After all the back to back blog posts on our travel experiences, review of hotels in Gangtok that we stayed in and all the social shares, I am sure most of you know by now all about our recent trip to Sikkim. We had a wonderful time and I can’t wait to plan our next trip.
But first coffee (which I have right now!) and a conversation about my travel outfits from Sikkim.
I am a person who like to travel light. A check-in luggage and a hand luggage is all I like to carry while travelling. Therefore it sometimes becomes a bit difficult for me to decide what to pack for a vacation. I did share a packing list for those of you travelling to a tropical country like India. But that was for a longer stay, may be a week long vacation. What about the shorter weekend trips? Honestly I doubt if I will have the time to go one a longer vacation any time soon. So short trips of 2-3 days is all me and Pankaj can fit into our schedule at the moment. From this short trip to Gangtok and rest of Sikkim I learnt a thing or two about planning my travel outfits and this is what today’s post is all about in terms of content.
The most integral part of my travel outfits are comfortable footwear. I know less about the places I am about to visit and I have no idea how long I have to walk from the parking lot to the sight seeing spots.
Better to stick to flats, sneakers and/or if you simply can’t live without high heels, than platforms perhaps. So, you will find me wearing a lot of flat footwear when I am on the go. In today’s look I am wearing a pair of high heels but they heels aren’t that high if you notice. Plus I wore them only while having lunch and before going out for our sight seeing trips.
Secondly, I always do a google search to know about the weather of the place on days I am about to visit. That ways I pack only those items that are an absolutely necessary. If I am going to wear pants, then a pair of jeans is enough for 2-3 days as I can keep changing my tops and create a new look every time. However, if I club my blog shoots as well, then a few pieces extra gets packed in. But how many shoots can you do in a 2-3 days vacation right?
I like to stay off jewellery when I am travelling. I feel jewellery takes up a lot of space and most often I don’t get the time to wear any of them. That could just be my story though. I like to pack in a few oversized sunglasses and a very bright red lipstick. I don’t like the shabby tourist look and a red lip colour glam up my look!
Sikkim is a hill station which has a cooler temperature with spells of rain every now and then. I packed just one jacket that I am wearing in these photographs and seriously, that was enough for a 3 days trip! I was doubtful and was wondering if I should pack one more jacket. But I think that is where most of us go wrong and tend to over-pack things that we don’t really need!
Okay, it wasn’t quite my intention to make this post a packing guide. Somehow it has turned into one. But guess it is fine as that ways the post is offering more information and value! ) I primarily wanted to discuss about my travel outfits and they are always a mix of style and comfort, exactly like how all my outfits are. But when on the go I stress on the comfort factor a little more than normal. My travel outfits are also simple and no fuss. I try to pick darker or brighter colours because they are practical colours known to hide stains and dirt. You can’t go for laundry on a 3 day trip when you are already carry less options.
That pretty much sums up how I select my travel looks and go around packing for shorter trips. Hope you found the post useful and interesting. I would love to hear your tips and experiences with short vacation trips as well. So, do pour in your thoughts on the comment section below! 🙂
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Have a great day! 🙂
Top : Femella from Jabong / Black Jeans : Dorothy Perkins / Jacket : Rosegal /Boots : Mango/ Sunglasses : Forever 21 / Earrings : Local Shops in India
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