Månedens modetips - den
Når du pakker din sommerferiekuffert, så start med at samle alt det
tøj, sko og tilbehør som du tror, du vil få brug for - læg
så halvdelen af det væk igen! I disse dage, hvor der er kommet nye
vægtbegrænsninger hos mange flyselskaber, må du tænke
ekstra grundigt over, hvad du pakker i kufferten.
Vælg tøj fra den samme ’farve-familie’ - f.eks. sort,
hvid og rød, eller brun - creme og koral. Disse farver er lette at mikse
og matche til et væld af forskellige sæt. Husk også, at det
er bedre at have flere toppe end underdele. Tag også et par kjoler med,
som kan bruges om dagen og pyntes op med smykker og tilbehør til
It’s never wise to travel in tight outfits, high heels
or fabrics which crease very easily. A relaxed trouser suit in
a linen/poly blend
with a t-shirt
and flat loafers is ideal. Remember, if you are travelling by air, that it
takes so much longer to get through the security checks today,
so an outfit in which
you can run quite quickly (as they close the departure gates) is essential!
Rule of three
As well as bearing in mind complementary colours and travel-friendly
fabrics (cool-knits, stretch-jersey, linen/cotton-blends), also
consider how you will
wear your chosen pieces. Will each garment go with three other pieces? Can
each garment be worn three different ways? Can most items be layered
with others to
suit three different temperatures – morning, afternoon and evening?
12 easy pieces to
mix and match
1-2: Neutral Trouser Suit
There are lots of white ones around at the moment – great for sunny weather
but not slimming and not too practical! Safari-style suits in beige/cream/brown
are best – look for linen/polyester blends which don’t crease.
Choose a colour which will match/blend with your jacket. Knee-length, tailored
styles are best as these can also be dressed-up/worn with heels for evenings.
4: Loose Sweater
A cotton or cotton/silk knit with short 3⁄4 sleeves in a loose shape is
invaluable. Wear it as an alternative to your jacket for a casual look. Dress
it up with wooden beads, bangles, scarves etc.
These are very fashionable at the moment and single-breasted styles suit all
bodyshapes. Can be worn alone to show off your tan (fake or otherwise!) or over
T-shirt/ blouse. Also looks great worn open over a floral dress.
6: Sheer Shirt
Great as a beach cover-up. Choose a style with side-slits for easy movement.
Slim figures can knot it at the front and wear with trousers/shorts. Fuller Figures
can leave open as a lightweight jacket over other garments or fasten it and wear
a waistcoat on top with trousers/shorts/3⁄4 pants.
7: Wide-Leg Pants
You will find lots of these around this season – either tailored or relaxed
to suit different tastes/bodyshapes. Drawstring waists are popular but only have ‘on-show’ if
you are quite slim; fuller figures best to wear a loose top over the waistline.
Wear with flat or wedge heel – stilettos best with narrow pants.
8: Cropped/3⁄4 pants
An alternative look to the wider pants is the cropped/3⁄4 or Capri pants
which give a sportier look and can be worn with flats, heels or even trainers.
If you have chunky knees/calves, you may want to take a couple of pairs of these
instead of a pair of shorts.
9: Pretty T-Shirt
T-shirts have had a makeover this season with pretty, puff sleeves (great to
balance hips) and low, button-front necklines. Much more flattering than the
traditional round-neck styles.
10: A-Line Top
A patterned top (flowers, graphics, spots etc) which falls from a seam under
the bustline is great for all bodyshapes. Wear over trousers, shorts, cropped
pants for lots of different looks.
11: Slip Dress
A strappy, patterned dress with a straight, shift-shape makes a great sundress
or layer it over a T-shirt for a casual look. A short style can double as a tunic
over straight pants/jeans.
12: Button-Front Dress
A button-front dress with short sleeves is very versatile. Wear it buttoned (and
belted if you have a slim waist) for a smart look. Or leave it open as a lightweight
coat/jacket over shorts/cropped pants or even swimwear.
Load up with accessories to change your look from day to day and from casual
to glam. Scarves, belts, and jewellery take up little space, weigh very little
but contribute a lot to your holiday style – cheap and cheerful is best
for summer hols, and it’s also wiser to leave your valuable jewellery safely
at home. Don’t forget hats too – pack a straw hat at the bottom of
your case (pad the crown with undies) or take a Panama which rolls neatly into
a tube for travelling. Limit bags to your Rule of Three: a large tote for travelling;
a medium shoulder bag for daytimes and a clutch for evenings.
Do not overload on shoes: footwear is heavy, space-consuming and most of it never
gets worn! We’re back to the Holy Trinity again: flat loafers/trainers
for travelling/walking; a moderate heel/wedge for daytime and a glam, high-heel
sandal for evening.