No matter whether you only travel once a year, or whether you spend your down time jet setting around the world on a regular basis, it is essential that when you travel you travel with style.
A Soft Denim Shirt
A super-soft denim shirt is one of the most versatile travelling essentials you can throw in your suitcase. You can wear it so many ways! Pair with chinos and loafers for a casual dinner or night in the bar. Wear it open and throw it over your favourite logo tee as a cool airport cover-up. Roll up the sleeves and team with shorts to hit the beach.
No matter what you’re doing or where you’re going, a soft denim shirt is the perfect piece to take with you!
If you don’t already have the perfect denim shirt in your wardrobe then here are some of our favourite pieces available right now:
Soft Suede Loafers
Battling through airport security is one of the most frustrating aspects of international travel. Make life easier for yourself whilst still looking super-stylish by slipping your feet into super soft loafers.
Loafers are the most stylish footwear option for summer 2017. They are soft enough to wear without socks (another big trend for this summer) and look great with both trousers and shorts, meaning you can wear them with everything.
Most importantly, because they slip on and off so easily, and have no metallic hardwear, the loafer is the perfect airport shoe.
Pack loafers in a gentle shade of brown or tan to ensure they will match with everything. If you’re travelling for a city break, this is the only shoe you’ll need. If you’re hitting the beach then slip a pair of soft leather sandals into your suitcase too, and you’re ready to go!
If almost goes without saying that you can’t take a summer holiday without packing a pair of dark shades (or two). An absolutely beach essential, dark sunglasses are also ideal for hiding tired eyes, creating an air of mystery, and will really help to pull a summer outfit together.
Sunglasses are a summer essential, and a great way to add a designer edge to your style if you’re on a budget. Oversized frames are an ideal choose for balancing out a larger face, whilst men with more a more slender face shape should opt for sunglasses that are more square in style. Here are some great options:
One of the most important aspects of your outfit when travelling to and from the airport is your luggage. The luggage you carry (including your carry on bag) will create a statement about your style in seconds.Your luggage should be dark and lightweight, whilst your carry on bag should be soft, leather, and easy to carry. Black or brown leather is the perfect choice for carry on, as it looks cool and sophisticated, and will only look better as it becomes battered and aged. The more you use it, the more sophisticated it will look!
Don’t be tempted to leave your carry on at home and take your essentials in a carrier bag instead: nothing will downgrade an airport outfit faster! If you only buy one thing for your next trip then make it a beautiful and high end piece of carry on luggage that you can use again and again.
A Stylish Card Holder
Stylish men rarely carry money, and this is particularly true when they are travelling overseas. Why waste time and energy exchanging currency when a decent credit card with a favourable rate will do just the same job?
Leave your bulky wallet and any cards you don’t want to use (or lose) at home and carry a stylish card holder instead. The right card holder will create a smooth line in your trouser pocket, and be easy to tuck away when you’re on the beach or in the pool. It’s a piece that will make travelling overseas so much easier.
A Black Leather Jacket
Because the weather can be changeable, no matter where you are in the world, it’s sensible to always pack a jacket that packs a punch. The most versatile and easy to wear jacket most men have in their wardrobes is a leather jacket.
We love leather jackets because they are warm, comfortable, and they match with everything. Leather always looks fashion-forward and never goes out of style. Save room in your suitcase by wearing your leather jacket to the airport: not only will this give your outfit a timeless and edgy feel, it will also allow you to pack so many extra holiday essentials!
A Statement Hat
Accessories are essential to ensure you look eternally stylish. When enjoying a summer holiday, no accessory is more important than a hat. Fedoras and trilby’s in lightweight woven and cotton combinations are popular with fashion-forward men at this time of year.
Bound to make sure you stand out for all the right reasons, why not choose a hat that will really make a statement? There’s no easier way to do this than by choosing a bold and bright colour. Red, yellow, cobalt blue, and even emerald green are all popular shades for this season. If your not brave enough for a colourful hat then why not look for a hat with a vibrant ribbon around the brim instead?
Well Fitting Swimwear
The reign of the baggy short is over: the stylish man knows that well-fitting swimwear is now essential for any beach vacation.
Look for boxy shorts that fit at the waist with a tie or button, and then fall to the mid-thigh. Whilst solid navy blue shorts are classic (and great for hiding a multitude of sins), the fashion-forward and style conscious man looks for swim shorts that will express his personality to subtle but figure-flattering pattern. Small polka dots, floral patterns and checks will all look fantastic whilst not attracting too much unnecessary detail.
A Travel Iron
It doesn’t matter how well-put together your outfits, or how well-thought out, if you’re clothes are creased then you will look anything but stylish on your holiday.
Careful packing can help to minimise creasing, but the truly stylish man carries a travel iron in his suitcase. If you don’t have one then buy one: it really is worth the added cost and the added weight in your suitcase.
Whilst many hotels will provide an iron, their availability (and their quality) cannot be guaranteed, so why not take matters into your own hands and ensure you have access to one when you need it?
Add Something Unexpected
Finally, don’t be afraid to pack something unexpected! Pick one item that you really love and bring it with you, no matter how impractical. Not only will this help you to stand out from the crowd, it will also ensure that you can express your personality and your unique sense of style, no matter where in the world you are!