Pack for your holidays in style

The holiday season is here and retro style has made a huge comeback with ruffled dresses, maxis and cropped tops. If you too are heading for a holiday and wondering what you should pack, then here are a few tips on what to throw inside your travel bag.

Kaftans and jumpsuits are an all time favourite, but this year digging into your mom’s wardrobe might bring out some extraordinary outfits that will help you put your fashionable foot forward. Styles that were popular in the 1960-80’s are back with a bang. Pick up a crop top that reveals your mid-riff and team it up with a bright high-waist skirt. You can also experiment with retro fashion influenced summer dresses, patterns like pinafore, sheath and smock and team them up with a pair of stockings to get the right look.

A holiday means comfort and time to unwind and relax, so your wardrobe should ideally complement that mood. Combine style with comfort and opt for a maxi, flared long dress or well fitted shorts that can be worn with a loose crop top. If you have an experimental streak in you and ‘different’ is the motto, go for a summery kimono dress with motifs and stripes. 

Also, scarves, jumpsuits and sun dresses work well. You can try out a floral trouser in wide legged/cropped silhouette. Bright printed kaftans can be teamed with a jeans or trouser to look chic and comfortable….so enjoy the double delight! Another popular look is the ruffled dress associated with the 1970’s Boho-chic style.

Having said that, let’s take a look at how you can accessorise your outfits, because to be honest, no look is ever complete without the right accessories. The cat-eye sunglasses are a rage this season. Remember Hollywood divas Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn sporting those in the 1960’s? Back in vogue this season, these sunglasses come in various patterns and colours, so pick what suits your face and structure. Chunky jewellery goes great with holiday outfits and easily help transform a casual look to a stylish one. Footwear’s important too, so carry a pair of heels, wedges, deck shoes, espadrilles and don’t forget your running shoes behind! Opt for colourful, water proof slippers instead of your usual slippers if you are headed to a beach destination.

If you feel like dressing formally, team a long old Choli with a sleek trouser for that classy evening affair. Lastly, just remember that you are going on a holiday to relax and unwind, so as long as you’re wearing something you are comfortable in, you will never go wrong.

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