a skirt and everything in a skirt blew him off with a ferocity that was startling to witness. The poor bastard couldn’t even get anywhere with the sorts he’d met in New York. He was promptly unmasked as a “roil sloize” (and a bloody Yank what’s more) and went home totally crestfallen and more than a little bewildered.
What Pete didn’t know, of course, is that your Aussie girl on tour is an entirely different breed of pup from the domestic variety. I was first alerted to this phenomenon by my mother (for god’s sake) on the eve of an early trip of my own. With altogether too much mischief in her eye for my liking, she told me about the wonderful old tradition of Australian girls getting as far away from home as possible and going totally berserk. It took me a moment to realize that she was giving me advice: When you feeling a long way from home, go the Aussie chick. She understands you and your chances of a result are truly excellent (although that second part might have come from my old man). It was pretty nice. My mum was going to miss me but she trusted the sisterhood to make sure I’d be all right.
And she was right . I’ve spent a good chunk overseas and met some terrific women. But there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get being introduced to a travelling Aussie girl with the try-your -luck grin and that mischief in her eye.
I just don’t expect her to be quite so excited to see me back home.
What do you think? Are Aussie girls who travel different to those at home?
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