My father always told me that you should dress sharp when you travel, especially when it's international. Almost two decades at IBM may have instilled this idea in him, but I think he's right.
Whenever you leave your city/state/country, you should look nice. You also need to be comfortable, particularly for those long flights or train rides.
I've been living in Ecuador for the past month, and this is one of my favorite outfits to wear down here. It's super comfortable, it looks very “put together”, and it is ready for whatever crazy weather South America will throw at me (I'm talking 25 mph winds, 80 degree sunshine and pouring rain, all in the same day).
Few things I want to point out:
- It's all about the layers. I'm wearing a plain white t-shirt, a long sleeve knit shirt (almost like long underwear) and a lightweight rain coat.
- Notice the mixing of black and blue. I love mixing these two colors. The shirt and shoes are navy blue, while the jacket, belt and bag are black.
- Boat shoes (or sandals) are very easy to slip on and off – perfect for airports.
- I always carry a light backpack whenever I travel. It's a must when you start shedding layers as the sun comes out. You can also keep your umbrella, some extra cash and accessories in there.
What do you like to travel in? Do you go for style, comfort or both? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
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