Style Tips: The stylish sightseer

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Even though summer is drawing to a close, our Instagram feeds are still heavily populated by holiday snapshots that instill in us a sense of wanderlust and FOMO. If you’re one of the lucky ones who has the chance to jet off to an exciting destination, you should know the importance of looking effortlessly stylish on your travels in order to maximise the envy of your friends and social media peers. It’s time to ditch the SLRs and the bum bags – read on for tips on how to look like a traveller and not a tourist…

Sports luxe
White tennis shoes are the ultimate tourist faux-pas. Swap them out for luxurious yet street appropriate silhouettes, such as athletic slip-on sneakers in supple suede and leather, elegant smoking slippers or even a pair of contentious Birkenstock sandals seen on the soles of stylish women all around Europe. Pair your kicks with a lady-like shift dress for a look that says sporty but feminine. 

Bag lady basics
The perfect travel bag has to fulfill several criteria. It has to hold all of your vacation necessities, offer protection from pickpockets and still keep you looking sartorially tasteful. Cross-body bags and rucksacks balance fashion and function, keeping your possessions within your line of sight. The New York-based label Kara creates compact and minimal bags in rich calfskin and leather materials that will turn you into the ultimate urban nomad.

Package deal
Convenience is key when you’re on the go, and there’s nothing better than a single garment that can make do for your entire outfit. Invest in dresses, rompers and jumpsuits in casual silhouettes and non-iron fabrics, such as knits, for an ensemble that makes you look like you stepped off the runway and not the plane. Emily Cheng

Check out more styles from Cheng at girlgonevogue.com

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