InStyle / July 2012 – “Blissed Out Summer” Travel Highlights


Flipping through the July issue of InStyle magazine, a summer spread caught my eye. 

“89 Best New Tips for a Blissed Out Summer” is overflowing with a variety of insight.  I became totally sucked in and pulled together some travel related highlights.  Get ready to pack those bags!

InStyle / July 2012 - Illustrations by Anna Bond

InStyle / July 2012 – Illustrations by Anna Bond

Bun? Done!

I have mixed feelings about The Bun.  The style provides no fuss sophistication.  Since I have long thick chestnut-brown hair, having my hair rolled up in a tight bun for hours on end can often bring on a headache or at the least crease my hair in random areas.

Never the less, I find it to be a great go-to style when traveling.  Whether you’re off to a business meeting or leisurely sightseeing, the placement of your bun (high, middle, or low) will alter the severity of the look.  Pulling your hair back in a messy or sleek bun is a great way to save time and look pulled together.

InStyle / July 2012 - By Emily Hsieh, Kate Law, & Lauren Tumas

 

Day-to-Night Sandals

Trying to determine which shoes and how many of them to bring is no easy feat!  For the most part we all try to fuse together the glamor of travel with the practicality of transporting it all.  Chosing pieces with great versatility will be key.  Your shoes need to earn their spot in your limited luggage. 

Although I’m not really a fan of any of the four sandals InStyle suggested, I do stand by the concept.  Depending on your occasions, a great pair of shoes that can be dressed up or dressed down will have your wardrobe working for you, not against you!

InStyle / July 2012 - By Emily Hsieh, Kate Law, & Lauren Tumas

InStyle / July 2012 – By Emily Hsieh, Kate Law, & Lauren Tumas

 

Tripple Duty Accessory

Accessories are a great way to liven up an outfit and display more of your personal style.   Chosing pieces that can pull double duty will allow you to get more mileage out of your looks without feeling like you’ve worn it to death.  

InStyle / July 2012 - By Emily Hsieh, Kate Law, & Lauren Tumas

InStyle / July 2012 – By Emily Hsieh, Kate Law, & Lauren Tumas

Packing the Less-Is-More Weekend Wardrobe

Again, I’m not wild about what InStyle pulled for suggestions, but I agree with the concept.  You should be able to layer your outfits and interchange pieces to compliment the weather and your occasion.  You can feel glam without feeling suffocated for choice if you do a little closet research.   Savy travelers style from a narrow color palette.

Something like the white jeans make a great summer staple.  Pair them with any color or accessory.  They provide great versatility for looks, dress them up/down, and you’re still working with the same pants!  I can justify a splurge is I can get multiple looks from the same piece.

InStyle / July 2012 - By Emily Hsieh, Kate Law, & Lauren Tumas

InStyle / July 2012 – By Emily Hsieh, Kate Law, & Lauren Tumas

 

Space and Face Savers

Being selective doesn’t end with your outfits, accessories, and shoes.  Choosing multi-tasking beauty products will cut down on bulk and prep time!  Invest in your favorite brand’s neutral palette with shades that can be worn shear or layered and smoked out.  A single eyeliner will add definition and a rosy blush and highlighter will enhance your inner glow – or fake it if you’re dragging from jetlag.

InStyle / July 2012 - By Emily Hsieh, Kate Law, & Lauren Tumas

Fun For Fido

I can only imagine how challenging it is to care for your furry friend whether you’re traveling for a weekend getaway or a multi-legged journey.  I don’t have a pet, but for those that do, I don’t know how wild you are about kennels.  The concept of hiring a local pre-screened dog lover that will look after Fido seems intriguing. 

InStyle / July 2012 - By Emily Hsieh, Kate Law, & Lauren Tumas

InStyle / July 2012 – By Emily Hsieh, Kate Law, & Lauren Tumas

What are your tips and tricks for smart and glam summer travel? 

 

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